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  • Peer Feedback Loops: Why Metrics and Meetings Are Not Enough

    by Siegfried Kaltenecker on  Oct 07, 2015

    This is the first in a series of articles that will show how to build peer feedback loops, an effective means to encourage a culture of continuous improvement. Starting with a problem statement and some background on feedback, followed by explaining why metrics and meetings are not enough, the article describes the first three methods on how to design and facilitate peer feedback sessions.

  • Standish Group 2015 Chaos Report - Q&A with Jennifer Lynch

    by Shane Hastie, Stéphane Wojewoda on  Oct 04, 2015 4

    The 2015 Standish Group Chaos Report has been released which shows some improvement and lots of opportunity for improvement in the software development industry. Jennifer Lynch spoke to InfoQ about the findings and their implications for software development. A significant change in the survey approach this year is the expansion of the definition of success to explore outcomes.

  • Q&A with Tom Roden and Ben Williams on Improving Retrospectives

    by Ben Linders on  Oct 02, 2015

    InfoQ interviewed the authors of fifty quick ideas to improve your retrospectives about why they wrote the book and how ideas are described, when you can do retrospectives, what facilitators can do to establish safety, why facilitators should not be the ones who solve problems, celebrating successes, good practices for getting actions done, and the value that teams get from doing retrospectives.

Q&A on the Scrumban [R]Evolution

Posted by Ben Linders on  Sep 21, 2015

The book Scrumban [R]Evolution: Getting the Most Out of Agile, Scrum, and Lean Kanban explores the principles and theories of Scrumban, and shows how Scrumban can be deployed in organizations. 2

Four Must-Have Rules for Scaling Enterprise Agile

Posted by Ivan Kot on  Sep 20, 2015

Agile methodologies long ago proved their efficiency with small co-located teams. No organization is too big, complex or distributed to adopt Agile practices, but they must follow these simple rules

Why Agile Didn’t Work

Posted by Chen Ping on  Sep 15, 2015

Why Agile didn't work? In this article Ping discusses know the pyramid structure of the 12 Agile principles and the managerial and technical support required for Agile to work. 9

Drive: How we Used Daniel Pink’s Work to Create a Happier, More Productive Work Place

Posted by David Mole on  Sep 10, 2015

How we used Daniel Pink’s principles of Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose to create a happier and more productive workplace. We translated his principles into real strategies, trials and experiments.

Q&A on the Book Agile Impressions

Posted by Ben Linders on  Sep 07, 2015

Gerald Weinberg shares his observations of the agile movement "where it came from, where it is now, and where it's going" in the book Agile Impressions.

Agile Introduction: are you a Laggard?

Posted by Donald J. Reifer on  Sep 05, 2015

This paper portrays the world-wide state of agile method introduction throughout the world using data from 330 organizations on hundreds of developments. Those adopting agile today are late.

A Year in Swarm

Posted by Danijel Arsenovski on  Sep 04, 2015

The story of a team who worked on a single screen, had no formally defined roles, performed no estimates, worked on a one task at a time and delivered a quality product to a satisfied customer.

Q&A on Scrum for Managers

Posted by Ben Linders on  Aug 31, 2015

Rini van Solingen and Rob van Lanen wrote Scrum for Managers, a book providing answers for organizations that want to or are adopting Scrum.

Agile Goal Setting with OKR - Objectives and Key Results

Posted by Felipe Castro on  Aug 28, 2015

OKR (Objectives and Key Results) is a goal setting framework adopted by Silicon Valley companies that can complement Agile and Lean, creating an agile approach for setting goals and measuring value.

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