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InfoQ eMag: Agile Project Management

by InfoQ on Sep 08, 2014

Project management is a crucial and often maligned discipline. In the software world, project management is mainly about coordinating the efforts of many people to achieve common goals. It has been likened to herding cats – a thankless undertaking that seems to engender little or no respect from the teams who are being managed. This eMag examines where and how project management fits in agile.

Introducing DevOps to the Traditional Enterprise

by InfoQ on Jun 18, 2014

DevOps, DevOps, DevOps. In 2014 DevOps hit the top of the charts in IT lingo. A recurring question that tags along recurrently is: can DevOps be applied in traditional enterprise settings? For this eMag we selected a set of articles that dig deeper into this debate and contextualize the benefits and challenges of DevOps adoption in a traditional enterprise.

Agile Transition

by Andrea Tomasini and Martin Kearns on Nov 16, 2012

Written by the agile coaches of Agile42, Agile Transition shares fundamental knowledge to support the observations & conclusions that the authors have identified within organizations transitioning to a more agile approach to work. The authors share their failures and learnings in organizations transitioning to embrace agile, and they share their experiences of what is required to succeed.

The Culture Game: Tools for the Agile Manager

by Daniel Mezick on Oct 22, 2012

THE CULTURE GAME is a tutorial & reference for creating lasting business agility in organizations. This book provides you with specific tools & techniques to help teams (and the entire enterprise) rapidly respond to change, and describes 16 patterns of team-learning behavior, distilled from Agile software development, and provides the tools to socialize these ideas throughout your organization.

An Agile Adoption and Transformation Survival Guide

by Michael Sahota on Jul 25, 2012

This book provides a set of essential thinking tools for understanding Agile adoption and transformation: how they differ and what you need to know to avoid being another statistic in the widespread adoption failure. In particular, you will learn how to use culture to work more effectively with your organization.

Priming Kanban

by Jesper Boeg on Nov 11, 2011

This mini-book offers an easy to follow 10 step guide to taking the initial plunge and start using Lean principles to optimizing value and flow in your system. Each step consists of a section explaining “why” followed by examples of specific tools, practices and rules that have helped other teams better understand and optimize their system.

Scrum and XP from the Trenches

by Henrik Kniberg on Jun 27, 2007

For those getting started with Agile, this book offers a detailed first-person account of how one Swedish company implemented Scrum and XP with a distributed team of 40 people, and how they continuously improved their process over a year’s time.

Agile Patterns: The Technical Cluster

by Amr Elssamadisy on Mar 23, 2007

This book guides the reader on crafting their own agile adoption strategy focused on their business values and environment. This strategy is then directly tied to patterns of agile practice adoption that describe how many teams have successfully (and unsuccessfully) adopted them.

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