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Most meaningful work happens in teams so to further expand the Humanizing Work movement and conversation we are taking season 2 to focus on teams. Richard Lawrence and Peter Green dive into what makes teams great, what gets in their way and what we can learn from various kinds of teams.

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The “Patterns for Splitting User Stories” remains a top resource Agile For All offers. In addition to French, German, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Hungarian, we now are releasing the *Polish* version.

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From the Developer Essentials Newsletter: The intersection of Agile methods and technical software development.

If you missed Part 1, review it here.

5. Discovering Scenarios

Have you ever looked at a block of a mere dozen lines of old code (that you now have to enhance), and struggled to figure out all

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Ron Jeffries coined the term #DarkScrum.

#DarkScrum occurs when we focus on enforcing Scrum mechanics rather than reinforcing Agile Values and Principles.

This results in unenjoyable and demoralizing work. Where busyness is prioritized over impact. In other words, lots of work being done without a potentially releasable product increment created

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Humanizing Work Season 1 Finale: Why Now? - YouTube

Why now? What conditions in the world make this the right time for a Humanizing Work movement?

There are two key shifts that have happened in our working world that are really unique to our day. These

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Humanizing Work Show Ep.4: Growth Is Essential - YouTube

Growth is one of the core things that motivates people in all aspects of their life.

“Work that doesn’t provide opportunities for growth is dehumanizing.”

“Energy is additive. If I’m growing at work I’ve got energy…when

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An editor of Dr. Dobbs magazine once wrote to me—replying to my response to an article—“All the benefits [of Test-Driven Development] could be attained equally by writing tests after the code, rather than before.”[1]

Tests exercise software to be sure it’s doing what was intended. So, whether you use Test-Driven Development (TDD) or write unit-tests

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Humanizing Work Show Ep. 3: What Drives Motivation - YouTube

When you think about what motivates someone within their job or work it tends to go back to what their connection is to the purpose behind their work.

“…it’s hard to imagine a motivating purpose that doesn’t

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Humanizing Work Show Ep.2: The Relationship (or Conflict) Between Ease and Meaning at Work - YouTube

“This is why successful serial entrepreneurs, even after a big exit, go on to start something else, not because they need the money, but because they need to do meaningful work.”

If you’re not growing, do you lose interest? If you’re not pushing yourself to the

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Agile For All | Agile Blog by Richard Lawrence - 4M ago

This week, we launched the Humanizing Work Show. In episode 1, we summarize what we mean by Humanizing Work and where the phrase came from.

Humanizing Work is about shaping work to fit people. When people thrive at work, teams and organizations thrive.

Humanizing Work has four key themes:

  • Creativity — people need to exercise autonomy,

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