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ThoughtWorks embraces the individuality of the people in the organization and hence the opinions expressed in the blogs may contradict each other and also may not represent the opinions of ThoughtWorks.

The thorn should get watered too

A zen monk was watering a plant, a follower was puzzled as the monk was watering the plant which was full of thorns, people have been injured regularly from the pricks. The disciple went to the monk and quizzed about why a plant which harms others is being nurtured. The monk replied, I am watering […]

Vinod Kumaar R
3 August 2020

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The Innovator's Cunundrum

Even as the pandemic hits sales, [automakers] need to pour vast sums into developing electrical vehicles - with absolutely no guarantee of success.

-- FT Lex, July 29, 2020

Socioeconomic systems in transition are impossible to navigate. At the same time that the old order is in collapse, the keys to the new order are very difficult to forge. Plenty of people bet and lost - in many cases quite tragically - during the 1918 Russian revolution, the great depression that began in 1929, the 2008 financial crisis, as well as in many other transitions in between. It is easy…

noreply@blogger.com (Ross Pettit)
1 August 2020

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Inception and team happiness

Some time ago, I did facilitate a final retrospective for a team that has worked together for more than a year. Two of my passions are inceptions and retrospectives. So, during the retrospective, I was very interested on hearing more insights about that team view on inceptions. Being a retrospective facilitator is very rewarding. Besides […]

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Paulo Caroli
29 July 2020

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Weekends — a much needed time for Entrepreneurs

 

The truth is when you are an entrepreneur there is no weekend and it’s not by any compulsion but because of the passion, you have for your startup. The majority of the entrepreneurs would echo this line of thought.

If you are an entrepreneur and taking the weekend off then maybe you are just in a glorified job with no boss to report to.

All days are the same!

For entrepreneurs, work is their passion, their life, their baby. It’s for a reason you have left a few things behind to venture and create it. In fact, work is not

Nishant Verma
26 July 2020

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Resultado-chave versus atividades para alcançar o Resultado-chave

Percebi que várias pessoas confundem “Resultado-chave” com “Atividades para alcançar Resultado-chave”. Muitas vezes, eu facilito uma sessão para uma equipe definir seus OKRs. E eu tenho visto essa confusão, em muitas equipes. Veja o exemplo de OKR a seguir (do artigo do Felipe Castro sobre OKR): Objetivo: criar uma experiência incrível para o cliente Resultado-chave: […]

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Paulo Caroli
21 July 2020

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Narrow Neck

Narrow Neck

adams.co.tt blog
19 July 2020

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Narrow Neck Trail

Narrow Neck Trail

adams.co.tt blog
19 July 2020

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Katoomba Cascade

Katoomba Cascade

adams.co.tt blog
19 July 2020

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Delete it if you find it...

Nishant Verma
16 July 2020

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Kamay Botany Bay National Park

Kamay Botany Bay National Park

adams.co.tt blog
16 July 2020

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Parking lot, a facilitator tool to keep a focused conversation

The Parking lot helps to track any items, ideas and issues that are raised during an activity, but may not be useful to discuss at that specific time in the workshop. It is an essential toolkit for the facilitator as it provides a polite way to say “yes, I heard you. But it is not […]

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Paulo Caroli
14 July 2020

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Retrospectiva de despedida – atividades e template no Mural

Confira uma sequência de atividades usadas na última retrospectiva para uma equipe ágil que trabalhou em um programa por mais de um ano. A retrospectiva durou 90 minutos; 12 participantes. Neste post, também compartilho um template de mural que usei para facilitar essa reunião. 1. Contexto Esta é a última retrospectiva para essa equipe incrível. […]

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Paulo Caroli
13 July 2020

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Podcast on shift of code into the browser published

In one of the discussions of the Doppler group, where we create the ThoughtWorks Technology Radar, I mentioned that I saw a shift of code from the server to the browser. Mike, who is one of the hosts of our podcast series, got interested, and so did Rebecca, our CTO at ThoughtWorks. Together we recorded a conversation that retraces the twenty year history from “rich” desktop applications to systems where more than 50% of the code runs in the web browser, ending with a brief look into the future.

erik doernenburg
9 July 2020

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The end of the Hackintosh era (for me)

Picture of my hackintoshSince 2009 a Hackintosh has been my main computer at home. In case you are unfamilar with the concept, a Hackintosh is a generic PC built from components that runs Apple's macOS. In hindsight this was a good choice at the time but a number of factors have now driven me to buy MacBook Pro for personal use.

With the announcements by Apple at WWDC this year a beautiful symmetry seems ahead. In 2006 I bought one of the first Intel MacBook Pros and now I bought what will likely be one of the last Intel MacBook Pros. And in…

erik doernenburg
26 June 2020

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Lockdown Learning – The Ukulele!

I’ve always loved the island vibe, and the chilled surfy culture that comes with it.  Probably has a lot to do with growing up in North Devon, and solidified in my couple of trips to Hawaii, which were both amazing. I’ve also always been fairly musical. I grew up playing wind instruments, the piano (badly!) … Continue reading Lockdown Learning – The Ukulele!

Anne J Simmons
10 July 2020

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What if Wright brothers did not invent airplanes?

Would we still have aeroplanes if Wright brothers were not able to invent it? The answer is yes, someone else would have made the breakthrough may be months or a few years later. It is applicable for most of the inventions. The end result for the general public will more or less be the same; […]

Vinod Kumaar R
7 July 2020

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Does your functional automation really add value?


We all know that automation is one of the key enablers for those on the CI-CD journey.

Most teams are:

  • implementing automation
  • talking about its benefits
  • up-skilling themselves
  • talking about tooling
  • etc.

However, many a times I feel we are blinded because of the theoretical value test automation provides, or because everyone says it adds value, or because of the shiny tools / tech-stacks we get to use , or ...

To try and understand more about this, can you answer the below questions?

In your experience, or in your current project:
  1. Does your functional automation really add value?
  2. What

noreply@blogger.com (Anand Bagmar)
7 July 2020

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Os desafios da Lean Inception remota

Se você já participou de uma Lean Inception presencial, sabe que há muitos desafios a serem superados durante os dias de workshop. E quando se faz necessária a realização de uma Lean Inception remota, fica mais desafiador ainda. Mas, calma, não precisa ficar preocupado ou se desanimar! Existem várias razões para realizar uma inception remota. […]

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Paulo Caroli
6 July 2020

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How do you think about activities and prepare the agenda for a workshop?

Many times, I am invited to facilitate retrospectives, inceptions and workshops. For retrospectives, I use the FunRetrospectives.com agenda builder. For inceptions, I will either plan a Lean Inception, or decide the activities according to the requester intention for the inceptions (I will select activities from the inception activities menu and prepare the agenda). But for […]

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Paulo Caroli
6 July 2020

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[Novidade] Treinamento Lean Inception Remota

A Caroli.org abriu um novo treinamento: o treinamento Lean Inception Remota. Se você está interessado no método Lean Inception, você tem duas opções de treinamento: o treinamento Lean Inception Remota ou o treinamento Lean Inception Presencial (datas indefinidas ou suscetíveis a serem postergadas). Ambos treinamentos são sobre o método Lean Inception. Entretanto o treinamento Lean […]

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Paulo Caroli
2 July 2020

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