We are at a crossroads in the agile-adoption narrative. Early in the story teams were the “bottom-up” vector for agile spread. Next the way agile spread started to shift away from teams to executives and “management”. Recent developments move us towards consultancy for bring agile to larger enterprises that struggle with change. Which way is agile going to go next?
This article summarizes the key takeaways and highlights from QCon London 2015 as blogged and tweeted by QCon's 1,200 attendees. Over the course of the next 4 months, InfoQ will be publishing most of the conference sessions online, including more then 25 video interviews that were recorded by the InfoQ editorial team.
Your DIVA is eating garlic AGAIN??? At Qcon SF, Rob Cromwell introduced the DIVA: Difficult, Infallible, Victim and Arrogant; referring to insufferable geniuses. To help Rob and leaders & managers with coaching a great technical employee who has interpersonal and social behavioral issues, Michael Nir compiled FIVE best practical practices for handling the DIVAs. Find them here.
Nadja Macht, Flow Manager and Coach at Jimdo, talks about balancing flow and slack time in teams, doing visual management with Kanban boards and deploying retrospectives for continuous improvement.
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 and offshore development are critical success factors for many organizations, but have never worked well together. The “Design for Hybrid Agile Adoption (DH2A)” methodology offers a solution. 3
In this interview, Ben Linders explores with author William E. Perry his motivation for writing the book iTeams – Putting the “I” Back Into Team and the challenges teams face and learn to deal with.
Key to the success of Agile is a "Whole Team", a cross functional team of generalizing specialists. A group that works across boundaries. Matthew Philip diagnoses some of their common problems. 2
We examine the compatibility between SOA and Agile development.
The main takeway points and lessons learned from QCon San Francisco 2008 as seen by the many attendees who blogged about QCon. Experience QCon through the opinions of the attendees!
Dr. Linda Rising talks about experiments conducted many years ago, presenting how deep, powerfully affecting, and difficult to avoid are human “prejudices” and “stereotypes”. 1
Developers and the business use numbers differently, leading to poor communication. Here the "Spirit of Agile" tells a developer the trick: translate non-computational issues into number language. 3