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Co-active coaching meets Agile

Author: Alexey Krivitsky On the last Friday of the summer we ran the 5th meet-up of the Agile Coaching Circle community on the topic of Co-Active Coaching in the Agile Context. Again it was warmly hosted by XING in Hamburg. The four previous gatherings were dedicated to the agile topics like: advanced retrospectives (with Marc Löffler), agile coaching culture at Spotify   Continue Reading…


Scaling Mobile at XING: Platform, Framework and Domain Teams

Author: Alexey Krivitsky Here at XING we’ve been having quite an exciting challenge. Learning how to scale mobile development in a way so that as many teams as needed could contribute to development of mobile apps (on both iOS and Android platforms) and at the same time keep the apps consistent, stable and shiny… That’s   Continue Reading…


Sprint Review Turned Into A Beer Fest

Today our sprint review was different. It didn’t look like any meeting at all. If you would enter the team areas you wouldn’t see anything drastically different to our normal working mode: people are talking in small groups, several people are discussing something by looking at their mobile phones, several others are leaning over tables and looking   Continue Reading…


Win tickets for the StartupWeekend Women Hamburg

Hi folks (German text see below), as sponsor of the StartupWeekend Women in Hamburg (10-12 April, 2015), XING is giving away two developer tickets for the event. Such, two lucky coders can join for free this high-energy and inspiring event. Developers who are interested to join, please write to sweepstake@xing.com no later than 7 April, 2015 (incl.) mention   Continue Reading…


The Job Fair: On Choosing Teams

Background Change is afoot in our business unit and one of the challenges we’re facing is finding a way to accommodate new product development with the existing teams we have.  In collaboration with the product team we decided to do a bit of a re-org and make 5 teams out of the 3 teams we   Continue Reading…


Ready, steady, go!

The first Agile Coaching Circle event got off to a flying start It started with a simple post to all the agile coaches at XING: what do you think about the “Kollegiale Beratung” coaches exchange and its format, its value? Time for something new? After some back and forth, Alexey Krivitsky, Julia Rüterböries and Björn   Continue Reading…