Dave West of Tasktop sits down with InfoQ at Agile 2013 to discuss how RUP fits in with the evolution to Agile and how Tasktop is starting with tooling to connect the PMO with Agile Teams.
Woody Zuill discusses Mob Programming, a practice where the whole team works on the same thing, at the same time in the same space on the same computer, as well as his thoughts on No Estimates.
Steve Peha describes how culture can derail a seemingly perfect Agile project. He then details how we can see and incrementally modify cultures by focusing on agreements. Agreements govern how we work together; they govern individuals and their interactions. By deliberately focusing on making, keeping, confronting, and renegotiating agreements, we can change our culture to support Agile teams.
Al Shalloway sits down to discuss how the Lean-Agile method breaks away from tribes such as Kanban and Scrum to get back to our shared values.
Bryan Beecham (aka Billy Garnet) reminds us that "XP not dead!" and shares his approach to teaching TDD and refactoring with Lego and applying XP and craftsmanship in teams as well as the human body.
The Agile 2013 conference was held in August 2013. Rebecca and Phil talk about the conference keynotes, number of sessions and the diversity of attendees. They also discuss the internationalization and breadth of the activities and goals of the Agile Alliance and how the Alliance is an inclusive organization encompassing many different agile approaches and brands.
Gib Broza talks about his book "The Human Side of Agile", how to become an empathic leader, building solid teams that provide enduring and stable high performance. He provides some pragmatic advice for leaders in self-organizing agile teams on how create and nurture an environment which brings out the best in the team members.
Johanna Rothman talks about the cost of multi-tasking, recruiting the correct people for your team and organization, managing your own job search. She goes on to discuss how to scale Lean and Agile approaches to large programs of work by decreasing batcg sizes, improving flow and using small-world networks to create collaborative ecosystems.
Pollyanna is collaborating with two others to write a book on Collaborative Leadership. In this interview she gives an overview of how leadership needs to promote ownership, build a culture of trust and a focus on value for both customers and the organization to enable the formation of high-performing teams.
Gabby Benefield has spent much of the last three years working on a contracting model that is outcomes focused and allows customers and suppliers to overcome the barriers inherent in most contracts. The most common contracting models in use today (fixed scope or time-and-materials) actually increase risk in software development. She has worked with IT lawyer Susan Atkinson to develop an alternate
Laurent is the Archivist for the Agile Alliance, creating a repository of conference sessions and other knowledge the Alliance collects. He also examines the value of being wrong (and being able to admit it) which he has written and spoken about extensively.
Joshua Kerievsky tells us about Anzen and his experience in taking the concept of safety from the manufacturing world and tailoring it to software development teams and organizations. By having ONE core value - safety - teams and organizations can keep from falling into the common pattern of practicing a superficial form of Agile and/or Lean development without getting any of the results.