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  • Building Flat Organizations with Cross-functional Teams and Fewer Managers

    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 with Michael Dubakov on how agile transformations impact the role of managers, how to change the culture to increase agility, how to flatten an organization using cross-functional teams, and benefits from increasing agility.

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

    by Bhoomi Mehta on  Nov 27, 2015

    Software development teams adopt Agile-based processes to address age-old IT project management problems. However, many end up neck deep in trouble when the ‘Agile’ approach backfires. In this article, we look at real life examples to outline common but persistent barriers to the successful implementation of Agile projects, and suggest practical methods for overcoming them.

  • Peopleware 2015 - An Interview with Bradley Scott of Xero

    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. He discussed how they worked and presented some ideas on the future of management. After the talk he spoke to InfoQ about his ideas.

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.

What is Success for a Scrum Master?

Posted by Vasco Duarte on  Aug 17, 2015

Experienced Scrum Masters explain how they define and measure their own personal success as Scrum Masters, and share their lessons learned about how to achieve success.

The World is One Family - Why That Matters for Software Corporations and Professionals

Posted by Kamlesh Ravlani on  Jul 12, 2015

Rev. C. L. Gulati of Sant Nirankari Mission presented the opening keynote on the conference theme – Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam – The World is one family, at the Regional Scrum Gathering South Asia 2015.

Practices for DevOps and Continuous Delivery

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jul 10, 2015

The book Devops in Practice: Reliable and automated software delivery by Danilo Sato provides a hands-on approach for implementing continuous delivery and DevOps practices.

Business, Design, and Engineering: Developing Collaboration-Culture

Posted by Jaimee Newberry on  Jul 09, 2015

The collaboration of a company and its multidisciplinary units has never been more crucial than now.

Business, Design and Technology: Joining Forces for a Truly Competitive Advantage

Posted by Ben Melbourne on  Jul 04, 2015

The list of industries being disrupted by digital technologies is growing. To embrace this new digital world, companies need to change their practices and the way they use technology.

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