The book Retrospectives for Organizational Change: An Agile Approach by Jutta Eckstein explores how agile retrospectives can be applied to initiate and implement organizational change. It describes the concepts for using retrospectives to develop a shared future and shares experiences of applying retrospectives to support change in organizations.
The need for learning organizations is greater than ever. People need to be able to continuously solve new problems, they have to develop thinking and problem solving skills that would enable them to do this. In an interview with InfoQ Karl Scotland explains the kanban canvas and explores how it can be used to create shared insights and decide upon the approach to intervene in organizations.
In an industry famously resistant to change, Markel International began an ambitious program to improve its technical capabilities and development culture. Many companies talk about transformation, but few are prepared to tell the story warts-and-all. Spark judge and writer, Helen Walton, interviews the Markel team to discover the obstacles faced as they went from waterfall to agile in 6 months.
Open Kanban is an innovative open source method that takes the best ideas from Agile and Lean and creates a minimal method, one that is designed to be adapted to any business or even personal use. 3
The public sector – innovative? An intelligence agency – open? It doesn’t sound likely. But when Helen Walton interviewed GCHQ for the Spark Award she discovered an exceptional, creative culture.
The book Introduction to Agile Methods by Sondra Ashmore & Kristin Runyan is a straightforward introduction to agile values, principles and practices which includes interviews with various luminaries
Dare Festival Melbourne is a one-day fast paced event about workplace innovation, change and happiness - Anton summarises the talks with help from some visual recordings. 1
Results from neuroscience research can be used in our daily work to strengthen relationships in the workplace and improve collaboration between agile teams and their stakeholders.
The book fifty quick ideas to improve your user stories aims to help people to write better user stories and support teams in iteratively delivering products that satisfy their customers' needs.
This article presents a new model proposing two key factors to consider for software delivery using impact maps, and why recognising the right context is crucial to get the most out of this method.
In his new book Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time, Jeff Sutherland explains how the Scrum framework can be used as a general business practice to accelerate work of all kinds.
Pair programming can increase quality, velocity and even job satisfaction, and yet it is not a widely used practice today. Melinda shows how and why you should bring this practice into your team. 5