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Improving Technical Skills and Agile Practices

Interview with Ruud Wijnands on  Jun 04, 2015

Ruud Wijnands talks about things that can and do go wrong with Agile transitions, improving technical skills and practices, supporting people in learning, the value that agile can bring to organizations and giving managers more insight into the possibilities of agile, helping teams to increase their agility and what managers can do to increase the success of agile transitions.


Portia Tung on Hope as the Driver for Change and Improvement

Interview with Portia Tung on  May 18, 2015

Portia Tung works as an agile coach and shares some experience on making teams out of individuals and motivating those teams to follow a vision or reach a goal. One technique to reach a goal is to use hope as the combination of will-power and way-power. How much power do I have to follow my goals and how much creativity do I have to overcome any obstacles on my way?


Ben Linders on Retrospectives and Helping Teams Improve

Interview with Ben Linders on  Apr 30, 2015

Ben talks about the value of retrospectives as a technique for teams to improve their processes and achieve better outcomes through continuous improvement and ongoing learning. He says that management support is needed to enable change to be effective. He emphasizes the importance of technical as well as social practices for delivery of valuable software.


Aino Corry on Teaching Computer Science

Interview with Aino Corry on  Apr 08, 2015 1

Aino Corry talks about using different teaching methods to teach university students at different levels, how students and professors react to the different methods, what makes teaching rewarding for her and how the future will look in teaching.


Aino Corry on Agile Retrospectives

Interview with Aino Corry on  Apr 02, 2015

Aino Corry talks about overcoming barriers in retrospectives, facilitating effective retrospectives, techniques for doing retrospectives and the vital skills that retrospective facilitators need.


Esther Derby on Language, Communication and Change

Interview with Esther Derby on  Feb 21, 2014

Esther Derby shares her thoughts on language, communication and change and their importance in organisations, the definition of metaphor and designing your environment for Agile success.


Woody Zuill on Mob Programming and No Estimates

Interview with Woody Zuill on  Jan 26, 2014

Woody Zuill discusses Mob Programming, a practice where the whole team works on the same thing, at the same time in the same space on the same computer, as well as his thoughts on No Estimates.


Bryan Beecham on XP Not Dead

Interview with Bryan Beecham on  Jan 18, 2014

Bryan Beecham (aka Billy Garnet) reminds us that "XP not dead!" and shares his approach to teaching TDD and refactoring with Lego and applying XP and craftsmanship in teams as well as the human body.


Diana Larsen on Retrospectives, Liftoff and Agile Fluency

Interview with Diana Larsen on  Dec 20, 2013

Diana Larsen discusses her Agile works including Agile Retrospectives, Liftoff, the Agile Fluency model as well as the future of Agile and the Agile Alliance.


Talking Improv at Agile 2012 with Kupe Kupersmith

Interview with Kupe Kupersmith on  Mar 05, 2013

Kupe Kupersmith discusses his session on Improv at Agile 2012 and how it can help both teams and individuals communicate better.

Agile in the Enterprise with Shane Hastie

Interview with Shane Hastie on  Jan 09, 2013

InfoQ's lead Agile editor, Shane Hastie, shares his experiences in coaching large multinational companies with cross-cultural teams. Topics include retrospectives, user stories and Scrum techniques. He also provides an update on the Agile Alliance board and talks about their efforts to translate he Agile Manifesto.

Adam Weisbart on Agile Antipatterns and Tools to Make Agile Fun

Interview with Adam Weisbart on  Dec 07, 2012

Adam Weisbart discusses making Agile fun, through the use of resources he has developed such as "Build Your Own Scrum", "Retrospective Cookies", "Update The Card Wall" and "Agile Antipatterns", all of which can be found at

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