Do team members and executives in your organization see retrospectives as a waste of time and expense? If so, maybe your retrospectives aren’t providing the value they should, from establishing a culture of team learning and stressing continual improvement, to tracking metrics and celebrating successes.
What are the top challenges in implementing collaboration software on project teams? A recent survey from Software Advice highlights three and offers some tips to combat them. The survey also identifies some ‘must-have’ features that teams find most useful in a collaboration tool.
As stakes get higher for strategic initiatives, organizations are modernizing their project management methodologies and solutions. But a rift often exists between their approaches and the technologies that support them. They must be developed in unison to leverage quick, accurate decision making, ensure collaboration, and improve productivity and outcomes.
Mob Programming pioneer Woody Zuill discusses the principles and benefits of this fast-emerging software development approach in which the entire team works on the same thing, at the same time, in the same space, and at the same computer. He says all you need to get started is a “spirit of discovery.” [56 min.]
When teams are working in multiple locations, time zones and cultures, there is no substitute for clear upfront goals, real-time visibility, flexible work approaches and powerful collaboration tools. Here are seven measures that are fundamental to success on global projects.
An Agile approach to budgeting recognizes the need for frequent course correction by outcome owners who can respond to the business when they have autonomy. It favors accountability over expenditure tracking; it's using road intersections with roundabouts (cooperation) rather than traffic lights (compliance).
Collaboration in an agile or DevOps environment isn’t just about choosing a new technology solution. It calls for a new collaborative culture that transforms change management, team composition and workflows between development and operations. Here are 10 tips to make it happen.
Organizations that seek transformation and innovation go beyond top-down, analytical methods and incorporate the lessons of design thinking, humanistic management and systems theory. Here are seven principles that can dramatically improve how your organization develops products, services and processes.
Leading change is not a one-person job. For a new idea or innovation to succeed across an organization, the effort’s “champion” should encourage everyone possible to contribute and claim ownership of some part of it. Diverse input also helps everyone learn more about the idea and their organization.
Culture hacker Jim McCarthy revisits his breakthrough work with software teams at Microsoft in the 1990s, and then shares his passion for collaborative creation, which doesn’t require “permission from above” — it’s about safely sharing and wholehearted “self-caring.” [31 min.]