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  • #noprojects - Outcomes: The Value of Change

    by Evan Leybourn on  Jan 14, 2016

    In this third article in the #noprojects series Evan Leybourn explains the importance of focusing on outcomes rather than activities in order to maximize value for the organization. He looks at the context in which value is derived, provides an approach to define and measure outcomes and discusses the impact of constraints.

  • 7 Habits of Successful Organizations - An Interview with Erwin van der Koogh

    by Shane Hastie on  Jan 10, 2016

    Erwin van der Koogh gave a talk at the Agile New Zealand conference in which he discussed the Seven Habits of Successful Organizations and how they enable business agility. Afterwards he spoke to InfoQ about the key themes from his talk.

  • Foundations of Self-Organization

    by Svante Lidman on  Jan 06, 2016

    The idea of self-organizing teams has been called the secret sauce of agile development. This article describes a model with three layers to systematically develop healthy self-organization. The layer called Foundations describes the required organizational infrastructure; The layer called People deals with teams and the individuals in the teams while the third layer is about the outcomes.

Continuously Improving Your Lean-Agile Coaching

Posted 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.

Towards an Agile Software Architecture

Posted by Boyan Mihaylov on  Dec 28, 2015

Boyan Mihaylov covers his experience when working with both traditional waterfall software architectures and agile ones. 10

Connect Agile Teams to Organizational Hierarchy: A Sociocratic Solution

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

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.

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