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Declan Whelan on Agile Coaching, Lean Startups and the Agile Alliance

Interview with Declan Whelan on  Jan 03, 2013 1

Declan Whelan discusses Agile Coaching and the lessons learnt returning to coding as part of a new lean startup as well Agile Coach Camp, pair coaching and his role on the Agile Alliance board.

Techniques for Disciplined Agile Delivery

Interview with Scott Ambler on  Oct 04, 2012 1

Based onconcepts presented in his book, Scott Ambler describes Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) as a hybrid approach that extends Scrum, Agile modeling, Unified Process. DAD is a people-first process that's goals-based rather than prescriptive, addresses the entire lifecycle and shares many concepts presented in continuous delivery. Scott also discusses the DevOps movement and how DAD addresses it

Henrik Kniberg on Lean From The Trenches, Translating the Agile Manifesto and Living Agile

Interview with Henrik Kniberg on  Sep 19, 2012

Henrik Kniberg discusses the journey to writing his latest book "Lean from the Trenches", the translation of the Agile Manifesto as well as his recent travels and Lean Startup projects.

Alan Shalloway on Scaling Agile With Lean and Kanban

Interview with Alan Shalloway on  Feb 23, 2012 1

Alan Shalloway discusses the challenges associated with transitioning companies to Lean and Agile methods on an enterprise scale. The interview discusses how Lean and Kanban can be used to encourage encourage incremental change and ongoing improvement, the cultural factors that can hamper Agile adoption, and why practices that benefit teams can actually harm the organization as a whole.

Jim Highsmith on Adaptive Leadership

Interview with Jim Highsmith on  Feb 16, 2012

Recorded at the 10th anniversary of the agile manifesto signing, Jim Highsmith discusses how he works with executive management teams to introduce and integrate agile techniques into enterprise organizations from both the business and IT sides. He defines adaptive leadership and discuses adaptive ALM, continuous delivery, lean and Kanban methods.

Jesper Boeg on Priming Kanban

Interview with Jesper Boeg on  Feb 10, 2012 1

In this interview, Jesper Boeg, author of the new InfoQ book – Priming Kanban, discusses the keys to using Kanban effectively, and how to get started if you are currently using other approaches. Jesper also discusses the benefits of integrating elements of Kanaban into existing Scrum teams and what can be achieved from the team seeing the entire value chain and owning the whole process.

The Seven Deadly Sins of Enterprise Agile Adoption

Interview with Sanjiv Augustine and Arlen Bankston on  Feb 04, 2012 1

Are there repeated patterns of failure on Enterprise Agile Enablement efforts? Does success at the team level always result in success at the organization level? Sanjiv Augustine and Arlen Bankston discuss the Seven Deadly Sins that organizations repeatedly make so you can steer clear of them and benefit from a successful Enterprise Agile Adoption.

Lyssa Adkins and Michael Spayd on the Role of the Agile Coach

Interview with Lyssa Adkins and Michael Spayd on  Dec 23, 2011 1

In this interview, Lyssa Adkins and Michael Spayd, cofounders of the Agile Coaching Institute, discuss the role of the Agile Coach and the competencies (i.e. facilitation, mentoring, teaching, and coaching) necessary to become effective in that role. Also discussed are ways an Agile coach can transform teams and organizations while reinforcing behaviors that will endure after the coach leaves.

Jeff Patton on the Product Owner’s World

Interview with Jeff Patton on  Dec 09, 2011

In this interview, Jeff Patton discusses the Product Owner role and points out that Agile has never been very focused on the customer. While Agile development excels at “delivery”, it struggles to support “discovery” (i.e. defining what the customer really needs). Also discussed are techniques such as Lean Startup and story maps and the importance of defining business value in an Agile context.

Andrew Hunt on Pragmatic Programming

Interview with Andrew Hunt on  Nov 25, 2011

InfoQ sits down with Andrew Hunt, one of the original Agile Manifesto signatories, to discuss how Agile has diverged from the original vision and how pragmatic programming has evolved. Andy discusses CoffesScript, Arduino, and HTML5 and he shares his views on the effectiveness of pair programming, Agile testing methods and other practices.

Craig Larman on the Challenges of Scaling Scrum to Large Organizations

Interview with Craig Larman on  Apr 26, 2011 4

In this interview, Craig Larman discusses the many challenges you face when scaling scrum to large organizations. These challenges stem from decisions to use component teams over feature teams; adopting out sourcing without careful consideration for the impact of that decision; and over specialization of skills and limited learning which leads to waste, bottlenecks, and poor performance.

Ron Jeffries on the Potential of Agile

Interview with Ron Jeffries on  Feb 23, 2011

Ron Jeffries discusses the potential of Agile methods and the possible effect it could have on the programming industry. The impact could be greater with enterprise software as developers invest more time to understand the practice and technology they are using while being mindful.

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