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  • Lynne Cazaly on Making Sense using Visual Communications

    by Shane Hastie on  Dec 05, 2015

    Lynne Cazaly spoke at the recent Agile New Zealand conference on the importance of clarity and sense-making in a world where VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity) is the norm. She presented ideas on how to convey messages more effectively using visual tools and gave the audience a quickfire class on communicating using simple images.

  • How Project Managers can be a Positive Agent for Agile

    by Ben Linders on  Dec 03, 2015

    An interview with Graham Dick about how agile impacts the role of project managers, if there is a need for project managers in agile, dealing with project managers that oppose to agile, applying agile principles to project management, what self-organized teams expect from project managers, how project managers can be a positive agent for change, and what to do to make collaboration work in agile.

  • Why Agile Fails in Large Enterprises

    by Sanjay Zalavadia on  Dec 01, 2015

    Agile software development has proven to be a major benefit to various teams, but it can affect businesses differently depending on their size and how they integrate the methodology into their operations. Some of the challenges are particular to large organisations, this article provides advice on how to avoid the pitfalls.

Building Flat Organizations with Cross-functional Teams and Fewer Managers

Posted by Ben Linders on  Nov 30, 2015

Hierarchical organizations can't react to new market opportunities and changes fast enough, this impedes the company’s survival in the long run. An interview on teamworking and increasing agility.

DevOps at Seamless: The Why, How, and What

Posted by Tomek Pająk on  Nov 29, 2015

This article focuses on why DevOps is needed, what concepts and values should support it, as well as how we implemented it at Seamless, what results we obtained and the challenges we faced.

When your ‘Agile’ Team Moves at Snail Pace: 5 Key Roadblocks and How to Overcome Them

Posted by Bhoomi Mehta on  Nov 27, 2015

Get it right, and Agile project development can yield rich dividends; mess it up and you’ll curse ‘Agile’ forever. Let’s look at what makes Agile difficult and explore ways to avert common disasters. 2

Investing in Impact - Portfolio Management for Agile Deliveries

Posted by Ben Linders on  Nov 25, 2015

Ben Williams and Tom Roden explored in their Agile Testing Days 2015 keynote how you can use agile and lean principles in portfolio management to increase business agility.

Peopleware 2015 - An Interview with Bradley Scott of Xero

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Nov 22, 2015

At the Agile New Zealand conference Bradley Scott gave a talk on Peopleware 2015 in which he explained the management structures, policies and approaches Xero has used to support its agile transition

What Makes Joy,Inc Work? Part 3 – High-Tech Anthropology®

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Nov 19, 2015

This is the last of three articles exploring the culture and practices that makes Menlo Innovations such a joyous workplace. This article examines their approach to user experience and requirements

#noprojects - If You Need to Start a Project, You’ve Already Failed

Posted by Evan Leybourn on  Nov 18, 2015

In this first article in a series on #noprojects, Evan presents the case for why the entire IT project process is flawed from the start. If you need to run a project, you've already failed. 3

Thread – An Open Standard Protocol for Home Automation

Posted by Aniruddha Chakrabarti on  Nov 17, 2015

The Internet of Things is poised for huge growth and will be one of the key building blocks of digital technologies. Thread is a network protocol to connect various devices within your home. 2

The Right Way to Scale Agile: Scaling Value Delivery over Process

Posted by Suzie Prince on  Nov 16, 2015

There is no one way to scale agile. In order to find the right way for you organizations you need to understand what you are trying to achieve and create a process that works to deliver that outcome.

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