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  • The Pitfalls that You Should Always Avoid when Implementing Agile

    by Annette Vendelbo on  Jun 27, 2015 1

    Moving from traditional project management to agile is a paradigm shift. From push to pull systems from a control-and-command culture to a trust culture where authority is delegated. A good structure with some control mechanisms will most likely help you get the wanted results quicker. This article discusses the role that management plays in organizations that have decided to adopt agile.

  • Q&A with Sandro Mancuso about The Software Craftsman

    by Ben Linders on  Apr 25, 2015 1

    In the book The Software Craftsman, Professionalism, Pragmatism, Pride Sandro Mancuso explores how craftmanship plays a role in agile software development. The book contains stories, examples and practical advice for software developers and other professionals involved in software projects to achieve technical excellence and customer satisfaction.

  • Q&A with John Sonmez on His Book on Soft Skills

    by Ben Linders on  Jan 03, 2015

    The book “Soft Skills - The software developer's life manual” addresses interesting topics for professional software developers. The book aims to help developers to become better programmers, more valuable employees, and happier and healthier people. An interview with John Sonmez on managing careers, remote working, mentoring, getting more work done, negotiating salaries and positive thinking.

Teaching Kids Java Programming

Posted by Yakov Fain on  Dec 22, 2014

During the holiday season we think about our families, our children, & their future. In this article, Yakov Fain discusses his new book "Java Programming for Kids" (now available as a free download) 3

Q&A with Jurgen Appelo on Management 3.0 Workout

Posted by Ben Linders on  Sep 09, 2014

The book Management 3.0 Workout by Jurgen Appelo contains games, practices, stories and tools that can be used to improve management in organizations.

Exchanging Industry Experiences with Agile Methodologies

Posted by Ben Linders on  May 23, 2014

The Agile Consortium Belgium, Sirris and Agoria organized an event to share experiences with agile methodologies like Scrum, Kanban, visual management, XP, DSDM and Lean.

Bug Fixing Vs. Problem Solving - From Agile to Lean

Posted by Cecil Dijoux on  Apr 07, 2014

Lean has proved to be instrumental in moving beyond Agile with a practice of continuous improvement distincting between bugs and problems that directly effects on team performance and engagement. 2

Author Q&A on Programming for Kids

Posted by Ben Linders on  Mar 07, 2014

The book Programming for Kids contains many examples that kids in the age from 9-14 can use to learn the basics of programming with Ruby. InfoQ did an interview with the author Peter Armstrong.

The Kanban Survivability Agenda

Posted by Mike Burrows on  Feb 20, 2014

This third and last article in the series on the Kanban “nine values, three agendas” model explores the survivability agenda: the humane, start with what you do now approach to change.

Retrospectives Applied as “PROspectives"

Posted by Hans-Peter Korn on  Dec 28, 2013

PROspectives help us to reflect more often, independently of acute, unexpected problems and without time pressure, to uncover ideas for future improvements. 12

Creating a Culture of Learning and Innovation

Posted by Jeff Plummer on  Oct 01, 2013

This article describes the steps taken to create a culture of innovation with a bottom-up initiative for training and education in an engineering organization. 4

Bridging the Management Gap

Posted by Tiago Garcez on  Apr 01, 2013

Resistance from management is recognized as a bottleneck in agile adoption. When will we reach the tipping point where organizations unshackle themselves from the limitations of command & control? 3

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