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.
The Lean Mindset is a collection of research results and case studies from companies applying lean in product development and delivery. A lean mindset according to Mary and Tom Poppendieck is about “developing the expertise to ask the right questions, solve the right problems, and do the right thing in the situation at hand”.
What happens when a director of a consulting company decides to drastically change the culture? At the Agile Tour Brussels conference Jan de Baere presented the why and how of a company that adopted agile, the journey that they went through, and how it came to a sudden end. InfoQ interviewed him about the agile change approach, culture and trust, and the lessons learned from an agile journey.
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.
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.
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.
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
InfoQ interviewed Bruno Sbille, a trainer and coach, about using leadership styles, visual management, and agile coaching.
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.
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
This article presents a pathway for an Agile journey. STEP - Start by Stopping to think. Transform your way of work. Expand and inspire team learning. Perfect your way of work.
InfoQ has interviewed Simon Baker, cofounder of Energized Work and the 2009 recipient of the Agile Alliance Gordon Pask Award, author of the "No bull" publication on the past 12 years of Agile. 2