• Drive: How we Used Daniel Pink’s Work to Create a Happier, More Productive Work Place

    by David Mole on  Sep 10, 2015

    The story of using Daniel Pink’s principles of Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose to create a happier and more productive workplace. We actively translated his principles into real strategies, trials and experiments which we carried out across the organisation. Some things worked and somethings didn’t, but overall we significantly increased motivation and saw remarkable rises in productivity.

  • Q&A on “The Coaching Booster”

    by Ben Linders on  Aug 10, 2015

    An interview with Shirly Ronen-Harel and Jens R. Woinowski, authors of "The Coaching Booster", about why they based their book on lean and agile methods, why change needs to become an ingrained habit, how you can establish a rhythm of action, the value that a coachee can get from coaching, combining retrospectives with agile coaching, and what people can do to develop their coaching skills.

  • Measuring and Improving Software Development Productivity

    by Ben Linders on  Oct 31, 2014

    The book Improving Software Development Productivity contains practices, models and case studies to quantitatively support adoption of agile software development. An interview with Randall Jensen about measuring and improving productivity, contribution of agile to productivity, benefits from pair programming and teams, knowledge retention in maintenance and commandments for communication.

Quantifying the Impact of Agile Software Development Practices

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jul 03, 2014

Rally Software and Carnegie Mellon's Software Engineering Institute (SEI) are researching the impact of agile software development practices. An interview wit Larry Maccherone and Jim McCurley. 1

Interview with Capers Jones on Measuring for Agile Adoption

Posted by Ben Linders on  May 30, 2013

Capers Jones shows how you can measure productivity and quality, and looks at agile practices that have proved to be beneficial for teams. 1

Interview and Book Review: A practical approach to large-scale Agile development

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jan 25, 2013

A Practical Approach to Large-Scale Agile Development tells the story about applying agile and lean principles. An interview about agile principles, change, collaboration, and benefits of using agile.

Skills for Scrum Agile Teams

Posted by Prasad Prabhakaran on  Jul 26, 2010

The skills needed to be hyper-productive in an agile project differ from those required by a traditional one. This article identifies behavioral and technical skills required to give a team that edge. 16

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