This article conveys one agile coach’s journey coming to terms with Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). Lyssa Adkins shares her thoughts about SAFe and the Agile Manifesto from the viewpoint of the discipline of agile coaching. She explains how using biased views can help us to look out wider and farther to develop a "Yes AND" approach, combining SAFe with Scrum.
The book Being Agile: Your Roadmap to Successful Adoption of Agile by Mario E. Moreira aims to help organizations to adopt and agile mindset and culture to deploy agile methods and practices. It provides a roadmap that can be used to consider, understand, deploy and adapt agile in organizations and explains how you can empower teams and incorporate customer feedback using agile practices.
Reifer Consultants LLC recently published a benchmarking report that compared the productivity, cost and quality performance achieved by software development projects that use agile methods against similar ones that employ traditional, plan-driven approaches. This condensed white paper summarizes seven ‘trends and take-aways’ taken from the report entitled “Quantitative Analysis of Agile Methods”
At the recent Agile Australia conference InfoQ spoke to Liam Brobst and Daniel Prager about using agile approaches and taking a frugal innovation approach to healthcare in Australia.
At the Agile Australia conference Michael Stange spoke about patterns of organisational resistance and how to incrementally make change to structures that enable agility
At the recent Agile Australia InfoQ spoke to Nigel Dalton about social experiments in modern management, applying Lean, Agile and Systems Thinking to workplaces and disruptive innovation.
The third article from a series on Leading Self-Organising Teams covers what it means to lead a self-organising team.
At the recent Agile Australia conference InfoQ interviewed Renee Troughton about the theme of the conference, her experiences with large scale agile adoption and non-violent communication.
InfoQ interviewed Sander Hoogendoorn, author of the book This is Agile, about managing agile projects, balancing the work in iterations, and different kinds of agile approaches.
The second article from a series on Leading Self-Organising Teams discusses why we need self-organising teams. 2
We all want to have confidence in the software we create. We know that testing plays an important role. But, how do we go about leading a culture of effective testing? 3
This article examines the dynamics of Kanban and how it works in the light of queuing theory. It analyses three case studies and reveals some basic and insightful ideas about how Kanban works.