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  • 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.

  • The Pitfalls that You Should Always Avoid when Implementing Agile

    by Annette Vendelbo on  Jun 27, 2015 4

    Moving from traditional project management to agile is a paradigm shift. From push to pull systems from a control-and-command culture to a trust culture where authority is delegated. A good structure with some control mechanisms will most likely help you get the wanted results quicker. This article discusses the role that management plays in organizations that have decided to adopt agile.

  • Dealing with Politics in Agile or Lean Teams

    by Ben Linders on  May 25, 2015

    InfoQ interviewed Katharine Kirk about how agile or lean can increase politics and how she combines ideas from agile and lean with eastern and tribal philosophy to deal with people issues that arise. InfoQ also asked her to give a different perspective and practical advice for addressing and navigating politics in organizations.

Technical Leadership: The Often Overlooked Skills and Responsibilities of a Technical Team Leader

Posted by Amr Noaman on  Mar 11, 2015

A Technical Leader should demonstrate capability in three main areas which are often overlooked:Team Support, Technical Excellence, and Innovation. Read more about these capabilities in this article. 4

How SOA Governance (and SOA Management) Should Actually Be Done

Posted by Ganesh Prasad on  Oct 29, 2014

Ganesh Prasad proposes separating governance and management in SOA projects to make sure that right dependencies are used throughout the system in order to promote agility and reduce costs and risks.

Michael Stange at Agile Australia on Incrementally Transforming Organisation Structures

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Sep 07, 2014

At the Agile Australia conference Michael Stange spoke about patterns of organisational resistance and how to incrementally make change to structures that enable agility

Nigel Dalton at Agile Australia on System Thinking, Social Experiments and 20 by 2020

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Aug 30, 2014

At the recent Agile Australia InfoQ spoke to Nigel Dalton about social experiments in modern management, applying Lean, Agile and Systems Thinking to workplaces and disruptive innovation.

The Original Sin of Software Metrics

Posted by Chen Ping on  Jun 05, 2014

This article explains why it is inherently wrong to set up software metrics to try and 'improve' the software development process, and offers some alternatives. 3

The Integration of Agile and the Project Management Office

Posted by Peter Schmidt on  Nov 01, 2013

Agile and the PMO are no longer diametrically opposed. With an ever-changing business landscape, organisations must adopt more nimble approaches, making Agile more suitable than people think. 3

Interview and Book Excerpt: Hiring Geeks that Fit

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Jun 18, 2013

Author, consultant, blogger and management guru Johanna Rothman has written a new book titled Hiring Geeks that Fit, in which she addresses the challenges and joys of employing technical people.

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

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