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  • Making Agile Deliver Good Software

    by Ben Linders on  Mar 27, 2015

    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.

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

    by Pierluigi Pugliese on  Mar 23, 2015

    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.

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

    by Amr Noaman on  Mar 11, 2015 2

    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.

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.

Reflections on the Dare Festival – Melbourne, 2014

Posted by Anton Rossouw on  Dec 07, 2014

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

Measuring and Improving Software Development Productivity

Posted by Ben Linders on  Oct 31, 2014

The book Improving Software Development Productivity contains practices, models and case studies which help you to quantitatively support adoption of agile software development.

Book Review and Q&A on Being Agile: Your Roadmap to Successful Adoption of Agile

Posted by Ben Linders on  Oct 02, 2014

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.

Q&A with Jurgen Appelo on Management 3.0 Workout

Posted by Ben Linders on  Sep 09, 2014

The book Management 3.0 Workout by Jurgen Appelo contains games, practices, stories and tools that can be used to improve management in organizations.

Nigel Dalton at Agile Australia on System Thinking, Social Experiments and 20 by 2020

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Aug 30, 2014

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: Are You Ready for Revolution?

Posted by Helen Walton on  Jun 14, 2014

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

Scrum Master Allocation: The Case for a Dedicated Scrum Master

Posted by Melinda Stelzer Jacobson on  Mar 17, 2014

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

Coaching the CxO

Posted by Joost Mulders on  Mar 06, 2014

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

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