Scaling Teams

Strategies for Building Successful Teams and Organizations

Author: Alexander Grosse,David Loftesness

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491952245

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 282

View: 5817

Leading a fast-growing team is a uniquely challenging experience. Startups with a hot product often double or triple in size quickly—a recipe for chaos if company leaders aren’t prepared for the pitfalls of hyper-growth. If you’re leading a startup or a new team between 10 and 150 people, this guide provides a practical approach to managing your way through these challenges. Each section covers essential strategies and tactics for managing growth, starting with a single team and exploring typical scaling points as the team grows in size and complexity. The book also provides many examples and lessons learned, based on the authors’ experience and interviews with industry leaders. Learn how to make the most of: Hiring: Learn a scalable hiring process for growing your team People management: Use 1-on-1 mentorship, dispute resolution, and other techniques to ensure your team is happy and productive Organization: Motivate employees by applying five organizational design principles Culture: Build a culture that can evolve as you grow, while remaining connected to the team’s core values Communication: Ensure that important information—and only the important stuff—gets through

Scaling Agile: A Lean Jumpstart

Author: Sanjiv Augustine


ISBN: 1329405501

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 62

View: 917

In Scaling Agile: A Lean JumpStart, Sanjiv dives into the challenge of breaking down barriers to enterprise Agile adoption. He provides an essential set of Lean building blocks as a starting foundation for larger Agile scaling frameworks, including the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS), and Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD). Sanjiv provides step-by-step actions, with a keen focus on a few core Lean practices. With this JumpStart approach, the power is in your hands to apply Agile ideas from the team to the top, and to totally transform an organization. See the Ebook @ https: //

Practices for Scaling Lean & Agile Development

Large, Multisite, and Offshore Product Development with Large-Scale Scrum

Author: Craig Larman,Bas Vodde

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0321685083

Category: Computers

Page: 624

View: 3248

Lean and Agile Development for Large-Scale Products: Key Practices for Sustainable Competitive Success Increasingly, large product-development organizations are turning to lean thinking, agile principles and practices, and large-scale Scrum to sustainably and quickly deliver value and innovation. Drawing on their long experience leading and guiding lean and agile adoptions for large, multisite, and offshore product development, internationally recognized consultant and best-selling author Craig Larman and former leader of the agile transformation at Nokia Networks Bas Vodde share the key action tools needed for success. Coverage includes Frameworks for large-scale Scrum for multihundred-person product groups Testing and building quality in Product management and the end of the “contract game” between business and R&D Envisioning a large release, and planning for multiteam development Low-quality legacy code: why it’s created, and how to stop it Continuous integration in a large multisite context Agile architecting Multisite or offshore development Contracts and outsourced development In a competitive environment that demands ever-faster cycle times and greater innovation, the practices inspired by lean thinking and agile principles are ever-more relevant. Practices for Scaling Lean & Agile Development will help people realize a lean enterprise—and deliver on the significant benefits of agility. In addition to the action tools in this text, see the companion book Scaling Lean & Agile Development: Thinking and Organizational Tools for Large-Scale Scrumfor complementary foundation tools.

Scaling up Excellence

Author: Hayagreeva Rao,Robert I. Sutton

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448149827

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 7339

Scaling up excellence is the key to creating a great organisation. It’s how a small enterprise expands without losing focus. It’s how a brilliant new idea or plan developed by the few goes on to be adopted by the many. And, in hard times and tough situations, it’s how pockets of smart new thinking overcome cultures of indifference or negativity. An organisation that doesn’t know how to scale up what is best within it won’t achieve long-term success. Bestselling author Robert Sutton and his Stanford colleague Huggy Rao have devoted nearly a decade to uncovering what it takes to create and spread outstanding performance, and in Scaling Up Excellence they share the fruits of their research. Drawing on case studies that range from Silicon Valley enterprises to non-profit organisations, they provide crucial insights into corporate cultures, both good and bad, and offer a road map for establishing and stimulating excellence. In the process, they show how to use ‘premortems’ when making big decisions about change. They reveal why seven is so often the magic number when it comes to team size. They examine successful and unsuccessful quests for improvement – in hospitals, schools and elsewhere. And they discuss when a single corporate mindset is best (‘Catholicism’) and when local variation is preferable (‘Buddhism’). Scaling Up Excellence is the first management book devoted to what is – or should be – a core priority for every organisation. As such it is destined to become the standard bearer.

Business Genius

A More Inspired Approach to Business Growth

Author: Peter Fisk

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781841127903

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 349

View: 1735

At last, a more inspired approach to business. Business Genius describes how to grow your business more effectively through intelligent strategy and imaginative leadership, radical innovation and sustained change. Combining the entrepreneurial passion of a start–up with the commercial rigour of large enterprises... this is for everyone who seeks the inspiration to think and act differently. Business Genius helps you drive more profitable, sustainable growth in today s fast changing and connected markets. It explores the challenges of strategy and innovation, leadership and change as you grow your business, and yourself, in order to achieve high performance. From the craze for Crocs to the cool of Diesel, the secrets of Kikkoman and energy of Red Bull, the vision of Google and disruption of Current TV, the revolution of P&G and the phenomenon of Umpqua the book captures the best insights from around the world, and a new agenda for today s business. Seeing things differently is the foundation of genius. Connecting your left and right brain to think more holistically, exploring opportunities from the future back as well as now forward then doing business from the outside in rather than the inside out, in order to turn radical ideas into practical action.

Scaling BPM Adoption: From Project to Program with IBM Business Process Manager

Author: Lisa Dyer,Flournoy Henry,Ines Lehmann,Guy Lipof,Fahad Osmani,Dennis Parrott,Wim Peeters,Jonas Zahn,IBM Redbooks

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

ISBN: 073843681X

Category: Computers

Page: 266

View: 665

Your first Business Process Management (BPM) project is a crucial first step on your BPM journey. It is important to begin this journey with a philosophy of change that allows you to avoid common pitfalls that lead to failed BPM projects, and ultimately, poor BPM adoption. This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the methodology and best practices that lead to a successful project and how to use that success to scale to enterprise-wide BPM adoption. This updated edition contains a new chapter on planning a BPM project. The intended audience for this book includes all people who participate in the discovery, planning, delivery, deployment, and continuous improvement activities for a business process. These roles include process owners, process participants, subject matter experts (SMEs) from the operational business, and technologists responsible for delivery, including BPM analysts, BPM solution architects, BPM administrators, and BPM developers.

Agile Data Warehousing

Delivering World-class Business Intelligence Systems Using Scrum and XP

Author: Ralph Hughes

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595471676

Category: Computers

Page: 324

View: 6856

Contains a six-stage plan for starting new warehouse projects and guiding programmers step-by-step until they become a world-class, Agile development team. It describes also how to avoid or contain the fierce opposition that radically new methods can encounter from the traditionally-minded IS departments found in many large companies.

Scaling Up

Skalieren auch Sie! Weshalb es einige Unternehmen packen… und warum andere stranden

Author: Verne Harnish

Publisher: Masterhouse GmbH

ISBN: 3981801709

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 981

Es ist über ein Jahrzehnt her, dass Verne Harnish Bestseller Mastering the Rockefeller Habits in der ersten Auflage erschien. Scaling Up ist die erste große Neubearbeitung dieses Business-Klassikers, in dem praktische Tools und Techniken für das Wachstum zum branchenführenden Unternehmen vorgestellt werden. Dieses Buch wurde geschrieben, damit jeder – vom einfachen bis zum leitenden Angestellten – gleichermaßen zum Wachstum seines Business beträgt. Scaling Up konzentriert sich auf die vier Haupt-Entscheidungsbereiche, die jedes Unternehmen angehen muss: People, Strategy, Execution und Cash. Das Buch beinhaltet eine Reihe von neuen ganzseitigen Arbeits-Tools, darunter der aktualisierte One-Page Strategic Plan und die Rockefeller Habits Checklist™, die bereits von mehr als 40.000 Firmen in aller Welt für ein erfolgreiches Scaling Up verwendet wurden. Viele von ihnen schafften ein Wachstum auf $10 Millionen, $100 Millionen oder gar $1 Milliarde und mehr – und konnten den Aufstieg sogar genießen! Verne Harnish hat bereits in viele Scaleups investiert.

Scaling Lean & Agile Development

Thinking and Organizational Tools for Large-Scale Scrum

Author: Craig Larman,Bas Vodde

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780321617149

Category: Computers

Page: 368

View: 3443

Lean Development and Agile Methods for Large-Scale Products: Key Thinking and Organizational Tools for Sustainable Competitive Success Increasingly, large product-development organizations are turning to lean thinking, agile principles and practices, and large-scale Scrum to sustainably and quickly deliver value and innovation. However, many groups have floundered in their practice-oriented adoptions. Why? Because without a deeper understanding of the thinking tools and profound organizational redesign needed, it is as though casting seeds on to an infertile field. Now, drawing on their long experience leading and guiding large-scale lean and agile adoptions for large, multisite, and offshore product development, and drawing on the best research for great team-based agile organizations, internationally recognized consultant and best-selling author Craig Larman and former leader of the agile transformation at Nokia Networks Bas Vodde share the key thinking and organizational tools needed to plant the seeds of product development success in a fertile lean and agile enterprise. Coverage includes Lean thinking and development combined with agile practices and methods Systems thinking Queuing theory and large-scale development processes Moving from single-function and component teams to stable cross-functional cross-component Scrum feature teams with end-to-end responsibility for features Organizational redesign to a lean and agile enterprise that delivers value fast Large-scale Scrum for multi-hundred-person product groups In a competitive environment that demands ever-faster cycle times and greater innovation, applied lean thinking and agile principles are becoming an urgent priority. Scaling Lean & Agile Development will help leaders create the foundation for their lean enterprise—and deliver on the significant benefits of agility. In addition to the foundation tools in this text, see the companion book Practices for Scaling Lean & Agile Development: Large, Multisite, and Offshore Product Development with Large-Scale Scrum for complementary action tools.

Genetic Programming

11th European Conference, EuroGP 2008, Naples, Italy, March 26-28, 2008, Proceedings

Author: Michael O'Neill,Leonardo Vanneschi,Steven Gustafson,Anna Isabel Esparcia Alcázar,Ivanoe De Falco,Antonio Della Cioppa,Ernesto Tarantino

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540786708

Category: Computers

Page: 373

View: 1781

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 11th European Conference on Genetic Programming, EuroGP 2008, held in Naples, Italy, in March 2008 colocated with EvoCOP 2008. The 21 revised plenary papers and 10 revised poster papers were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 61 submissions. A great variety of topics are presented reflecting the current state of research in the field of genetic programming, including the latest work on representations, theory, operators and analysis, evolvable hardware, agents and numerous applications.

Wege zur erfolgreichen Teamentwicklung

Author: Daniel Meier

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3842386990

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 168

View: 5009

Wer konsequent in Lösungen denkt und handelt, kann Probleme oder Konflikte im Team innerhalb kurzer Zeit nachhaltig für die gemeinsame Weiterentwicklung nutzen. Der SolutionCircle ist dazu als Vorgehensweise für Führungskräfte und Coachs so erfolgreich, weil er Veränderungsprozesse auf den Stärken im Team aufbaut und sich konsequent auf die Erarbeitung von Lösungen konzentriert, anstatt Zeit und Energie auf die Problemanalyse oder die Suche von Schuldigen zu verwenden. Das hier vorliegende Werkstattbuch führt Sie Schritt für Schritt in die Vorgehensweise ein. Hilfreiche Checklisten, praxiserprobte Werkzeuge und Beispiele aus dem Teamalltag erleichtern Ihnen die direkte Anwendung in Ihren Alltag.

Professional Team Foundation Server 2012

Author: Ed Blankenship,Martin Woodward,Grant Holliday,Brian Keller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118314093

Category: Computers

Page: 792

View: 9735

Provides information on using TFS 2012 to plan, install, and customize software deployment.

The Social Media Manifesto

Author: Jed Hallam

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137271426

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 163

View: 699

The Social Media Manifesto is a handbook to enable leaders across the business to understand how social technology can be incorporated into their company. Including case studies from Google, IBM, Spotify, Unilever, and Coca-Cola, it provides insight and practical advice for managers to implement their own social business plans.

The Cadet Manual

Official Handbook for High School Volunteers of the United States

Author: Edgar Z. Steever,James L. Frink

Publisher: N.A


Category: Drill and minor tactics

Page: 317

View: 8447

A Practical Approach to Large-Scale Agile Development

How HP Transformed LaserJet FutureSmart Firmware

Author: Gary Gruver,Mike Young,Pat Fulghum

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

ISBN: 0132981017

Category: Computers

Page: 208

View: 4528

Today, even the largest development organizations are turning to agile methodologies, seeking major productivity and quality improvements. However, large-scale agile development is difficult, and publicly available case studies have been scarce. Now, three agile pioneers at Hewlett-Packard present a candid, start-to-finish insider’s look at how they’ve succeeded with agile in one of the company’s most mission-critical software environments: firmware for HP LaserJet printers. This book tells the story of an extraordinary experiment and journey. Could agile principles be applied to re-architect an enormous legacy code base? Could agile enable both timely delivery and ongoing innovation? Could it really be applied to 400+ developers distributed across four states, three continents, and four business units? Could it go beyond delivering incremental gains, to meet the stretch goal of 10x developer productivity improvements? It could, and it did—but getting there was not easy. Writing for both managers and technologists, the authors candidly discuss both their successes and failures, presenting actionable lessons for other development organizations, as well as approaches that have proven themselves repeatedly in HP’s challenging environment. They not only illuminate the potential benefits of agile in large-scale development, they also systematically show how these benefits can actually be achieved. Coverage includes: • Tightly linking agile methods and enterprise architecture with business objectives • Focusing agile practices on your worst development pain points to get the most bang for your buck • Abandoning classic agile methods that don’t work at the largest scale • Employing agile methods to establish a new architecture • Using metrics as a “conversation starter” around agile process improvements • Leveraging continuous integration and quality systems to reduce costs, accelerate schedules, and automate the delivery pipeline • Taming the planning beast with “light-touch” agile planning and lightweight long-range forecasting • Implementing effective project management and ensuring accountability in large agile projects • Managing tradeoffs associated with key decisions about organizational structure • Overcoming U.S./India cultural differences that can complicate offshore development • Selecting tools to support quantum leaps in productivity in your organization • Using change management disciplines to support greater enterprise agility

Software in 30 Days

How Agile Managers Beat the Odds, Delight Their Customers, and Leave Competitors in the Dust

Author: Ken Schwaber,Jeff Sutherland

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118228545

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

View: 407

A radical approach to getting IT projects done faster andcheaper than anyone thinks possible Software in 30 Days summarizes the Agile and Scrumsoftware development method, which allows creation of game-changingsoftware, in just 30 days. Projects that use it are three timesmore successful than those that don't. Software in 30 Daysis for the business manager, the entrepreneur, the productdevelopment manager, or IT manager who wants to develop softwarebetter and faster than they now believe possible. Learn how thisunorthodox process works, how to get started, and how to succeed.Control risk, manage projects, and have your people succeed withsimple but profound shifts in the thinking. The authors explain powerful concepts such as the art of thepossible, bottom-up intelligence, and why it's good to failearly—all with no risk greater than thirty days. The productivity gain vs traditional "waterfall" methods hasbeen over 100% on many projects Author Ken Schwaber is a co-founder of the Agile softwaremovement, and co-creator, with Jeff Sutherland, of the "Scrum"technique for building software in 30 days Coauthor Jeff Sutherland was cosigner of the Agile Manifesto,which marked the start of the Agile movement Software in 30 Days is a must-read for all managers andbusiness owners who use software in their organizations or in theirproducts and want to stop the cycle of slow, expensive softwaredevelopment. Programmers will want to buy copies for their managersand their customers so they will know how to collaborate to get thebest work possible.

Visual Teams

Graphic Tools for Commitment, Innovation, and High Performance

Author: David Sibbet

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118158598

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 5561

Graphic tools and visual solutions for team building anddevelopment Visual Teams uses visual tools and methods to helpteams—both face-to-face and virtual—reach highperformance in today's work environment. As teams become more andmore global and distributed, visualization provides an importantchannel of communication—one that opens up the group's mindto improving work systems and processes by understandingrelationships, interconnections, and big picture contexts. Visual Teams shares best practices and uses visualizationas a power tool for process improvement by providing teams with acommon language for high performance. The book: Explores how any kind of team can draw on the principles andpractices of creative design teams in the software, architectural,engineering, and information design professions Introduces the Drexler/Sibbet Team Performance™ Model andrelated tools—a system used throughout companies such asNike, Genentech, Becton Dickinson, Chevron, and others Visual Teams presents a comprehensive framework, bestpractices, and unique visual tools for becoming an innovative,high-performance team.

Goals for Agile Teams

Scaling OKR from Team to Enterprise

Author: Felipe Castro

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780999476949


Page: N.A

View: 5881