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21
Nov
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The team is always greater than the sum of its individual parts

Real teams are said to have properties which allow them to outperform combined performance of individuals comprising the team itself. If individuals interact within the team on deeper, meaningful level, they tend to surpass both quality and performance of workgroups — groups of individuals working towards the same goal but with little or no collaboration, […]

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8
Jun
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Agile Serbia Conference – 2017-05-26

Invited by Puzzle Software, we took part at Agile Serbia 2017 Conference, where Bojan Spasić and Nenad Despić facilitated a workshop on “Running Great Agile Retrospectives”. We spent the rest of the day in Coaching Corner helping others with any questions they had. Here are some pictures from the event.  

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2
Jun
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Project Society Conference – 2017-05-23

Invited by PMI Serbia Chapter, we took part at Project Society Conference 2017. In front of about 300 people, Bojan Spasić gave a talk about “Achieving Swarming in Agile Teams”. You can read full transcript and see slides in this blog post series. Take a look at some pictures from the event.  

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28
May
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Achieving Swarming In Agile Teams – Part Three

On May 23rd I gave a talk about Achieving Swarming In Agile Teams at Project Society Conference (PMI). Slides are available on SlideShare. And here is the full transcript, organized in three posts… If you haven’t read previous parts, here are links to Part One and Part Two. Part Three Kanban is a process optimization framework. As such, it […]

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28
May
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Achieving Swarming In Agile Teams – Part Two

On May 23rd I gave a talk about Achieving Swarming In Agile Teams at Project Society Conference (PMI). Slides are available on SlideShare. And here is the full transcript, organized in three posts… If you haven’t read previous part, here is a link to Part One. Part Two Scrum is the most popular Agile framework by far. It […]

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28
May
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Achieving Swarming In Agile Teams – Part One

On May 23rd I gave a talk about Achieving Swarming In Agile Teams at Project Society Conference (PMI). Slides are available on SlideShare. And here is the full transcript, organized in three posts… Part One Dictionary defines swarming as a large group of insects or other animals moving around together. We generally think of swarms and swarming in […]

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10
Apr
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Heavyweight approach to hiring for agile teams

As mentioned in the original article How to hire for an agile team I aim to provide examples of alternative hiring approaches. In this article, I will discuss the heavyweight approach, as an example of another side of the spectrum compared to Lightweight approach to hiring for agile teams. Recently I had a really interesting discussion […]

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3
Apr
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Lightweight approach to hiring for agile teams

In article How to hire for an agile team I wrote that I will provide some examples of alternative hiring approaches. Here, I will discuss the lightweight approach, which builds on existing hiring procedures of the company. It does not change the form too much, but provides significant value. At some point I got really frustrated […]

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28
Mar
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How to hire for an agile team

Finding the best or the most suitable talent is always a hot topic. There are different approaches to the problem and, expectedly, results vary. The variability comes from different factors, and they all depend on the context. Expectedly, it becomes extremely important when it comes to hiring for agile teams as well. Very often, the […]

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