Keith Richards looks at how to succeed with agile in a distributed context. He investigates what needs to happen and why it is important to understand and address the ‘big ticket’ items. His findings are sometimes surprising and he also asserts that to some extent nearly all work is ‘distributed’ in some form, therefore we can all benefit from these findings.
Michał Bartyzel challenges the need to master a *Driven* approach to be Software Professional. These might be: DDD, TDD, BDD, MDD or other frameworks. He maintains that they may be responsible for cognitive biases rather than playing a supporting role for broader and deeper skills.
Leslie Ekas & Scott Will have written a book which provides advice on how to make an agile transformation sustainable. They identify some common mistakes and provide ideas on how to avoid them, with a focus on what is needed to Be Agile instead of just doing agile practices.
Swiss Railways employed Kanban to transform a department from disappointing performance to predictable efficiency through a series of incremental improvements. A report of their two year journey. 4
A lot of the pain that large and medium-sized organizations are facing boils down to scaling. At Jimdo, the approach to scaling relies on three major factors: culture, communication, and kaizen.
In an extract from his book "Project Management: Influence and Leadership Building Rapport in Teams" Michael Nir talks about the importance of effective stakeholder management on projects.
InfoQ did an interview with Ignace and Yves Hanoulle about their book "The Leadership Game", leadership styles, pair training and observing and giving feedback.
John Kordyback explains why you should and how you can introduce Continuous Delivery into a typical enterprise, where dozens of systems adopted over the years generate massive complexity. 4
Experiences of a large group in a tier-one financial services firm adopting Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS). “Scrum-But” and various agile techniques had been used but now real change has been fuelled. 4
Robert Pankowecki is writing Developers Oriented Project Management, a book which aims to help professionals to improve project management practices and move towards more flat organizations.
Lean has proved to be instrumental in moving beyond Agile with a practice of continuous improvement distincting between bugs and problems that directly effects on team performance and engagement. 2
This article will discuss how you can bootstrap your teams with the eXtreme Programming methodology. You will also learn the advantages and disadvantages of this methodology. 2