There are essentially two factors that determine whether your offshoring adventure is successful or not – people and process. This article is the first article in a series on managing remote teams, sharing experiences in developing a process for remote collaboration. As people sit apart in (several) remote locations, extra attention must be paid to articulating how people work together.
At the recent Agile Australia InfoQ spoke to Nigel Dalton about social experiments in modern management, applying Lean, Agile and Systems Thinking to workplaces, disruptive innovation and his goal of "20 by 2020" - having 20% of organisations using agile management approaches by 2020.
The Incremental Commitment Spiral Model: Principles and Practices for Successful Systems and Software describes a process model generator. InfoQ interviewed the authors Barry Boehm and Richard Turner.
The book Becoming a Catalyst by Len Lagestee aims to help Scrum Masters, Agile coaches, and project managers to accelerate the culture change that is needed when an organization is adopting agile.
This article explains why it is inherently wrong to set up software metrics to try and 'improve' the software development process, and offers some alternatives. 3
Leslie Ekas & Scott Will have written a book which provides advice on how to make an agile transformation sustainable. They identify some common mistakes and provide ideas on how to avoid them. 1
Swiss Railways employed Kanban to transform a department from disappointing performance to predictable efficiency through a series of incremental improvements. A report of their two year journey. 4
The MLConf conference was going strong in NYC on April 11th and was a full day packed with talks around Machine Learning and Big Data, featuring speakers from many prominent companies.
In an interview with Marcus Wendt we learn about Composite C1’s 15 year journey from a fledging commercial project to an open source platform with dozens of partners. 2
The Lean Mindset by Mary and Tom Poppendieck is a collection of research results and case studies from companies applying lean in product development and delivery.
What happens when a director of a consulting company decides to drastically change the culture? An interview on the change approach, culture and trust, and lessons learned from an agile journey.