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  • Q&A with John Sonmez on His Book on Soft Skills

    by Ben Linders on  Jan 03, 2015

    The book “Soft Skills - The software developer's life manual” addresses interesting topics for professional software developers. The book aims to help developers to become better programmers, more valuable employees, and happier and healthier people. An interview with John Sonmez on managing careers, remote working, mentoring, getting more work done, negotiating salaries and positive thinking.

  • Innovation Machine

    by Jonathan Irwin on  Dec 29, 2014 2

    How do you start making products and solutions customers care about? How do you create new, disruptive, and viable businesses, for new markets, in a new way? Jonathan Irwin explores how you can develop and launch new businesses, using a platform with teams that will work in a new way, and are led, staffed, and measured differently.

  • A Business Perspective on APIs

    by Matt McLarty on  Nov 18, 2014 2

    This article, the first of a new series, examines APIs from a business perspective, whether or not they are open and overtly monetized. It covers the importance of tying your APIs back to your business value, looks at the type of data that should be used, and studies the success stories of Amazon and Twilio.

Q&A with Gojko Adzic on Fifty Quick Ideas to Improve Your User Stories

Posted by Ben Linders on  Nov 15, 2014

The book fifty quick ideas to improve your user stories aims to help people to write better user stories and support teams in iteratively delivering products that satisfy their customers' needs.

Measuring and Improving Software Development Productivity

Posted by Ben Linders on  Oct 31, 2014

The book Improving Software Development Productivity contains practices, models and case studies which help you to quantitatively support adoption of agile software development.

Shadow IT Risk and Reward

Posted by Chris Haddad on  Oct 08, 2014

Chris Haddad explains in this article what Shadow IT is, what role it plays in the enterprise and why Enterprise IT needs to embrace it, adapt and address Shadow IT requirements, autonomy, and goals.

Book Review and Q&A on Being Agile: Your Roadmap to Successful Adoption of Agile

Posted by Ben Linders on  Oct 02, 2014

The book Being Agile: Your Roadmap to Successful Adoption of Agile by Mario E. Moreira aims to help organizations to adopt and agile mindset and culture to deploy agile methods and practices.

Improving Data Management with the DMM

Posted by Ben Linders on  Sep 15, 2014

The CMMI Institute has launched the Data Management Maturity (DMM)SM model. It can be used to improve data management, helping organizations to bridge the gap between business and IT.

Why Do We Need Self-Organising Teams?

Posted by Sigi Kaltenecker and Peter Hundermark on  Aug 09, 2014

The second article from a series on Leading Self-Organising Teams discusses why we need self-organising teams. 2

Quantifying the Impact of Agile Software Development Practices

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jul 03, 2014

Rally Software and Carnegie Mellon's Software Engineering Institute (SEI) are researching the impact of agile software development practices. An interview wit Larry Maccherone and Jim McCurley. 1

Exchanging Industry Experiences with Agile Methodologies

Posted by Ben Linders on  May 23, 2014

The Agile Consortium Belgium, Sirris and Agoria organized an event to share experiences with agile methodologies like Scrum, Kanban, visual management, XP, DSDM and Lean.

Interview with Jan de Baere about the Rise and Fall of an Agile Company

Posted by Ben Linders on  Feb 03, 2014

What happens when a director of a consulting company decides to drastically change the culture? An interview on the change approach, culture and trust, and lessons learned from an agile journey.

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