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  • How Agile Has Changed Test Management

    by Ben Linders on  May 11, 2015

    Agile methods have many traditional test management activities built into them. With desired agile team traits like self-organising, role blurring and skill diversification, the nature of test management is changing. We have to question whether the role of Test Manager should exist in effective agile organisations and how the activities which have long made up the role are divested?

  • Inviting over Imposing Agile

    by Daniel Mezick on  Apr 11, 2015

    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?

  • Enterprise Agility Through Culture

    by Ben Linders on  Apr 06, 2015

    Culture plays an important role in organizational change. Successful agile adoption tends to depend on the ability to change the culture. Making the culture explicit and becoming more conscious of the existing culture is important in agile transformations according to Olaf Lewitz and Michael Sahota. Giving attention to culture can increase the agility of an organization.

Creating a Creative and Innovative Culture at Scale

Posted by Matti Klasson on  Mar 31, 2015

Experiments and lessons from the engineering organization of King Digital Entertainment showing how continuous improvement of HR-related processes and topics fosters a creative and innovative culture. 4

Q&A with Patrick Kua About Talking with Tech Leads

Posted by Ben Linders on  Mar 07, 2015

When developers become Tech Leads they have to find a balance between leading teams and continuing to do technical work. A book of stories on situations, challenges and approaches for leading teams.

Learn or Lose: Agile Coaching and Organizational Survival

Posted by Daniel Prager on  Jan 22, 2015

How can established organizations avoid being disrupted into oblivion? Dan Prager explores cultural barriers to learning and improvement, and gives a guided tour of helpful models and approaches. 2

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

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jan 03, 2015

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.

Q&A with Jeff Sutherland on Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time

Posted by Ben Linders on  Nov 05, 2014

In his new book Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time, Jeff Sutherland explains how the Scrum framework can be used as a general business practice to accelerate work of all kinds.

The Agile Coaches' Coach Shares Her View on SAFe

Posted by Lyssa Adkins on  Oct 06, 2014

This article conveys one agile coach’s journey coming to terms with Scaled Agile Framework. Lyssa Adkins shares her thoughts about SAFe and the Agile Manifesto from the viewpoint of agile coaching. 20

Q&A with Jurgen Appelo on Management 3.0 Workout

Posted by Ben Linders on  Sep 09, 2014

The book Management 3.0 Workout by Jurgen Appelo contains games, practices, stories and tools that can be used to improve management in organizations.

What Is Leading Self-Organising Teams All About?

Posted by Sigi Kaltenecker and Peter Hundermark on  Aug 25, 2014

The third article from a series on Leading Self-Organising Teams covers what it means to lead a self-organising team.

Q&A with Sander Hoogendoorn on This is Agile

Posted by Ben Linders on  Aug 19, 2014

InfoQ interviewed Sander Hoogendoorn, author of the book This is Agile, about managing agile projects, balancing the work in iterations, and different kinds of agile approaches.

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