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  • Continuously Improving Your Lean-Agile Coaching

    by Luca Minudel on  Jan 01, 2016

    This article describes the challenges faced in starting a group of internal lean-agile coaches and some outcomes such as self-assessment radars, mentoring sessions, and a few lessons. If you are considering a career as a lean-agile coach, you can use it to assess where you are and the next steps you can take. If you already are a lean-agile coach, you can use this to improve your coaching.

  • Towards an Agile Software Architecture

    by Boyan Mihaylov on  Dec 28, 2015 10

    Boyan Mihaylov covers his experience when working with both traditional waterfall software architectures and agile ones. He depicts the similarities and differences between these with a focus on three areas: the specifics of the software architect role, the timespan of the software architecture, and the output of the software architecture.

  • Connect Agile Teams to Organizational Hierarchy: A Sociocratic Solution

    by Pieter van der Meché and Jutta Eckstein on  Dec 27, 2015

    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.

Lessons Learned from 10 Years of Application Lifecycle Management

Posted by Mik Kersten on  Dec 24, 2015

This article discusses the evolution of software lifecycle and developer productivity. It explains how to leverage Agile & DevOps when scaling to large teams needed to build today’s complex software.

Ian Taylor on Founding Animation Research and Winning an Emmy

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Dec 21, 2015

Ian Taylor is the founder and CEO of Animation Research Ltd, based in Dunedin, New Zealand. He gave a talk at the recent Agile New Zealand conference in which he explained Animation Research’s journey

Peer Feedback Loops: How to Contribute to a Culture of Continuous Improvement

Posted by Siegfried Kaltenecker on  Dec 20, 2015

This third article in a series on peer feedback loops explores how feedback can be used to encourage a culture of continuous improvement.

#noprojects – Focus on Value, Not Projects

Posted by Evan Leybourn on  Dec 16, 2015

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

Designing Menlo - a Conversation with James Goebel

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Dec 12, 2015

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.

How Project Managers can be a Positive Agent for Agile

Posted by Ben Linders on  Dec 03, 2015

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.

Why Agile Fails in Large Enterprises

Posted by Sanjay Zalavadia on  Dec 01, 2015

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.

Building Flat Organizations with Cross-functional Teams and Fewer Managers

Posted 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 on teamworking and increasing agility.

DevOps at Seamless: The Why, How, and What

Posted by Tomek Pająk on  Nov 29, 2015

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.

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