This is a true story about a company that operates under principles of self-organization. It is organized according to the free will of each individual in the company, all of them freely choosing to co-operate for achieving some goals. All you’ve ever wanted to know about self-organized companies, without daring actually run one.
Bruno Sbille, a trainer and coach who lives in Belgium, did a session at the XP Days Benelux 2012 conference, on the topic: learn different leadership styles with Star Wars coaches. InfoQ interviewed him on 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. At the Agile Australia conference in Melbourne she discussed the trends in database technology around NoSQL databases, the linking of continuous design with continuous delivery and the impact of the mainstream adoption of agile practices on the Agile Alliance.
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
The line between development and architecture is tricky. Does it exist at all? Is an ivory tower actually needed? There's a balance in the middle, but how do you move from developer to architect? 40
The new brain science (social neuroscience, positive psychology, and imaging techniques) give us tools for understanding and enhancing the ability of men and women to work together. 27
In this article, we propose a leadership and management framework that fits well with the current need for innovation and distributed decision-making. 3
This article outlines 9 principles Marc Lammers discovered while building the world’s best field hockey team, mapping them to software development practices. 7
Developers and the business use numbers differently, leading to poor communication. Here the "Spirit of Agile" tells a developer the trick: translate non-computational issues into number language. 3