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24th of Januar - International Day of Education

Geschrieben am: 23.01.2019 in by

The United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed the 24th of January as the International Day of Education. What applies to societies also helps (agile) teams and companies; learning ensures a sustainable development. The solution: one integrates so-called learning stories in the sprint.

Scrum Board in der Kinder- und Jugendarbeit

Elements of scrum in child and youth work

Geschrieben am: 11.10.2018 in by

authored by Carina Hoppenz

What does Scrum have to do with child and youth work? Some people may wonder this when reading the title. So, let's get to the bottom of this by taking a closer look at agile work, especially, with regard to using elements from Scrum in child and youth work by the example of a children's holiday program from the association Brückenhaus e.V.

Remote Work Experience

Geschrieben am: 25.09.2018 in by Michael Mlynarski

The last 10 days I had the chance to work completely remote from Poland. This way I could understand more how other remote workers at QualityMinds feel like and at the same time learn how I can work&travel at the same time. Here are some of my insights:

Effektiveres Lernen in Dienstleistungsunternehmen

Research at QualityMinds

Geschrieben am: 31.08.2018 in by Vera Gehlen-Baum

Many QualityMinds have a background in research. Therefore, to many of us, it is a matter of course to scrutinize questions that arise in our day-to-day work, and -if necessary- to supplement it with data through small research designs. The following article explains how we conduct research at QualityMinds.

Effektiveres Lernen in Dienstleistungsunternehmen

5 Ways Telepresence Technology Will Change The Way We Communicate

Geschrieben am: 10.08.2018 in by QualityMinds

Telepresence is the ability to interact with an environment you are not physically in, and we’ve been doing it for centuries, even millenia. But if that’s the case, how is it changing things now? Especially with regard to the technology development.

Effektiveres Lernen in Dienstleistungsunternehmen

Agile Leadership – just another new leadership style or more than just a buzzword?

Geschrieben am: 25.05.2018 in Agile Company by Nadine Göb

There is a controversial discussion about "Agile Leadership". Some responses are negative, whereas some others praise agile leadership as a recipe for success. So what is an agile leader and what is so special about it? And is it even desirable to be agile as a leader?

Meet the Minds Day at QualityMinds

Meet the Minds Day

Geschrieben am: 03.05.2018 in by QualityMinds

Some time ago, we decided to further develop our recruiting concept and launched a so-called Meet the Minds Day (MTMD). During that day a self-organised team (often without the CEO/HR) has the ability to spend some quality time with the candidates, work with them and get to know them better. The meeting does not only offer an opportunity to get to know each other better, but it also actively involves the teammates in the decision-making process and empowers them.

Effektiveres Lernen in Dienstleistungsunternehmen

Working hours in agile companies

Geschrieben am: 31.01.2018 in Agile Company by Vera Gehlen-Baum

In the age of digitalisation we are connected and available at all times. However, for many people this means working beyond the contractual 40 hours per week. Theoretically, the agile work process should prevent us from wasting our time but it does not solve the problem of overtime work and occasionally it even encourages it. Especially in companies which strive to implement agile principles but fail to create the environment of trust and autonomous work.

Trust-based working hours and new concepts

TestBash Manchester 2017

Geschrieben am: 02.11.2017 in QA Community by Patrick Prill

It was time for the second edition of TestBash Manchester, and together with other well-known people from the testing community, our very own Vera was part of the line-up of the conference day.

Effektiveres Lernen in Dienstleistungsunternehmen

Tip 1: Define learning goals – working with ePortfolios 2:0

Geschrieben am: 08.07.2016 in Agile Company by Vera Gehlen-Baum

Teaching and learning goals are pivotal to a successful continuous learning process.