People have different ideas about what a leader can and should do, and personal leadership preferences. The book The Leadership Game is the manual for a three-hour game in which different leadership styles are practiced. InfoQ did an interview with Ignace and Yves Hanoulle about leadership styles, pair training and observing and giving feedback.
John Kordyback explains why you should and how you can introduce Continuous Delivery into a typical enterprise, where dozens of systems adopted over the years generate massive complexity. Learn how value-stream mapping and Lean Startup thinking help to create a deployment process which serves as a solid foundation for further improvements on the whole software change lifecycle.
Experiences of large group in tier-one financial services firm adopting Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS). “Scrum-But” and agile techniques had been applied mainly in development, but there had been no significant change in existing power or group structures, or in interaction with business - which was still “contract negotiation” rather than “customer collaboration”. Here meaningful change is described
Robert Pankowecki is writing Developers Oriented Project Management, a book which aims to help professionals to improve project management practices and move towards more flat organizations.
Lean has proved to be instrumental in moving beyond Agile with a practice of continuous improvement distincting between bugs and problems that directly effects on team performance and engagement. 2
This article summarizes the key takeaways and highlights from QCon London 2014 as blogged and tweeted by attendees.
This article will discuss how you can bootstrap your teams with the eXtreme Programming methodology. You will also learn the advantages and disadvantages of this methodology. 2
The people’s Scrum is a collection of essays on agile ideas and practices. InfoQ interviewed Tobias Mayer about people, teams and self organization with Scrum and about AgileLib.net.
Victoria goes it alone when painting her kitchen, with dubious results... Here she tells the lessons she learned and how they provide a perfect analogy for pair programming. 1
5 years ago we left our office and decided we could work as effectively from home. Today we're closer, collaborate more, recruit better and work more effectively. This is the story of how we work. 4
Sharing scrum masters across teams sounds like a great way to cut costs and stretch limited budgets in agile organizations. But you might not be saving as much as you think – here’s why. 3
Portia Tung answers questions about her "build your own adventure" book - The Dream Team Nightmare. Aimed at agile coaches and teams it presents a variety of scenarios for the reader to navigate.