Ian Culling talks about the state of agile adoption, how organisations want to buy "the DevOps" and new features in the VersionOne product suite
The Agile 2015 conference was held in August 2015 in Washington, DC. Rebecca Parsons and Phil Brock talk about the conference and the other programs the Agile Alliance has underway.
Joshua Seckel, Bill Krebs and Manjit Singh are three agile coaches who have gone through the ICAgile assessment and been certified as Experts in Facilitation and Coaching. They discuss the process, what it feels like to be reviewed and assessed by a panel of their peers and how the assessment differs from other certifications.
Reed explains what a popcorn retrospective is, what a healthy DevOps organization looks like (hint: resilience and learning), why blame is not always evil and why automation is not going to save us. Also root cause analysis is not a "thing" and a lot more food for (DevOps) thought!
Ruud Wijnands talks about things that can and do go wrong with Agile transitions, improving technical skills and practices, supporting people in learning, the value that agile can bring to organizations and giving managers more insight into the possibilities of agile, helping teams to increase their agility and what managers can do to increase the success of agile transitions.
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.
Nathan discusses adopting agile management ideas across the whole organization, radical transparency, creating truly empowered teams and what it means to become a Certified Democratic Organization.
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.
Sandy explains how Trade Me adopted a truly self-organising model of team formation to establish ten product development squads and how she and others use Personal Kanban to prioritise and manage work.
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.