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As Agile Actors, we cultivate a learning culture where an ambitious tech professional can find Guidance, Coaching and Personal Development and empower them to take initiatives and self organize.

Until recently, our performance assessment model followed that of what some might deem as a more “conservative” approach. Our bi-annual review periods set a period where feedback was requested and provided and as such achievement actions were decided.

However, as a result, there was an increasingly obvious feeling of dissatisfaction, lack of engagement and high turnover on the professionals’ part and significant time consumption during the review periods for the HR team running the process. …


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Organising a successful UX Workshop is far from easy-especially since they have become quite popular. For this, we have compiled a list with foundational UX Activities that will turn your workshop into a grand success.


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React is an open-source, front end, JavaScript library that makes it easy to create interactive UIs. This is one of the reasons why it has become so popular in the past years. The team behind React have shared the Principles they adhere to and these are:


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We are proud and honoured to be sharing the recognition of two of our “homegrown” performance management practices at the HR Awards 2020!

Both our Coaching Model-Silver Category Winner of “Effective use of coaching-mentoring” and our Continuous Feedback Performance Model- Silver award of “Excellence in performance management strategy/initiative” have been cultivated within our learning ecosystem for us by us.

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Our Coaching Model

The Coaching Model is a core practice of ours which focuses on a professional’s greatest asset-themself. …


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2020 has changed the working environment greatly. We at Agile Actors have embraced the remote culture from our very beginning providing tips and guides to support our professionals. For us, remote working was our preferred way of doing things even before the COVID-19 pandemic came along.

We always go out of our way to help our professionals to enhance their productivity and to find solutions so that they work without interruptions. It is with great curiosity that we have witnessed how the whole world struggled (and still struggles) to adjust and settle in working from home. …


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October was yet another fascinating month in the world of technology. As new updates and releases were launched.

So let us take a closer look.

New Releases

Python 3.9: Delivering significant changes to language features and performance boosts.

Developer’s Life And News

Grafana Labs Looks to Simplify Observability.

According to a recent research, 51% of developers say they’re dealing with 100x more code than 10 years ago.

News

Play Store downloads hit 28.3 billion during lockdown.

RIP Google Play Music, Gone Too Soon

These are some of the updates that took place over October. For more news, productivity tips and the latest technology updates follow the Agile Actors PlayBook.

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Agile Actors focuses on creating a dynamic learning ecosystem. As we do understand the need for continuous improvement and self-development we pay attention to establishing a nurturing learning environment for our professionals. Our GROW model consists of three main pillars: Coaching, Training and Practice. Today we will take a closer look at Coaching and delve into the human perspective of it. More specifically we will focus on the relationship between a Coach and a Coachee and the impact this learning model has on their professional and personal lives.

Once someone joins Agile Actors they are assigned a coach.

For Coachees at the beginning, it is rather difficult to fully grasp the power of the coaching model applied. Especially since they have not experienced anything like that before. …


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Today we are thrilled to announce that our soccer team, the Agile Actors G.O.A.T.S reached the finals in the Business Champions League! The win was even sweeter as we were up against great competitors that challenged us to do our best.

The tournament organised and held at Paradise Park started early in the year and was halted during the quarantine period, with the team returning to the field and reaching the finals held at the end of September.

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We are very proud to know that we are represented by a team that collaborates skillfully and promotes team spirit to the fullest. It was our “team first, ego last” mentality that made this possible just as much from within the football team as well as our peers on the bleachers! Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, not many of us could attend the game live, so a live stream was set up where we could all cheer the team! Our success was celebrated with champagne and pizzas and beers too of course as our team performed their best and showed great progress. …


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Javascript is becoming increasingly popular and it is one of the programming languages that developers should learn. It is a multi-paradigm language enabling interactive web pages. It plays an integral part in building web applications and along with Python it is the language often used for writing Application Programming Interfaces (APIs).

Here is a list of 4 Javascript books for developers:

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JavaScript: The Good Parts
by Douglas Crockford

The book erases all the bad features that JS has and focuses on a subset of JavaScript that’s more reliable and easier to maintain.

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Eloquent JavaScript: A Modern Introduction to Programming
by Marijn Haverbeke

This revised and updated version of the book is edited in order to reflect the current state of JavaScript. …

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