In the last ten years we have seen the emergence of things like lean startup, continuous delivery, DevOps, and all these movements around how to not only build things correctly, but also around making sure to build the correct thing. Now it's time to help leaders in large enterprises to understand how to move faster and adapt to changing circumstances.
Sandy explains how Trade Me adopted a truly self-organising model of team formation to establish ten product development squads and how she and others use Personal Kanban to prioritise and manage work.
Ronica talks about how organisations have matured in their adoption of agile, the need for vision and visibility when implementing organizational change, the importance of "true north" for strategic alignment and how business agility brings the benefits of agile beyond software development into business outcomes.
Charlie talks about how Solutions IQ changed to become a truly agile organization, applying the principles and practices of agile development to every aspect of running a global company.
Lowell talks about his background and experience with agile from the early beginnings, what's hot today and how VersionOne is adapting their products to support teams and organizations.
At Lean Kanban France 2014 David Anderson talked about the history of Kanban and new developments. InfoQ interviewed David on Kanban adoption, using Real Options with Kanban, the Modern Management Framework and about software for Enterprise Service Planning.
At the Agile 2014 conference Stephanie was elected to the board of the Agile Alliabce, in this interview she talks about leading an agile transition in Valpack and shares her vision for the future of the Agile Alliance.
Heather Hassebroek and Kent McDonald on Positive Politics, Organisational Change, Leadership Engagement and Sharing Experiences through Stories
Heather and Kent present their experiences using positive politics to influence change in organisations undergoing an agile transition, how leadership beliefs can be influenced through upward micromanagement, playing by the rules to influence change and sharing stories to motivate action
Esther Derby talks about how coaching managers needs a different set of techniques to coaching teams and how every agile adoption should be based on the context of the organization, grounded in in the principles behind the ideas rather than trying to apply a practice or set of practices out-of-the-box.
Pat Reed talks about the Agile Accounting program of the Agile Alliance, which provides guidelines for organisations to adapt their financial accounting approaches to accommodate developing products in and agile iterative way. One of the major challenges to large-scale implementation is how treat agile projects from a capitalization perspective and this program provides guidelines on how to do so.
Kent McDonald & Kupe Kupersmith on "Yes and", Collaborative Conversations, Improv and Beyond Requirements
Kent & Kupe talk about their talk "Get the Liars in the Same Room", using "yes and" to encourage collaborative conversations while managing scope, starting with the end in mind and the forthcoming book Beyond Requirements aimed at business analysts and product owners on agile teams
Laura M. Powers joins us to discuss how communication chunking can help get technical people out of the weeds and help executives get down from the clouds. We also discuss the joy of influence.