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  • The Kanban Survivability Agenda

    by Mike Burrows on  Feb 20, 2014

    This third and last article in the series on the Kanban “nine values, three agendas” model explores the survivability agenda. The values associated with this agenda are understanding, agreement, and respect; these say much about the philosophy that underlies Kanban, the humane, start with what you do now approach to change.

  • Kanban’s service orientation agenda

    by Mike Burrows on  Jan 29, 2014

    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.

  • The Neuroscience of Agile Leadership

    by Jenni Jepsen on  Jan 23, 2014

    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.

Interview with Ole Jepsen on Leadership in Agile

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jan 20, 2014

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.

Managing the Unmanageable: Author Q&A

Posted by Shane Hastie on  May 13, 2013

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.

Bridging the Management Gap

Posted by Tiago Garcez on  Apr 01, 2013

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

Self-Organizing Organizations (For Real)

Posted by Emmanuel Gaillot on  Mar 04, 2013

All you’ve ever wanted to know about self-organized companies, without daring actually run one. 6

Interview with Bruno Sbille about Leadership Styles and Visual Management

Posted by Ben Linders on  Feb 12, 2013

InfoQ interviewed Bruno Sbille, a trainer and coach, about using leadership styles, visual management, and agile coaching.

An Interview with Rebecca Parsons - ThoughtWorks CTO

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Jun 19, 2012

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.

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.

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