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  • Self-Organizing Organizations (For Real)

    by Emmanuel Gaillot on  Mar 04, 2013 6

    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.

  • Interview with Bruno Sbille about Leadership Styles and Visual Management

    by Ben Linders on  Feb 12, 2013

    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.

  • An Interview with Rebecca Parsons - ThoughtWorks CTO

    by Shane Hastie on  Jun 19, 2012

    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.

The Leadership Challenge

Posted by Badri Srinivasan on  Apr 20, 2012

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

A Discussion With Neal Gafter on the Future of Java

Posted by Charles Humble on  Sep 14, 2011

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

Book Review: The Leader's Guide to Radical Management

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Nov 11, 2010

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.

Book Review: Making it Big in Software

Posted by Dave West on  Oct 28, 2010

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

Are You a Software Architect?

Posted by Simon Brown on  Feb 09, 2010

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 Elephant in the Room: Using Brain Science to Enhance Working Relationships

Posted by Diana Larsen and Sharon Buckmaster on  Oct 29, 2009

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

Collaborative Leadership and Collaborative Management

Posted by Chris Matts, Pollyanna Pixton and Niel Nickolaisen on  Aug 05, 2009

In this article, we propose a leadership and management framework that fits well with the current need for innovation and distributed decision-making. 3

Tips from a Top Sports Team Coach

Posted by Urs Peter on  Aug 20, 2008

This article outlines 9 principles Marc Lammers discovered while building the world’s best field hockey team, mapping them to software development practices. 7

Using Numbers to Communicate - in the Spirit of Agile

Posted by Linda Rising and Barbara Chauvin on  Jun 13, 2008

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

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