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. They provide a variety of tools along with many rules of thumb they’ve collected through the years.
As Agile becomes widely accepted within IT organizations, one roadblock to more significant organizational change is becoming clear - resistance from management. Traditional command & control management no longer suffices in a globalized, knowledge-based economy. When will we reach the tipping point where organizations unshackle themselves from the limitations of command & control?
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.
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
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