In this interview Larry Maccherone explores the various ways in which we can use metrics to overcome cognitive bias and make good decisions by explaining how they can be used to support exploration of alternatives, facilitate effective communication with management and give confidence of direction that is much more in line with our values
Rebecca Parsons and Phil Brock talk about the growth of the Agile Alliance, internationalization and the collection of valuable content on the Agile Alliance website
Dianne Marsh explains Netflix' approach to managing development teams, how to avoid over-managing them, fostering responsibility and engineering velocity.
In this interview Jeff Patton contemplates ‘building the right thing’ while emphasising the importance of truly understanding the core elements of Agile. He explores differentiating between learning practices, best practices, rules and strategies and highlights how utilising ‘game space thinking’ encourages a more effective skills-based team approach to agility.
Elisabeth Hendrickson discusses her move from consulting to take on the role of Director of Quality Engineering for Pivotal Labs, how important engineering technical practices are to building quality in from the ground up and how scaling agile across many teams requires a structure that supports self-organization within organizational constraints.
Lynne Cazaly joins us to discuss how adding visuals to your facilitation toolbox can help your listening and how thought leadership can help you stand out in a crowd.
Simon Bennett emphasizes the primary differences in approach between ‘Contracting for Agile’ and ‘Agile Contracting’, expanding the discussion into what he sees as the key distinctions of ‘Agile at Scale’ and ‘Scaling Agile’ by using examples that highlight the importance of working with ‘now’
Bjarte Bogsnes discusses Beyond Budgeting and why those in the Agile community should be paying attention to it.
Carol talks about the growth of the Scrum Alliance to over 325000 members, the role of the Scrum Master, Scrum Gatherings around the world and taking Scrum beyond Software Development.
Roy Rapoport explains the concept of canary analysis and how Netflix uses it to deploy software to its internal systems.
Mark talks about what it takes to enable high-performing teams, the importance of stable teams, the value of cohesiveness, how the placement of water coolers and layout of lunch tables make a difference to team performance and how to overcome obstacles imposed by distance.
Karl Scotland introduces the Kanban Canvas – a sheet he has designed to be printed on A0 paper and used to collaboratively explore a kanban system. The canvas is built around the heuristics and related questions, with the goal being to co-create a system design by exploring and answering the questions. The Kanban Canvas can be downloaded here