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CAMP 1.0 – An Open API for PaaS Application Management

by Abel Avram on  Aug 31, 2012 3

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.

How managers as leaders can make your team more successful

by Marta Jasinska on  Jun 21, 2012 2

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.

The Management View of Agile - Unaware or Unwilling?

by Craig Smith on  May 04, 2012 6

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.

Finding a Better Way for Management

by Shane Hastie on  Feb 13, 2012

Continuing the series of news items investigating the recent Stoos Network launch event, Shane Hastie spoke with Roy Osherove and Franz Röösli about their experiences at the event, their ideas coming out of it and ways to help make a change in management practices going forward.

Stoos Network - Catherine Louis and Deborah Hartmann Preuss Discuss their Expectations

by Shane Hastie on  Feb 03, 2012 4

Continuing the series of interviews with Stoos Network Event participants, Shane Hastie spoke to Catherine Louis and Deborah Hartmann Preuss about their experiences at the event and their hopes and expectations for the future of the Stoos Network. The Stoos Network aims to encourage shift in organisational management from traditional hierarchical leadership toward more collaborative approaches.

Stoos Network - A Conversation with Jurgen Appelo

by Shane Hastie on  Jan 23, 2012

Following on from the Stoos Network event held in early January, InfoQ has been talking to some of the organizers and participants. This items is a conversation with Jurgen Appelo author of Management 3.0 and one of the organizers of the event.

Facilitating a Tipping Point - Stoos Network Event

by Shane Hastie on  Jan 10, 2012 4

At the Stoos Network event in Switzerland last week a call was made to re-examine the way leadership works and how organisations are governed. Responding to the "bit of a mess" evidenced by the current economic crisis, increased inequity, bankruptcies and widespread disillusionment. This is the first in a series of news items and interviews with the participants exploring their work.

Known vs Unknown

by Christopher R. Goldsbury on  Oct 21, 2011 7

Whether to use waterfall or agile methods should be determined by how well known the problem and solution are. That is the assessment from David J Blant, owner of Scrumology.

Steve Denning on Customer Delight at Agile 2011

by Shane Hastie on  Sep 03, 2011 1

Steve Denning gave two talks at the Agile 2011 conference in Salt Lake City, both focusing on moving organisations to "21st Century Management" and showing how Agile principles support and enable this change. He maintains that management is in need of an overhaul and that the takeup of Agile approaches helps organisations to make these changes, but Agile alone is not enough.

Can Earned Value Leverage Agile Methods?

by David Bulkin on  Jun 17, 2011 20

The debate over the value of Earned Value Management (EVM) and integrating it into agile rages heavy as agile penetrates into more large scale IT projects that require EVM. Opinions vary but some believe that not only can agile projects apply EVM; EVM with agile is better than EVM without agile.

Learning from History - or not

by Shane Hastie on  Jun 12, 2011 6

Consultant and author Gerald M. Weinberg has been in the computer industry for over 50 years; he raises concerns about the seemingly inevitable hype cycle associated with new techniques and how the industry so seldom seems to learn from previous cycles. In a similar vein Elisabeth Hendrickson recently blogged about the impact of "fake agile". They also provide some advice on how to improve.

Debate: What’s the Reason For MySpace’s Decline?

by Abel Avram on  Mar 30, 2011 30

Some argue that MySpace has lost ground to Facebook because of their technology – Microsoft stack – and due to lack of enough talent in Los Angeles, while others opine that it is management’s fault and the departure of many people when the company was acquired by News Corp. in 2006.

What Agile Metrics Should We Report?

by Dan Puckett on  Nov 08, 2010 7

Good measurements support good management. So what metrics should be sent up through the management chain so management can best support Agile software development processes?

Selling Scrum to Your Manager?

by Mark Levison on  Oct 07, 2010 2

Trying to Sell Scrum to Management? Failing and wondering why? This often happens in the days after someone returns from a CSM course ready to help change the world.

Jim Highsmith at Agile Australia - advice for managers

by Shane Hastie on  Sep 22, 2010

Jim Highsmith spoke at the Agile Australia conference this week, he presented at an executive breakfast on ways executives and managers can assist an Agile transition and gave the opening keynote about the need to rethink performance measures and how the dimensions of the project management “Iron Triangle” need to change as organisations adopt Agile techniques.

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