Computer screen of a participant of a hackathon

Planning a Hackathon? Read what Foursquare, Paypal, Banco Sabadell and others do

Creativity

More and more companies plan to make use of hackathon. They want to bring innovation and hidden talents to their organization. Too compelling are the various success stories, which are telling about fabulous results. They are delivered by people, who invest a small amount of their time into an inspiring [continue…]

A Discussion on SAFe / LeSS / Nexus / Spotify at al.

Practices

Lot’s of discussions are going on in the internet on possibilities to scale agile. There are various frameworks, which are gaining more and more popularity. The link above points to one of the discussions at Agile Uprising on the topic. It is worthwhile reading, as subject matters experts, including matured [continue…]

The #NoEstimates debate: An unbiased look at the origins, arguments, and thought leaders behind the movement

Practices

There are many points on which Zuill (who first blogged about completing a project sans estimates in 2012) and Kretzman (a strong critic of the #NoEstimates movement and a supporter of the continued use of estimates when effective) actually agree, giving both sides of the debate common ground on which [continue…]

  1. pkretzman: Just to be clear: there are few (if any) points where Woody Zuill and I agree, except for possibly on…

Out of sight, out of mind? 5 Virtual Team Building Activities

Teams

65% of remote employees report that they never had a team building session. Having co-workers spread across two or more locations is becoming a model more and more organization will have to adapt to. Stop hesitating, but look for ways to cope with co-located colleagues in a better way. Here [continue…]

  1. Chaitanya: I think it is very much important in team bonding of multiple countries located teams that to understand the cultural…

    • Harald Dietrich: You are so right! Culture always plays an important role. We must be facing differences in behavior when working co-located.…