At the XP Days Benelux 2012 conference, Yves Hanoulle did a session about the agile and lean mindset. InfoQ spoke with him on the mindset, his experiences with pair working, and how he collaborates in the agile community.
There is great economic value in looking at software processes from an execution perspective to examine their strengths and weaknesses. Keeping this perspective in mind keeps us at a safe distance from abusing buzzwords like Agile methods without really understanding the underlying principles that make them work.
Mitch Lacey has written the book The Scrum Field Guide: Practical Advice for Your First Year in which he presents advice on how to implement many of the Scrum and XP practices.
The Defense Industry is often viewed as a very “non-Agile” culture. But even in this environment, you can successfully apply Agile principles and practices and tailor them to fit your needs.
As organizations adopt agile practices and techniques they often find that existing talent management approaches need to adapt to the more collaborative ways of working. Pat suggests ways to do this. 1
Patrick Kua has recently published The Retrospective Handbook which provides practical advice on how to make retrospectives much more effective. 1
Agile Fever is infecting software development efforts across the world and its infectees are often not even aware of it! Alex Bell describes some common variants and how to avoid them. 37
Dan Mezick has written The Culture Game – a book which examines the lessons learned about creating and nurturing organisational culture, and encouraging culture change.
Matt Callanan has been pushing the boundaries of Agile software development and most recently he extended that journey to DevOps. InfoQ caught up with Matt to find out more about his experiences. 1
Consultant Allan Kelly offers his advice and guidelines for successful agile adoption in the form of a top-ten list of things managers and teams can do to increase their likelihood of success. 1
In the second of two articles Claudio talks about his experiences in team formation and collaboration and explains the process whereby he "became unnecessary" as team cohesion emerged. 6