Ways of working

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Today’s tech jobs involve new ways of working. With IBM SkillsBuild, you can learn how to use agile and design thinking to better focus on users and create more impactful solutions. You can also develop key skills for professional success and soft skills needed in the workforce.

New ways of working are here to stay

Agile

Agile continues to be one of the most popular software development methodologies and is increasingly being accepted in other fields, such as marketing, human resources, and sales.

Design thinking

Big companies adopt design thinking to better identify, understand, and address the problems that their customers have. They value solutions over processes and creativity and innovation over traditions.

The latest ways of working to know about

  • Being agile means your team is managing projects to emphasize a user focus, business value, and continuous improvement, while remaining flexible.
  • Design thinking is a team framework that allows you to focus on user needs and respond with better solutions to whatever problems arise.
  • Professional skills are what employers are looking for in a job candidate like you, such as critical thinking, communication, collaboration with others, problem solving, and resourcefulness.
  • An entrepreneurial mindset is a set of skills that enables you to identify and make the most of opportunities, overcome and learn from setbacks, and succeed in a variety of settings.
  • Mindfulness can increase your self-awareness, reduce stress, improve focus and resilience, and increase overall happiness.

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