As globalisation and offshoring take over the workplace, building agile teams becomes more challenging - thankfully, here’s your non-PC (but culturally sensitive) guide on creating an environment that will allow you and your organisation to “kick some agile butt” no matter who or where you are!
The agile community needs to change how it measures success. The ways that we gather metrics and the information we seek out of those metrics is actually getting in the way of what’s most important, making working software. Forcing individual metrics sometimes discourages team collaboration by focusing too intently on others. This can skew the thing we’re measuring, thus defeating the purpose.
Matt Callanan has been pushing the boundaries of Agile software development and most recently he extended that journey to DevOps. InfoQ caught up with Matt to find out more about his experiences. 1
Amr Elssamadisy tells how participants at XPday Montreal focused on the dynamics of adoption, rather than the structure resulting from adoption, to compile Agile adoption patterns helpful to novices. 1