Jenni explores the neuroscience which shows why agile works, how it links to the factors that motivate people (using the SCARF model) and how leadership at every level and shows how empowering people is necessary for organisational success.
Frank Tino is an executive at a large software company who brought Agile to his organization using an invitational approach, instead of imposing practices on teams. He used a method called OpenSpace Agility to bring an entire enterprise into the process of experimenting with Agile principles and practices, in service to getting a rapid and lasting Agile adoption at scale.
Aino Corry talks about overcoming barriers in retrospectives, facilitating effective retrospectives, techniques for doing retrospectives and the vital skills that retrospective facilitators need.
InfoQ interviewed Yuval Yeret at the Lean Kanban France 2014 conference about kick starting Agile the Kanban way. He explained how teams can do pull-based change using Kanban, skills for change managers and patterns that can be used to support agile adoption in enterprises.
Sandy explains how Trade Me adopted a truly self-organising model of team formation to establish ten product development squads and how she and others use Personal Kanban to prioritise and manage work.
Charlie talks about how Solutions IQ changed to become a truly agile organization, applying the principles and practices of agile development to every aspect of running a global company.
Lowell talks about his background and experience with agile from the early beginnings, what's hot today and how VersionOne is adapting their products to support teams and organizations.
At the Agile 2014 conference Stephanie was elected to the board of the Agile Alliabce, in this interview she talks about leading an agile transition in Valpack and shares her vision for the future of the Agile Alliance.
Heather Hassebroek and Kent McDonald on Positive Politics, Organisational Change, Leadership Engagement and Sharing Experiences through Stories
Heather and Kent present their experiences using positive politics to influence change in organisations undergoing an agile transition, how leadership beliefs can be influenced through upward micromanagement, playing by the rules to influence change and sharing stories to motivate action
Pat Reed talks about the Agile Accounting program of the Agile Alliance, which provides guidelines for organisations to adapt their financial accounting approaches to accommodate developing products in and agile iterative way. One of the major challenges to large-scale implementation is how treat agile projects from a capitalization perspective and this program provides guidelines on how to do so.
Lyssa and Michael discuss the state of agile adoption in enterprises, what it really means to coach an agile enterprise and facilitating intense conversations. They introduce the Integral Agile model for organisational transformation and talk about Michael's upcoming book Coaching the Agile Enterprise.
Linda Cook talks about how large-scale release planning actually works, the practicalities of coordinating release planning with tens of tea and hundreds of participants. She also discusses her role as Treasurer of the Agile Alliance and how the Alliance is serving the international agile community.