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  • Q&A with Tom Roden and Ben Williams on Improving Retrospectives

    by Ben Linders on  Oct 02, 2015

    InfoQ interviewed the authors of fifty quick ideas to improve your retrospectives about why they wrote the book and how ideas are described, when you can do retrospectives, what facilitators can do to establish safety, why facilitators should not be the ones who solve problems, celebrating successes, good practices for getting actions done, and the value that teams get from doing retrospectives.

  • Q&A on the Scrumban [R]Evolution

    by Ben Linders on  Sep 21, 2015 1

    In the book “The Scrumban [R]Evolution: Getting the Most Out of Agile, Scrum, and Lean Kanban" Ajay Reddy describes what Scrumban is, explores the principles and theories on which it is based, and shows how Scrumban can be deployed in organizations.

  • Q&A on Kanban Change Leadership

    by Ben Linders on  Aug 27, 2015

    In the book Kanban Change Leadership Klaus Leopold and Sigi Kaltenecker explore how Kanban can be deployed to get change done in organizations and to build a culture of continuous improvement. An interview on doing change in small steps, solving problems, using WIP limits, priorities and classes of service in Kanban, using the Theory of Constraints with Kanban, and getting results with Kanban.

Scrum Alone is Not Enough – An Interview with Mark Levison

Posted by Savita Pahuja on  Jul 26, 2015

Mark Levison recently wrote a blog on “Scrum Alone is Not Enough”, which is the first blog of a series to uncover various Agile patterns.

Q&A with Dean Leffingwell on Leading SAFe LiveLessons

Posted by Savita Pahuja on  Jun 20, 2015

Dean Leffingwell’s “Leading SAFe LiveLessons” - training videos are based on Lean-Agile transformation concepts at enterprise level.

Using Blocker Clustering, Defect Clustering, and Prioritization for Process Improvement

Posted by Klaus Leopold & Troy Magennis on  Jun 08, 2015

Finding ways to eliminate root causes of delays can improve flow. This article discusses clustering blockers and provides ways to prioritize blockers that have most impact or are the quickest wins.

The Essence of Flow

Posted by Tomas Rybing on  Jun 05, 2015

How do you get good flow? A common scenario in a software company is that too much is going on at once. We need a shift in mindset, to go from focus on resource efficiency to focus on flow efficiency.

How a Flow Manager Helps Teams Deliver, Fast and Smoothly

Posted by Matt Philip on  Jun 03, 2015

With talented developers, quality advocates and user-experience designers, teams know how to deliver valuable software. But as we improve service delivery using kanban, who manages flow?

Why We Fail to Change: Understanding Practices, Principles, and Values Is a Solution

Posted by Pawel Brodzinski on  Jun 01, 2015

There’s no reward for being a Scrum or kanban shop if we are not delivering value to customers. We need to change our mindset, and focus on the principles that people follow and values they share.

Dealing with Politics in Agile or Lean Teams

Posted by Ben Linders on  May 25, 2015

An interview with Katharine Kirk about how agile or lean can increase politics and how she combines ideas from agile and lean with eastern and tribal philosophy to deal with people issues that arise.

Impediment Busting: Designing an Impediment Removal Process for Your Organization

Posted by Ken Power on  Apr 15, 2015

Lean Product Development takes an end-to-end focus on the flow of work through a system. This article discusses what impedes the flow of work, and how we manage impediments to the flow of work.

Q&A with Andy Singleton on Unblock! A Guide to the New Continuous Agile

Posted by Ben Linders on  Mar 10, 2015

The book Unblock! A Guide to the New Continuous Agile by Andy Singleton provides ideas and practices for doing distributed cloud-based development with continuous delivery.

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