Traci Fenton shares some tips for creating greater freedom and teamwork including the "power question", "happiness buckets", "church of fail", and more. This interview was recorded at CultureCon 2012 organized by Agile Boston and is intended primarily for a business audience but has lots of inspiring tips for the rest of us.
Dave Duggal explains Consilience's Ideate, a real-time application-integration platform for linking information in the enterprise. Dave explains the motivation, concept and technology behind Ideate.
Linda Cook is a board member of the Agile Alliance. She talks about the impact of Management Debt on the ability of teams to be fully successful, diversity in the workplace and the impact of women leaving technical fields and the international role of the Agile Alliance.
Dave Logan, in an interview at the Agile Culture Conference, talks about the importance of core values and how to identify then as well as the five stages of tribal leadership.
At the Agile 2012 conference Ed Yourdon was interviewed and discussed the state of the industry, the uptake of agile methods and the level of awareness about these topics in senior management. He spoke about the similarities and differences between agile and previous process improvement initiatives, how agile requires cultural change and what is needed to enable that cultural change to happen.
At the Agile 2012 Conference Jim spoke about the importance of focusing on quality as organizations move towards continuous delivery and how adaptive leadership helps organizations become agile. He discusses the dangers inherent in metrics and suggests some useful measurements that can be utilized in agile teams.
Jurgen Appelo talks about his book "Management 3.0: Leading Agile Developers, Developing Agile Leaders", how Complexity Science helps to understand Agile teams, and much more.
Max Sklar talks about machine learning at Foursquare, the use of Bayesian Statistics and other methods to build Foursquare's recommendation system and much more.
Alan Shalloway discusses the challenges associated with transitioning companies to Lean and Agile methods on an enterprise scale. The interview discusses how Lean and Kanban can be used to encourage encourage incremental change and ongoing improvement, the cultural factors that can hamper Agile adoption, and why practices that benefit teams can actually harm the organization as a whole.
Are there repeated patterns of failure on Enterprise Agile Enablement efforts? Does success at the team level always result in success at the organization level? Sanjiv Augustine and Arlen Bankston discuss the Seven Deadly Sins that organizations repeatedly make so you can steer clear of them and benefit from a successful Enterprise Agile Adoption.
Dennis Stevens discusses ways to identify and focus on business value and risk mitigation in Agile projects. As a contributor to the Agile Extension to the BABOK, and in his work on the ICAgile Business Analysis & Value Management area, and how to identify, prioritize and mitigate risk in software development projects.
Funding models and portfolio management approaches need to account for increasing levels of uncertainty, change and competition by compressing planning horizons, speeding time to market and recalibrating frequently. In short, organizations should apply real options and Agile methods for project approval, planning and oversight, not just for execution.