Programmers and business people should invest time and energy to understand each other and work together to fix problems in software delivery. Nic Ferrier talks about deploying agile effectively, the need for managers or Scrum masters in agile, how focusing on architecture can improve collaboration and how technology can help us to avoid some of the organizational problems that teams experience.
What does it mean being a leader? And what does it mean being a leader in an agile context? This article start from a very well known metaphor for leadership, the servant leader, and then introduces a recent metaphor mentioned in the management literature, a richer one that goes under the name of host leadership that is more useful for a modern agile organisation.
A Technical Team Leader should demonstrate capability in three main areas which are often overlooked: Team Support, Technical Excellence, and Innovation. In the course of preparing TTL's, organizations tend to build capacity in one the three areas, but rarely in them all, which results in a deficiency in the TTL's capabilities and performance. Read more about these capabilities in this article.
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.
At the recent Agile Australia InfoQ spoke to Nigel Dalton about social experiments in modern management, applying Lean, Agile and Systems Thinking to workplaces and disruptive innovation.
The Agile Organisation: Can Agile really deliver at scale and for the whole organisation; are people ready to make the changes necessary, and do the products and processes on offer deliver results? 7
Sharing scrum masters across teams sounds like a great way to cut costs and stretch limited budgets in agile organizations. But you might not be saving as much as you think – here’s why. 5
This article helps agile coaches to to facilitate change on the management level by understanding the context of their target audience and formulate a coaching message matching that context. 3