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  • Kevlin Henney on Worse is Better and Programming with GUTS

    by Shane Hastie on  Feb 21, 2015

    At the recent Agile Singapore conference Kevlin Henney gave two talks focusing on the importance of simplicity in architecture and implementation and on programming with Good Unit Tests (GUTS). He spoke to InfoQ about the thinking behind his talks and how they can be implemented.

  • Linda Rising & Richard Sheridan on Creating a Culture of Joy - Part 1

    by Shane Hastie on  Feb 19, 2015

    At the recent Agile Singapore conference Richard Sheridan and Linda Rising discussed what it means to have an agile mindset and what it takes to design an organisation from scratch which has a culture of joy in work. They talked about Richard's book Joy, Inc, how Menlo Innovations applies organisational agility in every aspect of the workplace and how they are sharing these ideas with others.

  • Increasing Enterprise Agility and Agile Innovation

    by Ben Linders on  Feb 16, 2015

    An interview with Brad Murphy about how traditional management can lead to disengaged employees, why scaling is more than scaling teams, diagnosing the health of organizations and approaches for enterprises that want to adopt agile and become more innovative.

Learning Fast in Design, Development and DevOps

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jan 14, 2015

Delivering the right products fast can be challenging, certainly when there are many unknowns along the way. If you want to build products fast you need to be able to learn fast and efficiently.

Spark the Change Runner up - the Markel Marvel: A Case Study of IT Transformation in Insurance

Posted by Helen Walton on  Dec 17, 2014

Few companies share warts-and-all stories of IT transformation. In this case study, Spark judge, Helen Walton, interviews Markel International on how they went from waterfall to agile in 6 months.

Spark the Change Winner - Mission-critical: a case study of GCHQ’s culture of innovation

Posted by Helen Walton on  Dec 14, 2014

The public sector – innovative? An intelligence agency – open? It doesn’t sound likely. But when Helen Walton interviewed GCHQ for the Spark Award she discovered an exceptional, creative culture.

Key Takeaway Points and Lessons Learned from QCon San Francisco 2014

Posted by Abel Avram on  Dec 08, 2014

This article summarizes the key takeaways and highlights from QCon San Francisco 2014 as blogged and tweeted by attendees.

Reflections on the Dare Festival – Melbourne, 2014

Posted by Anton Rossouw on  Dec 07, 2014

Dare Festival Melbourne is a one-day fast paced event about workplace innovation, change and happiness - Anton summarises the talks with help from some visual recordings. 1

An interview with Sam Guckenheimer on Microsoft's Journey to Cloud Cadence

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Oct 17, 2014

At the recent Agile 2014 conference Sam Guckenheimer gave the opening keynote on Microsoft Developer Division's transition to a continuous delivery model. After the talk he sat down with InfoQ.

Frugal Innovation in Australian Healthcare

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Sep 14, 2014

At the recent Agile Australia conference InfoQ spoke to Liam Brobst and Daniel Prager about using agile approaches and taking a frugal innovation approach to healthcare in Australia.

Agile India 2014 – A Report

Posted by Naresh Jain and Pramod Sadalage on  Aug 16, 2014

The Agile India 2014 conference was held in Bangalore at the end of February. Naresh and Pramod wrote this summary of the conference.

Q&A with Nadja Macht on Innovation, Flow and Continuous Improvement

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jul 28, 2014

Nadja Macht, Flow Manager and Coach at Jimdo, talks about balancing flow and slack time in teams, doing visual management with Kanban boards and deploying retrospectives for continuous improvement.

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