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  • Q&A on the book Visualization Examples

    by Ben Linders on  Feb 07, 2016

    The book Toolbox for the Agile Coach - Visualization Examples by Jimmy Janlén can be used by agile software development teams to visualize and improve their collaboration and communication. InfoQ interviewed Janlén about the strengths of visualizations and how teams can use them to track progress, deal with blockers, celebrate successes and improve.

  • Large Scaled-Scrum Development Does Work!

    by Almudena Rodriguez Pardo and Norma Acevedo Lopez on  Feb 06, 2016 1

    Agile Scrum development as such is nothing new and extraordinary. But when putting up to 100 professionals from all related development and product areas in the same boat to develop a product … then it becomes a challenge. This article explores how the Ericsson ICT Development Center Eurolab in Aachen has tackled this with the help of Kaizen and other adjustments to Agile practices.

  • Connect Agile Teams to Organizational Hierarchy: A Sociocratic Solution

    by Pieter van der Meché and Jutta Eckstein on  Dec 27, 2015

    Many agile teams suffer from the mismatch of agile and organizational leadership with the latter being reflected by the organizational hierarchy. This article suggests using sociocracy as a solution that leaves the hierarchies in place yet still allows teams to act in an agile way.

Is There a Correlation Between Employee Happiness and Agile?

Posted by Joe Fecarotta on  Dec 09, 2015

This article examines the agile culture and explores how it helps create a happy environment. It questions and challenges the practices and attitudes prevalent in some of the Tech Titans. 14

How Project Managers can be a Positive Agent for Agile

Posted by Ben Linders on  Dec 03, 2015

An interview with Graham Dick about agile and the role of project managers with self-organized teams, how project managers can be a positive agent for change, and making collaboration work in agile.

Building Flat Organizations with Cross-functional Teams and Fewer Managers

Posted by Ben Linders on  Nov 30, 2015

Hierarchical organizations can't react to new market opportunities and changes fast enough, this impedes the company’s survival in the long run. An interview on teamworking and increasing agility.

When your ‘Agile’ Team Moves at Snail Pace: 5 Key Roadblocks and How to Overcome Them

Posted by Bhoomi Mehta on  Nov 27, 2015

Get it right, and Agile project development can yield rich dividends; mess it up and you’ll curse ‘Agile’ forever. Let’s look at what makes Agile difficult and explore ways to avert common disasters. 2

Peopleware 2015 - An Interview with Bradley Scott of Xero

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Nov 22, 2015

At the Agile New Zealand conference Bradley Scott gave a talk on Peopleware 2015 in which he explained the management structures, policies and approaches Xero has used to support its agile transition

The Right Way to Scale Agile: Scaling Value Delivery over Process

Posted by Suzie Prince on  Nov 16, 2015

There is no one way to scale agile. In order to find the right way for you organizations you need to understand what you are trying to achieve and create a process that works to deliver that outcome.

Q&A with Tom Roden and Ben Williams on Improving Retrospectives

Posted by Ben Linders on  Oct 02, 2015

The book fifty quick ideas to improve your retrospectives aims to help people to get better outcomes from retrospectives and from any continuous improvement initiative. An interview with the authors.

Leadership, Mentoring and Team Chemistry

Posted by Michael Biven on  Sep 17, 2015

How does fire fighting compare to DevOps? Michael Biven, team lead at Ticketmaster, shares important lessons on leadership, mentoring and team chemistry from his experience as a fire fighter.

Q&A on the Book Agile Impressions

Posted by Ben Linders on  Sep 07, 2015

Gerald Weinberg shares his observations of the agile movement "where it came from, where it is now, and where it's going" in the book Agile Impressions.

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