Sociocracy and Healthier Organizations

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Shameless Organizations

An organization is a group of people. An organization is not a physical entity but a network of people. Without those people the organization doesn’t exist. If an organization has a culture of publicly shaming its people, I call it a Shameless Organization. You may have heard many horror stories from your friends and colleagues about job switching because of the shaming culture in their organization.


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Self-Organizing Groups in Zoom

How can a virtual event facilitator get out of the way and let a group self-organize? Breakout rooms in Zoom were a life-saver for many facilitators, trainers and Scrum Masters in recent months.

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Belarus: Self-Organization of the Nation

An interesting phenomenon though is that hundreds and thousands of people continue to self-organize and struggle without any leaders, centralized structures, and opposition parties. The whole camp was organized fantastically well including logistics, food, cleaning, etc.

Democratizing AI for All: Transforming Your Operating Model to Support AI Adoption

Democratization puts AI into the hands of non-data scientists and makes artificial intelligence accessible to every area of an organization. With the emergence of enterprise AI platforms that automate and accelerate the lifecycle of an AI project, businesses can build, deploy, and manage AI applications to transform their products, services, and operations. But in order to reap the rewards that AI offers, it is essential that businesses first address how their organizations are set up, from their people to their processes. Democratizing AI through your organization requires more than just software. It may require changing your operation models and finding the right guidance to realize the full breadth of capabilities.

Building blocks for a resilient organization


It was great to have so many people attending my webinar “Building blocks for a resilient organization” on April 23rd. The subject seemed to be resonating with a big audience and I want to thank everyone for their engagement and questions and especially to the many who got back to me through Linkedin or email: it looks like the community of people who get passionate about ORGANIC agility is growing day by day. To learn more about ORGANIC agility, you can have a look at the website.

Self-Organization Eats Agile at Scale for Breakfast

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2020 experience reports

Survey: Organizations Knowingly Deploy Vulnerabilities

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Organic Apps for iOs & Android


And adopting an organic food diet is not difficult with the help of technology. There are numerous organic apps that may help you buy organic ingredients or make delicious meals using them, so, we have selected our favourite ten apps that we believe make a difference: . Organic Apps for iOs and Android. The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit organization originally founded by retailers committed to providing consumers with reliable non-GMO choices.

Article: Moving from Agile Teams towards an Agile Organization

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This article explores some elements from a systemic point of view that are essential to create the right conditions for moving from agile teams towards an agile organization.

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Why Distributed Tracing is Essential for Performance and Reliability

Speaker: Daniel "spoons" Spoonhower, CTO and Co-Founder at Lightstep

Many engineering organizations have now adopted microservices or other loosely coupled architectures, often alongside DevOps practices. Together these have enabled individual service teams to become more independent and, as a result, have boosted developer velocity. However, this increased velocity often comes at the cost of overall application performance or reliability. Worse, teams often don’t understand what’s affecting performance or reliability – or even who to ask to learn more. Distributed tracing was developed at organizations like Google and Twitter to address these problems and has also come a long way in the decade since then. By the end of this presentation, you’ll understand why distributed tracing is necessary and how it can bring performance and reliability back under control.

Scrum Guide 2020 Update - Self Mgt replaces Self Organization

One interesting change to the Scrum Guide for the 2020 release was the change of the term Self-Organizing to Self-Managing. In the 2017 version of the Scrum Guide Self-Organization is described as: “Scrum Teams are self-organizing and cross-functional. Self-organizing teams choose how best to accomplish their work, rather than being directed by others outside of the team.”. And then when describing the Development Team, “Development Teams are self-organizing.

Agile Q&A: Why do Organizations Adopt Agile?

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Explore the main reasons organizations adopt Agile and why your organization's rationale for adopting Agile may impact the implementation's success. Framework agile adoption

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Helping Faith-Based Organizations Navigate Today's Challenges


For faith-based organizations, it's been a time of constant change, uncertainty, and major challenges. Most people would probably agree that 2020 hasn't been the best year ever. Operations Marketing and Communications Donor Management

Archetypes: mapping organization, culture and leadership


The empirical evidence agile42 has got from multiple client engagement supports the theory that ideal characteristics of a leader are based on archetypes, ideal types of what an organization should look like and their underlying culture. During the webinar, I mentioned the Archetype Assessment as a part of the ORGANIC agility framework. The topics touched in the ORGANIC agility webinars are part of this training! . By Giuseppe De Simone.

Data Science Fails: Building AI You Can Trust

The new DataRobot whitepaper, Data Science Fails: Building AI You Can Trust, outlines eight important lessons that organizations must understand to follow best data science practices and ensure that AI is being implemented successfully.

ORGANIC agility: The handbook is now here!


For most readers of this blog, there will be nothing new about the words “ORGANIC agility”. Put simply, ORGANIC agility decenters the mechanical approach that sees organizations as machines built of discrete parts but sees them instead as living networks of relationships between people. We believe that this approach is the best way to resilience in the constantly shifting and dangerous market environment organizations of all sizes operate in. ORGANIC agility

How to manage a program in a product-mode organization

Martin Fowler

My colleagues often talk about the important advantages of organizing a software development organization using products rather than projects. While this is an effective organizational approach, it does have its downsides. One of these is handling programs that require coordinating across multiple product teams. Luiza Nunes and James Lewis share their experiences dealing with this situation, outlining the kinds of problems they see and the practices they've found to make it work.

Building Communities Through Online Organizing


The need to campaign and organize on the most pressing issues of our time won't — and can't — stop in the face of a global pandemic.

What’s the Best Multi-Cloud Strategy for Your Organization?

There has been a debate on whether organizations should go for multi-cloud or stick to a single vendor. The post What’s the Best Multi-Cloud Strategy for Your Organization? Scaling your business needs robust solutions, and a multi-cloud strategy can exactly help you achieve that.

Build or Buy an LMS? How to Pick the Right Solution for Your Budget

BUDGET. When it comes to picking your next LMS that six-letter word is probably the most important part of the decision-making process. So, what are your options to get the best possible eLearning solution without breaking the bank? Build it or buy it. This guide from Lambda’s eLearning experts details absolutely everything you need to consider so you can pick the perfect eLearning solution for your organization and budget.

Cultural Awareness and Coherence (ORGANIC agility Principle #1)


An overview of the leadership framework, principles, tools and practices that help create an organization that can organically grow and adapt to challenges. Continue reading Cultural Awareness and Coherence (ORGANIC agility Principle #1) at agile42.

Agile Alliance Managing Director Phil Brock to Depart Organization

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After many years of guiding Agile Alliance as its Managing director, Phil Brock has advised the Agile Alliance Board of Directors that he will be leaving the organization in August 2020. Having seen the organization from close up as a board member over the past 4 … Continued. Personally, I am saddened to be making this announcement. People The Alliance

The Invisible Taxes Organizations Pay

Organizations are always on the lookout to cut costs and scale back when they have unfavorable reporting periods. These are only marginal to the true savings they could get by removing the ‘invisible taxes’ most organizations are paying without even tracking. Organizations are spending valuable money on invisible costs. In organizations running agile, these costs are amplified due to the impact of short time boxes.

Calculating The Cost of Software Quality in Your Organization


We now turn our attention to what you, as a leader in your organization, can do about it. Calculating these costs serves the purpose of identifying just how much the organization spends to meet the customer’s expectations, and how much it spends (or loses) when it does not. The cost of good software quality is as variable as the organizations I have encountered. Make quality and achievement information and metrics visible across the organization.

Intelligent Process Automation: Boosting Bots with AI and Machine Learning

Across all sectors, companies are learning that they can transform their businesses by embracing Intelligent Process Automation, or IPA. With the pairing of AI and RPA, IPA adds a new layer of intelligent decision-making processes to automated RPA tasks. By automating repetitive work, and adding the ability to automate intelligent decision making, intelligent automation frees up your most valuable resources – your employees – to spend more time on higher value and more strategic work. But in order to reap the rewards of Intelligent Process Automation, organizations must first educate themselves and prepare for the adoption of IPA. In our ebook, Intelligent Process Automation: Boosting Bots with AI and Machine Learning.

The Organizations Protecting Our Wild Spaces


TechSoup is dedicated to supporting organizations doing just that, by providing them with the technology they need to continue their work to the fullest extent. Over recent years, it has become more and more apparent that our environment is fragile.


The Programmer's Paradox

Organization applies both to the output, such as the data and code, and to the processes used for all five stages of software development. What is organization? With the first two rules it is clear that to be organized you need to define a rather large number of places and categorize all data and code into 'everything'. Particularly if you have some overwhelming 'philosophy' for the organization. Everything in one place must be 'similar' or it just isn't organized.

Three Insights from the World’s Leading IT Organizations

The post Three Insights from the World’s Leading IT Organizations appeared first on Blogs DevOps Culture DevOps Practice Enterprise DevOps Leadership Suite digital business digital leaders digital leadership IT leaders IT organizations Shadow IT technology leadersIT is in a state of change on a consistent basis, but never more so than now.

Is Your Organization Ready to Defend Insider Threats?


Read Henry Hon take a look at your organization’s preparedness against insider threats on Infosec Magazine: Insider threat is not a new topic, as many technical and non-technical people talk […].

Microservices: The Dark Side

Speaker: Prem Chandrasekaran

A few years ago, Barclays embarked on a journey to migrate its legacy services to a modern tech stack with the objective of achieving a high level of scale, resilience, and reliability. During the incremental, iterative move towards an ecosystem of focused, distributed services, it’s fair to say that the company discovered the challenges of distributing objects. Join us for an episode you can’t miss if you’re finding it a lot harder to architect in practice than in theory, and learn how you can shed light on the dark side of microservices.

Different Organizations, Different DevOps Outcomes

The post Different Organizations, Different DevOps Outcomes appeared first on The main motivation behind inventing DevOps platform was to help close collaboration between developers and IT operations. Basically, DevOps emerged as a great platform to bring closer together developers and beneficiaries of the app development process. DevOps initiates a cross-disciplinary practice spanning across development and operations.

Scrum will change your organization!

When delivering a Professional Scrum Master training or helping clients creating awesome products with Scrum, some people ask me how to adapt (downgrade) Scrum to make it work in their organizations. My answer is always the same: Scrum will change your organization! Collective Genius is required to solve complex problems and deliver value; it’s obtained through intelligent networks of self-organizing and cross-functional teams, linked together by values and accountabilities.

7 Questions To Decide If Your Organization Is "Ready" For Scrum

Have you ever faced challenges in enabling effective adoption of Scrum in an organization? Are my teams struggling because Scrum is not a good fit for this organization.? Could my teams be struggling because the organization is not "ready" for Scrum? .

Lessons Learned in Becoming a Product-Centric Organization

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2020 experience reports

Serverless and Containers: How to Choose the Right Application Strategy

Speaker: Tolga Tarhan, Senior Vice President, GM AWS Services at Onica

When it comes to the modern tech stack, one of the fastest changing areas is around containers, serverless, and choosing the ideal path to cloud native computing. How do you as a technology leader point your team in the right direction, especially given how quickly this is evolving?