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Enterprise Agile Transformation with Tamara Runyon

Posted by Tamara Runyon on  Jan 16, 2013

Tamara talks about the Agile Transformation that is happening at Intel and the approaches they are taking to implementing agile across a large multinational organisation. She also reflects on her four years on the board of the Agile Alliance.

Adam Weisbart on Agile Antipatterns and Tools to Make Agile Fun

Posted by Adam Weisbart on  Dec 07, 2012

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/.

Mike Cottmyer on Enterprise Level Agile Transformation

Posted by Mike Cottmyer on  Nov 30, 2012

Mike Cottmyer talks about the three aspects needed for enterprise-wide agile adoption: structure, practice & culture and how they need to be incrementally changed to ensure agile transformation sticks. He discusses the importance of program and portfolio level changes and how organisational transformation needs a "guitar mummy" approach to embed the new ways of working.

Ed Yourdon on the State of Agile and Trends in IT

Posted by Ed Yordon on  Oct 29, 2012

At the Agile 2012 conference Ed Yourdon was interviewed and discussed the state of the industry, the uptake of agile methods and the level of awareness about these topics in senior management. He spoke about the similarities and differences between agile and previous process improvement initiatives, how agile requires cultural change and what is needed to enable that cultural change to happen.

James Grenning on Agile, from co-authoring the Manifesto, to fathering Planning Poker, to Agile for Embedded Development

Posted by James Grenning on  Feb 29, 2012

James shares his experience as one of the Agile Manifesto co-authors, fathering the original Agile estimating game (which became Planning Poker) and how Agile methods fit with embedded software development. James also discusses his new book, Test Driven Development for Embedded C, while sharing some surprises, such as his recommendation that teams stop using Planning Poker.

Alan Shalloway on Scaling Agile With Lean and Kanban

Posted by Alan Shalloway on  Feb 23, 2012 2

Alan Shalloway discusses the challenges associated with transitioning companies to Lean and Agile methods on an enterprise scale. The interview discusses how Lean and Kanban can be used to encourage encourage incremental change and ongoing improvement, the cultural factors that can hamper Agile adoption, and why practices that benefit teams can actually harm the organization as a whole.

Jim Highsmith on Adaptive Leadership

Posted by Jim Highsmith on  Feb 16, 2012

Recorded at the 10th anniversary of the agile manifesto signing, Jim Highsmith discusses how he works with executive management teams to introduce and integrate agile techniques into enterprise organizations from both the business and IT sides. He defines adaptive leadership and discuses adaptive ALM, continuous delivery, lean and Kanban methods.

Jesper Boeg on Priming Kanban

Posted by Jesper Boeg on  Feb 10, 2012 2

In this interview, Jesper Boeg, author of the new InfoQ book – Priming Kanban, discusses the keys to using Kanban effectively, and how to get started if you are currently using other approaches. Jesper also discusses the benefits of integrating elements of Kanaban into existing Scrum teams and what can be achieved from the team seeing the entire value chain and owning the whole process.

The Seven Deadly Sins of Enterprise Agile Adoption

Posted by Sanjiv Augustine and Arlen Bankston on  Feb 04, 2012 3

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.

Mike Cottmeyer on Agile Adoption and Transformation

Posted by Mike Cottmeyer on  Jan 06, 2012 4

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.

Jeff Sutherland: Are Agile Teams Truly Agile?

Posted by Jeff Sutherland on  Jan 04, 2012 2

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.

John Rudd on the Use of Real Options for Agile Portfolios and Projects

Posted by John Rudd on  Dec 17, 2011

Funding models and portfolio management approaches need to account for increasing levels of uncertainty, change and competition by compressing planning horizons, speeding time to market and recalibrating frequently. In short, organizations should apply real options and Agile methods for project approval, planning and oversight, not just for execution.

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