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The decision-making process is a team sport
Learn how to create the right conditions for decision-making, techniques for making decisions as a team, and the tools that help move things along.
business  process  decisionmaking  teams 
8 weeks ago by garrettc
PlanningPoker.com
Sprint estimation tool with Jira integration.
planning  agile  scrum  teams  tool  planningpoker  jira 
12 weeks ago by garrettc
PlanITpoker: Online Scrum planning poker for Agile project teams
PlanITpoker is an on-line planning poker app that helps Agile project teams estimate projects easily.
planning  agile  scrum  teams  tool  planningpoker 
12 weeks ago by garrettc
Cultivate high-performing teams with these feedback tips
"Looking to build high-performing teams and improve employee performance? Here are four invaluable tips for providing feedback in the workplace."
business  management  mentoring  teams 
12 weeks ago by garrettc
Making Engineering Team Communication Clearer, Faster, Better
"Derek Parham specializes turning engineers into great communicators. Here's the framework he used to do it at both Google and on the Hillary Clinton campaign."
management  design  teams  communication  designthinking  review 
january 2019 by garrettc
What walls are for
"I love walls with post its and index cards stuck on it and sketches on whiteboards. I like walls for planning, for thinking, for communicating and for analysing. And then you capture it all in a tool, like Jira."
agile  business  standup  teams  communication  wall 
july 2018 by garrettc
Sizing engineering teams.
"Over the past year I've refined my approach to team sizing into a bit of a framework, and even changed my mind on several aspects, especially the viability of small teams. This post describes how I now size teams"
advice  career  management  business  mentoring  teams 
july 2018 by garrettc
Check-in Generator - Hej.Today
"Is there anything more annoying than a meeting that’s not focused on actions? One that makes you wonder, “Can’t we just get the agenda as a to-do list?” Yes, there is a worse kind of meeting. That’s one so focused on actions that you forget this is a room with humans in it. A great check-in can help you avoid that trap, and make every meeting better."
teams  business  checklist  agile  tool 
may 2018 by garrettc
Effective Teamwork - a One Page Guide
Condensing years of frustration and learning into a one-page guide on how to get it right
teams  business  collaboration  bestpractice 
may 2018 by garrettc
12 “Manager READMEs” from Silicon Valley’s Top Tech Companies
"When we launched our first SoapBox hero I was surprised to discover a document used to introduce her working style to her team. I had never seen that before and it was awesome!

Did others have these? I needed to know. Eventually, I found a treasure trove of examples by Engineering Leaders from companies with some of the best culture in tech.

They called them Manager READMEs, or Manager User Manuals. And they’ve graciously let me share them with you."
leadership  management  readme  documentation  transparency  business  mentoring  teams 
may 2018 by garrettc
Tandem
Tandem is a decentralized, collaborative text-editing solution. Collaborating is as easy as installing the plugin on your editor and creating a Tandem Session.
pair  programming  webdevelopment  teams  mentoring 
march 2018 by garrettc
How To Do Effective Capacity Planning on The Scrum Team
"Traditionally, project managers used 6-6.5 hours as planned hours in a day for project execution. Focus factor is teams ability to remain focussed on the sprint goals without any other distractions. After multiplying total capacity with focus factor you get real capacity against which you can make sprint commitments or forecasting. This is the effective hours you can expect from the team.

In this example, applying focus factor say 0.6, then this team real capacity will be 400*0.6 = 240 hours."
agile  projectmanagement  business  teams 
july 2017 by garrettc
Introductory bullshit detection for non-technical managers
"You are a non-technical manager for a team of programmers or other highly skilled domain experts. You sometimes have some difficulties “speaking the same language” as your team and sometimes that means things don’t go well."
management  programming  software  business  teams 
july 2017 by garrettc
The expanding role of design in creating an end-to-end customer experience
Lines between products, services, and user environments are blurring. The ability to craft an integrated customer experience will open enormous opportunities to build new businesses.
designthinking  designsystems  business  teams 
july 2017 by garrettc
Critique Cards
Critique doesn’t have to be an emotionally fuelled, scary thing. It can be objective, fun and more importantly USEFUL. The whole point of critique is to empower and excite the designer to make that piece of work even better.
designthinking  teams  business  critique  resource 
june 2017 by garrettc
Changing to more distributed digital teams
"As the years go on and technology becomes ever more entrenched in our day-to-day lives, many (including myself) are looking to use it to remove the necessity of our in-person physical form in the working world, at least some of the time."
business  planning  empoyment  bestpractice  distributed  teams 
may 2017 by garrettc
Team Playbook
"Here's a dirty little secret: working as a team is really hard, and tools alone won't fix that. Books wax poetic about Silicon Valley dream-teams, but they don't tell you how to start improving your team. For Atlassian, the mission to unleash the potential in every team starts at home. We've developed a playbook that changed the way our teams work. Now it's yours to try, too."
book  culture  management  teams  business 
january 2017 by garrettc
Tuckman’s Stages of Team Development
In 1965, Bruce Tuckman derived that all newly formed teams go through similar stages, before they can perform well together. He laid it out in his paper "Developmental Sequence in Small Groups"
agile  teams  management  business  productivity  psychology 
december 2016 by garrettc
How we structure our work and teams at Basecamp
"How we structure our work and teams at Basecamp. An inside look at the specifics of how we decide what to do and then decide how to do it."
business  productivity  teams 
november 2016 by garrettc
Lunch Train
"Makes planning lunch outings with your team simple and pleasant (and, dare we say, fun). Want sushi for lunch? Start a Lunch Train with a quick slash command, and your teammates can easily board the train and receive a reminder when it’s time to depart."
slack  bot  automation  work  teams 
september 2016 by garrettc
Meet the Postlight Bot
Chatbots are the hot, new-old thing. They stepped out of the ancient Internet loam of IRC’s earliest days (and prior to that, ELIZA), and…
slack  bot  communication  teams 
september 2016 by garrettc
#teamchatviz
Visualize your team's Slack communications.
slack  communication  teams  culture 
july 2016 by garrettc
Lessons learned from scaling a product team
"There’s been lots written about how Internet businesses should build software, from books like The Lean Start-Up, and posts from Google Ventures, but not many examples where startups open up their process and show how it really happens."
business  management  process  product  teams 
february 2015 by garrettc
Release the Devs
"Most recently, Happy Cog introduced a new team structure. This model is based around essentially breaking up what is now a 30-plus-person company into project teams: mini-companies, consisting of 5-6 people, each given permission to adapt “house process” in the best interest of the client and project at hand."
projectmanagement  teams  happycog  development  business 
september 2013 by garrettc
Development Team Best Practices
Good post from Lullabot on how to stay focused and keep communication open.
agile  scrum  bestpractice  projectmanagement  business  teams 
october 2012 by garrettc
Delivering INSIDE GOVERNMENT
Tips on running an effective agile project from the GDS team.
agile  scrum  projectmanagement  bestpractice  government  govuk  teams 
may 2012 by garrettc
How Shopify’s Apps Team Gets Things Done
The "tacit knowledge" that drives Shopify's app team. Keep things lean, don't be afraid to fail, good is better than perfect.
business  advice  principles  agile  projectmanagement  management  teams 
january 2012 by garrettc

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