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.
Lachlan Heasman and Bernd Schiffer talk about Agile Coaching and how to define it and the skills required as well as their experiences along the way including Scrum PLoP, 42 things and Agile meetups.
Sandy Mamoli talks about being an Agile consultant, Agile adoption in New Zealand, the flavours of Agile Coaching as well as experiences in succeeding with Personal Kanban and her tool KanbanFor1.
Mike Griffiths shares his journey on the creation of DSDM through to his more recent work with the PMI around the Agile Community of Practice and the PMBOK v5 Guide and Software Extension.
Adam Weisbart discusses making Agile fun, through the use of resources he has developed such as "Build Your Own Scrum", "Retrospective Cookies", "Update The Card Wall" and "Agile Antipatterns", all of which can be found at http://weisbart.com/.
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.
Are there repeated patterns of failure on Enterprise Agile Enablement efforts? Does success at the team level always result in success at the organization level? Sanjiv Augustine and Arlen Bankston discuss the Seven Deadly Sins that organizations repeatedly make so you can steer clear of them and benefit from a successful Enterprise Agile Adoption.
In Agile, adoption and transformation are typically viewed as one big event. Mike Cottmeyer provides a holistic perspective that looks as adoption as the implementation of practices, and transformation along two dimensions, organizational and personal. Mike discusses how they are a means to an end, and how to avoid the trap of focusing on practice adoption as a goal.
Ten Years after the Agile Manifesto Jeff Sutherland muses the question of whether Agile teams are truly Agile. You’re not Agile if you’re not producing product at the end of each sprint. Jeff discusses doing scrum well, velocity and production measurements and the next big challenge for Agile leaders.
In this interview, Rachel expounds on the differences in role between a Coach and Scrum Master. Rachel drills down into what makes a good coach and provides her take on women in technology. David asks her about her take on Agile and if Agile has reached a 10-year half-life.
M Dwyer of BigVisible Solutions talks about the process of transforming businesses to agility, including the concept of Agile localization in global efforts. Dwyer says that with distributed teams across multiple time zones and cultures it is good to establish a group of Agile missionaries to go forth and train people on Agile. He also discusses how to transfer Agile skills to the next generation.
In this interview Ellen Gottesdiener and Mary Gorman of EBG Consulting discus the process of getting teams to collaborate and to think and work in an Agile manner. They also talk about their involvement with the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) and their efforts to extend business analysis with Agile methods. They also are working on a new book on the subject.