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Ed Yourdon on the State of Agile and Trends in IT

Interview with Ed Yordon on  Oct 29, 2012

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.

Jim Highsmith on Adaptive Leadership in Organizations

Interview with Jim Highsmith on  Oct 23, 2012

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 on Complexity, Agile and the Book "Management 3.0"

Interview with Jurgen Appelo on  Sep 28, 2012 1

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 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.

The IC Agile Training Mix

Interview with Ahmed Sidky, Alistair Cockburn, Bob Payne on  Oct 21, 2011 1

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.

Javier Soltero Discusses Management and Monitoring of Complex Java Applications

Interview with Javier Soltero on  May 13, 2010

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 on Building Heroku on Top of Amazon EC2

Interview with Adam Wiggins on  Apr 14, 2010 5

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 Introduces the Book "Leading Lean Software Development"

Interview with Mary Poppendieck on  Feb 10, 2010 1

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.

Jim McCarthy and 11 Commitments For a Shared Vision

Interview with Jim McCarthy on  Oct 24, 2008

In this talk filmed during Agile 2008, Jim McCarthy talks about 11 commitments team members should adhere to if they want to achieve a state of shared vision. Such a state empowers a team to reach their full potential and ultimately attain greatness.

Joseph Pelrine's Blend of Science, Process &Teamwork

Interview with Joseph Pelrine on  Apr 12, 2008

Joseph Pelrine was present when XP took its first steps, was Europe's first Certified Scrum Trainer, and today is still breaking new ground. In this 2007 InfoQ interview, Joseph talked about Network Analysis and how Social Complexity Science informs his work with teams; the usefulness of the Dilbert archetype; & a speed-dating technique to help teams get started (creating software, of course).

Panel: The Value of Agile Leadership to the Enterprise

Interview with Pollyanna Pixton & Ole Jepson on  Dec 04, 2007 2

InfoQ presents a one hour video from the APLN Leadership Summit at Agile2006, where a panel of business leaders spoke about their experiences: Bud Phillips (Capital One Financial), Israel Ganot (BMC Software), Steven Ambrose (DTE Energy), Peter George (Cronos Inc.). Topics included top-down vs. bottom-up adoption, making the leap of faith to enterprise adoption and the value of the PMO.

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