At a recent Google Tech Talk in New York, Lindsay Pasricha, software test engineer at Google for the last eight years, provided a peek into the test and release processes for Google Chrome for iOS, exploring product development strategy, automated testing frameworks, and manual testing processes. Here a summary of the most important takeaways.
In the book reinventing organizations Frederic Laloux researched 12 organizations who use fundamentally new ways to manage work and their employees. InfoQ interviewed Frederic about how evolutionary-teal organizations manage themselves, practices for start-ups, self-organizing organizations, renewing approaches for managing performance of employees and results from evolutionary-teal organizations.
When organizations are scaling agile and want to apply kanban as one of their agile methods the question can pop up if kanban can also be scaled? InfoQ interviewed Klaus Leopold about using kanban for managing a program, deploying and connecting kanban boards on team and program level, managing work in progress across the full delivery cycle and the benefits that kanban can bring.
This is a case story of how a supplier cooperated with a client to develop a huge project in an Agile way, by cutting it into smaller pieces and prepare a matching contract based on mutual trust.
This article describes what ‘Evo’ is at core, and how it is different from other Agile practices, and why ‘done’ should mean ‘value delivered to stakeholders’. 1
Monica discusses gamification's potential for boosting engagement and collaboration of employees and customers in areas such as project management, recruitment and marketing.
How can established organizations avoid being disrupted into oblivion? Dan Prager explores cultural barriers to learning and improvement, and gives a guided tour of helpful models and approaches. 2
One of the largest areas of development waste are poorly formed requirements. This post presents a very simple technique that can be applied to all user stories to improve quality and reduce waste.
In the age of globalisation, building an agile team can be challenging – thankfully, here’s your non-PC (but culturally sensitive) guide on creating an agile environment “outside the sweet spot”.
In the third article of the Conversation Patterns for Software Professionals series Michael focuses on how to use questions consciously and how to manage the conversation flow. 2
New Year’s resolutions promote change for the better. Agile practices can help you, as an individual, achieve and maintain your personal goals.
Delivering the right products fast can be challenging, certainly when there are many unknowns along the way. If you want to build products fast you need to be able to learn fast and efficiently.