InfoQ's lead Agile editor, Shane Hastie, shares his experiences in coaching large multinational companies with cross-cultural teams. Topics include retrospectives, user stories and Scrum techniques. He also provides an update on the Agile Alliance board and talks about their efforts to translate he Agile Manifesto.
Derek W. Wade and Susan Eller discuss double-loop learning, Chris Argyris, frames, simulations, hospitals, mental models and why double-loop learning is so much more bad-ass than single loop learning.
Declan Whelan discusses Agile Coaching and the lessons learnt returning to coding as part of a new lean startup as well Agile Coach Camp, pair coaching and his role on the Agile Alliance board.
More than a year since his book Contiuous Delivery came out, author Jez Humble talks about changes in CD, and its relationships with Cloud development, ALM. He also shares his Four Principles Of Low-Risk Software Releases. Other topics include TDD, feedback at different stages of the pipeline, and his involvement with Devops.
Hendrik Esser discusses the leadership challenges and changes in Ericsson's large scale Agile transition. He describes how trust and transparency have been achieved across all levels of the organization, and the cultural changes that have resulted.
Adam Weisbart discusses making Agile fun, through the use of resources he has developed such as "Build Your Own Scrum", "Retrospective Cookies", "Update The Card Wall" and "Agile Antipatterns", all of which can be found at http://weisbart.com/.
Mike Cottmyer talks about the three aspects needed for enterprise-wide agile adoption: structure, practice & culture and how they need to be incrementally changed to ensure agile transformation sticks. He discusses the importance of program and portfolio level changes and how organisational transformation needs a "guitar mummy" approach to embed the new ways of working.
Independent Lean and Agile Coach Liz Keogh talks to InfoQ about how Behaviour Driven Development isn't really about testing and how knowing where you are in the Cynefin framework can help you choose more appropriate practices for your project.
Linda Cook is a board member of the Agile Alliance. She talks about the impact of Management Debt on the ability of teams to be fully successful, diversity in the workplace and the impact of women leaving technical fields and the international role of the Agile Alliance.
At the Agile 2012 conference Ed Yourdon was interviewed and discussed the state of the industry, the uptake of agile methods and the level of awareness about these topics in senior management. He spoke about the similarities and differences between agile and previous process improvement initiatives, how agile requires cultural change and what is needed to enable that cultural change to happen.
Lyssa Adkins and Michael Spayd discuss the discipline of professional coaching, leading and facilitating conflict and the right view when thinking about conflict.
At the Agile 2012 conference Team Wikispeed demonstrated how to build a 100MPG motor car using Agile techniques in short iterations. They showed the first vehicle produced, which was entered in the X prize competition and the latest version which was built at the conference. Joe Justice and Tom Taber spoke to InfoQ about how this is achieved.