Recorded at the 10th anniversary of the agile manifesto signing, Jim Highsmith discusses how he works with executive management teams to introduce and integrate agile techniques into enterprise organizations from both the business and IT sides. He defines adaptive leadership and discuses adaptive ALM, continuous delivery, lean and Kanban methods.
In this interview, Jesper Boeg, author of the new InfoQ book – Priming Kanban, discusses the keys to using Kanban effectively, and how to get started if you are currently using other approaches. Jesper also discusses the benefits of integrating elements of Kanaban into existing Scrum teams and what can be achieved from the team seeing the entire value chain and owning the whole process.
In this interview, Lyssa Adkins and Michael Spayd, cofounders of the Agile Coaching Institute, discuss the role of the Agile Coach and the competencies (i.e. facilitation, mentoring, teaching, and coaching) necessary to become effective in that role. Also discussed are ways an Agile coach can transform teams and organizations while reinforcing behaviors that will endure after the coach leaves.
Linda Cook, a well-known agilist, and board member of both the Agile Alliance and the Agile Leadership Network, discusses the agile coaching profession. Among other things, she covers servant leadership, being as a role model, types of individuals appropriate for the profession, and the differences between being an external coach versus being an internal employee in the coach role.
In this interview, Rachel expounds on the differences in role between a Coach and Scrum Master. Rachel drills down into what makes a good coach and provides her take on women in technology. David asks her about her take on Agile and if Agile has reached a 10-year half-life.
Lyssa Adkins discusses Agile Mentoring and what makes a good Agile Coach, as well as some of the lessons recorded in her recent book.
In this interview Elisabeth Hendrickson talks about the Agile Alliance Functional Testing Tools (AA-FTT) group, a discussion group related to advances in functional testing tools for Agile projects. She says this Yahoo group focuses on automated functional testing as an integral and essential part of Agile development. She also discusses the maturity of the state of functional testing tools.
Zed Shaw and Matt Pelletier sat down with InfoQ's Obie Fernandez at RailsConf to explore some of the reasoning behind setting up the mongrel project, getting adoption in enterprise and dealing with developers who just aren't ready. Watch the interview to find out how much Shaw's Enterprise Mongrel product will cost, where the support contracts are and who'll come out on top when the vultures land.
Agile, once the territory of "early adopters" is coming into the mainstream and meeting resistance. Does this mean Agile can't work in more traditional teams and organizations? Not necessarily, say coaches Michael Spayd and Joe Little, in this InfoQ interview taped at Agile2006. What's needed is an awareness of the need to facilitate organizational change.
David Hussmann "Agile Geek at Large" spoke with InfoQ about his approach to coaching teams adopting Agile, including how to customize it for different kinds of organizations, and some common factors to retain, to achieve lasting success.