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  • Q&A with Sandro Mancuso about The Software Craftsman

    by Ben Linders on  Apr 25, 2015

    In the book The Software Craftsman, Professionalism, Pragmatism, Pride Sandro Mancuso explores how craftmanship plays a role in agile software development. The book contains stories, examples and practical advice for software developers and other professionals involved in software projects to achieve technical excellence and customer satisfaction.

  • Using Storytelling in Organizational Change

    by Ben Linders on  Apr 20, 2015

    Telling stories can inspire people to make change happen in organizations. By co-writing the company’s future story you can embrace current strengths to explore future opportunities. Storytellers should step into their story to become their story whilst telling it says Hans Donckers. At the Dare Festival Antwerp 2014 he gave a presentation about storytelling and shared leadership.

  • Inviting over Imposing Agile

    by Daniel Mezick on  Apr 11, 2015

    We are at a crossroads in the agile-adoption narrative. Early in the story teams were the “bottom-up” vector for agile spread. Next the way agile spread started to shift away from teams to executives and “management”. Recent developments move us towards consultancy for bring agile to larger enterprises that struggle with change. Which way is agile going to go next?

Enterprise Agility Through Culture

Posted by Ben Linders on  Apr 06, 2015

Culture plays an important role in organizational change. Successful agile adoption tends to depend on the ability to change culture by making the culture explicit and becoming more conscious of it.

Q&A on Conscious Agility

Posted by Ben Linders on  Mar 16, 2015

The book Conscious Agility (Conscious Capitalism + Business Agility = Antifragility) describes a design-thinking approach for business to benefit from uncertainty, disorder, and the unknown.

Increasing Enterprise Agility and Agile Innovation

Posted by Ben Linders on  Feb 16, 2015

Brad Murphy talks about how traditional management can lead to disengaged employees, agile scaling, diagnosing the health of organizations and approaches for adopting agile and become more innovative.

Shipping-to-Partner or Partnership?

Posted by Henk Woolschot on  Feb 11, 2015

Due to globalization and supply chain management, a single company cannot operate on its own anymore. This article provides models to help you to get insight in the relationships with your partners.

Learn or Lose: Agile Coaching and Organizational Survival

Posted by Daniel Prager on  Jan 22, 2015

How can established organizations avoid being disrupted into oblivion? Dan Prager explores cultural barriers to learning and improvement, and gives a guided tour of helpful models and approaches. 2

Q&A with Len Lagestee on Becoming a Catalyst

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jul 24, 2014

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.

Author Q&A: Being Agile: Eleven Breakthrough Techniques to Keep You from "Waterfalling Backward"

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Apr 29, 2014

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

Kanban on Track - Evolutionary Change Management at the Swiss Railways

Posted by Sigi Kaltenecker, Mike Beyer on  Apr 28, 2014

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

Author Q&A – The Lean Mindset by Tom and Mary Poppendieck

Posted by Ben Linders on  Feb 18, 2014

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.

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