We are at a crossroads in the agile-adoption narrative. Early in the story teams were the “bottom-up” vector for agile spread. Next the way agile spread started to shift away from teams to executives and “management”. Recent developments move us towards consultancy for bring agile to larger enterprises that struggle with change. Which way is agile going to go next?
The 4th edition of the State of DevOps survey is out. InfoQ talked to the survey's co-author Gene Kim to understand what are the goals for this edition, how the data is analysed and what have we learned so far from past surveys.
To exploit agile advantages like speed, flexibility, and fast feedback, companies need to work on the right things. The three-horizons model explains how companies need to work to ensure sustainable growth. Visual portfolio management can integrate the different types of work into a coherent system.
Brad Murphy talks about how traditional management can lead to disengaged employees, agile scaling, diagnosing the health of organizations and approaches for adopting agile and become more innovative.
In the book Reinventing Organizations Frederic Laloux researched 12 organizations who use fundamentally new ways to manage work and their employees.
This article describes what ‘Evo’ is at core, and how it is different from other Agile practices, and why ‘done’ should mean ‘value delivered to stakeholders’. 1
Monica discusses gamification's potential for boosting engagement and collaboration of employees and customers in areas such as project management, recruitment and marketing. 1
In an interview with InfoQ Karl Scotland explains the kanban canvas and explores how it can be used to create shared insights and decide upon the approach to intervene in organizations. 1
The book Soft Skills covers topics for professional software developers, it aims to help developers to become a better programmer, a more valuable employee, and a happier and healthier person.
How do you create new, disruptive, and viable businesses, for new markets? Jonathan Irwin describes a platform and shows how teams can work in a new way, being led, staffed, and measured differently. 2
This article, the first of a new series, examines APIs from a business perspective. It covers the importance of tying your APIs back to your business value, with examples from Amazon and Twilio. 2
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.