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How to Target Intrinsic Motivators - Champfrogs Checklist

by Rui Miguel Ferreira on  Nov 29, 2013

Jurgen Appelo has released a tool to help target intrinsic motivators in teams and individuals, his -Champfrogs checklist.

Case Studies of Lean and Kanban from Central Europe

by Ben Linders on  Nov 21, 2013

The 2013 international conference in Central Europe about Lean and Kanban (LKCE13) included presentations about change management, systems thinking, leadership, learning, and teamwork, and case studies from larger organizations that have applied Lean and Kanban. InfoQ interviewed Arne Roock about deployment of Lean and Kanban in agile software development.

Decisions Taking Techniques for Agile

by Ben Linders on  Oct 03, 2013

The way that agile teams and organizations take decisions impacts the value that they can get from agile ways of working. To become agile, it can help to learn different decision making techniques, and pick the one which is most suitable for a situation.

Using Lessons Learned as a Dungeon Master on Roleplaying and Games in Agile Coaching

by Ben Linders on  Oct 02, 2013 2

Guillaume Duquesnay uses his experience with games and roleplaying in his work as an agile coach. At the Agile Tour Brussels he talked about leadership, facilitation and management styles where no authority was involved. InfoQ interviewed Guillaume on his coaching, facilitation and leadership skills, and asked him if playing games gives happiness and fun to people, and make them more productive?

Steve Ballmer Steps Down as Microsoft’s CEO

by Abel Avram on  Aug 23, 2013

Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft, has announced today his retirement from Microsoft, stepping down from his position within the next 12 months after a new CEO has been chosen.

Latest Technology Trends on the Radar

by Aslan Brooke on  Aug 06, 2013 1

Thoughtworks recently released a new installment of their technology radar highlighting techniques enabling infrastructure as code, perimeterless enterprises, applying proven practices to areas without, and lightweight analytics.

Leadership for Self-Organized Agile Teams

by Ben Linders on  Apr 18, 2013 1

Organizations that implement self-organized agile teams need managers who empowerer the teams by using servant leadership, and who coach and mentor them to learn and continuously improve themselves.

Continuous Delivery Speeds Up Innovation

by Aslan Brooke on  Apr 13, 2013 2

Thoughtworks recently published a whitepaper including a maturity model for continuous delivery (or CD) as a response to research indicating that most companies understand the importance of innovation, but are not able to deliver software quickly enough to meet the needs of business leaders.

Agile 2012 Keynote: Bob Sutton on Scaling Up Excellence

by Craig Smith on  Aug 14, 2012

The introductory keynote at Agile 2012 in Dallas entitled Scaling Up Excellence was delivered by Bob Sutton, Professor of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University and author of numerous business books including "Good Boss, Bad Boss" and "The No Asshole Rule".

A Team of Leaders

by Abel Avram on  Jul 18, 2012 1

A “team of leaders” is a team where everyone is encouraged to take ownership of a project, where the leadership potential is developed in every team member. InfoQ has interviewed Bob Vanourek and Gregg Vanourek, authors of the book Triple Crown Leadership: Building Excellent, Ethical, and Enduring Organizations in which they explain this concept in detail.

How managers as leaders can make your team more successful

by Marta Jasinska on  Jun 21, 2012 2

In a series of blog posts Johanna Rothman speaks up against the common view of leader and manager roles. She argues that management without leadership can not be successful.

Agile On Top Down Under: Record Numbers at Agile Australia 2012

by Craig Smith on  Jun 07, 2012

Over 850 delegates crammed into the Hilton on the Park Hotel in Melbourne last week for Agile Australia 2012 to share experiences and learn from over 75 of Australia and New Zealand's most experienced Agile practitioners.

Design Thinking and Culture of Collaboration

by Srini Penchikala on  May 16, 2012 2

Design thinking is about creating vision of the future, not just managing the present. Bill Burnett from Stanford University recently spoke about design thinking and what questions we need to ask to shift from design to design thinking.

Agile's Next Wave: Transforming the Business

by Christopher Goldsbury on  Feb 13, 2012 4

A recent Forrester report gives evidence to the advance of agility into the business world. This article reviews this trend and some of its potential implications.

Finding a Better Way for Management

by Shane Hastie on  Feb 13, 2012

Continuing the series of news items investigating the recent Stoos Network launch event, Shane Hastie spoke with Roy Osherove and Franz Röösli about their experiences at the event, their ideas coming out of it and ways to help make a change in management practices going forward.

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