As Agile becomes widely accepted within IT organizations, one roadblock to more significant organizational change is becoming clear - resistance from management. Traditional command & control management no longer suffices in a globalized, knowledge-based economy. When will we reach the tipping point where organizations unshackle themselves from the limitations of command & control?
Huw Lloyd identifies key interrelated contradictions of technical recruitment that implicate the desire for team cohesion, effectiveness and development. The normal methods of recruitment are questioned on the basis of numerous psychological insights, leading to compelling reasons to shift the focus towards greater interpersonal collaboration along with some pointers for how to achieve this.
Dan Mezick has written The Culture Game – a book which examines the lessons learned about creating and nurturing organisational culture, and encouraging culture change.
The QA role in Scrum is much more than writing tests and reporting bugs. In this article, Priyanka Hasija shares her experiences and the valuable lessons learned while serving as a QA in Scrum. 32
Recently, Agile Coach Michael Sahota has been exploring the impacts of organizational culture on Agile transformations... 4
We've been hearing about agile operations a lot lately, but what if you aren't a startup/Web 2.0 company? Is agile operations something that can really work inside a large, established enterprise? 1
How Did the Originators of the Agile Manifesto Turn from Technology Leaders to Leaders of a Cultural Change?
While the originators of the Agile Manifesto were led by the technology, the software community was in fact captured by the human aspects of the Agile Manifesto. 1
This article describes the components of a successful team and how we built such a team. 11