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Daniel Mezick on Open Agile Adoption with Open Space

Posted by Dan Mezick on  Dec 03, 2013

In this second interview in a series Dan Mezick talks about how a OpenAgile Adoption is facilitated by an Open Space event which can act as a signal and catalyst for lasting and effective Agile adoption in organisations. He talks about the importance of engagement and ownership by people and how an Open Space event allows opt-in involvement and unleashes creative problem solving.

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Dan Mezick on Making Meetings More Effective

Posted by Dan Mezick on  Nov 22, 2013

This is the first in a series of brief discussions with Dan Mezick in which he talks about topics from his book The Culture Game. In this one he explains the importance of designing meetings as good games and facilitating them to achieve the best outcomes

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Ward Cunningham on the Appeal of OOP and Dynamic Languages, Federated Wiki

Posted by Ward Cunningham on  Apr 04, 2013

Ward Cunningham talks about the continuing appeal of OOP and dynamic languages, asynchronous programming, and much more. Also: Ward explains the ideas behind his latest project Federated Wiki.

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George Dinwiddie on the Three Amigos (Business, Programmers, and Testers)

Posted by George Dinwiddie on  Feb 14, 2013

George Dinwiddie sits down with InfoQ at Agile 2012 to discuss the Three Amigos (Business, Programmers, and Testers) and how they need to interact and use examples in order to get a shared vision.

Vickie Gray - The Core Protocols

Posted by Vickie Gray on  Dec 20, 2012

Vickie Gray, author of the book Creating Time, shares her insights on the Core Protocols and how they can be used to solve many of the common problems that plague teams. The Core Protocols provide a common API on which the team can operate when performing Agile processes like Scrum or Kanban, and according to Vickie, we need this common API because humans are much more complicated than code.

The Core Protocols

Posted by Jim and Michele McCarthy on  Dec 03, 2012 1

In this interview, Jim and Michele McCarthy, co-founders of McCarthy Technologies, Inc. and authors of the book Software for Your Head, share their insights on the Core Protocols and the Core Commitments on which they’re based. These tools provide a set of structured interactions between people on a team, and when coupled with safety, freedom, and radical democracy, can lead a team to greatness.

Traci Fenton on Freedom at Work

Posted by Traci Fenton on  Nov 22, 2012

Traci Fenton shares some tips for creating greater freedom and teamwork including the "power question", "happiness buckets", "church of fail", and more. This interview was recorded at CultureCon 2012 organized by Agile Boston and is intended primarily for a business audience but has lots of inspiring tips for the rest of us.

Stanley Pollack on Moving Beyond Icebreakers

Posted by Stanley Pollack on  Nov 08, 2012

In his book “Moving Beyond Icebreakers” Stanley Pollack includes over 300 interactives. In this interview he talks about how to use them to achieve group goals, build teams, address difficult issues and engage communities. He discusses a number of them and how a structured approach to facilitation can result in better outcomes.

James Grenning on Agile, from co-authoring the Manifesto, to fathering Planning Poker, to Agile for Embedded Development

Posted by James Grenning on  Feb 29, 2012

James shares his experience as one of the Agile Manifesto co-authors, fathering the original Agile estimating game (which became Planning Poker) and how Agile methods fit with embedded software development. James also discusses his new book, Test Driven Development for Embedded C, while sharing some surprises, such as his recommendation that teams stop using Planning Poker.

Jesper Boeg on Priming Kanban

Posted by Jesper Boeg on  Feb 10, 2012 2

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.

Mike Cottmeyer on Agile Adoption and Transformation

Posted by Mike Cottmeyer on  Jan 06, 2012 4

In Agile, adoption and transformation are typically viewed as one big event. Mike Cottmeyer provides a holistic perspective that looks as adoption as the implementation of practices, and transformation along two dimensions, organizational and personal. Mike discusses how they are a means to an end, and how to avoid the trap of focusing on practice adoption as a goal.

Jeff Sutherland: Are Agile Teams Truly Agile?

Posted by Jeff Sutherland on  Jan 04, 2012 2

Ten Years after the Agile Manifesto Jeff Sutherland muses the question of whether Agile teams are truly Agile. You’re not Agile if you’re not producing product at the end of each sprint. Jeff discusses doing scrum well, velocity and production measurements and the next big challenge for Agile leaders.

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