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Elastic Leadership

Posted by Roy Osherove on  Apr 15, 2011 4

Roy Osherove talks about the challenges and opportunities of being a software team leader. He shares his hard won experiences in growing teams, their members and influencing behaviour. Being a software team lead is about getting out of your comfort zone, creating trust and commitment in your team but also about knowing about team maturity levels and the different approaches needed.

Patrick Curran Discusses the Role of the JCP, and the Recent Hologic and Apache Controversies

Posted by Patrick Curran on  Apr 01, 2011 1

In this interview, recorded at QCon London, Patrick Curran talks to Charles Humble about the history of the JCP, and how it has changed since Oracle's acquisition of Sun. He also talks about the relationship between the OpenJDK project and the JCP, the role of the JCP in innovation, and the recent Apache and Hologic controversies.

ThoughtWorks’ Fowler and Humble Talk Continuous Delivery

Posted by Jez Humble and Martin Fowler on  Feb 18, 2011 4

Two of ThoughtWorks’ finest, Martin Fowler and Jez Humble, talk about the notion of Continuous Delivery, which enables organizations to build software that is production ready at all times. To do this, enterprises automate the build, deployment, and testing process, and improve collaboration between developers, testers, and operations. The duo discusses a variety of related issues.

ThoughtWorks’ Jez Humble Delivers on Continuous Delivery

Posted by Jez Humble on  Dec 11, 2010

In this interview Jez Humble discusses the concept of continuous delivery, which implies that software should always be production ready throughout its lifecycle. That means that every build could be released into production and run effectively. Continuous delivery involves build and deployment automation, continuous integration, test automation, managing infrastructure and environments and more.

ThoughtWorks Studios' Cyndi Mitchell Talks Adaptive ALM, Continuous Delivery

Posted by Cyndi Mitchell on  Oct 14, 2010 3

In this interview, Cyndi Mitchell talks about ThoughtWorks’ concept of “Continuous Delivery,” which focuses on the last mile of software delivery. Mitchell also discusses the “adaptive” in ThoughtWorks Studios’ Adaptive ALM (Application Lifecycle Management) strategy, in which Agile solutions must be adaptive to users’ needs. And Mitchell describes ThoughtWorks Studios tools: Mingle, Go and Twist.

Mary and Tom Poppendieck on Lean Software

Posted by Mary and Tom Poppendieck on  Jun 01, 2010 1

Mary and Tom discuss the history of Lean, and what they feel are the most important things for software teams and organizations to thrive.Results are not the point, the point is growing your people, converting them into effective problem solvers who are relentlessly improving. If everybody in the organization is a problem solver, you'll get steadily better and better.

Mary Poppendieck Introduces the Book "Leading Lean Software Development"

Posted by Mary Poppendieck on  Feb 10, 2010 1

Mary Poppendieck talks about her last book "Leading Lean Software Development", a book for the product, program and all C-level managers, showing them how to apply agile principles and practices starting from the realization that development teams are not successful if they are not in the same boat with their managers.

Pollyanna Pixton on Agile Leadership

Posted by Pollyanna Pixton on  Jan 09, 2010

Pollyanna Pixton talks about leadership, especially leading Agile teams, but more importantly what senior leaders do to help support their Agile teams in their organizations. She focuses on how leaders that are command and control can stay out of the way, step back and let teams and everyone below them make their own decisions and take ownership and deliver.

Brian Foote and Dave West Discuss Craftsmanship

Posted by Brian Foote and Dave West on  Jan 06, 2010 2

Brian and dave discuss what it might mean to be a true craftsman and why the idea of craft has become so popular of late. Other issues discussed include the question of why craft seems to be focused almost exclusively on programming and why everyone does not aspire to be a craftsman? Programming as performance art, programs as literary artifacts, and code "habitability" round out the discussion.

Lean Organizations to Support Agile Teams

Posted by Robin Dymond on  Apr 07, 2009 1

Robin Dymond gives an overview of Lean, how it can help take Agile to the 'next level' and why organizations that fail to change will not have successful Agile teams. Robin describes an organizational mismatch between traditional hierarchies and team structures. He believes that organizations will need to reorganize around teams to get the most out of Agile.

Pollyanna Pixton on Agile Leadership

Posted by Pollyanna Pixton on  Mar 12, 2009

Pollyanna Pixton tells us that within a culture of trust leaders must stand back and if they don't then they are hampering and restricting the productivity and the creativity and the innovation of teams. She discusses how leaders can foster a culture of trust and what they must do to get the most out of Agile teams.

Pressure and Performance – The CTO's Dilemma

Posted by Diana Larsen and Jim Shore on  Nov 12, 2008 1

In this interview made by Deborah Hartmann during Agile 2008, Diana Larsen and Jim Shore talk about patterns observed in CTOs' activity. CTOs emerge as real people caring for other people in their organization, and are put under a lot of pressure and constraints.

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