Commitment is a graphical business novel about managing project risks with “Real Options”, a way of thinking to improve your decision making. InfoQ attended the book launch on May 14 in Amersfoort, The Netherlands and spoke with the authors about decision making, risks and technical debt.
Author, consultant, blogger and management guru Johanna Rothman has written a new book titled Hiring Geeks that Fit, in which she addresses the challenges and joys of employing technical people. Published through Leanpub the book is available to InfoQ readers at a discounted rate.
Why would you want to use measurements if you are adopting agile? Because top executives would like to know how projects will turn out before spending money on them, and measuring results helps to improve future predictions. Capers Jones shows how you can measure productivity and quality, and looks at agile practices that have proved to be beneficial for teams.
Susan Atkinson and Gabrielle Benefield argue that the standard contract model for software development is contributing to the high rates of failure in IT projects and is in need of a total overhaul. 13
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.
Organizational change coach Jason Little talks about approaches for organizational change, culture, feedback and learning, and using the lean startup approach.
Large enterprises face challenges in innovation, budgeting, and transformation to agile. Principal analyst Michael Azoff explains Ovum’s view on creating an agile enterprise.
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
"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.
InfoQ interviewed Bruno Sbille, a trainer and coach, about using leadership styles, visual management, and agile coaching.
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
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.