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  • Interview with Bruno Sbille about Leadership Styles and Visual Management

    by Ben Linders on  Feb 12, 2013

    Bruno Sbille, a trainer and coach who lives in Belgium, did a session at the XP Days Benelux 2012 conference, on the topic: learn different leadership styles with Star Wars coaches. InfoQ interviewed him on using leadership styles, visual management, and agile coaching.

  • Interview and Book Review: Essential Scrum

    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

    by Phil Abernathy on  Nov 16, 2012 17

    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. The Agile Practitioner Manager will have "skin in the game" being responsible not just for helping the team with their process but also being accountable for the deliver of customer value through the product.

STEP – A Map for an Agile Journey

Posted by Horia Slușanschi on  Aug 14, 2012

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.

Interview with Simon Baker, Author of No Bull

Posted by Marta Jasinska on  May 28, 2012

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

Net-Map - A Toolkit to Understand and Visualise Stakeholder Influence

Posted by Craig Smith on  May 01, 2012

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. 2

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

Book Excerpt: Coaching Agile Teams by Lyssa Adkins

Posted by Lyssa Adkins on  Jun 15, 2010

In this article, excerpted from the book Coaching Agile Teams, Lyssa Adkins shows you how to activate the journey toward high performance in an Agile team in both provocative and practical ways.

Are You a Software Architect?

Posted by Simon Brown on  Feb 09, 2010

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? 40

Tips from a Top Sports Team Coach

Posted by Urs Peter on  Aug 20, 2008

This article outlines 9 principles Marc Lammers discovered while building the world’s best field hockey team, mapping them to software development practices. 7

The Agile Coach, from A to Z

Posted by Patrick Kua on  May 22, 2008

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.

Better Best Practices

Posted by Dan North on  Mar 11, 2008

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

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