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  • Q&A on the Book: The Agile Culture - Leading through Trust and Ownership

    by Ben Linders on  May 17, 2014 3

    Developing an agile culture is something that enterprises often do when they adopt agile. Such a culture change involves changing the way that managers lead people to help them to become self-organized. The book "The Agile Culture" describes how you can develop a culture of energy and innovation, and provides tools to build trust, take ownership and deal with walls and resistance in organizations.

  • Author Q&A: Portia Tung on The Dream Team Nightmare

    by Shane Hastie on  Mar 15, 2014

    Portia Tung answers questions about her "build your own adventure" book - The Dream Team Nightmare. Aimed at agile coaches and teams it presents a variety of scenarios for the reader to navigate by making choices at the end of each section. Some of these choices result in success and some expose various failure modes which the reader can examine and learn from.

  • Coaching the CxO

    by Joost Mulders on  Mar 06, 2014 3

    Agile coaches are not unfamiliar in working with management roles such as project managers and team managers to facilitate changes on team level. But now they need to facilitate change on management level, which completely changes the scope of the agile coach. This article helps agile coaches to understand the context of their target audience and formulate a coaching message matching that context.

Author Q&A – The Lean Mindset by Tom and Mary Poppendieck

Posted by Ben Linders on  Feb 18, 2014

The Lean Mindset by Mary and Tom Poppendieck is a collection of research results and case studies from companies applying lean in product development and delivery.

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.

Interview with Ole Jepsen on Leadership in Agile

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jan 20, 2014

Good leaders create an environment where self-organizing teams can thrive and create great products and services to delight their customers, as Ole Jepsen explains in this interview.

Interview and Book Review Change Artistry

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jan 10, 2014

The book change artistry is a collection of essays from Esther Derby, Don Gray, Johanna Rothman and Gerald M. Weinberg. It supports professionals in developing their organizational change skills.

Agile Fluency: Finding Agile That's Fit-for-Purpose

Posted by Diana Larsen on  Nov 12, 2013

How to use The Agile Fluency model: a way of thinking about and planning investments to create the conditions of Agile that best fit your development effort, business need, and customer value.

Bridging the Management Gap

Posted by Tiago Garcez on  Apr 01, 2013

Resistance from management is recognized as a bottleneck in agile adoption. When will we reach the tipping point where organizations unshackle themselves from the limitations of command & control? 3

Interview with Bruno Sbille about Leadership Styles and Visual Management

Posted by Ben Linders on  Feb 12, 2013

InfoQ interviewed Bruno Sbille, a trainer and coach, about using leadership styles, visual management, and agile coaching.

Interview and Book Review: Essential Scrum

Posted by Ben Linders on  Dec 04, 2012

Essential Scrum by Kenny Rubin is a book about getting more out of Scrum. It’s an introduction to Scrum and its values, principles and practices, and a source of inspiration on how to apply it.

An Alternative to Agile Coaching

Posted by Phil Abernathy on  Nov 16, 2012

Phil Abernathy asserts that the role of the Agile Coach may be due to sunset - he proposes an alternate based on his vision of an Agile Practitioner Manager embedded within an agile team. 17

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