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  • 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

    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 with Michael Dubakov on how agile transformations impact the role of managers, how to change the culture to increase agility, how to flatten an organization using cross-functional teams, and benefits from increasing agility.

  • DevOps at Seamless: The Why, How, and What

    by Tomek Pająk on  Nov 29, 2015

    The key thing about DevOps is understanding under which circumstances it should be introduced to your organization. Organizations that adopt DevOps go through a change that affects both processes and culture. 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.

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

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.

Q&A on The Agile Mind-Set

Posted by Ben Linders on  Nov 15, 2015

Gil Broza explores agile values, beliefs and principles, and explains how they can be used to drive agile adoption in his book The Agile Mind-set.

Peer Feedback Loops: How We May Benefit and What is Needed to Realize Their Potential

Posted by Siegfried Kaltenecker on  Nov 14, 2015

This second article in a series on peer feedback loops explores the benefits and what is needed to realize peer feedback, an effective means to encourage a culture of continuous improvement.

What Makes Joy,Inc Work? Part 2 – Disciplined Project Management

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Nov 12, 2015

This is the second of three articles exploring the culture and practices that makes Menlo Innovations such a joyous workplace. This article examines their approach to project management.

Q&A on Agendashift with Mike Burrows

Posted by Ben Linders on  Nov 09, 2015

Agendashift is a values-based Kanban approach to organizational transformation, covering delivery, change and leadership. An interview with Mike Burrows.

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