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  • The Kanban Survivability Agenda

    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 values associated with this agenda are understanding, agreement, and respect; these say much about the philosophy that underlies Kanban, the humane, start with what you do now approach to change.

  • Reliable Auto-Scaling using Feedback Control

    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

    by Ben Linders on  Feb 18, 2014

    The Lean Mindset is a collection of research results and case studies from companies applying lean in product development and delivery. A lean mindset according to Mary and Tom Poppendieck is about “developing the expertise to ask the right questions, solve the right problems, and do the right thing in the situation at hand”.

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

Solving the Gordian Knot of Chronic Overcommittment in Development Organizations

Posted by Rolf Häsänen and Morgan Ahlström on  Feb 13, 2014

Do you find it hard to say no when others ask you for help - even when you are already too busy? In this article, we examine the problem of chronic overcommitment, what causes it and some solutions. 1

3 years of Kanban at Sandvik IT: The Story of an Improvement Journey

Posted by Christophe Achouiantz on  Feb 10, 2014

A story of an enterprise-wide Kanban implementation, with step-by-step information on how to run Kanban kick-starts and assessments to install a culture of continuous improvements in the enterprise. 1

Leveraging the Practice of "Being Agile" to Design an Agile Management Curriculum

Posted by Randall Thomas, Susan Berry, Balasubramanian Swaminathan, Christian Jackson, Nadine Kabbara on  Feb 06, 2014

This paper from a group of UC Berkeley Extension Agile Management Program participants describes their experiences applying the agile values and principles to the design of a management curriculum.

Interview with Jan de Baere about the Rise and Fall of an Agile Company

Posted by Ben Linders on  Feb 03, 2014

What happens when a director of a consulting company decides to drastically change the culture? An interview on the change approach, culture and trust, and lessons learned from an agile journey.

How to use Workshops to Boost Creativity, Team Commitment and Motivation

Posted by Ulf Eriksson on  Jan 31, 2014

Creativity is a powerful motivator for individuals and teams and it can be taught, trained, and enhanced. Here are some techniques for enhancing creativity that you can use in your team’s workshops.

Kanban’s service orientation agenda

Posted by Mike Burrows on  Jan 29, 2014

This second article in the series on the Kanban “nine values, three agendas” model explores the service orientation agenda: a much more outward-looking approach to change.

The Neuroscience of Agile Leadership

Posted by Jenni Jepsen on  Jan 23, 2014

How breakthroughs in neuroscience support why all the "soft stuff" around Agile works, how we can help people adapt better to change, and how we can influence real mindset shifts in an organization.

Interfacing between Linear Waterfall and Agile Approaches

Posted by Michael Nir on  Jan 21, 2014

Michael discusses ways to integrate agile & scrum approaches with linear management styles often required to achieve organizational control in large complex environments. 5

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