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  • Creating a Culture of Quality

    by Jonathan Levene on  Sep 18, 2014

    Every company wants to delight customers with a high-quality product, and many organizations naturally focus on process improvements to reach quality goals. But organizational culture eats process for breakfast. So how do you create a culture of quality? New research on 850 employees who impact quality from 80 companies presents new strategies for shifting values, norms, beliefs, and habits.

  • Q&A with Len Lagestee on Becoming a Catalyst

    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. InfoQ interviewed Len about supporting people in adopting agile practices, what it takes to become a catalyst, and how catalysts can start and energize change initiatives.

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

    by Shane Hastie on  Apr 29, 2014 1

    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, with a focus on what is needed to Be Agile instead of just doing agile practices.

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.

Interview with Jan de Baere about the Rise and Fall of an Agile Company

Posted by Ben Linders on  Feb 03, 2014

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.

Retrospectives Applied as “PROspectives"

Posted by Hans-Peter Korn on  Dec 28, 2013

PROspectives help us to reflect more often, independently of acute, unexpected problems and without time pressure, to uncover ideas for future improvements. 12

Much Ado About Commitment

Posted by Thomas Cagley, Meghan Cagley on  Sep 28, 2013

Great projects rely on commitment from individual team members, teams and projects: Agile teams committing based on business needs and their capabilities, and delivering against those commitments.

Interview with Jason Little about Agile Transformation

Posted by Ben Linders on  Apr 29, 2013

Organizational change coach Jason Little talks about approaches for organizational change, culture, feedback and learning, and using the lean startup approach.

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

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.

The Contradictions of Technical Recruitment

Posted by Huw Lloyd on  Aug 27, 2012

Huw Lloyd presents a compelling psychological critique of the contradictions of technical recruitment that implicate the desire for team collaboration and the urgent quest for expertise. 6

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