For lots of reasons, most developers hate writing down anything that isn’t code. The Agile Manifesto deemphasizes documentation, but there are times on a project when a little documentation can go a long way. In this article, we will explore why collaboration over comprehensive documentation shouldn’t mean “NO” documentation – and when you should stop coding and start writing things down.
BVCs, TOWs and POWs are very important tools in the agile world but what exactly are they? BVCs are Big Visible Charts, TOWs are Things on Walls and POWs are Plain Old Whiteboards – information radiators all. Using the right wallware and the information they provide can make or break an agile team.
The Agile Fluency model is a way of thinking about and planning investments to create the conditions of Agile that best fit your development effort, business need, and customer value. James Shore and Diana Larsen described it in the 2012 article "Your Path through Agile Fluency". This article by Diana aims to helps you to use the Agile Fluency model effectively.
Great projects rely on commitment from individual team members, teams and projects: Agile teams committing based on business needs and their capabilities, and delivering against those commitments.
A question that often comes up on Performance Management – Agile talks about team performance so why am I measured on individual goals which have little to do with team performance? 4
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.