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Em Campbell-Pretty on the Journey of SAFe and Thawing Middle Management

Interview with Em Campbell-Pretty on  Nov 20, 2015

Em Campbell-Pretty shares her journey from being a business leader to an Agile Coach and early adopter of the Scaled Agile Framework, as well as how to best thaw middle management in organizations.


David Mole on Self Selecting Teams and Drive

Interview with David Mole on  Nov 13, 2015 1

David Mole talks about implementing Spotify inspired squads and tribes at Trade Me, as well as the results of experiments in self-selection of teams and inspiration from the work of Daniel Pink.


Mik Kersten on Current and Future ALM Trends

Interview with Mik Kersten on  Nov 07, 2015

Mik Kersten talks about current and future trends in ALM and the support for approaches like large scale Agile, DevOps, Docker, Big Data, functional languages and the Internet of Things.


Mark Levison on Why Scrum Alone is Not Enough

Interview with Mark Levison on  Nov 05, 2015 1

Maek Levison discusses why Scrum alone is not enough for team and organisational change. The Scrum framework needs to be complimented by additional tools and practices in order to achieve lasting meaningful change. He provides examples of different practices which can be added in different contexts.


Bas Vodde and Craig Larman on Large Scale Scrum

Interview with Bas Vodde and Craig Larman on  Nov 04, 2015

Bas Vodde and Craig Larman talk about Large Scale Scrum (LeSS), its origins, and the focus on simplicity, as well as the corresponding website and their new book "Large-Scale Scrum: More with LeSS”.


Dan Greening on Chaos Theory and Agile Base Patterns

Interview with Dan R. Greening on  Oct 29, 2015 1

Dan Greening talks about agile teams as complex adaptive systems and identifies five "base patterns" which are necessary for sustainable agility in an organization. Three of these are team-level patterns, the other two are organization-level.


Linda Rising on Visiting Menlo Innovations and Constant Learning

Interview with Linda Rising on  Oct 14, 2015

Linda Rising talks about her experiences visiting Menlo Innovations, exploring the reasons why the Joy, Inc culture works and what is special about the environment. She describes the way they do and do not apply practices from agile software development and how they have created a culture of continuous learning.


Sally Elatta on the Agility Health Check Tool

Interview with Sally Elatta on  Oct 07, 2015

Sally Elatta talks about the Agility Health Check tool, with examples of where it has been used, the way teams and organisations can use the information collected and how the tool itself is evolving in response to market demand


Ian Culling on DevOps and the Latest Innovations from VersionOne

Interview with Ian Culling on  Sep 16, 2015

Ian Culling talks about the state of agile adoption, how organisations want to buy "the DevOps" and new features in the VersionOne product suite


Improving Technical Skills and Agile Practices

Interview with Ruud Wijnands on  Jun 04, 2015

Ruud Wijnands talks about things that can and do go wrong with Agile transitions, improving technical skills and practices, supporting people in learning, the value that agile can bring to organizations and giving managers more insight into the possibilities of agile, helping teams to increase their agility and what managers can do to increase the success of agile transitions.


The Importance of Technical Practices in Agile

Interview with Tim Ottinger on  Jun 02, 2015

Tim Ottinger talks about things that can and do go wrong with Agile transitions, why facilitation matters in agile, increasing the understanding of agile, what is needed to create trust in the organization, the importance of technical practices in Agile, improving technical skills and practices and the “Taking back Agile” initiative.


Tony Grout and Chris Matts on Skype's Agile Transformation

Interview with Tony Grout and Chris Matts on  May 31, 2015

Tony and Chris describe how Skype transformed their operations to adopt agile methods across 200+ teams spread over eight locations around the world. They discuss what worked, some of the challenges and share ideas that other organisations may be able to use in their own transitions.

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