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  • Q&A on the book Visualization Examples

    by Ben Linders on  Feb 07, 2016

    The book Toolbox for the Agile Coach - Visualization Examples by Jimmy Janlén can be used by agile software development teams to visualize and improve their collaboration and communication. InfoQ interviewed Janlén about the strengths of visualizations and how teams can use them to track progress, deal with blockers, celebrate successes and improve.

  • Self Leadership for Agility

    by Ben Linders on  Feb 02, 2016

    Christopher Avery will give a talk about leading yourself at the Scaling Agile for the Enterprise congress. InfoQ interviewed him about applying self leadership with the responsibility process, his view on self-organizing teams, the role for leadership in agile, and how top leadership differs in a small organization with only a few agile teams and in large organizations with many agile teams.

  • Lee Thomas and Nick Cahill on Self Organizing Organizations

    by Shane Hastie on  Jan 29, 2016

    At the recent Agile New Zealand conference Lee Thomas and Nick Cahill gave a talk titled the Self Organizing Organization in which they explained the journey that Fraedom has undertaken to empower teams and support true self organization rather than following an imposed agile method. Afterwards they spoke to InfoQ about the talk and their involvement in the transition.

Foundations of Self-Organization

Posted by Svante Lidman on  Jan 06, 2016

The idea of self-organizing teams has been called the secret sauce of agile development. This article describes a model of how to systematically develop healthy self-organization.

Connect Agile Teams to Organizational Hierarchy: A Sociocratic Solution

Posted by Pieter van der Meché and Jutta Eckstein on  Dec 27, 2015

This article suggests using sociocracy as a solution that leaves the hierarchies in place yet still allows teams to act in an agile way.

How Project Managers can be a Positive Agent for Agile

Posted by Ben Linders on  Dec 03, 2015

An interview with Graham Dick about agile and the role of project managers with self-organized teams, how project managers can be a positive agent for change, and making collaboration work in agile.

Building Flat Organizations with Cross-functional Teams and Fewer Managers

Posted by Ben Linders on  Nov 30, 2015

Hierarchical organizations can't react to new market opportunities and changes fast enough, this impedes the company’s survival in the long run. An interview on teamworking and increasing agility.

The First Few Months of a New Team

Posted by João Miranda on  Oct 30, 2015

Last January, the OutSystems R&D group introduced a new product development team. This article explains how we organized ourselves and presents some of the major lessons we learned along the way.

Peer Feedback Loops: Why Metrics and Meetings Are Not Enough

Posted by Siegfried Kaltenecker on  Oct 07, 2015

This is the first in a series of articles that will show how to build peer feedback loops, an effective means to encourage a culture of continuous improvement.

Q&A with Tom Roden and Ben Williams on Improving Retrospectives

Posted by Ben Linders on  Oct 02, 2015

The book fifty quick ideas to improve your retrospectives aims to help people to get better outcomes from retrospectives and from any continuous improvement initiative. An interview with the authors.

What is Success for a Scrum Master?

Posted by Vasco Duarte on  Aug 17, 2015

Experienced Scrum Masters explain how they define and measure their own personal success as Scrum Masters, and share their lessons learned about how to achieve success.

How Agile Has Changed Test Management

Posted by Ben Linders on  May 11, 2015

With desired agile team traits like self-organising, role blurring and skill diversification, do we still need Test Managers in agile? How are the activities which have long made up the role divested?

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