Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Working Out Loud - I'ts personal - Its the power of networks, the potential for shaping your reputation.

“Working Out Loud starts with making your work visible in such a way that it might help others. When you do that – when you work in a more open, connected way – you can build a purposeful network that makes you more effective and provides access to more opportunities.”

Sunday, September 28, 2014

As a manager coaching an Employee is an important fact you should consider.

At most companies, coaching isn’t part of what managers are formally expected to do or what the company thinks employees needs to go through. Even though research makes it clear that employee's value learning and career development above most other aspects of a job, many managers don’t see it as an important part of their role.  Is it their role? It does not matter. What matters is that employee needs to be coached. What do we mean by "coaching"? What are the aspects of employee day to day that we need to consider and how?

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Agile Big data - a value driven approach to BI

One of the hot trends in technology this year is the topic of “Big Data” and products targeting the “Big Data” problem.  Big data tends to focus on extreme scale. It is about gathering billions of metrics from your live production software and  analyze it toward effective business results.  Agile “Big data” have a lot of angles. It deals with the way we analyze the data, the way we present it cross the organization, the way we do research  ,develop BI applications, delivering customer value, the way we do agile testing and more…. Some of these angles are right inside this Roojoom. Enjoy: )  

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Agile portfolio managment

In today’s rapidly changing reality, companies face major challenges of keeping high level of collaboration, allow good project visibility and standardization, tracking of resource dependencies , constraints, project information , product roadmap and integrating change into the decision making and practice.  —failing might lead to millions of dollars in lost profits annually.  Here's where the agile portfolio management comes handy  It align strategy with execution, giving all stakeholders the contextual information they need - and remain focused on the top organizational priorities.

Agile and Lean UX Thinking

What is UX thinking? How does it relates to agile and lean and what are the changed practices from the traditional design process – an overview.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Scrum for Trello

"Here are a few pointers that might help you get started with Trello, or help improve your use of it for your Scrum projects."

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

What will the future of work look like?

Is this thought Challenging? Is it Scary? Unknown? Can we even imagine? The way we live and interact with each other changed a lot over the past decades.  Is work as we know it, already dead? How close it is? This Roojoom takes a look at the future of work and explains a few key perspectives:  Economic, Labor, innovation, creativity, employee's perspectives and more...

Game storming - A way to get you to innovation

Game storming is the way of thinking about work as a game and the problem that is solved is a problem of innovation. Creativity in the workplace is activities of playing , moving around sticky notes , engaging together…and more... here's how it works.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

IOT - Synchronizing Everywhere ever changing data - Everything will and need to change.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is simply a concept wherein machines and everyday objects are connected via the Internet. Within the IoT, devices are controlled and monitored remotely and data is analyzed and shared constantly for the benefit of all. But it's not just that, it's also the emerged innovation and changes that will follow.  As a result everything will and need to change, fast and often in almost every field: from service, to business approaches, technology and more.. . In order to match the rate and pace of changing technology, we have to become more agile in almost everything we do.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Sisense Agile collection

Open source and agile projects?! - Can they co-exist?

“Agile methodologies and open source would seem, at first glance, to be radically different.  you might expect that the benefits of one are pretty different from the benefits of the other… “ But , it happens to be that the two approaches share many principles and values. In short, both methodologies embrace a number of principles and values, which share the ideas for building software. The primary source of similarities between open-source and the agile methodologies is their shared emphasis on continuous principles. -"release early, release often."  Lest find out what and how.

Friday, September 12, 2014

The team manager role in agile development organization

“When it comes to implementing Agile, managers who are used to a “Command and Control” environment are going to be very uncomfortable.”.  "One of the hardest things for management in an Agile organization is to truly empower self-organizing teams because – by definition – it means that the manager is not part of the team…. The effective Agile Manager is the one who can accept the differences in the role…” How is this possible? Here’s a collection from some of the finest writers and agile leaders around the web discussing this exact subject. Enjoy.

The F1 Agile/Lean mindset - "you just don't know how good you are until you get there." Jean Alesi

"Qualifying is less than 2 hours away and missing Q1 means that you’ll start at the back of the grid(or not at all), a disaster for the championship. The car has got to be repaired and back out no matter what. Your call to action.
It’s a familiar story in racing and to the casual TV viewer the repaired car normally appears clean and polished for qualifying as if nothing had happened. Easy eh? Wrong, it’s far from easy, and it’s situations such as this when the Formula 1 mindset is most evident. What goes on inside those pit garages during times like these is truly, truly impressive teamwork."

Sunday, September 7, 2014

The problem with bureaucracy organizations today, and the agile organization

The major benefit of a well-functioning bureaucracy is greater efficiency: A clear division of labor and an established hierarchy help your organization perform as one. But Bureaucracy is simply unable to cope in this new rapidly changing world. It was never intended to. It’s not agile enough. It’s not that bureaucracy is inherently bad. It’s just that bureaucracy doesn’t fit today’s world. So what are the characters of bureaucracy organization (which many of them are still around) and the gap towards today more agile needs organization?

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Improving yourself and your team performance with the Johari Window Method

The Johari Window model is a simple and useful tool for personal development, group development and understanding relationship. It is also a good tool for illustrating and improving mutual understanding between individuals within a group. The Johari Window actually represents information - feelings, experience, views, attitudes, skills, intentions, motivation, etc - within or about a person - in relation to their group and between groups. This is a great coaching tool. In this Roojoom you can find this model explained a long with exercises needed.

Using diagrams with agile development

In agile development there diagrams too. “In today's world of agile delivery and lean startups, some software teams have lost the ability to communicate what it is they are building and it's no surprise that these teams often seem to lack technical leadership, direction and consistency.” Using diagrams have a good place in helping us collect and understand requirements as well as design our next development steps. They should be used as simple as possible and as a powerful tool to enable communication and collaboration of key information.  And there are a lot of them we can use.

Look out from the blinding halo effect - It influences how we feel and think about Business and personal performance.

The halo effect is a Cognitive bias in which our overall impression of something or someone is gathered from one element and influences how we feel and think about his or her character.  It impairs judgment. In the work setting, the halo effect is most likely to show up in appraisal of a subordinate's job performance or hiring processes. In the business world wise managers should know to be wary of the halo effect. They should look for independent evidence. Here’s a collection of quality links around the web taking reviewing this effect from the personal and business perspective. Enjoy.