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Budgeting and Accounting [TOP]

Accounting for Internal Use Software
Beyond Budgeting Case Study – Favi
Lean Accounting: Does IT Need a Time Out on Time Tracking?
Your Agile Project Needs a Budget, Not an Estimate


Bell Curves and Measuring Badly

Career Paths [TOP]

An Agile Talent Development and Adaptive Career Framework

Community of Practice [TOP]

Communities of Practice: The Missing Piece of Your Agile Organisation

Culture [TOP]

“Spotify Model” – 10 lessons in transplantology
5 Questions to Ask About Corporate Culture to Get Beyond the Usual Meaningless Blather
Don’t Copy the Spotify Model
Driven away by hypocrisy: when endorsing a caring workplace backfires for leaders
HBR How Employee Engagement Hits the Bottom Line
How Damaging Is a Bad Boss, Exactly? – Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman
Strategies for Learning from Failure – Amy C. Edmondson

Failure Modes [TOP]

12 Failure Modes in Agile Transformation [PDF warning!]
Rolling Out Agile in a Large Enterprise
Seven Pitfalls to Avoid During Organizational Transformation
Six Common Mistakes That Didn’t Make
State of Agile Report

Finance [TOP]

We Spent $3.3M Buying Out Investors: Why and How We Did It
Why Should Agilists Care About Capitalization?

General Leadership [TOP]

Agile Talent Management
An operating model for company-wide agile development
Executives and Safety – “Get it done” Individuals
Good Leaders Are Good Learners
How do you motivate employees? – Summary of Herzberg theory
Leadership and The Art of Effective Listening
What is an Agile Leader?
General Leadership Books

Hiring [TOP]

Interview Humiliation
The Problem with Using Personality Tests for Hiring

Managers in Scrum [TOP]

Functional Managers in Agile
Leading vs. Managing in a Scrum Environment
Linking Agile to HR
Reinventing Management – Steve Denning
Role of Manager
Scaling The Happiness Index
The Role of The Manager in Scrum
What do Middle Managers Do in Agile
What Makes Joy,Inc Work? Disciplined Project Management
Where Does a Project Manager Fit in Scrum – Part 1
Where Does a Project Manager Fit in Scrum – Part 1 – includes an exercise you can play with your team
Managers in Scrum Books

Metrics and Measurement [TOP]

30+ Metrics for Agile Software Development Teams
Addressing Problems Caused by AMMs
Agile Metrics
Agile Metrics: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Agile Teams: Don’t use happiness metrics, measure Team Morale
An Appropriate Use of Metrics
Be careful how often you measure
Bell Curves and Measuring Badly
Beyond the Happy Bubble
Cycle Time and Lead Time
Data driven coaching – Agile 2016
Data driven coaching – Agile 2016 slideshare
Entangled – Solving the Hairy Problem of Team Dependencies [PDF warning!]
Happiness Metric – The Wave of the Future
How Accountants Kill Innovation
I’m Sorry, But Those Are Vanity Metrics
If You Can’t Measure It, You’d Better Manage It
Linear Thinking in a Nonlinear World
Making sense of organization impediments
Measurement for Scrum – What are Appropriate Measures?
Measuring and evaluating Scrum in complex environments
Measuring Happiness on the Team: What is Crisp?
Measuring Team Performance
Metrics don’t have to be evil
Metrics don’t have to be evil – 5 traps and tips
Metrics for Agile
Metrics for Understanding Flow
Monte Python Simulation: Misunderstanding Monte Carlo
Patrick Kau – on the Appropriate Use of Metrics
Red, Yellow, Green or RYG/RAG Reports: How They Hide the Truth
Scrumming the Scrum (the use of happiness as a Metric in Retrospectives)
Team Metrics – Case Study
The Agile Acid Test
The Happiness metric and a few others
The One Formula for Metrics
Vanity Metrics vs. Actionable Metrics
Why Vanity Metrics are Dangerous: Holding a Mirror Up to Your Measures of Success
Forecasting Tools

Ongoing Organizational Improvement [TOP]

The Gravity of $70K: What Actually Happened at Gravity Payments
Improvement Stories

Open Offices [TOP]

6 Psych Tips For Creating The Ideal Workspace
Google got it wrong. The open-office trend is destroying the workplace.
Privacy and Communication in an Open-Plan Office A Case Study
The impact of the ‘open’ workspace on human collaboration
The Open-Office Trap
The supposed benefits of open-plan offices do not outweigh the costs
Why The Open Office Makes You Distracted, Exhausted, And Insecure
Workspace satisfaction: The privacy-communication trade-off in open-plan offices

Pay for Performance [TOP]

Bogus Bonuses and C.E.O. Salaries – Dan Ariely
Prosocial Bonuses

Performance Management [TOP]

A Performance Question
A Quick Rundown on Performance Reviews
Accenture will get rid of annual performance reviews and rankings
An Alternative to Performance Reviews
Case Study: What Really Happens When Companies Remove Ratings
It’s Time to Kill the Performance Review
Microsoft Drops Stack Ranking
Personal development at Spotify
Quotes from “Get Rid of the Performance Review!”
Stack Ranking and the damage done at Microsoft
The corporate kabuki of performance reviews
The Truth about Performance Reviews and Other Corporate Bullsh*t
Theory of Constraints (TOC)
What Really Happens When Companies Remove Ratings (Case Study)
Why GE had to kill its annual performance reviews after more than three decades
Why More and More Companies Are Ditching Performance Ratings
Performance Management Books

Reporting [TOP]

AgileEVM – Earned Value Management in Scrum Projects
AgileEVM: Measuring Cost Efficiency Across the Product Lifecycle

Tours of Agile Companies [TOP]

Marc P Summers visit to the Infusionsoft Headquarters 2013

Transformation and Transitions [TOP]

A culture that attracts quality candidates
Agile Transformation at KPN iTV
How Google changed a Development Culture from avoiding Test in Development to embracing it and test automation
Small engineering team as a competitive advantage
The Attraction of Classic Hierarchies
The Defense Innovation Board wants to help the military recognize ‘agile BS’
Three Organisational Transformation Modes
Transformation from the top? How about engagement on the ground?
What Managers Can Do To Support Agile Transformations
Why We Hate Change
Transformation and Transitions Books