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  • Dealing with Politics in Agile or Lean Teams

    by Ben Linders on  May 25, 2015

    InfoQ interviewed Katharine Kirk about how agile or lean can increase politics and how she combines ideas from agile and lean with eastern and tribal philosophy to deal with people issues that arise. InfoQ also asked her to give a different perspective and practical advice for addressing and navigating politics in organizations.

  • Q&A on the Book Scenario-Focused Engineering

    by Ben Linders on  May 22, 2015

    The book Scenario-Focused Engineering describes a customer-centric lean and agile approach for developing and delivering software-based products. It provides ideas to understand customer needs based upon end-to-end experiences and for designing products in a customer-focused way using a fast feedback cycle.

  • Q and A on The Scrum Culture

    by Ben Linders on  May 20, 2015

    Dominik Maximini researched the cultural aspects of organizations that are using Scrum. He published the findings of his research, together with principles for implementing Scrum and suggestions on how to apply these principles and a case study of a Scrum transformation, in the book The Scrum Culture.

Q&A on the Book More Fearless Change

Posted by Ben Linders on  May 19, 2015

The book More Fearless Change provides updated descriptions of the 48 patterns from the book Fearless Change and provides 15 new patterns to drive change in organizations in a sustainable way.

Lean Start-Up, and How It Almost Killed Our Company

Posted by Helen Walton on  May 14, 2015

A provocative critique of the suitability of Lean Start Up to many business contexts, as well as a personal account of how the method proved almost fatal for one particular start-up – Gamevy. 8

How Agile Has Changed Test Management

Posted by Ben Linders on  May 11, 2015

With desired agile team traits like self-organising, role blurring and skill diversification, do we still need Test Managers in agile? How are the activities which have long made up the role divested?

Interview and Book Review: BDD In Action

Posted by Craig Smith on  May 10, 2015

"BDD In Action" is a book that aims to cover the full spectrum of BDD practices from requirements through to the development of production code backed by executable specifications and automated tests. 3

Deploying Microservices to AWS at Gilt: Introducing ION-Roller

Posted by Natalia Bartol, Gary Coady, Adrian Trenaman on  May 08, 2015

This article introduces gilt.com's ION-Roller continuous deployment application, which allows the company to operate a resilient cloud-based microservice platform utilising Scala, Docker and AWS. 7

Emotion and Cognition

Posted by Michael de la Maza and David Benz on  May 07, 2015

Agile values "individuals and interactions over processes and tools." Understanding individuals and how they interact requires emotional intelligence - insight into how and why they make decisions. 2

Staying Connected When Working Remote

Posted by Ben Linders on  May 04, 2015

Working remote can give you freedom and independence as you can work when and where you want. But working alone and being distant from people can result in loneliness and make you feel disconnected.

The Swiss Army Knife for Technical Leads

Posted by Luca Mezzalira on  May 01, 2015

Working as Technical Lead is very exciting, every day you have new challenges, new problems to solve and a lot of satisfactions. Here are some tips order to help improve and empower your teams. 3

Continuous Delivery: Huge Benefits, but Challenges Too

Posted by Lianping Chen on  Apr 30, 2015

This article explains why Paddy Power adopted continuous delivery (CD), describes the resulting CD capability, and reports the huge benefits and challenges involved.

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