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  • Scrum Master Allocation: The Case for a Dedicated Scrum Master

    by Melinda Stelzer Jacobson on  Mar 17, 2014 3

    Sharing scrum masters across teams sounds like a great way to cut costs and stretch limited budgets in agile organizations. But you might not be saving as much as you think with this approach– you could even be losing money. Discover the true impact of timesharing your agile coaches, and learn about implications for your financial bottom line that you probably have not considered.

  • Author Q&A: Portia Tung on The Dream Team Nightmare

    by Shane Hastie on  Mar 15, 2014

    Portia Tung answers questions about her "build your own adventure" book - The Dream Team Nightmare. Aimed at agile coaches and teams it presents a variety of scenarios for the reader to navigate by making choices at the end of each section. Some of these choices result in success and some expose various failure modes which the reader can examine and learn from.

  • 3 years of Kanban at Sandvik IT: Sustaining Kanban in the Enterprise

    by Christophe Achouiantz on  Mar 11, 2014

    This second article in the “3 years of Kanban at Sandvik IT” series focuses on the lessons that the System Development Office learned when sustaining the Kanban method during this 4 years journey. Presented are four qualities that Sandvik IT identified as key when setting-up relevant, and long-term, kanban systems in the enterprise: Stickiness, Clarity, Curiosity and Influence.

Author Q&A on Programming for Kids

Posted by Ben Linders on  Mar 07, 2014

The book Programming for Kids contains many examples that kids in the age from 9-14 can use to learn the basics of programming with Ruby. InfoQ did an interview with the author Peter Armstrong.

Coaching the CxO

Posted by Joost Mulders on  Mar 06, 2014

This article helps agile coaches to to facilitate change on the management level by understanding the context of their target audience and formulate a coaching message matching that context. 3

Kanban at Scale – A Siemens Success Story

Posted by Bennet Vallet on  Feb 28, 2014

The story of an internally driven and remarkably smooth Kanban implementation approach which quickly rewarded Siemens with real and sustainable improvements in predictability, efficiency and quality. 14

Interview and Book Review of The Technical and Social History of Software Engineering

Posted by Ben Linders on  Feb 26, 2014

InfoQ interviewed Capers Jones about advancements and events in software engineering and the effects that they have had on our society.

Quality Code - Book Review and Interview

Posted by Srini Penchikala on  Feb 25, 2014

Quality Code book covers different aspects of SDLC with focus on delivering quality product. InfoQ spoke with author Stephen Vance about the book and best practices for testing applications.

The Kanban Survivability Agenda

Posted by Mike Burrows on  Feb 20, 2014

This third and last article in the series on the Kanban “nine values, three agendas” model explores the survivability agenda: the humane, start with what you do now approach to change.

Reliable Auto-Scaling using Feedback Control

Posted by Philipp K. Janert on  Feb 19, 2014

Philipp K. Janert explains how to reliably auto-scale systems using a reactive approach based on feedback control which provides a more accurate solution than deterministic or rule-based ones.

Author Q&A – The Lean Mindset by Tom and Mary Poppendieck

Posted by Ben Linders on  Feb 18, 2014

The Lean Mindset by Mary and Tom Poppendieck is a collection of research results and case studies from companies applying lean in product development and delivery.

No More Technical Debt - Invest in Quality

Posted by Eberhard Wolff & Felix Müller on  Feb 14, 2014

Technical Debt only describes the current quality of a system – and gives no advice how to handle it. This article introduces “Quality Investments” that guide improvements to the code base. 4

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