What does it mean being a leader? And what does it mean being a leader in an agile context? This article start from a very well known metaphor for leadership, the servant leader, and then introduces a recent metaphor mentioned in the management literature, a richer one that goes under the name of host leadership that is more useful for a modern agile organisation.
Your team will make you succeed or fail. Many look at outsourcing as a way of solving a technical problem while maintaining or even cutting costs. But people are not widgets that can simply be fitted to a specific spot and just work. In this article Zhenya Rozinskiy covers steps required for building remote teams and shares his own experiences.
This article surveys the expected variation of different roles in the Agile organization and proposes techniques with which to better handle the transition to Agile methodologies from traditional Waterfall. The following roles are discussed in this article: Customers/Stakeholders, Product Management, General Management, Project Management, Developers and Quality Assurance.
In a new InfoQ article, Jean-Jacques Dubray shows why a Service governance organization is critical to a company's SOA success, and what it takes to create such a structure efficiently. 4