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  • Q&A on Conscious Agility

    by Ben Linders on  Mar 16, 2015

    The book Conscious Agility (Conscious Capitalism + Business Agility = Antifragility) by Si Alhir, Brad Barton and Mark Ferraro describes a design-thinking approach for business to benefit from uncertainty, disorder, and the unknown. An interview about conscious agility and antifragility, increasing business agility, dealing with uncertainty, and the three phases of a conscious agility initiative.

  • Q&A on Agile! The Good, the Hype and the Ugly

    by Ben Linders on  Mar 13, 2015 4

    The book "Agile! The Good, the Hype and the Ugly" by Bertrand Meyer provides a review of agile principles, techniques and tools. It explores the agile methods Extreme Programming, Lean Software, Scrum and Crystal and provides suggestions on what to use or not to use from them, based on software engineering principles and research and personal experience of the book author.

  • What Do We Know about Software Development in Startups?

    by Carmine Giardino, Michael Unterkalmsteiner, Nicolò Paternoster, Tony Gorschek, Pekka Abrahamsson on  Mar 12, 2015 1

    In this article, authors discuss the software engineering practices in startup companies and provide empirical software engineering sources related to their engineering practices. They talk about the process management being agile, evolutionary, and opportunistic.

Technical Leadership: The Often Overlooked Skills and Responsibilities of a Technical Team Leader

Posted by Amr Noaman on  Mar 11, 2015

A Technical Leader should demonstrate capability in three main areas which are often overlooked:Team Support, Technical Excellence, and Innovation. Read more about these capabilities in this article. 2

Q&A with Andy Singleton on Unblock! A Guide to the New Continuous Agile

Posted by Ben Linders on  Mar 10, 2015

The book Unblock! A Guide to the New Continuous Agile by Andy Singleton provides ideas and practices for doing distributed cloud-based development with continuous delivery.

Q&A with Patrick Kua About Talking with Tech Leads

Posted by Ben Linders on  Mar 07, 2015

When developers become Tech Leads they have to find a balance between leading teams and continuing to do technical work. A book of stories on situations, challenges and approaches for leading teams.

Lee Cunningham on Talking to Executives About Agile

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Mar 06, 2015

At the recent Agile Singapore conference Lee Cunningham provided advice for Agile champions on how to align Agile with the goals and priorities of senior executives, to garner their support.

Perspectives On Agile Software Testing - Book Review

Posted by Savita Pahuja on  Mar 03, 2015

Book Review and QnA with authors of eBook "Perspectives on Agile Software Development".

Revisiting XP: be a thoughtful programmer by exercising more collective ownership

Posted by Tiago Romero Garcia on  Mar 01, 2015

Frequently developers cause and face regular frustration often due to a lack of consideration for those who come after them. This article explores collective code ownership to address this. 2

James Grenning on Technical Excellence

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Feb 27, 2015

At then recent Agile Singapore conference James Grenning presented two technically focused talks - one on the importance of technical excellence and the other teaching test driven development. 2

Linda Rising & Richard Sheridan on Creating a Culture of Joy - Part 2

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Feb 25, 2015

At the recent Agile Singapore conference Richard Sheridan and Linda Rising discussed what it means to have an agile mindset and what it takes to create a culture of joy in work. Part 2.

Visual Portfolio Management: Collaboratively Aligning Your Company

Posted by Markus Andrezak on  Feb 23, 2015

The three-horizons model explains how companies can work on the right things to ensure sustainable growth. Visual portfolio management can integrate the different types of work into a coherent system. 1

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