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3 Voices You Should Have Inside Your Team

If I ask you to propose a way to organize a team that allows the team to be as independent as possible and is also capable of enabling self-management. Which approach would you suggest?

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What’s Wrong With Cross-Functional Teams – Part I

What’s the best structure for software development teams? How should I structure my team? Should I use the Spotify Model? Which other options do I have?

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5 Traits of a Good Feature Lead

A Feature Lead is a role, not a job title, that can be implemented inside software development teams. It might be a starting point for developers aiming to become Tech Leads. This role is the equivalent of a Feature Owner but on the technical side of things. That means this role will take care of all aspects involved in developing and delivering a new product capability or feature.

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3 Statements That Don’t Leave My Mind

‘m a big fond of the concept of “Right first time” but lately I’ve seen so many time being wasted trying to figure out what would be the “Right” thing to do. Many unnecessary conflicts, concerns, non-validated assumptions, etc. This made me think more often about extreme interpretations or even shallow interpretations of such concepts that when not fully understood or discussed could lead to inefficiencies everywhere.

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Is There Any Simple JIRA Email Notification Plugin That Is Not Expensive as Hell?

Finding the right email notification plugin for JIRA is not an easy task. You’ll find plenty of options and you’ll simply don’t know which one you should use. Also, most of them seem to be so expensive for what they offer in terms of value that you sometimes just give up on your search. Using […]

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How I Approach New Year’s Resolutions

This is that time of the year where most of us set resolutions for the new year that just started. We usually feel confident and hopeful that the new year will be a better one and we should do some things differently this year so we can improve and become better human beings. Classical examples […]

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The Most Used Retrospective Exercises This Year

I’m not sure if there are any statistics about this, but last year I decided to keep track of many stuff. One of these things is which retrospective exercises I used and how often. The idea was dead simple. I kept a text file where I recorded for every retrospective I facilitated, which exercises I […]

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Book Review: The Bottleneck Rules

Last week I’ve read a very interesting book about bottlenecks. The book was recommended by Mike Burrows during an Agendashift training I attended some weeks ago, and its name is The Bottleneck Rules by Clake Ching. I usually like to read these recommendations because I think it’s a good way to understand how the ideas on […]

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Ontological Humility – A Very Interesting Concept

So, this evening I was reading some articles on Radical Candor’s website and I read a very interesting concept named Ontological Humility. I really liked the idea, and I think that this should be something that all managers should know about it because it will help for sure to understand better yourself, your thoughts, and actions […]

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How To Get Fast Feedback During Retrospectives

There are many ways one can use to get feedback after a meeting or retrospective. One of the best and easy ways to do that is to offer a feedback wall, column, space, window, door, whatever. All you have to do is to find a place where people can leave their feedback about the meeting […]

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