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  • Managing the Unmanageable: Author Q&A

    by Shane Hastie on  May 13, 2013

    Mickey Mantle and Ron Lichty have written a book about managing and employing programmers. The book examines the characteristics of programmers and programming teams and discusses how to manage them. They provide a variety of tools along with many rules of thumb they’ve collected through the years.

  • Interview with Jason Little about Agile Transformation

    by Ben Linders on  Apr 29, 2013

    Agile transformation is about focusing on organization change and understanding the complexities that come with it. An interview with Organizational change coach Jason Little about approaches for organizational change, culture, feedback and learning, and using the lean startup approach.

  • Interview with Michael Azoff from Ovum about How To Create the Agile Enterprise

    by Ben Linders on  Apr 10, 2013

    Large enterprises face three challenges: to innovate and act as a start-up, to use a budgeting process that keeps the organization’s strategy in touch with changing market conditions, and to transform the whole IT department to agile. Principal analyst Michael Azoff explains Ovum’s view on creating an agile enterprise.

Bridging the Management Gap

Posted by Tiago Garcez on  Apr 01, 2013

Resistance from management is recognized as a bottleneck in agile adoption. When will we reach the tipping point where organizations unshackle themselves from the limitations of command & control? 3

Interview and Book Review: Enterprise Software Delivery

Posted by Craig Smith on  Feb 20, 2013

"Enterprise Software Delivery" is the latest book by Alan W. Brown, and is a must-read guide for anybody concerned with the development and delivery of software in a large organisation.

Interview with Bruno Sbille about Leadership Styles and Visual Management

Posted by Ben Linders on  Feb 12, 2013

InfoQ interviewed Bruno Sbille, a trainer and coach, about using leadership styles, visual management, and agile coaching.

Why Should Agilists Care About Capitalization?

Posted by Dan R. Greening on  Jan 29, 2013

This article examines the impact of accounting rules on Agile projects and provides perspectives and resources to make the accounting argument for agile capitalization. 12

Interview and Book Review: A practical approach to large-scale Agile development

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jan 25, 2013

A Practical Approach to Large-Scale Agile Development tells the story about applying agile and lean principles. An interview about agile principles, change, collaboration, and benefits of using agile.

The Role of the Development Manager

Posted by Robert McCabe on  Jan 14, 2013

A Development Manager has a number of responsibilities, but the primary one is to get a product out the door. Doing this requires a large skill set, which this article analyzes. 4

How to Succeed with an OpenStack or CloudStack Project

Posted by Dan Bode, Floyd Strimling on  Dec 14, 2012

Dan Bode, Puppet Labs, and Floyd Strimling, Zenoss, provide advice for those interested in starting an open source cloud project built on top of OpenStack or CloudStack platform.

Agile Performance Reviews

Posted by Ryan Hagan on  Nov 09, 2012

In an Agile business annual performance reviews seem old fashioned. Why would we wait one year to get feedback? Ryan Hagan offers a manageable, individual approach to reviews. 2

New Book: The Human Side of Agile

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Oct 08, 2012

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.

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