Leading and working in distributed knowledge worker teams is reality for most organisations today. To get a perspective on some of the challenges and how to tackle them we spoke to Floyd Marinescu, CEO of C4Media, InfoQ's parent company. InfoQ is a globally distributed organisation with 35 fulltime and 150 part time contributors distributed across the whole world.
Bjarte Bogsnes talks about Beyond Budgeting and the challenges and approaches to implementing it in organizations as well as its history and acceptance in the Agile community.
Pat Reed discusses the need for an Agile accounting standard to support large-scale agile adoption, the need for career pathways that are compatible with collaborative teamwork and the role of the Agile Alliance in humanizing the software industry.
Linda Cook is a board member of the Agile Alliance. She talks about the impact of Management Debt on the ability of teams to be fully successful, diversity in the workplace and the impact of women leaving technical fields and the international role of the Agile Alliance.
At the Agile 2012 conference Ed Yourdon was interviewed and discussed the state of the industry, the uptake of agile methods and the level of awareness about these topics in senior management. He spoke about the similarities and differences between agile and previous process improvement initiatives, how agile requires cultural change and what is needed to enable that cultural change to happen.
At the Agile 2012 Conference Jim spoke about the importance of focusing on quality as organizations move towards continuous delivery and how adaptive leadership helps organizations become agile. He discusses the dangers inherent in metrics and suggests some useful measurements that can be utilized in agile teams.
Jurgen Appelo talks about his book "Management 3.0: Leading Agile Developers, Developing Agile Leaders", how Complexity Science helps to understand Agile teams, and much more.
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.
Founding members of the ICAgile Consortium, Ahmed Sidky and Alistair Cockburn, discuss IC Agile, along with Bob Payne, a consultant, coach and trainer. They explain why ICAgile was created, how it fits in with popular certifications like the Certified ScrumMaster, how organizations that deliver training can fit their courses into the ICAgile road map and how individuals can collect knowledge.
In this interview from SpringOne 2009, Javier Soltero discusses the challenges of managing a complex Java application, the Hyperic toolset, out-of-the-box versus developer-built application management/monitoring hooks, the effect of both the SpringSource and the VMWare acquisition on Hyperic development, and the result of combining SpringSource and VMWare's offerings.
Adam Wiggins explains the experience with building Heroku on top of Amazon EC2, the pros and cons of virtualization, and the importance of automation.
Mary Poppendieck talks about her last book "Leading Lean Software Development", a book for the product, program and all C-level managers, showing them how to apply agile principles and practices starting from the realization that development teams are not successful if they are not in the same boat with their managers.