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  • Interview with Jason Little about Agile Transformation

    by Ben Linders on  Apr 29, 2013

    Agile transformation is about focusing on organization change and understanding the complexities that come with it. An interview with Organizational change coach Jason Little about approaches for organizational change, culture, feedback and learning, and using the lean startup approach.

  • Interview and Book Review: A practical approach to large-scale Agile development

    by Ben Linders on  Jan 25, 2013

    A Practical Approach to Large-Scale Agile Development tells the story about applying agile and lean principles in a large scale software development program for the HP laserjet futuresmart firmware. An interview with with two of the authors, Gary Gruver and Mike Young, about agile principles, managing change, collaboration between distributed teams, and the benefits of using agile.

  • Social + Lean = Agile

    by Dave Duggal on  Nov 16, 2011 7

    In today’s increasingly dynamic business environment, organizations must continuously adapt to survive. Change management has become a major bottleneck. Organizations’ need a practical mechanism for managing controlled variance and change in-flight to break the logjam. This paper provides a foundation for applying lean and agile principles to achieve Enterprise Agility through social collaboration

Organizational Culture and Agile: Does it fit?

Posted by Todd Charron on  Sep 26, 2011

Recently, Agile Coach Michael Sahota has been exploring the impacts of organizational culture on Agile transformations... 4

Linda Rising visited Japan and talked about "Fearless Change" - a report from Agile Japan 2011

Posted by Kenji Hiranabe on  May 16, 2011

AgileJapan held it's third incarnation this year in Tokyo. Linda Rising was the keynote speaker and her words of encouragement for Japan echoed those felt by the rest of the world. 1

The Curse of the Change Control Mechanism

Posted by Susan Atkinson & Gabrielle Benefield on  May 11, 2011

The Evolutionary Contract Model offers new ways to write contracts for innovative/complex product development that accommodate change and help avoid “The Curse of the Change Control Mechanism”. 4

Catching up with Nuxeo: Switching from Python to Java

Posted by Charles Humble on  Aug 09, 2010

Nuxeo announced in 2006 that they were switching their core product from Python to Java. We recently caught up with Eric Barroca, CEO at Nuxeo, to find out about their current product architecture. 14

Ars Magna: the revolution is overdue

Posted by Dave West on  Aug 04, 2010

This essay is an intentionally provocative and controversial call for a real revolution in how we conceive of and practice software development. The intent is to stimulate discussion. 32

Agile Team Meets a Fixed Price Contract

Posted by Marcin Niebudek on  Jun 30, 2010

Fixed price contracts are often decried as evil, however they are something which many agile teams face. How can a company execute one using agile practices to achieve better results with lower risk? 15

A Case For Short Iterations

Posted by Dave Nicolette on  Oct 31, 2008

Agile coach Dave Nicolette looks at: How should we set iteration length? Based on the length of the release cycle? Are there benefits to using shorter iterations? 14

Case Study: Targeted Practice Adoption using Patterns

Posted by Amr Elssamadisy & John Mufarrige on  Jan 29, 2007

Teams new to Agile wonder which practices to start with, and which will most benefit their own context. This article proposes a customized adoption approach to help teams decide where to focus first.

Good Agile Karma

Posted by Gunjan Doshi & Deborah Hartmann Preuss on  Jan 25, 2007

As we practice various Agile disciplines, the effects of our words and actions actively create, and re-create over time, the environment in which our teams and projects operate - for good or ill. 3

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