Agile Scrum development as such is nothing new and extraordinary. But when putting up to 100 professionals from all related development and product areas in the same boat to develop a product … then it becomes a challenge. This article explores how the Ericsson ICT Development Center Eurolab in Aachen has tackled this with the help of Kaizen and other adjustments to Agile practices.
Christopher Avery will give a talk about leading yourself at the Scaling Agile for the Enterprise congress. InfoQ interviewed him about applying self leadership with the responsibility process, his view on self-organizing teams, the role for leadership in agile, and how top leadership differ in a small organization with only a few agile teams and in large organizations with many agile teams.
An interview with Alexander Heusingfeld and Tammo van Lessen about getting operations involved in architecture and dealing with "us vs. them" behavior when applying DevOps, how to use the Self-Contained Systems approach to modernize software systems, similarities and differences between Self-Contained Systems and microservices, improving deployment pipelines and using measurements in deployment.
Ian Taylor is the founder and CEO of Animation Research Ltd, based in Dunedin, New Zealand. He gave a talk at the recent Agile New Zealand conference in which he explained Animation Research’s journey
This article examines the agile culture and explores how it helps create a happy environment. It questions and challenges the practices and attitudes prevalent in some of the Tech Titans. 14
Lynne Cazaly spoke at the recent Agile New Zealand conference on the importance of clarity and sense-making in a world where VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity) is the norm.
An interview with Graham Dick about agile and the role of project managers with self-organized teams, how project managers can be a positive agent for change, and making collaboration work in agile.
Hierarchical organizations can't react to new market opportunities and changes fast enough, this impedes the company’s survival in the long run. An interview on teamworking and increasing agility.
At the Agile New Zealand conference Bradley Scott gave a talk on Peopleware 2015 in which he explained the management structures, policies and approaches Xero has used to support its agile transition
Water-Scrum-fall is a phased delivery approach for software using Scrum as main development management method. It can be a stepping stone to agility, to become a living breathing agile organisation. 1
Having read Joy,Inc and heard Rich Sheridan talk about the Menlo Innovations way, I wanted to understand if this was real and if so how the ideas could be applied elsewhere so I spent a week there.