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  • Q&A with Tom Roden and Ben Williams on Improving Retrospectives

    by Ben Linders on  Oct 02, 2015

    InfoQ interviewed the authors of fifty quick ideas to improve your retrospectives about why they wrote the book and how ideas are described, when you can do retrospectives, what facilitators can do to establish safety, why facilitators should not be the ones who solve problems, celebrating successes, good practices for getting actions done, and the value that teams get from doing retrospectives.

  • Q&A on the Scrumban [R]Evolution

    by Ben Linders on  Sep 21, 2015

    In the book “The Scrumban [R]Evolution: Getting the Most Out of Agile, Scrum, and Lean Kanban" Ajay Reddy describes what Scrumban is, explores the principles and theories on which it is based, and shows how Scrumban can be deployed in organizations.

  • Q&A on Kanban Change Leadership

    by Ben Linders on  Aug 27, 2015

    In the book Kanban Change Leadership Klaus Leopold and Sigi Kaltenecker explore how Kanban can be deployed to get change done in organizations and to build a culture of continuous improvement. An interview on doing change in small steps, solving problems, using WIP limits, priorities and classes of service in Kanban, using the Theory of Constraints with Kanban, and getting results with Kanban.

Book Review and Author Q&A on Four Spheres of Lean and Agile Transformation

Posted by Savita Pahuja on  Aug 22, 2015

The Four Spheres of Lean and Agile Transformation book by Thomas P. Wise and Reuben Daniel, is based on how management should create an organizational environment to implement Agile.

Q&A with Jez Humble, Joanne Molesky and Barry O’Reilly on Lean Enterprise

Posted by Manuel Pais on  Aug 20, 2015

The "Lean Enterprise" book authors discuss how traditional management practices fail to balance innovation and product exploitation as they require very different sets of capabilities.

Q&A on “The Coaching Booster”

Posted by Ben Linders on  Aug 10, 2015

The book the coaching booster by Shirly Ronen-Harel and Jens R. Woinowski explores different coaching methods and practices and describes a framework for coaches to help people to reach their goals.

Downscaling SAFe

Posted by Mikael Lundgren, Tomek Pająk on  Jul 29, 2015

This article describes the change that was done to support growth at Seamless Payments, based on Agile and Lean values and using a slimmed down version of SAFe that still maintained its core ideas. 4

Scrum Alone is Not Enough – An Interview with Mark Levison

Posted by Savita Pahuja on  Jul 26, 2015

Mark Levison recently wrote a blog on “Scrum Alone is Not Enough”, which is the first blog of a series to uncover various Agile patterns.

DevOps & Product Teams - Win or Fail?

Posted by Peter Neumark on  Jun 29, 2015

Peter Neumark found a new world when he moved from a DevOps infrastructure team to a Lean product team.How to experiment frequently while keeping operational performance? Platform teams to the rescue!

Q&A with Dean Leffingwell on Leading SAFe LiveLessons

Posted by Savita Pahuja on  Jun 20, 2015

Dean Leffingwell’s “Leading SAFe LiveLessons” - training videos are based on Lean-Agile transformation concepts at enterprise level.

Q&A with Claudio Perrone on PopcornFlow / Evolve and Disrupt

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jun 12, 2015

Claudio Perrone talks about continuous evolution, servant leadership, popcorn flow (continuous evolution through rapid experimentation), and doing experiments to make change more continuous.

Using Blocker Clustering, Defect Clustering, and Prioritization for Process Improvement

Posted by Klaus Leopold & Troy Magennis on  Jun 08, 2015

Finding ways to eliminate root causes of delays can improve flow. This article discusses clustering blockers and provides ways to prioritize blockers that have most impact or are the quickest wins.

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