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  • We Need No Less than Pervasive Leadership

    by Jean Richardson on  Jan 01, 2015

    Jean Richardson shows that Pervasive Leadership is not a stepwise transformation model. It is a way of leading to enhance agility, to strengthen the self, others, and the organization no matter what agile framework you have selected. It is a way of freeing yourself and others to become the heroes of your own lives thereby restoring our society as a whole to true freedom and accountability.

  • Innovation Machine

    by Jonathan Irwin on  Dec 29, 2014 2

    How do you start making products and solutions customers care about? How do you create new, disruptive, and viable businesses, for new markets, in a new way? Jonathan Irwin explores how you can develop and launch new businesses, using a platform with teams that will work in a new way, and are led, staffed, and measured differently.

  • The Ubiquitous Need for Kanbanfor1

    by Sandy Mamoli on  Dec 28, 2014 26

    It is four years since Sandy Mamoli started experimenting with Kanbanfor1 and two years since she first presented the concepts and Snapper’s story of adopting personal Kanban at Agile 2012. In this article she shares the top 5 Kanbanfor1 related insights she has gained from using, coaching and presenting Kanbanfor1 during the last four years.

Cynefin 101 – Portfolio Management

Posted by Greg Brougham on  Dec 26, 2014

One of the core ideas of Cynefin is the use of safe-to-fail experiments to determine how you want to evolve the system. 4

Lean Project Management Using “Oobeya"

Posted by Sandrine Olivencia on  Dec 23, 2014

This article introduces the Oobeya methodology, a lean project management approach that can complement agile by keeping project teams tightly focused on customer satisfaction, time to market and cost. 2

Conversation Patterns for Software Professionals. Part 2

Posted by Michał Bartyzel on  Dec 21, 2014

All too often we that the business people we deal with do not know what they want, Michael presents some more ideas on how to talk to them and how to explore their needs.

Spark the Change Runner up - the Markel Marvel: A Case Study of IT Transformation in Insurance

Posted by Helen Walton on  Dec 17, 2014

Few companies share warts-and-all stories of IT transformation. In this case study, Spark judge, Helen Walton, interviews Markel International on how they went from waterfall to agile in 6 months.

Open Kanban: The First Agile and Lean Open Source Method for Continuous Improvement

Posted by Joseph Hurtado on  Dec 15, 2014

Open Kanban is an innovative open source method that takes the best ideas from Agile and Lean and creates a minimal method, one that is designed to be adapted to any business or even personal use. 3

Spark the Change Winner - Mission-critical: a case study of GCHQ’s culture of innovation

Posted by Helen Walton on  Dec 14, 2014

The public sector – innovative? An intelligence agency – open? It doesn’t sound likely. But when Helen Walton interviewed GCHQ for the Spark Award she discovered an exceptional, creative culture.

Author Q&A: Introduction to Agile Methods by Sondra Ashmore & Kristin Runyan

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Dec 12, 2014

The book Introduction to Agile Methods by Sondra Ashmore & Kristin Runyan is a straightforward introduction to agile values, principles and practices which includes interviews with various luminaries

Q&A with Janet Gregory and Lisa Crispin about More Agile Testing

Posted by Ben Linders on  Dec 09, 2014

The book More Agile Testing cover developments in agile testing from the last five years: challenges, test practices, and examples of and experiences with testing from teams all around the world. 2

Key Takeaway Points and Lessons Learned from QCon San Francisco 2014

Posted by Abel Avram on  Dec 08, 2014

This article summarizes the key takeaways and highlights from QCon San Francisco 2014 as blogged and tweeted by attendees.

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