When an organization decides to adopt agile the way it is structured often has to change. An agile way of working also brings new practices for teams and managers, and usually impacts the culture and mindset. All of these are related, but changing everything at the same time might be a too big challenge for an organization. Let’s explore what can happen when we start with the structure.
At the Lean Kanban France 2014 conference Bjarte Bogsnes gave a keynote presentation about beyond budgeting. In his presentation he talked about the problems with traditional management and how transparency and self regulating management comes to the rescue, and the principles and practices of beyond budgeting.
Scrum meets management 3.0 , a talk presented by Arne Ahlander at Regional Scrum Gathering India 2014.
Adopting agile is an organization change which involves management. It is said that management buy-in is crucial for agile to succeed and that a lack of management support can be a barrier in agile transformations. There are different ways for management to support agile in enterprises.
Jurgen Appelo has released a tool to help target intrinsic motivators in teams and individuals, his -Champfrogs checklist.
Apigee Edge now supports Node.js and has open sourced Volos, a project containing a set of API management modules.
Agile adoption in organizations where command and control is the most dominant management style can be tricky. There have been situations where an agile transition didn’t deliver the expected improvements, or even failed and was stopped. Several authors suggested ways to adopt agile in organizations with a command and control management style. How did you deal with it when transitioning to agile?
The latest WSO2 API Manager adds native multi-tenancy, automatic generation of API documentation, and SAML-based SSO, running both on servers or in the cloud.
Yahoo!’s recent decision to call all employees to work from company’s offices has raised some questions especially throughout the telecommuting community. Is this a disguised move to lay off people? Is it a misunderstanding of how remoting is to be managed? Is this the right move for Yahoo!?
Early results of a study on the effects of agile development practices are showing improvements in productivity and quality. These results aim to answer questions on development projects schedules and budgets. They also provide insight in the results of outsourcing and co-located teams.
Tobias Mayer started Business Craftsmanship: an organizational development and transformation approach to teach and apply ideas from Agile software development to any knowledge work context. Several posts have been published, for example about “Core Values” and “In Praise of Processes”.
In his recent blog Bob Marshall suggests that heroic managers must overcome the traditional analytic mindset in order to transition to a more effective organizational mindset. To do that part of their focus must be on people.
Bob Marshall is a specialist in organisational therapy who describes himself as “the flowchainsensei who sees things differently”.
Several companies including Oracle, Rackspace, Red Hat and CloudBees have proposed an API for PaaS application management. The API allows developers to manage applications within and across various PaaS that will implement the specification without having any knowledge of the underlying cloud infrastructure.
In a series of blog posts Johanna Rothman speaks up against the common view of leader and manager roles. She argues that management without leadership can not be successful.
A series of recent articles by Steve Denning on Forbes have highlighted the challenges that the Agile community faces to get acceptance by mainstream management.