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  • Exchanging Industry Experiences with Agile Methodologies

    by Ben Linders on  May 23, 2014

    The Agile Consortium Belgium, Sirris and Agoria organized an event to share experiences with agile methodologies like Scrum, Kanban, visual management, XP, DSDM and Lean. An interview about the different agile methodologies that were covered, on using agile for innovation and how events where organizations share their experiences can help the industry to adopt agile practices.

  • Q&A with Ignace and Yves Hanoulle about the Leadership Game

    by Ben Linders on  Apr 18, 2014

    People have different ideas about what a leader can and should do, and personal leadership preferences. The book The Leadership Game is the manual for a three-hour game in which different leadership styles are practiced. InfoQ did an interview with Ignace and Yves Hanoulle about leadership styles, pair training and observing and giving feedback.

  • Large Scale Scrum (LeSS) @ J.P. Morgan

    by Craig Larman and Matt Winn on  Apr 14, 2014 4

    Experiences of large group in tier-one financial services firm adopting Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS). “Scrum-But” and agile techniques had been applied mainly in development, but there had been no significant change in existing power or group structures, or in interaction with business - which was still “contract negotiation” rather than “customer collaboration”. Here meaningful change is described

Interview with Tobias Mayer about the People’s Scrum and AgileLib

Posted by Ben Linders on  Mar 31, 2014

The people’s Scrum is a collection of essays on agile ideas and practices. InfoQ interviewed Tobias Mayer about people, teams and self organization with Scrum and about AgileLib.net.

Scrum Master Allocation: The Case for a Dedicated Scrum Master

Posted by Melinda Stelzer Jacobson on  Mar 17, 2014

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. 4

Interview with Ole Jepsen on Leadership in Agile

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jan 20, 2014

Good leaders create an environment where self-organizing teams can thrive and create great products and services to delight their customers, as Ole Jepsen explains in this interview.

Applying Lean Thinking to Software Development

Posted by Steven Peeters on  Dec 05, 2013

Lean’s major concept is reducing waste: removing anything that is not adding value to the customer from the process. Steven Peeters explains how you can apply Lean principles in an IT environment. 2

Scrum Master: Position or Role?

Posted by Brian Lawrence on  Nov 05, 2013

A Scrum delivery team needs a dedicated Scrum Master. But as the team matures, is this still the case? This article proposes alternatives for mature delivery teams. 4

What Do You Look For In a Servant Leader?

Posted by Johanna Rothman on  Oct 29, 2013

In this article, let’s discuss the kind of qualities, preferences, and non-technical skills you might need in a servant leader. 1

Interview with Tiago Garcez about Why Agile?

Posted by Ben Linders on  Oct 10, 2013

Interview with Tiago Garcez about why agile is better suited to the challenges that companies are facing, the value that agile can deliver, and how you can start an agile transition.

Modeling in the Agile Age: What to Keep Next to Code to Scale Agile Teams

Posted by Kenji Hiranabe on  Oct 07, 2013

Agile considers working code as the most important team artifact, but we still need modeling. Kenji Hiranabe explores the spaces where modeling fits, with focus on development scaling. 7

Much Ado About Commitment

Posted by Thomas Cagley, Meghan Cagley on  Sep 28, 2013

Great projects rely on commitment from individual team members, teams and projects: Agile teams committing based on business needs and their capabilities, and delivering against those commitments.

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