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  • Kanban’s service orientation agenda

    by Mike Burrows on  Jan 29, 2014

    This second article in the series on the Kanban “nine values, three agendas” model explores the service orientation agenda. Building on the sustainability agenda, this agenda adds the values of customer focus, flow, and leadership. Individually, each of these brings some challenge; collectively, they can represent to a significant sense of direction, a much more outward-looking approach to change.

  • The Neuroscience of Agile Leadership

    by Jenni Jepsen on  Jan 23, 2014

    Why does having the overview and influence make us feel rewarded? How do we adapt better to change? And how can we shift mindsets to become more Agile? Find out from breakthrough research in neuroscience why all the "soft, people stuff" around Agile works, how we can help people adapt better to change, and how we can influence real mindset shifts in an organization.

  • Interfacing between Linear Waterfall and Agile Approaches

    by Michael Nir on  Jan 21, 2014 5

    Michael discusses ways to integrate agile & scrum approaches with linear management styles often required to achieve organizational control in large complex environments. He talks about how to achieve an Agile PMO and how it can be applied in environments which are not naturally perceived as being agile-friendly.

Interview with Ole Jepsen on Leadership in Agile

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jan 20, 2014

Good leaders create an environment where self-organizing teams can thrive and create great products and services to delight their customers, as Ole Jepsen explains in this interview.

The Sustainability Agenda in Kanban

Posted by Mike Burrows on  Jan 06, 2014

This first article in the series on the Kanban “nine values, three agendas” model, explores the sustainability agenda: a common approach to Kanban adoption at the level of individuals and teams.

Tracking Schedule Progress in Agile

Posted by Yuval Yeret on  Jan 01, 2014

Tracking projects is challenging when enterprises adopt agile in product development. Smaller work items and lower work in process improves risk management and supports agile execution and learning. 3

Spreading CMMI Practices among Agile Teams in Big Organizations

Posted by Nicolás Afonso Alonso on  Dec 16, 2013

Agile and CMMI complement each other well. Big organizations with self-organized teams can achieve technical maturity levels, by using a common metalanguage and a good-practices catalog. 1

DevOps @ large investment bank

Posted by Niek Bartholomeus on  Dec 11, 2013

In this article we hear a very personal story on introducing a DevOps mindset at a large bank. In particular how the automation of configuration and release management processes enabled collaboration.

Author Q&A and Book Excerpt: Directing the Agile Organisation

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Nov 29, 2013

Evan Leybourn has written a book titled Directing the Agile Organisation in which he presents ideas about using agile approaches to management and case studies on how it has been applied. 4

Estimating on agile projects: what’s the story, what’s the point?

Posted by David Morris on  Nov 21, 2013

David Morris explores the topic of agile estimating: what it is, how we typically do it, why we should bother, some of the alternatives, and provides some advice for new players. 6

Learning and Liminality in Agile Adoptions

Posted by Dan Mezick on  Nov 16, 2013

This is the 4th article in a series about Open Agile Adoption, looking at an opt-in approach to achieve sustainable organisational transformation.

Interview with Simon Brown about Sustainable Competence

Posted by Ben Linders on  Nov 14, 2013

InfoQ did an interview with Simon Brown about sustainable competence for continuous improvement, balancing people and processes, and software quality and architecture.

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