Adopting Agile Across Borders

Whether you are an Agile practitioner, a product manager, HR personnel, or simply someone interested in leading people more effectively, this book provides essential teamwork insights across the board.

Adopting Agile Across Borders

People are conditioned culturally from an early age, with each of us developing a set of values and behaviors that differ from those in other parts of the world. When adopting Agile, do cultural behaviors and values prevail, or is there a universal “Agile culture”? How have people from different cultures adopted Agile to suit them? Are some cultures naturally more suited to adopting Agile than others? Adopting Agile Across Borders answers all of that and more. Teams in all industries are more globally distributed and diverse than ever. Authors Glaudia Califano and David Spinks reveal how people across the world have embraced Agile values alongside their own cultural values, and what this means for the adoption of Agile. In Adopting Agile Across Borders, a rich array of experiences are shared through real-life stories told by members of the global Agile community. Whether you are an Agile practitioner, a product manager, HR personnel, or simply someone interested in leading people more effectively, this book provides essential teamwork insights across the board. Califano and Spinks showcase case studies from around the world to address the opportunities provided by ever greater mobility and advances in technology. Adopting Agile Across Borders is here to ready you for a diverse, more connected future. What You Will Learn Gain an awareness and understanding of different cultural types, behaviours, and communication styles See how diversity spans a much wider set of factors than nationality, race, and gender Discover how multi-cultural Agile teams can reach high-performing states by acknowledging their diversity and finding ways to better integrate with one another Who This Book Is For Agile practitioners, scrum masters, Agile coaches, product owners, team members, product managers, and anyone responsible for, or interested in, leading people.

Cross border Data Flows

... at preventing member countries from adopting national laws that would restrict cross - border transfers of personal data . ... the following key concepts are critical to ensuring agile cross - border data transfer regimes that will ...

Cross border Data Flows


Artificial Intelligence for Knowledge Management

However, we have seen knowledge sharing in distributed agile projects is challenging, due to factors such as communication ... To mitigate those challenges and succeed in knowledge sharing within and across borders, practitioners adopt ...

Artificial Intelligence for Knowledge Management

This book features a selection of papers presented at the Second IFIP WG 12.6 International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Knowledge Management, AI4KM 2014, held in Wroclaw, Poland, in September 2014, in the framework of the Federated Conferences on Computer Science and Information Systems, FedCSIS 2014. The 9 revised and extended papers and one invited paper were carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in this volume. They present new research and innovative aspects in the field of knowledge management and are organized in the following topical sections: tools and methods for knowledge acquisition; models and functioning of knowledge management; techniques of artificial intelligence supporting knowlege management; and components of knowledge flow.

Global Diffusion and Adoption of Technologies for Knowledge and Information Sharing

Challenges of Migrating to Agile Methodologies. Communications ofthe ACM, 48(4), 73—78. O'Leary, M. B., & Cummings, J. N. (2007). ... Global IT Outsourcing: Software Development Across Borders. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Global Diffusion and Adoption of Technologies for Knowledge and Information Sharing

"This book provides diverse insights from researchers and practitioners around the world to offer their knowledge on the comparisons of international enterprises, to managers and practitioners to improve business practices and keep an open dialogue about global information management"--Provided by publisher.

Agile Service Development

This extends beyond the borders of the individual organization and includes the networked enterprise level. Automated, run-time assembly of ... Management, both at the level of the organization and at 184 8 Adopting Agile Service ...

Agile Service Development

Economies around the globe have evolved into being largely service-oriented economies. Consumers no longer just want a printer or a car, they rather ask for a printing service or a mobility service. In addition, service-oriented organizations increasingly exploit new devices, technologies and infrastructures. Agility is the ability to deal with such changing requirements and environments. Agile ways of working embrace change as a positive force and harness it to the organization's competitive advantage. The approach described in this book focuses on the notion of a service as a piece of functionality that offers value to its customers. Instead of solely looking at agility in the context of system or software development, agility is approached in a broader context. The authors illustrate three kinds of agility that can be found in an agile enterprise: business, process and system agility. These three types of agility reinforce each other and establish the foundation for the agile enterprise. Architecture, patterns, models, and all of the best practices in system development contribute to agile service development and building agile applications. This book addresses two audiences. On the one hand, it aims at agile and architecture practitioners who are looking for more agile ways of working in designing and building business services or who are interested in extending and improving their agile methods by using models and model-based architectures. On the other hand, it addresses students of (enterprise) architecture and software development or service science courses, both in computer science and in business administration.

Software Without Borders

You don't need to religiously follow all the elements of any particular methodology or even adopt a label for the one you choose. Personally, I recommend agile development methods because of the commitment to frequent software builds ...

Software Without Borders

When everything goes right, you end up with high-quality software in half the time for a fraction of the cost. But over 50% of offshore outsourcing projects do not achieve their cost-saving goals or timelines . . . or just fail completely. The mistakes and missteps are costly and painful, but NOW you don?t have to go there. This book shows you step-by-step how to make software development outsourcing work, from concept to completion. You?ll discover how to:? Choose the right vendor quickly and confidently? Stay in control of your outsourced software development project ? Achieve on-time, on-scope, and on-budget results ? Fiercely protect your intellectual property? Decide when to create a subsidiary for even greater savings

Advances in Agile and User Centred Software Engineering

Third International Conference on Lean and Agile Software Development, LASD 2019, and 7th Conference on ... H12 - Resources: There is a significant linear (positive correlation) relationship between Resources and Scrum adoption.

Advances in Agile and User Centred Software Engineering

This book constitutes revised selected papers from the 3rd International Conference on Lean and Agile Software Development, LASD 2019, and the 7th Conference on Multimedia, Interaction, Design and Innovation, MIDI 2019, which took place under the umbrella of the 14th Federated Conferences on Computer Science and Information Systems, FedCSIS, in Leipzig, Germany, in September 2019. LASD 2019 received a total of 30 submissions, of which 6 full and 1 short paper are included in this volume. For MIDI 2019 one short paper was accepted for publication in this book, from a total of 6 submissions.

Case Studies on the Regulatory Challenges Raised by Innovation and the Regulatory Responses

... Italy, Japan, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom) announced the creation of the Agile Nations, the world's first intergovernmental alliance aiming at fostering co-operation across borders towards more agile, ...

Case Studies on the Regulatory Challenges Raised by Innovation and the Regulatory Responses

The pace and scope of innovation are challenging the way governments regulate. Existing regulatory frameworks might not be agile enough to accommodate the fast pace of technological development and, as a consequence, rules might become outdated.

Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology

This however does not mean that it takes time to go agile. It only means that we have to understand the relationships between our team and newly adopted practices. Going back to our example, the team may try to adopt pair-solo ...

Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology

"This set of books represents a detailed compendium of authoritative, research-based entries that define the contemporary state of knowledge on technology"--Provided by publisher.

Collaborative Networks and Digital Transformation

... be more agile, collaborate across agency boundaries and national borders, and also develop specific capabilities. ... This paper highlights how the integration of hyper-connectivity, “smartness” and Artificial Intelligence adoption ...

Collaborative Networks and Digital Transformation

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 20th IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2019, held in Turin, Italy, in September 2019. The 56 revised full papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 141 submissions. They provide a comprehensive overview of major challenges and recent advances in various domains related to the digital transformation and collaborative networks and their applications with a strong focus on the following areas related to the main theme of the conference: collaborative models, platforms and systems for digital revolution; manufacturing ecosystem and collaboration in Industry 4.0; big data analytics and intelligence; risk, performance, and uncertainty in collaborative networked systems; semantic data/service discovery, retrieval, and composition in a collaborative networked world; trust and sustainability analysis in collaborative networks; value creation and social impact of collaborative networks on the digital revolution; technology development platforms supporting collaborative systems; collective intelligence and collaboration in advanced/emerging applications; and collaborative manufacturing and factories of the future, e-health and care, food and agribusiness, and crisis/disaster management.

Museums without Borders

Resilient organizations and systems are flexible, agile, and adaptable, and there's an important distinction between ... It would be helpful if museums, as organizations, adopted a similar perspective, for it is only through breakdown, ...

Museums without Borders

Drawing together nearly 40 years of experience, Museums without Borders presents the key works of one of the most respected practitioners and scholars in the field. Through these selected writings, Robert R. Janes demonstrates that museums have a broader role to play in society than is conventionally assumed. He approaches the fundamental questions of why museums exist and what they mean in terms of identity, community, and the future of civil life. This book consists of four Parts: Indigenous Peoples; Managing Change; Social Responsibility, and Activism and Ethics. The Parts are ordered chronologically and each begins with an introduction and an overview of the ensuing articles which situates the papers in their historical and cultural contexts. Using an interdisciplinary approach that combines anthropology, ethnography, museum studies and management theory, Janes both questions and supports mainstream museum practice in a constructive and self-reflective manner, offering readers alternative viewpoints on important issues. Considering concepts not generally recognized in museum practice, such as the Roman leadership model of primus inter pares and the Buddhist concept of mindfulness, Janes argues that the global museum community must examine how they can meet the needs of the planet and its inhabitants. Museums without Borders charts the evolving role of the contemporary museum in the face of environmental, societal and ethical challenges, and explores issues that have, and will, continue to shape the museum sector for decades to come. This book demonstrates that it is both reasonable and essential to expand the purpose of museums at this point in history – not only because of their unique characteristics and value to society, but also because of Janes’ respect and admiration for their rich legacy. It is time that museums assist in the creation of a new, caring, and more conscious future for themselves and their communities. This can only be done through authentic engagement with contemporary issues and aspirations.

Migration Urbanization and Development

... the need to adoptagile ” business practices ; and ( 7 ) the desirability of forging strategic international alliances . These trends will lead to growing similarities in production capabilities across metropolitan areas , and the ...

Migration  Urbanization  and Development

Internal migration and urbanization are key dimensions of the process of socioeconomic development. The unprecedented movement of peoples within the borders of their own countries is one of the greatest transformations witnessed in the 20th century. Policy analysts, especially those from developing countries where internal migration can be felt at first hand, view migration as one of the most important factors affecting the course of development. It is within this context that UNFPA convened the Symposium on Internal Migration and Urbanization in Developing Countries in January 1996 in preparation for the United Nations World Conference on Human Settlements in Istanbul in June 1996. The final results of the symposium are found in this book. This volume provides a better understanding, at global level, of internal migration issues of concern to policy analysts.

Scrum A Pocket Guide 3rd edition

Aiming at the real and lasting benefits of Agile development requires going beyond the borders of the IT (or similarly technical) ... An entire organization will prosper from adopting the Agile way of working with its short cycles, ...

Scrum     A Pocket Guide     3rd edition

This pocket guide to Scrum is the one book for everyone who wants to learn or re-learn about Scrum. The book describes the framework as it was designed and intended, with a strong focus on the purpose to the rules and adding an historical perspective to Scrum and the Agile movement. As the balance of society keeps shifting from industrial labor to digital work, complexity and unpredictability keep increasing. The need for agility through Scrum increases equally, in and beyond software and product development. This 3rd edition of Scrum - A Pocket Guide, while introducing some changes in terminology, more than ever offers the clarity and insights on Scrum that many organizations need, more than ever. It will help people and their organizations properly shape their Scrum, regardless of their domain or business. Scrum – A Pocket Guide is an extraordinarily competent book. It flows with insight, understanding, and perception. This should be the de facto standard handout for all looking for a complete, yet clear overview of Scrum without being bothered by irrelevancies. (Ken Schwaber, Scrum co-creator) The author, Gunther Verheyen, is a seasoned Scrum practitioner (2003). He has been employing Scrum since 2003. He was partner to Ken Schwaber and Director of the Professional Scrum series at Scrum.org. He is the founder of Ullizee-Inc and engages with people and organizations as an independent Scrum Caretaker on a journey of humanizing the workplace with Scrum.

Moving People Goods and Information in the 21st Century

... mobility of all factors of production across national borders—is being driven by relentless technological innovation. ... and information requires firms everywhere to adopt agile business practices and integrated logistics systems.

Moving People  Goods  and Information in the 21st Century

Globalisation and technological innovation have changed the way people, goods, and information move through and about cities. To remain, or become, economically and environmentally sustainable, cities and their regions must adapt to these changes by creating cutting-edge infrastructures that integrate advanced technologies, communications, and multiple modes of transportation. The book defines cutting-edge infrastructures, details their importance to cities and their regions, and addresses the obstacles to creating those infrastructures.

Crossing Borders Shifting Boundaries

Furthermore, patriotism was initiated and strengthened, as Godfrey Mwakikagile, a Tanzanian writer, remembers about his time in the national service. “It was a two-year program, from the time we first went in, and it taught us ...

Crossing Borders  Shifting Boundaries

This book investigates the impact of social phenomena such as recently created nation states, emerging international confederations, cross-national migration, and contemporary global forces on ethnic and national identities in Europe and beyond. The articles in this volume are written by leading international scholars, based on a variety of theoretical and empirical approaches, and offer a multifaceted discussion of the challenging issue of collective identities.

Scrum A Pocket Guide 2nd edition

Aiming at the real and lasting benefits of Agile development requires going beyond the borders of the IT (or similarly technical) ... An entire organization will prosper from adopting the Agile way of working with its short cycles, ...

Scrum     A Pocket Guide   2nd edition

This pocket guide to Scrum is the one book for everyone who wants to learn or re-learn about Scrum. The book describes the framework as it was designed and intended, with a strong focus on the purpose to the rules and adding an historical perspective to Scrum and the Agile movement. Several elements that were described in the first edition of Scrum - A Pocket Guide (2013) were later added to the official Scrum Guide. The most noticeable ones are the Scrum Values (2016) and the description of the 3 questions of the Daily Scrum as a good, yet optional practice (2017). As the balance of society keeps shifting from industrial labor to digital work, complexity and unpredictability keep increasing. The need for agility through Scrum increases equally, in and beyond software and product development. This 2nd edition of Scrum - A Pocket Guide offers the clarity and insights on Scrum that many organizations need, today and in the foreseeable future. Scrum – A Pocket Guide is an extraordinarily competent book. It flows with insight, understanding, and perception. This should be the de facto standard handout for all looking for a complete, yet clear overview of Scrum without being bothered by irrelevancies. (Ken Schwaber, Scrum co-creator) The author, Gunther Verheyen, is a seasoned Scrum practitioner (2003). Throughout his standing career as a consultant, Gunther has employed Scrum in diverse circumstances. He was partner to Ken Schwaber and Director of the Professional Scrum series at Scrum.org. He is the founder of Ullizee-Inc and engages with people and organizations as an independent Scrum Caretaker.

Structures and Architecture Bridging the Gap and Crossing Borders

Through the diffusion of Fiorini's publications, these structural concepts are known also by Le Corbusier, who gets in touch with the Italian designer suggesting him possible improvements and adopting ...

Structures and Architecture   Bridging the Gap and Crossing Borders

Structures and Architecture – Bridging the Gap and Crossing Borders contains the lectures and papers presented at the Fourth International Conference on Structures and Architecture (ICSA2019) that was held in Lisbon, Portugal, in July 2019. It also contains a multimedia device with the full texts of the lectures presented at the conference, including the 5 keynote lectures, and almost 150 selected contributions. The contributions on creative and scientific aspects in the conception and construction of structures, on advanced technologies and on complex architectural and structural applications represent a fine blend of scientific, technical and practical novelties in both fields. ICSA2019 covered all major aspects of structures and architecture, including: building envelopes/façades; comprehension of complex forms; computer and experimental methods; futuristic structures; concrete and masonry structures; educating architects and structural engineers; emerging technologies; glass structures; innovative architectural and structural design; lightweight and membrane structures; special structures; steel and composite structures; structural design challenges; tall buildings; the borderline between architecture and structural engineering; the history of the relationship between architects and structural engineers; the tectonic of architectural solutions; the use of new materials; timber structures, among others. This set of book and multimedia device is intended for a global readership of researchers and practitioners, including architects, structural and construction engineers, builders and building consultants, constructors, material suppliers and product manufacturers, and other professionals involved in the design and realization of architectural, structural and infrastructural projects.

Technology Adoption and Social Issues Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

... to organisational culture and collaboration across different borders and boundaries to adopt societal changes. ... it requires organisational changes to become more agile, answerable and open to the public (Fyfe and Crookall, 2010).

Technology Adoption and Social Issues  Concepts  Methodologies  Tools  and Applications

As society continues to experience increases in technological innovations, various industries must rapidly adapt and learn to incorporate these advances. While there are benefits to implementing these technologies, the sociological aspects still need to be considered. Technology Adoption and Social Issues: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is an innovative reference source for the latest academic material on the various effects of technology adoption, implementation, and acceptance. Highlighting a range of topics, such as educational technology, globalization, and social structure, this multi-volume book is ideally designed for academicians, professionals, and researchers who are interested in the latest insights into technology adoption.

Revolutions Without Borders

John Frederick struggled to hold onto his African heritage while adopting European ways. ... the most agile, identifying himself in his narrative as both an African and an Englishman. Another writer of memoirs, Dutch Patriot Gerritt ...

Revolutions Without Borders

A sweeping exploration of revolutionary ideas that traveled the Atlantic in the late eighteenth century Nation-based histories cannot do justice to the rowdy, radical interchange of ideas around the Atlantic world during the tumultuous years from 1776 to 1804. National borders were powerless to restrict the flow of enticing new visions of human rights and universal freedom. This expansive history explores how the revolutionary ideas that spurred the American and French revolutions reverberated far and wide, connecting European, North American, African, and Caribbean peoples more closely than ever before. Historian Janet Polasky focuses on the eighteenth-century travelers who spread new notions of liberty and equality. It was an age of itinerant revolutionaries, she shows, who ignored borders and found allies with whom to imagine a borderless world. As paths crossed, ideas entangled. The author investigates these ideas and how they were disseminated long before the days of instant communications and social media or even an international postal system. Polasky analyzes the paper records--books, broadsides, journals, newspapers, novels, letters, and more--to follow the far-reaching trails of revolutionary zeal. What emerges clearly from rich historic records is that the dream of liberty among America's founders was part of a much larger picture. It was a dream embraced throughout the far-flung regions of the Atlantic world.

Systems Software and Services Process Improvement

When adopting agile development methods in conservative environment, multiple time-boxed iterations appear in ... Working agile involves a lot of informal communication and tacit knowledge that has to be exchanged across teams' borders.

Systems  Software and Services Process Improvement

A typical characterization of EuroSPI is reflected in a statement made by a c- pany: “. . . the biggest value of EuroSPI lies in its function as a European knowledge and experience exchange mechanism for SPI and innovation. ” Since its beginning in 1994 in Dublin, the EuroSPI initiative has outlined that there is not a single silver bullet to solve SPI issues, but that you need to understand a c- bination of different SPI methods and approaches to achieve concrete benefits. The- fore each proceedings volume covers a variety of different topics, and at the conf- ence we discuss potential synergies and the combined use of such methods and - proaches. These proceedings contain selected research papers for five topics: Section I: SPI Tools Section II: SPI Methods Section III: SPI in SMEs Section IV: Economic Aspects of SPI Section V: The Future of SPI Section I presents studies on SPI tools. The authors provide an insight into new tools which can be used for SPI. Willem Bekkers et al. present a new assessment method and tool for software product management. Ismael Edrei-Espinosa-Curiel et al. illustrate a graphical approach to support the teaching of SPI. Paul Clarke and coworkers deal with an analysis and a tool to help real adoption of standards like ISO 12207 and they focus on SPI implementation and practices. Esparanca Amengual et al. present a new team-based assessment method and tool.