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Rachel Davies on Whatever Happened to Being Extreme

Interview with Rachel Davies on  May 24, 2015

An interview with Rachel Davies about extreme programming and agile techniques, good things that have happened since the agile manifesto was published, developments that give agile a bad name and things that can be done to prevent that people think badly about agile and start to resist it and how scrum teams can adopt more technical practices from XP.


Helen Walton and Pete Burden on Creating the Culture You Want

Interview with Helen Walton and Pete Burden on  May 12, 2015

At QCon London Helen Walton and Pete Burden discussed what it takes to design a collaborative, agile supporting culture in an organisation, if it is possible for large organisations to actually change and what is needed to enable that change. The spoke about the Spark the Change conference and how it is a showcase of organisations that are actually working in new ways.


Jenni Jepsen on the Neuroscience Behind Why Agile Works

Interview with Jenni Jepsen on  May 05, 2015

Jenni explores the neuroscience which shows why agile works, how it links to the factors that motivate people (using the SCARF model) and how leadership at every level and shows how empowering people is necessary for organisational success.


Frank Tino Talks About His Experience Adopting OpenSpace Agility

Interview with Frank Tino on  May 02, 2015

Frank Tino is an executive at a large software company who brought Agile to his organization using an invitational approach, instead of imposing practices on teams. He used a method called OpenSpace Agility to bring an entire enterprise into the process of experimenting with Agile principles and practices, in service to getting a rapid and lasting Agile adoption at scale.


Aino Corry on Agile Retrospectives

Interview with Aino Corry on  Apr 02, 2015

Aino Corry talks about overcoming barriers in retrospectives, facilitating effective retrospectives, techniques for doing retrospectives and the vital skills that retrospective facilitators need.


Yuval Yeret on Using Kanban for Agile Adoption

Interview with Yuval Yeret on  Jan 12, 2015

InfoQ interviewed Yuval Yeret at the Lean Kanban France 2014 conference about kick starting Agile the Kanban way. He explained how teams can do pull-based change using Kanban, skills for change managers and patterns that can be used to support agile adoption in enterprises.


Sandy Mamoli on Self-Organising Organisations and Personal Kanban

Interview with Sandy Mamoli on  Jan 04, 2015

Sandy explains how Trade Me adopted a truly self-organising model of team formation to establish ten product development squads and how she and others use Personal Kanban to prioritise and manage work.


Charlie Rudd on Bringing Business Agility to the Workplace

Interview with Charlie Rudd on  Dec 28, 2014

Charlie talks about how Solutions IQ changed to become a truly agile organization, applying the principles and practices of agile development to every aspect of running a global company.


Heather Hassebroek and Kent McDonald on Positive Politics, Organisational Change, Leadership Engagement and Sharing Experiences through Stories

Interview with Heather Hassebroek and Kent McDonald on  Dec 17, 2014

Heather and Kent present their experiences using positive politics to influence change in organisations undergoing an agile transition, how leadership beliefs can be influenced through upward micromanagement, playing by the rules to influence change and sharing stories to motivate action


Pat Reed on the Agile Alliance Agile Accounting Program

Interview with Pat Reed on  Dec 11, 2014

Pat Reed talks about the Agile Accounting program of the Agile Alliance, which provides guidelines for organisations to adapt their financial accounting approaches to accommodate developing products in and agile iterative way. One of the major challenges to large-scale implementation is how treat agile projects from a capitalization perspective and this program provides guidelines on how to do so.


Richard Dolman & Steve Spearman on Comparing Agile Scaling Frameworks

Interview with Richard Dolman & Steve Spearman on  Nov 02, 2014

Richard Dolman & Steve Spearman are agile coaches who are collaborating on producing a freely available tool to compare a variety of scaling frameworks for agile adoption. They spoke at Agile 2014 about the content of the tool and how organisations and teams can utilize it.


Gil Broza on the Human Side of Agile Management

Interview with Gil Broza on  Sep 11, 2014 1

At Agile 2014 Gil Broza spoke about what servant leadership really means, getting past the buzzwords to practical advice for managers and leaders on how to empower teams and individuals. He also previewed his upcoming book on the Agile Mindset.

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