This second article in the series on the Kanban “nine values, three agendas” model explores the service orientation agenda. Building on the sustainability agenda, this agenda adds the values of customer focus, flow, and leadership. Individually, each of these brings some challenge; collectively, they can represent to a significant sense of direction, a much more outward-looking approach to change.
Why does having the overview and influence make us feel rewarded? How do we adapt better to change? And how can we shift mindsets to become more Agile? Find out from breakthrough research in neuroscience why all the "soft, people 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: that is what Ole Jepsen explains in this interview. At the XP Days Benelux conference he talked about truly leading people and the subtle but important differences between taking and giving control.
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
All you’ve ever wanted to know about self-organized companies, without daring actually run one. 6
InfoQ interviewed Bruno Sbille, a trainer and coach, about using leadership styles, visual management, and agile coaching.
Dr Rebecca Parsons is the Chief Technology Officer for ThoughtWorks, and a Director of the Agile Alliance. She discusses the trends in database technology, continuous design & delivery and Agile.
In projects that are implementing Scrum, the role of the Scrum Master is very crucial. This article focuses on what is Servant Leadership and the principal characteristics of a Servant Leader. 6
Neal Gafter discusses the impact of Oracle's acquisition on Java, makes the case for adding segmented stacks and a meta-object protocol to Java, and compares Java and C#/.NET 8
In his new book Steve Denning shows how the application of Agile methods beyond software development is having substantive positive returns in financial, sustainability and team satisfaction areas.
Sam Lightstone's book is a guide for becoming a software professional. Mixing interviews, commentary, and advice Sam Lightstone suggests how you can "become great" while advancing your career. 1