At QCon London Helen Walton and Pete Burden discussed what it takes to design a collaborative, agile supporting culture in an organisation, if it is possible for large organisations to actually change and what is needed to enable that change. The spoke about the Spark the Change conference and how it is a showcase of organisations that are actually working in new ways.
InfoQ interviewed Yuval Yeret at the Lean Kanban France 2014 conference about kick starting Agile the Kanban way. He explained how teams can do pull-based change using Kanban, skills for change managers and patterns that can be used to support agile adoption in enterprises.
John Shook sits down with InfoQ to discuss how lean change is both personal and organizational as well as the A3 process.
Arne Roock and Fridtjof Detzner share their story of how culture has evolved at Jimdo and the role of coaches in helping that culture grow.
Tim Lister co-author of Peopleware and Waltzing with Bears, among other books, talks about his experiences arbitrating disputes in systems development, the importance of risk management and how the IT industry is changing with distributed teams.
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.
Greg Brockman, Stripe's CTO, relates how developers can determine if they are in a culture that has problems delivering software. With some of his insights and shifts in culture, developers can help their organization become unstuck from a poorly performing culture and shift into a more productive, organized, and effective team.
Jason Little sits down to discuss how he's been using Lean Change and gives us some insight into his book on the same subject.
Steve Peha describes how culture can derail a seemingly perfect Agile project. He then details how we can see and incrementally modify cultures by focusing on agreements. Agreements govern how we work together; they govern individuals and their interactions. By deliberately focusing on making, keeping, confronting, and renegotiating agreements, we can change our culture to support Agile teams.
Bjarte Bogsnes talks about Beyond Budgeting and the challenges and approaches to implementing it in organizations as well as its history and acceptance in the Agile community.
Amr Elssamadisy, founder of Agile Culture New York and author of the book Agile Adoption Patterns, shares his thoughts on why safety is essential to Agile success. We know that learning is essential for successful agility, and teams learn best through failure – but failure is inherently unsafe. The key to success is in making things safe. Without safety you cannot learn effectively from failure.
Dan Mezick, author of the book The Culture Game, shares his insights on engagement as the fuel of successful and lasting Agile adoptions. Pulling examples from Open Spaces and the computer gaming industry, Dan explains how they both implement four basic rules: have a clear goal, a clear set of rules, a good feedback system, and support an opt-in participation strategy.