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Linda Cook Discusses the Agile Coaching Profession

Posted by Linda Cook on  Dec 02, 2011 2

Linda Cook, a well-known agilist, and board member of both the Agile Alliance and the Agile Leadership Network, discusses the agile coaching profession. Among other things, she covers servant leadership, being as a role model, types of individuals appropriate for the profession, and the differences between being an external coach versus being an internal employee in the coach role.

Andrew Hunt on Pragmatic Programming

Posted by Andrew Hunt on  Nov 25, 2011 2

InfoQ sits down with Andrew Hunt, one of the original Agile Manifesto signatories, to discuss how Agile has diverged from the original vision and how pragmatic programming has evolved. Andy discusses CoffesScript, Arduino, and HTML5 and he shares his views on the effectiveness of pair programming, Agile testing methods and other practices.

Chet Hendrickson on the Need for Good Technical Practices

Posted by Chet Hendrickson on  Nov 18, 2011 3

Chet Hendrickson was interviewed at Agile 2011. He discusses the need to get back to basics, to the ideas that made agile successful in the first place - small teams working closely with empowered product owners and using good technical practices. He describes the Agile Sweet Spot and talks about how organizations can work towards achieving it.

Ward Cunningham on Agile: 10 Years After

Posted by Ward Cunningham on  Nov 08, 2011 3

On the 10th anniversary of the Agile Manifesto, Ward Cunningham discusses software craftsmanship, pair programming, and the changes in Agile over the last ten years. He explains how his original ideas have become diluted, and shares his latest project, based on ideas originating from his work with HyperCard, to create federated documents.

Examining the Roots of Agile

Posted by Satoshi Kuroiwa, Kiro Harada and Kenji Hiranabe on  Nov 03, 2011

How did the Toyota Production System influence the formation of Agile practices, and what advances in systems thinking can be useful to Agile thinkers today? This also interview examines the current state of software development in Japan, where waterfall processes still hold sway but Agile techniques are taking hold.

Creativity and Brain Science with Mark Levison and Roger Brown

Posted by Mark Levison and Roger Brown on  Oct 28, 2011

Agile teams are an ideal environment for collaborative creativity. Great teams can apply creative ideas to problem solving and innovation for new product ideas. Neuroscience gives us new insights into how creativity works. Research into creativity enhancement gives us ways to guide people in a group to create results that are greater than the sum of its individual members.

The IC Agile Training Mix

Posted by Ahmed Sidky, Alistair Cockburn, Bob Payne on  Oct 21, 2011 1

Founding members of the ICAgile Consortium, Ahmed Sidky and Alistair Cockburn, discuss IC Agile, along with Bob Payne, a consultant, coach and trainer. They explain why ICAgile was created, how it fits in with popular certifications like the Certified ScrumMaster, how organizations that deliver training can fit their courses into the ICAgile road map and how individuals can collect knowledge.

Jez Humble on Continuous Delivery

Posted by Jez Humble on  Oct 14, 2011 16

In this interview at Agile 2011, Jez Humble discusses continuous delivery and the deployment pipeline, emphasizing the importance of feedback and automating tests at every level to validate deployments. Gone are the days of massive acceptance test scripts. He also talks about the evils of feature branching, and speaks on the DevOps practices to collaborate all the way through the delivery cycle.

Systems Thinking for Management

Posted by Esther Derby on  Oct 11, 2011

Esther Derby talks about common management and team traps that can impact organisations adopting Agile methods. She describes the conditions needed to form "real teams" and how management can create the right environment to nurture the formation of self organizing teams.

Whats Happening with the AAFTT and Entaggle

Posted by Elisabeth Hendrickson on  Sep 30, 2011

Elisabeth talks about the current state of functional testing tools and the work being done by the Agile Alliance Functional Testing Tools program and how it is influencing the direction of tools development in the testing space. She also describes the new community-based site for giving and getting professional recognition- Entaggle.

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