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  • Measuring and Improving Software Development Productivity

    by Ben Linders on  Oct 31, 2014

    The book Improving Software Development Productivity contains practices, models and case studies to quantitatively support adoption of agile software development. An interview with Randall Jensen about measuring and improving productivity, contribution of agile to productivity, benefits from pair programming and teams, knowledge retention in maintenance and commandments for communication.

  • How to Select the Right People

    by Zhenya Rozinskiy on  Oct 22, 2014

    Your team will make you succeed or fail. Many look at outsourcing as a way of solving a technical problem while maintaining or even cutting costs. But people are not widgets that can simply be fitted to a specific spot and just work. In this article Zhenya Rozinskiy covers steps required for building remote teams and shares his own experiences.

  • Q&A with Nadja Macht on Innovation, Flow and Continuous Improvement

    by Ben Linders on  Jul 28, 2014

    Retrospectives help teams to learn from their experiences and improve continuously. In this interview Nadja Macht, Flow Manager and Coach at Jimdo, talks about how to balance flow and slack time in teams, doing visual management with Kanban boards and deploying agile retrospectives for continuous improvement.

An interview with Matt Winn on JP Morgan’s Agile Transformation

Posted by Stuart Turner on  May 27, 2014

Matt Winn, from J.P. Morgan’s securities group, Singapore describes his own perspective of using Large-Scale Scrum to create significant change within a tier-one financial services firm.

Remote Working Works

Posted by Tom Howlett on  Mar 24, 2014

5 years ago we left our office and decided we could work as effectively from home. Today we're closer, collaborate more, recruit better and work more effectively. This is the story of how we work. 4

Agile Walls

Posted by Sharon Robson on  Dec 14, 2013

The concept of walls as information radiators and communication tools is central to the agile mind-set. Using the right wallware and the information they provide can make or break an agile team. 2

Agile Fluency: Finding Agile That's Fit-for-Purpose

Posted by Diana Larsen on  Nov 12, 2013

How to use The Agile Fluency model: a way of thinking about and planning investments to create the conditions of Agile that best fit your development effort, business need, and customer value.

Experiments in Performance Management to foster High Performing Agile Teams

Posted by Kamal Manglani on  Sep 13, 2013

A question that often comes up on Performance Management – Agile talks about team performance so why am I measured on individual goals which have little to do with team performance? 4

How To Not Destroy your Agile Team with Metrics

Posted by Sean McHugh on  Oct 22, 2012

The agile community needs to change how it measures success. The ways that we gather metrics and the information we seek out of those metrics is actually getting in the way of what’s most important 21

STEP – A Map for an Agile Journey

Posted by Horia Slușanschi on  Aug 14, 2012

This article presents a pathway for an Agile journey. STEP - Start by Stopping to think. Transform your way of work. Expand and inspire team learning. Perfect your way of work.

My Experience as a QA in Scrum

Posted by Priyanka Hasija on  Jul 17, 2012

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

Lessons From A DevOps Journey

Posted by Craig Smith on  Jun 27, 2012

Matt Callanan has been pushing the boundaries of Agile software development and most recently he extended that journey to DevOps. InfoQ caught up with Matt to find out more about his experiences. 1

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