Telling stories can inspire people to make change happen in organizations. By co-writing the company’s future story you can embrace current strengths to explore future opportunities. Storytellers should step into their story to become their story whilst telling it says Hans Donckers. At the Dare Festival Antwerp 2014 he gave a presentation about storytelling and shared leadership.
Software developers spend a tremendous amount of time and energy focused on how to build the best possible products. We obsess over what web framework to use or whether to go with a NoSQL or SQL database. While these questions are important, they often neglect to address an equally important aspect of software development: culture.
We are at a crossroads in the agile-adoption narrative. Early in the story teams were the “bottom-up” vector for agile spread. Next the way agile spread started to shift away from teams to executives and “management”. Recent developments move us towards consultancy for bring agile to larger enterprises that struggle with change. Which way is agile going to go next?
Culture plays an important role in organizational change. Successful agile adoption tends to depend on the ability to change culture by making the culture explicit and becoming more conscious of it.
Computer security, or the lack thereof, has made many headlines recently. In this article we'll look at how bad things are and what you, as a software developer, can do about it.
At the recent Agile Singapore conference Lee Cunningham provided advice for Agile champions on how to align Agile with the goals and priorities of senior executives, to garner their support.
At then recent Agile Singapore conference James Grenning presented two technically focused talks - one on the importance of technical excellence and the other teaching test driven development. 3
At the recent Agile Singapore conference Richard Sheridan and Linda Rising discussed what it means to have an agile mindset and what it takes to create a culture of joy in work. Part 2.
At the recent Agile Singapore conference Kevlin Henney gave two talks focusing on the importance of simplicity in architecture and implementation and on programming with Good Unit Tests (GUTS).
At the recent Agile Singapore conference Richard Sheridan and Linda Rising discussed what it means to have an agile mindset and what it takes to create a culture of joy in work.
Brad Murphy talks about how traditional management can lead to disengaged employees, agile scaling, diagnosing the health of organizations and approaches for adopting agile and become more innovative.
At the recent Agile Singapore conference Bas Vodde spoke about Large Scale Scrum (LeSS) - the scaling model he and Craig Larman have introduced. He explains some of the important elements of LeSS.