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  • Q and A on The Scrum Culture

    by Ben Linders on  May 20, 2015

    Dominik Maximini researched the cultural aspects of organizations that are using Scrum. He published the findings of his research, together with principles for implementing Scrum and suggestions on how to apply these principles and a case study of a Scrum transformation, in the book The Scrum Culture.

  • Coding Culture: How To Build Better Products by Building Stronger Teams

    by Sven Peters on  Apr 14, 2015 1

    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.

  • Inviting over Imposing Agile

    by Daniel Mezick on  Apr 11, 2015

    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?

Enterprise Agility Through Culture

Posted by Ben Linders on  Apr 06, 2015

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.

Linda Rising & Richard Sheridan on Creating a Culture of Joy - Part 2

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Feb 25, 2015

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.

Linda Rising & Richard Sheridan on Creating a Culture of Joy - Part 1

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Feb 19, 2015

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.

Increasing Enterprise Agility and Agile Innovation

Posted by Ben Linders on  Feb 16, 2015

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.

Spark the Change Runner up - the Markel Marvel: A Case Study of IT Transformation in Insurance

Posted by Helen Walton on  Dec 17, 2014

Few companies share warts-and-all stories of IT transformation. In this case study, Spark judge, Helen Walton, interviews Markel International on how they went from waterfall to agile in 6 months.

Spark the Change Winner - Mission-critical: a case study of GCHQ’s culture of innovation

Posted by Helen Walton on  Dec 14, 2014

The public sector – innovative? An intelligence agency – open? It doesn’t sound likely. But when Helen Walton interviewed GCHQ for the Spark Award she discovered an exceptional, creative culture.

Reflections on the Dare Festival – Melbourne, 2014

Posted by Anton Rossouw on  Dec 07, 2014

Dare Festival Melbourne is a one-day fast paced event about workplace innovation, change and happiness - Anton summarises the talks with help from some visual recordings. 1

Q&A with Nadja Macht on Innovation, Flow and Continuous Improvement

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jul 28, 2014

Nadja Macht, Flow Manager and Coach at Jimdo, talks about balancing flow and slack time in teams, doing visual management with Kanban boards and deploying retrospectives for continuous improvement.

Q&A on the Book: The Agile Culture - Leading through Trust and Ownership

Posted by Ben Linders on  May 17, 2014

The book "The Agile Culture" describes how you can develop a culture of energy and innovation, and provides tools to build trust, take ownership and deal with walls and resistance in organizations. 3

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