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  • Author Q&A on Leading without Authority

    by Savita Pahuja on  Aug 16, 2015 2

    Tathagat Varma, shares his experience of working as an individual contributor at a deeper leadership level. He refers to this as an "Individual Leader". This post explains how to lead without authority.

  • Agile Coaching - Lessons from the Trenches

    by Gene Gendel & Erin Perry on  Aug 14, 2015 6

    High performing teams do not often happen organically; they are a return on investment. In this article, we will use our hard fought experience from the trenches to shed light onto Agile Coaching. First, defining what being an Agile Coach means, what skills and competencies are necessary to be successful. Then, examining patterns and anti-patterns for both in-house coaches and coach-consultants.

  • Limitations of Technical Debt Quantification: Do you Rely on these Numbers?

    by Tushar Sharma and Ganesh Samarthyam on  Aug 12, 2015 1

    Technical debt quantification tools attempt to quantify the existing technical debt in a software product. However, the present set of quantification tools suffers from various limitations such as limited or no support for quantification of all technical debt dimensions, generalized absolutization, and missing interest component. Hence, quantified cost and effort must be interpreted with caution.

Q&A on “The Coaching Booster”

Posted by Ben Linders on  Aug 10, 2015

The book the coaching booster by Shirly Ronen-Harel and Jens R. Woinowski explores different coaching methods and practices and describes a framework for coaches to help people to reach their goals.

Author Q&A on Strategy, Leadership and the Soul

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Aug 09, 2015

Jennifer Sertl and Koby Huberman wrote a book taking a different approach to leadership. Their focus is on providing the tools to nurture agility through resilience, responsiveness and reflection.

Gunther Verheyen on Scaled Professional Scrum – Nexus Framework

Posted by Savita Pahuja on  Aug 07, 2015

The Scaled Professional Scrum framework of Scrum.org provides guidance to organizations engaging in efforts to scale their product development done through Scrum.

Architects Should Code: The Architect's Misconception

Posted by Brandon Bryson on  Aug 06, 2015

The responsibility of an architect reaches far past design and business concerns. Their design's implementation is ultimately their only measure of success; they should get their hands dirty and help. 17

Author Q&A on Agile Value Delivery - Beyond the Numbers

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Aug 05, 2015

Larry Cooper and Jen Stone have written a book which provides advice and techniques for blending agile practices with portfolio, program and project management, taking a value focused approach.

The Lean Machine: Bringing Agile Thinking to the Database

Posted by Matt Hilbert on  Aug 05, 2015

For years now, Agile practices have been promising short iterations, fast releases, and software that gets out there sooner. But how can database development teams adapt, and where should they start? 2

Keeping Development ‘On Track’ with Use-Case Slices at Dutch Railways

Posted by Jordi Reineman on  Aug 03, 2015

How the Dutch Railways made the transition from large use cases completely written before development to Use Case 2.0 and why this helps them to deliver apps faster and with the right business value. 1

In-App Subscriptions Made Easy

Posted by Ofir Sharony on  Aug 01, 2015

There are various types of subscriptions: recurring, non-recurring, free-trial periods, various billing cycles, .... This article will make your life easier when addressing in-app subscriptions.

Making a Difference: a Case Study of Change in the Public Sector

Posted by Helen Walton on  Jul 30, 2015

Take a demoralized group, inadequate tools and a low-trust culture – now transform under intense performance pressure in just 6 months. Impossible? Read this story of change in the public sector.

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