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.
Are you finding joy in work and delighting your customers? STEP is simple map for an Agile-inspired journey of continuous improvement. Start by Stopping to visualize your work-flow. Transform your way of work, limiting the amount of work-in-process. Then Expand your improvements, inspire more people to develop the habit of team learning. Finally, keep walking, keep Perfecting 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
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
Recently, Agile Coach Michael Sahota has been exploring the impacts of organizational culture on Agile transformations... 4
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.
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