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Lyssa Adkins and Michael Spayd on Professional Coaching and Leading Conflict

Interview with Lyssa Adkins and Michael Spayd on  Oct 10, 2012

Lyssa Adkins and Michael Spayd discuss the discipline of professional coaching, leading and facilitating conflict and the right view when thinking about conflict.

Henrik Kniberg on Lean From The Trenches, Translating the Agile Manifesto and Living Agile

Interview with Henrik Kniberg on  Sep 19, 2012

Henrik Kniberg discusses the journey to writing his latest book "Lean from the Trenches", the translation of the Agile Manifesto as well as his recent travels and Lean Startup projects.

Crossing the Bridge to Agility with Michele Sliger

Interview with Michele Sliger on  Jan 27, 2012

Michele Sliger helps bridge the divide between traditional project management and Agile so that classically trained PM’s can successfully apply Agile practices, and more importantly, an Agile mindset. Along the way, Michele clears up some of the confusion about the strengthened Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Professional certification and the new PMI Agile Certified Practitioner certification.

Johanna Rothman on Agile Portfolio Management

Interview with Johanna Rothman on  Jan 12, 2012 1

Johanna Rothman discusses the application of portfolio management thinking in an Agile way, and having the courage to stop work and cancel projects when they have outlived their usefulness. Tackling topics such as the mission impossible project, the sacred cow project and other management impediments and how to overcome them.

Jeff Patton on the Product Owner’s World

Interview with Jeff Patton on  Dec 09, 2011 1

In this interview, Jeff Patton discusses the Product Owner role and points out that Agile has never been very focused on the customer. While Agile development excels at “delivery”, it struggles to support “discovery” (i.e. defining what the customer really needs). Also discussed are techniques such as Lean Startup and story maps and the importance of defining business value in an Agile context.

Jez Humble on Continuous Delivery

Interview with Jez Humble on  Oct 14, 2011 16

In this interview at Agile 2011, Jez Humble discusses continuous delivery and the deployment pipeline, emphasizing the importance of feedback and automating tests at every level to validate deployments. Gone are the days of massive acceptance test scripts. He also talks about the evils of feature branching, and speaks on the DevOps practices to collaborate all the way through the delivery cycle.

ThoughtWorks’ Fowler and Humble Talk Continuous Delivery

Interview with Jez Humble and Martin Fowler on  Feb 18, 2011 4

Two of ThoughtWorks’ finest, Martin Fowler and Jez Humble, talk about the notion of Continuous Delivery, which enables organizations to build software that is production ready at all times. To do this, enterprises automate the build, deployment, and testing process, and improve collaboration between developers, testers, and operations. The duo discusses a variety of related issues.

Mik Kersten on the Role of Tasktop and Mylyn in Agile Development

Interview with Mik Kersten on  Jan 14, 2011

Mik Kersten discusses the role of Mylyn and Tasktop in Agile development and how these tools return control to developers. Also: how Mylyn streamlines development in Eclipse.

Linda Rising on Customer Interaction Patterns

Interview with Linda Rising on  Dec 29, 2010

Linda Rising talks about patterns and interacting with customers, the need for a better interaction between developers and customers, how she arrived at these patterns, teaching others how to teach.

Johanna Rothman: Managing Agile Teams

Interview with Johanna Rothman on  Dec 17, 2010

In this interview, Agile management expert Johanna Rothman talks about the process of managing in Agile environments, particularly for distributed teams. Rothman also helps to distinguish between self-directed, self-organized and self-managed teams. And she stresses the importance of clear communication amongst team members, as well as the ability for managers to learn new skills.

ThoughtWorks’ Jez Humble Delivers on Continuous Delivery

Interview with Jez Humble on  Dec 11, 2010

In this interview Jez Humble discusses the concept of continuous delivery, which implies that software should always be production ready throughout its lifecycle. That means that every build could be released into production and run effectively. Continuous delivery involves build and deployment automation, continuous integration, test automation, managing infrastructure and environments and more.

ThoughtWorks Studios' Cyndi Mitchell Talks Adaptive ALM, Continuous Delivery

Interview with Cyndi Mitchell on  Oct 14, 2010 3

In this interview, Cyndi Mitchell talks about ThoughtWorks’ concept of “Continuous Delivery,” which focuses on the last mile of software delivery. Mitchell also discusses the “adaptive” in ThoughtWorks Studios’ Adaptive ALM (Application Lifecycle Management) strategy, in which Agile solutions must be adaptive to users’ needs. And Mitchell describes ThoughtWorks Studios tools: Mingle, Go and Twist.

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