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Glen Ford on Building Great Teams, Lean and DevOps

Posted by 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.

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Steve Adolph on Effective Communication and Healthy Backlogs

Posted by 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.

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Andrew Prentice and Jo Cranford on Testing and Development at Atlassian

Posted by 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.

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Amr Elssamadisy – Safety

Posted by 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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Dan Mezick – Engagement

Posted by Dan Mezick on  Jul 19, 2013

Dan Mezick, author of the book The Culture Game, shares his insights on engagement as the fuel of successful and lasting Agile adoptions. Pulling examples from Open Spaces and the computer gaming industry, Dan explains how they both implement four basic rules: have a clear goal, a clear set of rules, a good feedback system, and support an opt-in participation strategy.

Vickie Gray - The Core Protocols

Posted by Vickie Gray on  Dec 20, 2012

Vickie Gray, author of the book Creating Time, shares her insights on the Core Protocols and how they can be used to solve many of the common problems that plague teams. The Core Protocols provide a common API on which the team can operate when performing Agile processes like Scrum or Kanban, and according to Vickie, we need this common API because humans are much more complicated than code.

The Core Protocols

Posted by Jim and Michele McCarthy on  Dec 03, 2012 1

In this interview, Jim and Michele McCarthy, co-founders of McCarthy Technologies, Inc. and authors of the book Software for Your Head, share their insights on the Core Protocols and the Core Commitments on which they’re based. These tools provide a set of structured interactions between people on a team, and when coupled with safety, freedom, and radical democracy, can lead a team to greatness.

Linda Cook on Management Debt and Diversity in the Workplace

Posted by Linda Cook on  Nov 14, 2012

Linda Cook is a board member of the Agile Alliance. She talks about the impact of Management Debt on the ability of teams to be fully successful, diversity in the workplace and the impact of women leaving technical fields and the international role of the Agile Alliance.

Trisha Gee from LMAX Discusses Concurrent Java Programming, Agile, and Diversity in IT

Posted by Trisha Gee on  May 18, 2012

In a wide-ranging interview, LMAX's Trisha Gee talks to Charles Humble about using Java for low latency programming, and the Disruptor, an open source concurrent programming framework developed by LMAX. She also discusses the agile management techniques used at LMAX, and issues around gender and ethnic diversity in IT.

Mary-Lynn Manns on Fearless Change

Posted by Mary-Lynn Manns on  Jan 28, 2010

Mary-Lynn discusses how Fearless Change presented patterns focused on the evangelist and the introduction of new change ideas into an organization. She goes on to note how the sequel, tentatively titled More Fearless Change, adds patterns that focus on gaining the necessary emotional and personal commitment to making change happen. She also talks about Agile and its adoption.

Steven "Doc" List About Open Spaces

Posted by Steven "Doc" List on  Nov 06, 2008 1

In this interview made by InfoQ's Greg Young, Steven "Doc" List talks about Open Space conferences, a way of running meetings of groups of various sizes by facilitating self organizing the sessions.

Linda Rising: Prejudices Can Alter Team Work

Posted by Linda Rising on  Oct 25, 2008 1

In this interview filmed during Agile 2008, following the presentation "Who Do You Trust?", Linda Rising shows how prejudices can affect the relationships between team members. According to Linda, we all have a tendency to categorize others based on characteristics like race, religion, sex, but also based on more trivial characteristics, and many times we are not even aware we are doing it.

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