This article summarizes the key takeaways and highlights from QCon London 2014 as blogged and tweeted by attendees. Over the course of the next 4 months, InfoQ will be publishing most of the conference sessions online, including 27 video interviews that were recorded by the InfoQ editorial team. The publishing schedule can be found on the QCon London web site.
A practical approach to implementing eXtreme Programming as a methodology. This article first sets the stage regarding the values, roles, plan & manage, and design & development principles of XP are. Then it discusses a personal experience from an Agile Coach perspective implementing eXtreme Programming followed by recommendations, and conclusion.
The people’s Scrum by Tobias Mayer is a collection of essays covering topics like self-organizing, team working, craftsmanship, technical debt, estimation, retrospectives, culture and Scrum adoption. InfoQ interviewed Tobias about the importance of people, teams and self organization with Scrum and about AgileLib.net, a new initiative for sharing agile resources.
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.
This second article in the “3 years of Kanban at Sandvik IT” series focuses on the lessons that the System Development Office learned when sustaining the Kanban method during this 4 years journey.
This article helps agile coaches to to facilitate change on the management level by understanding the context of their target audience and formulate a coaching message matching that context. 3
The story of an internally driven and remarkably smooth Kanban implementation approach which quickly rewarded Siemens with real and sustainable improvements in predictability, efficiency and quality. 14
InfoQ interviewed Capers Jones about advancements and events in software engineering and the effects that they have had on our society.
This third and last article in the series on the Kanban “nine values, three agendas” model explores the survivability agenda: the humane, start with what you do now approach to change.