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.
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.
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.
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.
Boyan Mihaylov covers his experience when working with both traditional waterfall software architectures and agile ones. 10
This article suggests using sociocracy as a solution that leaves the hierarchies in place yet still allows teams to act in an agile way.
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 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
This third article in a series on peer feedback loops explores how feedback can be used to encourage a culture of continuous improvement.
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
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.
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.