Net-Map is a tool developed by Eva Schiffer that allows you through interviews to visualise and analyse how different people and groups influence a particular situation. It is of interest to Agile teams as it can help you understand who your stakeholders are, how they are connected and the level of influence they have. InfoQ recently caught up with Eva and asked her a few questions.
Recently, Agile Coach Michael Sahota has been exploring the impacts of organizational culture on Agile transformations. We caught up with Michael and asked him to answer a few questions for our readers.
Very little in our education or experience properly prepares a ScrumMaster or project manager for the role of agile coach. This leaves most wondering, "What is my role in a self-organized team? How do I help the team yet stay hands-off?" This chapter, excerpted from the book Coaching Agile Teams, shows you how to activate the journey toward high performance in both provocative and practical ways.
The line between development and architecture is tricky. Does it exist at all? Is an ivory tower actually needed? There's a balance in the middle, but how do you move from developer to architect? 39
This article outlines 9 principles Marc Lammers discovered while building the world’s best field hockey team, mapping them to software development practices. 7
Agile introduces a new leadership role, the "Agile Coach." Is it just a new name for an old role, like Line Manager or Technical Lead? Coach Pat Kua paints a picture of the role in this primer.
Many organizations loves best practices and thinks it helps. In this article, Dan North shows how they can not only fail to help, but even have a severe negative impact on your top performers. 17
What does it mean to be agile? Is it unit testing, continuous integration, following XP, Scrum? Venkat Subramaniam discusses how to introduce agility into a project in trouble and not currently agile. 1