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Today’s Organizations Waste Talent. Here’s How To Change That. | Corporate Rebels

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/01/21

[WayBack] Today’s Organizations Waste Talent. Here’s How To Change That. | Corporate Rebels

Our research into more than 100 workplace pioneers reveals an important shift –“from job descriptions to talents and mastery”. It’s a clear differentiator between traditional and pioneering organizations.

Traditional organizations focus on fixed job descriptions, and linear careers that move from one description to the next. Progressive organizations focus on “talents & mastery”– and craft jobs and development opportunities around the specific skills employees would love to exploit.

The article goes on how to get the best from your talent and talents in other people.

via [WayBack] Today’s Organizations Waste Talent. Here’s How To Change That. | Corporate Rebels – Marjan Venema – Google+

–jeroen

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Examining Cross-functionality Bias on Software Development Teams | AgileConnection

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/12/19

Cross-functionality means having all the necessary people and skills on one self-organizing team. Unfortunately, the execution of cross-functionality is often biased. The main traps we fall into are misunderstanding the value of specialization, hero worship, and not “walking the cross-functional talk” as organizations. Let’s examine each of these pitfalls in the hope that your teams may avoid them.

Worthy tread at [WayBack] Examining Cross-functionality Bias on Software Development Teams | AgileConnection

Via: [WayBack] “Cross-functionality is much more than developers and testers working together. It goes against the biases we have of our personal and professional silos… – Marjan Venema – Google+

–jeroen

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Video: How does IT work? – Bol.com Techlab

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/12/05

Over 1200 people work at bol.com and our IT department consists of more than 350 engineers, clustered into 60 cross-functional teams. These teams are all grouped in fleets and spaces. Staying organized at this scale is definitely a challenge. To make this happen, we optimize for autonomy, mastery, purpose and ownership

Bol.com has posted three videos on how they organise their IT made by [WayBack] Jurriaan Kamer.

  1. How does IT work @ bol.com? Part 1
  2. How does IT work @ bol.com? Part 2
  3. How does IT work @ bol.com? Part 3

It is a quite interesting series to watch and compare it to the organisation(s) you work for.

Source: [WayBack] Video: How does IT work? – Bol.com Techlab

Via: [WayBack] “Staying organized at this scale is definitely a challenge. To make this happen, we optimize for autonomy, mastery, purpose and ownership.” – Marjan Venema – Google+

–jeroen

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Ingo Philipp on Twitter: “Top ten songs for #testers and #developers at #StarWest. I suggest “I see fire” (Ed Sheeran).… “

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/12/04

[WayBack] Ingo Philipp on Twitter: “Top ten songs for #testers and #developers at #StarWest. I suggest “I see fire” (Ed Sheeran).… “

Top 10 songs for testers Top songs for developers
  1. Tragedy
  2. I don’t want to miss a thing
  3. Here we go again
  4. All by myself
  5. That don’t impress me much
  6. One way or another
  7. I heard it through the grapevine
  8. I’m still waiting
  9. Another one bites the dust
  10. I still haven’t found what I’m looking for
  1. I did it my way
  2. Under pressure
  3. It’s now or never
  4. Rebel rebel
  5. Killing me softly
  6. Unbreakable
  7. In a little world of our own
  8. One more night
  9. I should be so lucky
  10. Oops I did it again

Via [WayBack] Top ten songs for #testers and #developers at #StarWest. I suggest “I see fire” (Ed Sheeran). – Kristian Köhntopp – Google+

–jeroen

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Great Innovators Start with Customer Struggles (Not Customer Needs)

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/11/14

Two very important quotes of a must-read article (reading of it takes ~5 minutes):

  • Teams create the most value for customers when they know the difference between customer needs and struggles
  • If we align our mental model to needs, we are missing opportunities to solve the underlying struggles in innovative ways.

Source: [Archive.isGreat Innovators Start with Customer Struggles (Not Customer Needs)

Via: [WayBack] Talking in terms of what customers need, limits options. Great Innovators Start with Customer Struggles (Not Customer Needs) – Marjan Venema – Google+

–jeroen

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