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  • Test Management Revisited

    by Anne-Marie Charrett on  Apr 03, 2016

    The concept of test management sits awkwardly in agile, mostly because it’s a construct derived from the time when testing was a post-development phase, performed by independent testing teams. Agile, with its focus on cross functional teams, has sounded the death knell for many test managers. While test management is largely irrelevant in agile, there is still a desperate need for test leadership.

  • Voys Learns to Play the Holacracy Game

    by Yanto Hesseling on  Mar 27, 2016

    Holacracy removes power from a management hierarchy and distributes it across teams that have a clear set of roles, responsibilities, and expectations. This new organizational system with no managers or titles is often misunderstood. Learn about holacracy from the Dutch telecom company Voys who implemented this new way of running organizations.

  • Connect Agile Teams to Organizational Hierarchy: A Sociocratic Solution

    by Pieter van der Meché and Jutta Eckstein on  Dec 27, 2015

    Many agile teams suffer from the mismatch of agile and organizational leadership with the latter being reflected by the organizational hierarchy. This article suggests using sociocracy as a solution that leaves the hierarchies in place yet still allows teams to act in an agile way.

The CTO’s New Innovation Playbook

Posted by Charles Green on  Oct 28, 2015

In a time of rapid business and technological change, chief technology officers (CTOs) and other technology leaders are increasingly looking to new methods to drive their digital technology agendas. 1

Q&A on Kanban Change Leadership

Posted 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.

The Pitfalls that You Should Always Avoid when Implementing Agile

Posted by Annette Vendelbo on  Jun 27, 2015

Moving from traditional project management to agile is a paradigm shift. This article discusses the role that management plays in organizations that have decided to adopt agile. 4

Dealing with Politics in Agile or Lean Teams

Posted by Ben Linders on  May 25, 2015

An interview with 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.

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. 7

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

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