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  • What has happened and is happening in Japan’s Agile movement

    by Kenji Hiranabe on  Jul 15, 2011 1

    Kenji Hiranabe is a recipient of the 2008 Gordon Pask Award for Contributions to Agile. He discusses the current state of Agile in Japan, and reflects on the influence that Japanese approaches (such as the Toyota Production System and Lean) have had on the Agile movement. He examines changes happening in the Japanese software industry that is creating an Agile friendly environment.

  • Agile Schools: How Technology Saves Education (Just Not the Way We Thought it Would)

    by Steve Peha on  Jun 28, 2011 18

    People from President Obama to Bill Gates propose that technological innovation is the key to improving our schools. But tech products and concepts may not be as influential as tech processes and culture. Applying the Agile methodology to school operation could catalyze dramatic change by bringing a proven systematic solution to one of the most challenging social issues of our age.

  • Agile's Teenage Crisis?

    by Philippe Kruchten on  Jun 20, 2011 12

    Philippe Kruchten attended the 10 year anniversary event at Snowbird. He discusses a number of elephants in the agile room (topics that need to be addressed, but have been pointedly ignored) that were identified at that meeting. Ranging from politics to lack of context when implementing agile to the role of the agile alliance the participants raised these points for the community to consider.

Agile at 10 – A State of Contradiction

Posted by Mike Beedle on  May 03, 2011

Mike Beedle states that agile is in a state of contradiction, we need to focus on quality to prevent poor implementations tarnishing the reputation of good agile practices. 3

The Art of Creating Whole Teams: how agile has changed the way we work with our customers

Posted by Angela Martin on  Mar 15, 2011

Angela Martin provides advice on practices which encourage team collaboration and cohesion, with some ideas on how to create truly cross functional collaborative teams. 2

The Accidental Agilist: A Personal Look Back at 10 Years of the Agile Manifesto

Posted by Johanna Rothman on  Mar 03, 2011

Johanna Rothman discusses the way in which agile practices work together to improve project outcomes, how this is not restricted to software development and challenges teams to become truly agile.

Reflections on the 10 Years Since the Agile Manifesto

Posted by Mike Cohn on  Feb 23, 2011

Mike Cohn reflects on a decade of Agility and looks forward to the day when we no longer see being agile as something special, rather agile is just the way software development is done. 2

Agile 10 Years On

Posted by James Coplien on  Feb 18, 2011

James Coplien looks at the Agile Manifesto as a checkpoint in the cycle of fashion and change, and a tool that became an instrument of broad mainstream acceptance of prevailing technical practices. 4

A Personal Reflection on Agile Ten Years On

Posted by Stephen J. Mellor on  Feb 11, 2011

Stephen J Mellor is one of the original signatories of the Manifesto. His focus is on the use of models in software development works to overcome the perceived conflict between Agile and modelling. 6

"Flirting" With Your Customers

Posted by Jenni (Dow) Jepsen on  Nov 20, 2009

This article shows how flirting skills can be used to improve interactions in the workplace. 13

Book Excerpt: Agile Software Development, 2nd ed.

Posted by Alistair Cockburn on  Oct 30, 2006

InfoQ presents Chapter 1 of Alistair Cockburn's updated classic. He compares software development with another team-cooperative game - rock climbing - to help us think differently about how we work. 1

Do Agile Practices Make it an Agile Project?

Posted by Deborah Hartmann Preuss on  Oct 17, 2006

InfoQ editor Deborah Hartmann challenges agile practitioners to consider: are our practices still aligned with the Agile Manifesto? 15

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