A Development Manager has a number of responsibilities, but the primary one is to get a product out the door. Filling this role requires a large skill set and this article discusses what skills are needed, and not needed, to be an effective Development Manager.
Why go an entire year before receiving feedback? Nothing else in the Agile world waits a year, why would feedback? Struggling to make feedback objective? Perhaps objectivity is the wrong goal perhaps reviews should be subjective. Ryan Hagan offers his approach to doing performance reviews with an Agile Team.
Gil Broza has written a book focusing on the people factors that are needed for successful agile adoption and transformation in an organization. He offers advice targeting leaders at all levels.
Huw Lloyd presents a compelling psychological critique of the contradictions of technical recruitment that implicate the desire for team collaboration and the urgent quest for expertise. 6
Dan Mezick has written The Culture Game – a book which examines the lessons learned about creating and nurturing organisational culture, and encouraging culture change.
The QA role in Scrum is much more than writing tests and reporting bugs. In this article, Priyanka Hasija shares her experiences and the valuable lessons learned while serving as a QA in Scrum. 32
In projects that are implementing Scrum, the role of the Scrum Master is very crucial. This article focuses on what is Servant Leadership and the principal characteristics of a Servant Leader. 6
This article reviews several modern movements such as Unstructured BPM, Social BPM, Dynamic BPM, and ACM. The article concludes with a generic method that allows switching between BPM and ACM. 7
Building on their work on Real Options, Chris Matts and Olav Maassen are writing a graphic novel to explain the concepts and share their knowledge. They discussed the novel and the process with InfoQ.
We often talk about projects in terms of features. Yet, it’s the benefits that make people care—and benefits equal business value. Learn why communicating about benefits makes a difference. 2
Project Charters have rightfully focused on scope & goals. The Agile Development Team Charter reviews the Agile Prime Directive, Incremental Innovation Statements, and Team Member User Stories. 2