Why are some teams successful while others are less than stellar? Can teams use processes to do their work? How can managers help teams to become better? And do we need incentives to improve the quality of software? InfoQ did an interview with Simon Brown about sustainable competence for continuous improvement, balancing people and processes, and software quality and architecture.
The Agile Fluency model is a way of thinking about and planning investments to create the conditions of Agile that best fit your development effort, business need, and customer value. James Shore and Diana Larsen described it in the 2012 article "Your Path through Agile Fluency". This article by Diana aims to helps you to use the Agile Fluency model effectively.
Change agents need a “constant stream of high-quality content to support their work” as Vasco Duarte from Happy Melly states. InfoQ did an interview with him on a new publishing business that aims to connect authors with their audience in a sustainable way, and with Jason Little, an author that will be publishing about Lean Change Management.
A Scrum delivery team needs a dedicated Scrum Master. But as the team matures, is this still the case? This article proposes alternatives for mature delivery teams. 4
Interview with Tiago Garcez about why agile is better suited to the challenges that companies are facing, the value that agile can deliver, and how you can start an agile transition.
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
Agile adoption is struggling - organisations mandate agile practices expecting teams to change their way of working but the changes don't seem to be sustainable. This article examines why.
The Kanban Thinking model includes 5 kanban heuristics that encapsulate the key areas to focus upon, along with 3 impacts that encapsulate the areas of improvement. 1
Reifer Consultants LLC recently published a report that compares productivity, cost, duration and quality of agile vs traditional, plan-driven projects. This article summarizes the results.
Large organisations wishing to benefit from greater agility can establish a compelling roadmap building on existing pockets of best practice and overcoming various cultural and other obstacles. 2
Agile requires a collaborative culture. To ensure a smooth transition to Agile, organisations need to consider a variety of factors such as servant leadership and the ability to embrace change. 1
Capers Jones shows how you can measure productivity and quality, and looks at agile practices that have proved to be beneficial for teams. 1