Tim Ottinger talks about things that can and do go wrong with Agile transitions, why facilitation matters in agile, increasing the understanding of agile, what is needed to create trust in the organization, the importance of technical practices in Agile, improving technical skills and practices and the “Taking back Agile” initiative.
At QCon London Helen Walton and Pete Burden discussed what it takes to design a collaborative, agile supporting culture in an organisation, if it is possible for large organisations to actually change and what is needed to enable that change. The spoke about the Spark the Change conference and how it is a showcase of organisations that are actually working in new ways.
InfoQ interviewed Yuval Yeret at the Lean Kanban France 2014 conference about kick starting Agile the Kanban way. He explained how teams can do pull-based change using Kanban, skills for change managers and patterns that can be used to support agile adoption in enterprises.
Diana talks about how to create the conditions for having the best job ever and describes a model for team collaboration and communication. She explains five simple rules for ongoing learning at the individual, team and organization level.
Ronica talks about how organisations have matured in their adoption of agile, the need for vision and visibility when implementing organizational change, the importance of "true north" for strategic alignment and how business agility brings the benefits of agile beyond software development into business outcomes.
Lowell talks about his background and experience with agile from the early beginnings, what's hot today and how VersionOne is adapting their products to support teams and organizations.
At Lean Kanban France 2014 David Anderson talked about the history of Kanban and new developments. InfoQ interviewed David on Kanban adoption, using Real Options with Kanban, the Modern Management Framework and about software for Enterprise Service Planning.
At the Agile 2014 conference Stephanie was elected to the board of the Agile Alliabce, in this interview she talks about leading an agile transition in Valpack and shares her vision for the future of the Agile Alliance.
Heather Hassebroek and Kent McDonald on Positive Politics, Organisational Change, Leadership Engagement and Sharing Experiences through Stories
Heather and Kent present their experiences using positive politics to influence change in organisations undergoing an agile transition, how leadership beliefs can be influenced through upward micromanagement, playing by the rules to influence change and sharing stories to motivate action
Esther Derby talks about how coaching managers needs a different set of techniques to coaching teams and how every agile adoption should be based on the context of the organization, grounded in in the principles behind the ideas rather than trying to apply a practice or set of practices out-of-the-box.
Kent McDonald & Kupe Kupersmith on "Yes and", Collaborative Conversations, Improv and Beyond Requirements
Kent & Kupe talk about their talk "Get the Liars in the Same Room", using "yes and" to encourage collaborative conversations while managing scope, starting with the end in mind and the forthcoming book Beyond Requirements aimed at business analysts and product owners on agile teams
Laurie and Catherine share a Planning Poker-type practice called Protection Poker that leverages a diversity of ideas, experience, and knowledge related to software security. Protection Poker provides a collaborative, interactive, and informal structure for abuse case development and threat modeling leading to a software security risk estimate and security risk reduction.