Agile Archive

Dealing with the Pesky People Parts of Software Development

This talk explores communications between coders, some of the personality challenges and interactions with normal people.From pocket watches to great cathedrals, craftsmen created wonders of the age. While individual skill, repetition and accomplishment was important, communication between

Agility, Scalability & Autonomy

HMRC, the tax and revenue authority in the UK has a stated goal of becoming one of the most digital tax administrations in the world by 2020. The Department is in the midst of a digitally-enabled transformation

Using Self-Selection for Happy Scrum Teams

Amber King is a fan of team self-selection, which, in her experience, yields happier, more empowered, more productive teams. Amber shares her story working at Opower where the company decided to do an experiment: the goal would

The Eupsychian Manager

The word eupsychian (pronounced ‘you-sigh-key-un’) was coined by Abraham Maslow. It comes from ‘eu’ meaning good (e.g. euphoria) and ‘psyche’ meaning mind or soul. Eupsychian means ‘having a good mind/soul’ or ‘towards a good mind/soul’. Maslow’s research

Play at Work: Releasing Human Potential Through Play

Are you frustrated by an unhappy and cynical workforce? Do you feel swamped by poor quality deliverables that no one wants? Do you dream of doing more of what you love and enabling others to do the