The book Becoming a Catalyst by Len Lagestee aims to help Scrum Masters, Agile coaches, and project managers to accelerate the culture change that is needed when an organization is adopting agile. InfoQ interviewed Len about supporting people in adopting agile practices, what it takes to become a catalyst, and how catalysts can start and energize change initiatives.
There is relatively little material on what self-organising teams are about and how to support them effectively. This first article from a series of on Leading Self-Organising Teams explores what self-organising teams are.
Developing an agile culture is something that enterprises often do when they adopt agile. Such a culture change involves changing the way that managers lead people to help them to become self-organized. The book "The Agile Culture" describes how you can develop a culture of energy and innovation, and provides tools to build trust, take ownership and deal with walls and resistance in organizations.
In an extract from his book "Project Management: Influence and Leadership Building Rapport in Teams" Michael Nir talks about the importance of effective stakeholder management on projects.
InfoQ did an interview with Ignace and Yves Hanoulle about their book "The Leadership Game", leadership styles, pair training and observing and giving feedback.
This second article in the “3 years of Kanban at Sandvik IT” series focuses on the lessons that the System Development Office learned when sustaining the Kanban method during this 4 years journey. 1
This third and last article in the series on the Kanban “nine values, three agendas” model explores the survivability agenda: the humane, start with what you do now approach to change.
This second article in the series on the Kanban “nine values, three agendas” model explores the service orientation agenda: a much more outward-looking approach to change.
How breakthroughs in neuroscience support why all the "soft stuff" around Agile works, how we can help people adapt better to change, and how we can influence real mindset shifts in an organization.
Good leaders create an environment where self-organizing teams can thrive and create great products and services to delight their customers, as Ole Jepsen explains in this interview.
Mickey Mantle and Ron Lichty have written a book about managing and employing programmers. The book examines the characteristics of programmers and programming teams and discusses how to manage them.
Resistance from management is recognized as a bottleneck in agile adoption. When will we reach the tipping point where organizations unshackle themselves from the limitations of command & control? 3