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What Is Agile? A Philosophy That Develops Through Practice

by Umar Ali

Agile’s flexibility is attractive, but its lack of specificity leads teams to misinterpret its applications. Agile expert Umar Ali explains how he helps teams prioritize values over practices.

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Is the Citizen Developer the New Face of Agility?

by Bryan Bates

In an era of talent shortages and fast delivery, the low-code market is taking off. Citizen development on a low-code platform may be the solution your organization needs.

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Remote Solutions for Effective Agile Retrospectives

by Jim Stewart

Leading effective remote retrospectives can be challenging. These videoconferencing best practices will help you run successful retros whether your teams are remote or in-house.

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Hybrid Project Management: A Middle Ground Between Agile and Waterfall

by Greig O'Brien

Agile project management strives for adaptability, while Waterfall strives for predictability. A hybrid approach that marries the two can be challenging to implement but beneficial for some projects.

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Scrum Master vs. Agile Coach: Why Successful Transformations Need Both

by Tony Amos

During an Agile transformation, leaders often assume that the Agile coach role can be undertaken by a Scrum master. While they share similar traits, these roles have scopes that differ greatly.

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What Is a Technical Project Manager?

by Adina Zoltan

Surging demand for Technical Project Managers has raised some important questions for PMs in software development. What are the responsibilities and expectations associated with this role? And just how technical is “technical”?

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How to Facilitate Change Through Agile Servant Leadership

by Alvaro Villena

The philosophy of servant leadership gives project managers a superpower to influence teams without direct authority, which allows them to drive change across the organization more effectively.

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How to Build a Strong Remote Work Culture: An Interview with Christy Schumann

by Vytas Butkus

Christy Schumann, Toptal’s VP of Talent Operations, discusses what it is like to lead a 100-strong fully remote and distributed team that is responsible for matching Fortune 500 companies and well-funded startups with some of the best talent in the world.

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