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11:43

Dianne Marsh on Language and Frameworks Used at Netflix, the Manager's Role, and Diversity in IT

Interview with Dianne Marsh on  Feb 02, 2015

Dianne Marsh talks to Charles Humble about hiring an engineer at Netflix, organising an engineering team around speed of execution, the languages and frameworks Netflix uses, and diversity in IT.

17:47

Diana Larsen on the Conditions for Best Job Ever, Team Communication and Five Rules of Learning

Interview with Diana Larsen on  Jan 06, 2015

Diana talks about how to create the conditions for having the best job ever and describes a model for team collaboration and communication. She explains five simple rules for ongoing learning at the individual, team and organization level.

20:01

Mark Levison on the Magic and Science of Teams

Interview with Mark Levison on  Sep 22, 2014 2

Mark talks about what it takes to enable high-performing teams, the importance of stable teams, the value of cohesiveness, how the placement of water coolers and layout of lunch tables make a difference to team performance and how to overcome obstacles imposed by distance.

23:53

Glen Ford on Building Great Teams, Lean and DevOps

Interview with Glen Ford on  Jun 02, 2014

Glen Ford talks about his experiences in different organizations' environments, from start-ups to the likes of BBC. Glen discusses how to build great teams and why in his view Kanban works better than Scrum. Finally, Glen explains how Lean, DevOps and systems architecture all influence each other.

18:16

Katherine Kirk talks about applying different philosophies to coaching teams in crisis

Interview with Katherine Kirk on  May 16, 2014

Katherine talks about how her own life experiences and unique background having been raised in an Aboriginal tribe in Outback Australia and subsequently studied Mahasi Vipassana Buddhism have added to her coaching toolkit, and how she applies these ideas with teams and projects in trouble to help them overcome challenges and solve their problems

22:55

Floyd Marinescu on Leading Distributed Teams

Interview with Floyd Marinescu on  May 08, 2014

Leading and working in distributed knowledge worker teams is reality for most organisations today. To get a perspective on some of the challenges and how to tackle them we spoke to Floyd Marinescu, CEO of C4Media, InfoQ's parent company. InfoQ is a globally distributed organisation with 35 fulltime and 150 part time contributors distributed across the whole world.

11:55

Changing Software Culture to Deliver

Interview with Greg Brockman on  Feb 07, 2014

Greg Brockman, Stripe's CTO, relates how developers can determine if they are in a culture that has problems delivering software. With some of his insights and shifts in culture, developers can help their organization become unstuck from a poorly performing culture and shift into a more productive, organized, and effective team.

25:13

Woody Zuill on Mob Programming and No Estimates

Interview with Woody Zuill on  Jan 26, 2014

Woody Zuill discusses Mob Programming, a practice where the whole team works on the same thing, at the same time in the same space on the same computer, as well as his thoughts on No Estimates.

11:17

Gil Broza on Individuals and Interactions, Empathic Leadership and Growing solid Teams

Interview with Gil Broza on  Jan 09, 2014 1

Gib Broza talks about his book "The Human Side of Agile", how to become an empathic leader, building solid teams that provide enduring and stable high performance. He provides some pragmatic advice for leaders in self-organizing agile teams on how create and nurture an environment which brings out the best in the team members.

22:18

Steve Adolph on Effective Communication and Healthy Backlogs

Interview with Steve Adolph on  Dec 17, 2013

Steve Adolph discusses his PhD research on communications in organisations, the importance of boundary spanners and how a large backlog becomes an impediment to product development flow. He talks about he importance of the ScrumMaster role, problems with Product Owners and where Business Analysis can add value.

31:21

Andrew Prentice and Jo Cranford on Testing and Development at Atlassian

Interview with Andrew Prentice and Jo Cranford on  Sep 26, 2013

Andrew Prentice and Jo Cranford talk about testing and development approaches at Atlassian, in particular the role of Quality Assistance and approaches to effectively testing JavaScript.

18:44

Amr Elssamadisy – Safety

Interview with Amr Elssamadisy on  Aug 02, 2013

Amr Elssamadisy, founder of Agile Culture New York and author of the book Agile Adoption Patterns, shares his thoughts on why safety is essential to Agile success. We know that learning is essential for successful agility, and teams learn best through failure – but failure is inherently unsafe. The key to success is in making things safe. Without safety you cannot learn effectively from failure.

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