Many agile teams suffer from the mismatch of agile and organizational leadership with the latter being reflected by the organizational hierarchy. This article suggests using sociocracy as a solution that leaves the hierarchies in place yet still allows teams to act in an agile way.
Mik Kersten, creator of Mylyn, discusses the evolution of the software lifecycle and developer productivity. He explains how to leverage Agile & DevOps when scaling to large teams needed to build today’s complex software and how to create a first-class software delivery tool chain.
Ian Taylor is the founder and CEO of Animation Research Ltd, an award winning digital production house based in Dunedin, New Zealand. He gave a keynote talk at the recent Agile New Zealand conference in which he explained Animation Research’s journey from the initial concept to becoming a major player in the production of groundbreaking digital content, and winning an Emmy for the Americas Cup.
This third article in a series on peer feedback loops explores how feedback can be used to encourage a culture of continuous improvement.
In this second article in the #noprojects series Evan Leybourn explains why the focus of work should be about maximizing value rather than working in a project structure. 2
While visiting Menlo Innovations for a week the author spoke to co-founder and COO James Goebel about the intentional design of the culture and structure of the organization as a joyous workplace.
An interview with Graham Dick about agile and the role of project managers with self-organized teams, how project managers can be a positive agent for change, and making collaboration work in agile.
Agile software development has proven to be a major benefit to various teams, but there are challenges particular to large organisations, this article provides advice on how to avoid the pitfalls.
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.
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.
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
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.