Great projects are generally the end result of commitment from three basic sets of actors: individual team members, teams and projects. With agile teams committing based on the needs of the business and their capabilities, and delivering against the commitment they make.
Agile adoption is struggling - organisations mandate agile practices expecting teams to change their way of working but the changes don't seem to be sustainable. This is the first in a series of articles which examine why this is happening and suggest an alternate approach - Open Agile adoption based on invitation and engagement rather than mandate and instruction from above.
Experiments in Performance Management to foster High Performing Agile Teams: A question that often comes up – Agile talks about team performance so why am I measured on individual goals which have little to do with team performance? The author discusses some approaches which can bridge the gaps between performance management and team productivity.
Ian Hughes about mixing the physical world and the virtual world: How virtual technology helps people to meet, communicate and collaborate, and how games help us to develop and learn new skills. 1
Kyle Rankin delivers practical advice and techniques for team oriented troubleshooting of Linux servers in a DevOps culture. The book includes Linux Server Best Practices in common problem areas.
"Enterprise Software Delivery" is the latest book by Alan W. Brown, and is a must-read guide for anybody concerned with the development and delivery of software in a large organisation.
InfoQ interviewed Bruno Sbille, a trainer and coach, about using leadership styles, visual management, and agile coaching.
A Practical Approach to Large-Scale Agile Development tells the story about applying agile and lean principles. An interview about agile principles, change, collaboration, and benefits of using agile.
InfoQ spoke with Yves Hanoulle about the agile and lean mindset, his experiences with pair working, and how he collaborates in the agile community.
The Defense Industry is often viewed as a very “non-Agile” culture. But even in this environment, you can successfully apply Agile principles and practices and tailor them to fit your needs.
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.
Gathering feedback early and often is the key to success on most development projects. Wireframing is a great technique for gathering feedback and guiding a team before any code has been written. 9