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.
Agile methods have many traditional test management activities built into them. With desired agile team traits like self-organising, role blurring and skill diversification, the nature of test management is changing. We have to question whether the role of Test Manager should exist in effective agile organisations and how the activities which have long made up the role are divested?
With increasing corporate reliance on contract and temporary workers come more challenges for HR departments. Core HRM responsibilities like training/development, compensation/benefits, and mobility normally apply solely to standard company employees. Total talent management aim to do HRM for the total workforce, including temporary workers, contractors and consultants.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
The book Improving Software Development Productivity contains practices, models and case studies which help you to quantitatively support adoption of agile software development.
The book Being Agile: Your Roadmap to Successful Adoption of Agile by Mario E. Moreira aims to help organizations to adopt and agile mindset and culture to deploy agile methods and practices.
The book Management 3.0 Workout by Jurgen Appelo contains games, practices, stories and tools that can be used to improve management in organizations.