Companies have reported that focusing on things that make their employees happy can give benefits. But how can you measure and analyze employee happiness? Some insights in the why of happiness, and the results and lessons learned from those who used it.
The fourth extract from Dan Mezick's book The Culture Game is now available for InfoQ readers. THE CULTURE GAME is a tutorial & reference for creating lasting business agility in organizations. This book provides you with specific tools & techniques to help teams (and the entire enterprise) rapidly respond to change, and describes 16 patterns of team-learning behavior.
Michael Stanke, director of software delivery at Puppet Labs, has written on SysAdvent about how DevOps is the development of a culture that can successfully overcome complex and difficult system thinking problems. Michael shares his experience of transitioning into a new position full of opportunities to make technical and process oriented contributions.
Organizations have a need for changing the culture when implementing agile. Different approaches exist to spread agile ideas and make changes happen.
The 10th anniversary edition of the XP Days Benelux 2012 conference provides good opportunity for exchanging ideas and sharing experiences on agile. An impression of some of the sessions from day 1.
The latest extract from Dan Mezick's book The Culture Game is now available on InfoQ.com He is also an organizer for The Agile CULTURE Conference being held in Boston and Philadelphia this week.
The second extract from Dan Mezick’s new book The Culture Game is now available for InfoQ readers. The book examines the lessons learned about creating and nurturing organisational culture, and encouraging culture change. This extract discusses how to map the lessons of agile to any enterprise.
Tony Wong, a project management blackbelt, enumerates some practical points on individual procutivity. This article wonders how well these apply to software development and contrasts his list with that of other lists.
The Amplifying Your Effectiveness (or AYE) Conference took place this year in Cary, North Carolina...
Steve Denning gave two talks at the Agile 2011 conference in Salt Lake City, both focusing on moving organisations to "21st Century Management" and showing how Agile principles support and enable this change. He maintains that management is in need of an overhaul and that the takeup of Agile approaches helps organisations to make these changes, but Agile alone is not enough.
There has been quite a bit of research in both academic and practitioner circles into the impact of personality types on agile teams. Various commentators have asked variations on the question “is there an agile personality type”. The most common answer seems to be “it depends”, but there seem to be some key characteristics that seem to indicate an affinity with agile methods
Problems with the new iPhone4G antenna again raise questions about interface design for small devices. This article briefly recaps some of the problems posed by phones and similar devices and points to some potential alternative interface solutions.
Making cultural change in an organisation is hard, and fraught with risk. Adopting Agile principles is a major cultural shift for many organisations. Management consultant and author Steve Denning has been researching what makes change stick, and provides some concrete advice for change agents.
The 2010 US Scrum Gathering kicked off Monday in Orlando with a buzzworthy day of "deep dive" learning, collaboration, and healthy debate.