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  • Q&A with Ron Jeffries on The Nature of Software Development.

    by Ben Linders on  Jul 05, 2015

    The book "the nature of software development" intents to help people to organize their thoughts about value and find ways to deliver value in software development. It's a book of questions, not of answers, says author Ron Jeffries, for readers to discover the natural way to develop software, the simple way, inside themselves.

  • The Pitfalls that You Should Always Avoid when Implementing Agile

    by Annette Vendelbo on  Jun 27, 2015 4

    Moving from traditional project management to agile is a paradigm shift. From push to pull systems from a control-and-command culture to a trust culture where authority is delegated. A good structure with some control mechanisms will most likely help you get the wanted results quicker. This article discusses the role that management plays in organizations that have decided to adopt agile.

  • Probabilistic Project Planning Using Little’s Law

    by Dimitar Bakardzhiev on  Jun 21, 2015 4

    When working on projects, it is most of the time necessary to forecast the project delivery time up front. Little’s Law can help any team that uses user stories for planning and tracking project execution no matter what development process it uses. We use a project buffer to manage the inherent uncertainty associated with planning and executing a fixed-bid project and protect its delivery date.

Q&A with Claudio Perrone on PopcornFlow / Evolve and Disrupt

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jun 12, 2015

Claudio Perrone talks about continuous evolution, servant leadership, popcorn flow (continuous evolution through rapid experimentation), and doing experiments to make change more continuous.

Q and A on The Scrum Culture

Posted by Ben Linders on  May 20, 2015

Dominik Maximini researched the cultural aspects of organizations that use Scrum and published his findings, principles for implementing Scrum and suggestions on how to apply them, and a case study.

How Agile Has Changed Test Management

Posted by Ben Linders on  May 11, 2015

With desired agile team traits like self-organising, role blurring and skill diversification, do we still need Test Managers in agile? How are the activities which have long made up the role divested?

Total Talent Management: A Systems Approach to Agility

Posted by Jas Chong on  Apr 27, 2015

Core HRM responsibilities normally apply solely to standard company employees. Total talent management aim to do HRM for the total workforce, including temporary workers, contractors and consultants.

Creating a Creative and Innovative Culture at Scale

Posted by Matti Klasson on  Mar 31, 2015

Experiments and lessons from the engineering organization of King Digital Entertainment showing how continuous improvement of HR-related processes and topics fosters a creative and innovative culture. 4

Making Agile Deliver Good Software

Posted by Ben Linders on  Mar 27, 2015

Nic Ferrier talks about deploying agile effectively, the need for managers or Scrum masters, focusing on architecture to improve collaboration and using technology to avoid organizational problems.

I’m Not a Servant - I’m a Host! A New Metaphor for Leadership in Agile?

Posted by Pierluigi Pugliese on  Mar 23, 2015

This article introduces a recent metaphor mentioned in management literature, a richer one than servant leadership: host leadership. A metaphor that is more useful for a modern agile organisation. 2

Technical Leadership: The Often Overlooked Skills and Responsibilities of a Technical Team Leader

Posted by Amr Noaman on  Mar 11, 2015

A Technical Leader should demonstrate capability in three main areas which are often overlooked:Team Support, Technical Excellence, and Innovation. Read more about these capabilities in this article. 4

We Need No Less than Pervasive Leadership

Posted by Jean Richardson on  Jan 01, 2015

Jean shows how Pervasive Leadership aligns with chaordic leadership in that it acknowledges a true follower cannot be bound to follow. The moment they are bound, they are no longer leader or follower.

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