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  • Can You Scale Kanban?

    by Ben Linders on  Feb 02, 2015 1

    When organizations are scaling agile and want to apply kanban as one of their agile methods the question can pop up if kanban can also be scaled? InfoQ interviewed Klaus Leopold about using kanban for managing a program, deploying and connecting kanban boards on team and program level, managing work in progress across the full delivery cycle and the benefits that kanban can bring.

  • How to Remain Agile When You Have to Sign a Contract?

    by Paweł Bejger, Peter Horsten on  Jan 29, 2015

    Agile development based on a contract that has been accepted by lawyers seems impossible. The nature of traditional purchasing and contracting processes does not match the Agile principles. This is a case story of how a supplier cooperated with a client to develop a huge project in an Agile way, by cutting it into smaller pieces and prepare a matching contract based on mutual trust.

  • Learn or Lose: Agile Coaching and Organizational Survival

    by Daniel Prager on  Jan 22, 2015 2

    How can established organizations avoid being disrupted into oblivion? What are the key cultural and mental barriers to real learning and productive change? How can Agile approaches and coaching help, and how should they be customized to local conditions? Dan Prager explores the issues and gives a guided tour of helpful models and approaches.

Building Hybrid Teams

Posted by Michi Tyson on  Jan 19, 2015

In the age of globalisation, building an agile team can be challenging – thankfully, here’s your non-PC (but culturally sensitive) guide on creating an agile environment “outside the sweet spot”.

Learning Fast in Design, Development and DevOps

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jan 14, 2015

Delivering the right products fast can be challenging, certainly when there are many unknowns along the way. If you want to build products fast you need to be able to learn fast and efficiently.

Using Agile Retrospectives for Organizational Change

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jan 12, 2015

The book Retrospectives for Organizational Change by Jutta Eckstein explores how agile retrospectives can be applied to initiate and implement organizational change.

Using the Kanban Canvas for Driving Change

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jan 07, 2015

In an interview with InfoQ Karl Scotland explains the kanban canvas and explores how it can be used to create shared insights and decide upon the approach to intervene in organizations. 1

Spark the Change Runner up - the Markel Marvel: A Case Study of IT Transformation in Insurance

Posted by Helen Walton on  Dec 17, 2014

Few companies share warts-and-all stories of IT transformation. In this case study, Spark judge, Helen Walton, interviews Markel International on how they went from waterfall to agile in 6 months.

Open Kanban: The First Agile and Lean Open Source Method for Continuous Improvement

Posted by Joseph Hurtado on  Dec 15, 2014

Open Kanban is an innovative open source method that takes the best ideas from Agile and Lean and creates a minimal method, one that is designed to be adapted to any business or even personal use. 3

Spark the Change Winner - Mission-critical: a case study of GCHQ’s culture of innovation

Posted by Helen Walton on  Dec 14, 2014

The public sector – innovative? An intelligence agency – open? It doesn’t sound likely. But when Helen Walton interviewed GCHQ for the Spark Award she discovered an exceptional, creative culture.

Author Q&A: Introduction to Agile Methods by Sondra Ashmore & Kristin Runyan

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Dec 12, 2014

The book Introduction to Agile Methods by Sondra Ashmore & Kristin Runyan is a straightforward introduction to agile values, principles and practices which includes interviews with various luminaries

Reflections on the Dare Festival – Melbourne, 2014

Posted by Anton Rossouw on  Dec 07, 2014

Dare Festival Melbourne is a one-day fast paced event about workplace innovation, change and happiness - Anton summarises the talks with help from some visual recordings. 1

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