Agile coaches are not unfamiliar in working with management roles such as project managers and team managers to facilitate changes on team level. But now they need to facilitate change on management level, which completely changes the scope of the agile coach. This article helps agile coaches to understand the context of their target audience and formulate a coaching message matching that context.
For a modern IT company, innovation is equally critical to the company, its clients and its staff. Jeff discussed the important ingredients needed to create a culture of innovation in an organization. Drawing on his experiences at Thoughtworks Chengdu he examines the importance of leadership, lean thinking, problem solving mindset and people factors in fostering innovation.
Evan Leybourn has written a book titled Governing the Agile Organisation in which he presents ideas about using agile approaches to management and a number of case studies on how the techniques have been applied in a number of disparate organisations.
A Scrum delivery team needs a dedicated Scrum Master. But as the team matures, is this still the case? This article proposes alternatives for mature delivery teams. 4
Agile requires a collaborative culture. To ensure a smooth transition to Agile, organisations need to consider a variety of factors such as servant leadership and the ability to embrace change. 1
Resistance from management is recognized as a bottleneck in agile adoption. When will we reach the tipping point where organizations unshackle themselves from the limitations of command & control? 3
Is the Agile project manager the “secret sauce” for large software development projects? This case study looks at why this was the case for a recent project at a Fortune 50 company
Agile is all about the whole team experience but once your project grows bigger teams start to get lost in pile of user stories. This article discusses various ideas to visualize this big picture. 1
In an Agile business annual performance reviews seem old fashioned. Why would we wait one year to get feedback? Ryan Hagan offers a manageable, individual approach to reviews. 2