Tag Archives: Group Dynamics

Getting the most out of your team

I recently saw some interesting discussions and posts regarding team velocity, metrics, and how to get the most out of a technology team. The original question was about how to increase a team’s velocity. The conversation was interesting & I … Continue reading

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Global Software Development – Identifying New Team Structure and Onboarding Strategy

Continuing the topic of how to build global teams. Much like the earlier process discussions, when you’re going to be building a new team, whether down the hall, or across the globe, there are going to be an assortment of … Continue reading

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Global Software Development — Modeling Your Transition

Another chapter in the thread I started a while back…. As you start to enter into the process of moving work to new locations, there’s plenty to consider. I’ve found that its helpful to build out a model of the … Continue reading

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Global Software Development — Aligning Team Roles

Continuing the thread started here. As you consider distributing your workforce, whether as a realignment or addition, you will want to determine how the roles of the different groups will relate to one another. Over the years, I’ve seen several … Continue reading

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Global Software Development — Foundations — Understanding the mission

If you want to get where you wish, know what you wish. The Cheshire cat was on to something. (shhh, don’t tell the dogs, I have some partiality to cats). Putting first things first, be sure you know what you … Continue reading

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Global Software Development Processes/Approaches

Following up on my last post, I thought it might be helpful to review some approaches to establishing and running new teams at different sites. I’d originally thought of just calling them processes, but I suspect that may be doing … Continue reading

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Global Software Development

Early in my career, I worked with people who sat across the room from me, perhaps at times in the room next door. Back then, it didn’t take much to meet and discuss work with my co-workers. This was pretty … Continue reading

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Agility Product Strategies — Dimensions to Consider

In the software world, agility often starts with the development team. That’s nice, but generally only a part of the solution. By creating a value stream, interesting opportunities and dilemmas abound. Unless the whole supply and value chains are aligned, … Continue reading

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SCRUM and the Brain — Why Agile Development Works

I just finished reading a great book about how our cranial physiology impacts our behavior and ability to think and interact effectively. The book is called “Your Brain at Work” by David Rock. I enjoyed reading it and found a … Continue reading

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People as Pack Animals

Here I go again. Thanks to my dad, I’ve now found even more of the abundant material supporting the premise that people are emotional beings who require social context for their behavior. In a recent op-ed piece in the New … Continue reading

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