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Leadership Lessons From Burning Man

Leadership Lessons From Burning Man | Soft Arch | Scoop.it

"Burning Man is a living example of how, when an organization lives by that sometimes not-so-common common sense, great things ensue."

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A shared database is still an anti-pattern, no matter what the justification

Shared databases risk turning into performance bottlenecks that encourage close-coupling and create a single point of failure. There’s no justification for using them to integrate processes and applications.
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Your Path through Agile Fluency

Your Path through Agile Fluency | Soft Arch | Scoop.it

Agile methods are solidly in the mainstream, but that popularity hasn't been without its problems. Organizational leaders are complaining that they're not getting the benefits from Agile they expected. This article presents a model of Agile fluency that will help you achieve Agile's benefits. Fluency evolves through four distinct stages, each with its own benefits, costs of adoption, and key metrics.

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The Boy Scout Rule

The Boy Scout Rule | Soft Arch | Scoop.it

The Boy Scouts have a rule:

 

"Always leave the campground cleaner than you found it."

 

If you find a mess on the ground, you clean it up regardless of who might have made the mess. You intentionally improve the environment for the next group of campers. Actually the original form of that rule, written by Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, the father of scouting, was "Try and leave this world a little better than you found it."

 

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Engineers suck at finding the right jobs - Matt Aimonetti

Engineers suck at finding the right jobs - Matt Aimonetti | Soft Arch | Scoop.it

I’ll show you why we are lucky bastards, why we aren’t so good at picking the right jobs and some hints on how to solve this issue.

 
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How to Change the World: How to Prevent a Bozo Explosion

How to Change the World: How to Prevent a Bozo Explosion | Soft Arch | Scoop.it

Your CEO's admin has an admin.

It's likely that your Company has a Bozo Explosion

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Running big retrospectives at Spotify

Running big retrospectives at Spotify | Soft Arch | Scoop.it

Hot to manage retrospectives with 50+ people, coming from different teams, from different areas

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