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  • Interview with Jan de Baere about the Rise and Fall of an Agile Company

    by Ben Linders on  Feb 03, 2014

    What happens when a director of a consulting company decides to drastically change the culture? At the Agile Tour Brussels conference Jan de Baere presented the why and how of a company that adopted agile, the journey that they went through, and how it came to a sudden end. InfoQ interviewed him about the agile change approach, culture and trust, and the lessons learned from an agile journey.

  • How to use Workshops to Boost Creativity, Team Commitment and Motivation

    by Ulf Eriksson on  Jan 31, 2014

    Creativity is a powerful motivator for individuals and teams and it can be taught, trained, and enhanced. These are techniques for enhancing creativity to be used your team’s workshops, and they include brainstorming, playing with puns, role plays and opposites games. These activities get people moving and on their toes, making workshops far more effective than traditional meetings.

  • Kanban’s service orientation agenda

    by Mike Burrows on  Jan 29, 2014

    This second article in the series on the Kanban “nine values, three agendas” model explores the service orientation agenda. Building on the sustainability agenda, this agenda adds the values of customer focus, flow, and leadership. Individually, each of these brings some challenge; collectively, they can represent to a significant sense of direction, a much more outward-looking approach to change.

The Neuroscience of Agile Leadership

Posted by Jenni Jepsen on  Jan 23, 2014

How breakthroughs in neuroscience support why all the "soft stuff" around Agile works, how we can help people adapt better to change, and how we can influence real mindset shifts in an organization.

Interfacing between Linear Waterfall and Agile Approaches

Posted by Michael Nir on  Jan 21, 2014

Michael discusses ways to integrate agile & scrum approaches with linear management styles often required to achieve organizational control in large complex environments. 5

Interview with Ole Jepsen on Leadership in Agile

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jan 20, 2014

Good leaders create an environment where self-organizing teams can thrive and create great products and services to delight their customers, as Ole Jepsen explains in this interview.

Author Q&A: Patterns of Information Management

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Jan 16, 2014

Mandy Chessell and Harald Smith have written a book titles Patterns of Information Management in which they present approaches to structuring and managing information assets based on their experiences

Intelligent Evolution: Making Change Work

Posted by Peter Leeson on  Jan 13, 2014

Some 80% of all improvement and change programmes fail. Intelligent Evolution ensures long-term business success rather than short-term satisfaction of a standard or theory.

Interview and Book Review Change Artistry

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jan 10, 2014

The book change artistry is a collection of essays from Esther Derby, Don Gray, Johanna Rothman and Gerald M. Weinberg. It supports professionals in developing their organizational change skills.

The Sustainability Agenda in Kanban

Posted by Mike Burrows on  Jan 06, 2014

This first article in the series on the Kanban “nine values, three agendas” model, explores the sustainability agenda: a common approach to Kanban adoption at the level of individuals and teams.

Pragmatic Techniques for Maintaining a Legacy Application

Posted by Ping Chen on  Jan 02, 2014

In this article Ping Chen shares her experiences on how to pragmatically maintain a large legacy application. 9

Tracking Schedule Progress in Agile

Posted by Yuval Yeret on  Jan 01, 2014

Tracking projects is challenging when enterprises adopt agile in product development. Smaller work items and lower work in process improves risk management and supports agile execution and learning. 3

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