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Two agile team members on a video call and wearing face masks Team Agility in a Post-Pandemic World

COVID-19 has necessitated entirely remote environments, and people the world over have had to inspect their foundations of working, adapt to a new way of remote execution, and integrate their personal and professional lives more than before. Organizational leaders need to embrace a new outlook in four critical areas.

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Cameraperson pointing a video camera at a stage 3 Reasons Saturday Night Live Is the Perfect Example of Agility

Saturday Night Live has delivered iconic, award-winning content and thrilled its audience for more than four decades. The practices used to deliver this sketch comedy television show every week actually have quite a bit in common with the practices of agile businesses. It's all about continuously, reliably delivering value.

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Two goats butting heads Is It Really ‘Us vs. Them’?

Teams often view executives as being "against" them and making decisions that are clueless at best or nefarious at worst. Usually, neither is the case, but there's no way of knowing true motivations if there's no discussion. Teams and directors need to repair their communication rift. This is a tale of two perspectives.

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Agile team member pointing at user stories written on sticky notes What’s the Problem with User Stories?

Agile projects focus on very lightweight, simple requirements embodied in user stories. However, there are some problems with relying solely on user stories. They often don't contain enough accuracy for development, testing, or industry regulations. There's a better way to write detailed requirements that are still agile.

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Linux logo Choosing a Linux Distribution for Docker Containers

In the Linux operating system, each Docker container does not use a complete operating system kernel; multiple Docker containers can share the same one. Which Linux distribution should you use as the host? Let’s look at the factors that govern the choice of a host OS, as well as the Linux to run within a Docker container.

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Metrics Ditch Your Logs for Better Monitoring Metrics

Many teams use logs to track the behavior of applications, services, or platforms. But how actionable is that log data? There are better ways to parse that information and make it more visible, more useful, and easier to understand. Try converting your logs into metrics for a faster and more lightweight monitoring system.

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How to Make a Fixed-Scope Contract More Agile

Establishing a contract that genuinely supports agile methods can be a significant challenge. By its very nature, a contract that specifies detailed, upfront deliverables contravenes the principles of flexibility and adaptation that are at the heart of agile. But it is possible—both parties just need to focus on results.

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Software designers, developers and other team members collaborating The Real Value of Cross-Functional Agile Teams

Agile teams know that cross-functional collaboration is central to the methodology, but there are often barriers to fully embracing this idea. If teams are used to handoffs, it may seem like it makes sense to maintain the status quo. Try collaborating on something small to realize the true value of cross-functional teams.

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