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  • Using the Kanban Canvas for Driving Change

    by Ben Linders on  Jan 07, 2015 1

    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.

  • Spark the Change Runner up - the Markel Marvel: A Case Study of IT Transformation in Insurance

    by Helen Walton on  Dec 17, 2014

    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: The First Agile and Lean Open Source Method for Continuous Improvement

    by Joseph Hurtado on  Dec 15, 2014 3

    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. Open Kanban recognizes the importance of technical excellence, and for that reason it is designed to be extended to address a particular knowledge area. Kanban Ace is the first extension of Open Kanban.

Spark the Change Winner - Mission-critical: a case study of GCHQ’s culture of innovation

Posted by Helen Walton on  Dec 14, 2014

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.

Author Q&A: Introduction to Agile Methods by Sondra Ashmore & Kristin Runyan

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Dec 12, 2014

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

Reflections on the Dare Festival – Melbourne, 2014

Posted by Anton Rossouw on  Dec 07, 2014

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

Building Relationships Between Agile Teams and Stakeholders

Posted by Ben Linders on  Nov 26, 2014

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.

Q&A with Gojko Adzic on Fifty Quick Ideas to Improve Your User Stories

Posted by Ben Linders on  Nov 15, 2014

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.

Getting the most out of impact mapping

Posted by Gojko Adzic, Ingrid Domingues & Johan Berndtsson on  Nov 08, 2014

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.

Q&A with Jeff Sutherland on Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time

Posted by Ben Linders on  Nov 05, 2014

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.

Introducing Pair Programming

Posted by Melinda Stelzer Jacobson on  Nov 02, 2014

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

An interview with Sam Guckenheimer on Microsoft's Journey to Cloud Cadence

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Oct 17, 2014

At the recent Agile 2014 conference Sam Guckenheimer gave the opening keynote on Microsoft Developer Division's transition to a continuous delivery model. After the talk he sat down with InfoQ.

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