InfoQ interviewed Bryan Dove from Skyscanner about the major technology developments from the last 10 years and the impact these have had on the way that we are creating software products. InfoQ also asked him what managers and developers can do to explore and find better ways of working together and how they can support each other, making themselves and the company more successful.
At the Agile New Zealand Conference David Chilcott from Outformations gave a talk on Growing Agile Leaders (The Inconvenient Truths). Afterwards he spoke to InfoQ about the challenges leaders face and why the truth he points out are both inconvenient and uncomfortable in many organizations.
In the book The Lean IT Field Guide Mike Orzen and Tom Paider explain how to initiate, execute, and sustain a Lean IT transformation. InfoQ interviewed them about how lean can be seen as a learning system, why managers should have both technical and social skills, how to assure that changes will sustain, and establishing a culture of engineering excellence and craftsmanship.
An interview with Eddy Bruin and Ray Oei about test plans in agile, how to make stakeholders aware that they can influence quality, and which agile practices they recommend for testing.
The book creating great teams explores the concepts of teams that pick themselves and provides step-by-step instructions on how you can use self-selection to establish teams.
In this article Dragan Jojic explores “the agility challenge”: A company where employees are able to sense and respond to external inputs without managers having to tell them what to do.
An interview with Christopher Avery about self leadership and self-organizing teams, the role for leadership in agile, and how top leadership differs between small and large organizations.
This article suggests using sociocracy as a solution that leaves the hierarchies in place yet still allows teams to act in an agile way.
In the book Leading the Transformation executives Gary Gruver and Tommy Mouser share their experiences with applying lean and agile development methodologies in enterprise development teams.
Belinda Waldock has drawn on her experience coaching and mentoring organisations in the implementation of agile approaches inside and outside of IT and written the book “Being Agile in Business”
The book Software Development Metrics by Dave Nicolette explores how to use metrics to track and guide software development. It describes metrics for steering work and for managing improvement.
How we used Daniel Pink’s principles of Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose to create a happier and more productive workplace. We translated his principles into real strategies, trials and experiments.