7 ways to be a better servant leader in an agile delivery team

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Servant leadership means putting the needs of employees first, and helping teams to develop and perform as effectively as possible. The recipe to becoming a servant leader isn’t complicated, but can touch on many facets. Today I want to share 7 ways to be a great servant leader in a modern delivery team.

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3 principles for high-performing teams

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Building a high-performance agile team sounds simple. But when you wade into the detail, getting teams working together to ramp up delivery while maintaining high levels of service can seem a daunting task. It doesn’t have to be. In this post I’d like to share 3 simple principles that we’ve used to help put together teams that deliver at speed.

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What we talk about when we talk about user-centred design

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If you’re interested in how we go about user-centered design at Made Tech, then our blog, Designed and Made, should definitely be on your radar. Each week, a design community member takes a turn to write a post that falls somewhere under the vast umbrella of all the things we talk about when we talk about design. Here are a few recent highlights.

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Why I joined Made Tech as a Delivery Principal

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I love being a freelancer. With freelancing, you deliver then move on. Often, you don’t have enough time to develop strong and effective relationships. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time freelancing – and got to work for some great people and teams. But it was time for a change.

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Sharing control: design principles for local government log-ins

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How can we improve the experience of using local government services? Why not begin at the beginning: signing in. Authentication remains a pain point for millions of people when they try to use a digital service. But we can solve much of this with a simple change in mindset – accepting that it’s fine for someone to do something on someone else’s behalf.

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Delivery to client principal: from imposter syndrome to new-found confidence

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Working as a delivery manager at Made Tech, I’d never felt so content in a role. I was responsible for making sure we delivered in the open, communicating well, delivering value for money – and I loved it! As I started to explore my career progression opportunities after a year or so, I was presented with the option to move into the role of client principal. I was flattered to be considered, but it was also a step into the unknown…

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Measuring the carbon footprint of your Python applications

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With environmental targets an ever-growing concern, building applications that are as efficient as possible is more important than ever. Data is the key to understanding the environmental impact your applications have. With this in mind, how do you begin to measure the carbon footprint of your software?

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Black History Month is a time of sharing at Made Tech

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This month, we celebrate Black history, and to mark Black History Month at Made Tech, we’ve decided to put together a few team interviews to get a better insight to what Black history and culture means to our team members.

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Housing repairs and beyond: the collaboration opportunity for local government delivery

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Housing is one of the fundamentals of local government. But what’s obvious from our conversations with local authorities is that legacy technology is no longer fit for purpose. We must do better. And with a collaborative mindset and agile approach – we can.

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