Three speakers from VersionOne discuss the importance of strong technical practices, software craftsmanship, how agile software development is similar to working in the theatre and how to get the right balance in documentation.
InfoQ spoke to Mitch Lacey who was the Conference Chair for the Agile 2014 conference and with Paul Hammond who will take the role for Agile 2015 to be held in Washington DC, 3-7 August 2015.
Doc List co-chaired the Collaboration, Culture and Teams track at Agile 2014. He talks about how those aspects are interrelated, the Agile Stalwarts track and how Teaching from the Back of the Room makes a difference in learning and retention
Elisabeth Hendrickson discusses her move from consulting to take on the role of Director of Quality Engineering for Pivotal Labs, how important engineering technical practices are to building quality in from the ground up and how scaling agile across many teams requires a structure that supports self-organization within organizational constraints.
Mark talks about what it takes to enable high-performing teams, the importance of stable teams, the value of cohesiveness, how the placement of water coolers and layout of lunch tables make a difference to team performance and how to overcome obstacles imposed by distance.
Karl Scotland introduces the Kanban Canvas – a sheet he has designed to be printed on A0 paper and used to collaboratively explore a kanban system. The canvas is built around the heuristics and related questions, with the goal being to co-create a system design by exploring and answering the questions. The Kanban Canvas can be downloaded here
At Agile 2014 Gil Broza spoke about what servant leadership really means, getting past the buzzwords to practical advice for managers and leaders on how to empower teams and individuals. He also previewed his upcoming book on the Agile Mindset.
Jeff Sutherland talks about some of the ideas behind Scrum and discusses his new book which takes Scrum ideas outside of IT into the larger business world. He explains the importance of management setting compelling goals and tapping into what really motivates people.
Enyo Kumahor talks about how frugal innovation and adoption of simple, sensible technology solutions are making a difference in Africa. She also discusses the role of women in technology on the continent.
Zaana Howard joins InfoQ to discuss Design Thinking and how it differs from how we traditionally look at design.
Trevor Owens sits down with InfoQ to discuss his new book, The Lean Enterprise, as well as the challenges he's faced bringing startup and entrepreneurship culture into large enterprises.
Melissa Perri shares her story of learning Lean Startup at Lean Startup Machine and then taking those learnings and applying them to various types of organizations.