Laurent Bossavit discusses the importance of learning from history and reflects on the historical influences that have contributed to emergence of agile practices and techniques. He examines the impact agile approaches are having and the emergence of the new discipline of agile software development, and calls for formulation of a new generation of more inclusive Agile institutions.
Together, Gerrit and Jenkins/Hudson allow you to propose changes and have those proposals automatically compiled/tested/verified before a human review even starts. This article shows how to install and configure Gerrit and how to hook it up to Jenkins/Hudson to build all proposed changes.
In his book, iTeams – Putting the “I” Back Into Team, author William E. Perry demolishes the cliché - "There is no ‘I’ in team." As Perry explains, the phrase is nonsense because it is the individual differences in team members that make teams great. In this interview, Ben Linders explores with the author the motivations for writing the book as well as some of the key thoughts.
Angela Martin provides advice on practices which encourage team collaboration and cohesion, with some ideas on how to create truly cross functional collaborative teams. 2
Agile Team Rooms can help double the productivity of an Agile Team. The most common approach the Caves and Commons. At Menlo they do things differently and Lisamarie Babik has documented their setup. 9
Mattias Jansson, Operations Engineer at Spotify, discusses the adoption of Kanban by the Spotify Operations team and experiences gained during the implementation and use of Kanban. 1
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
A review of Frederick P. Brooks' latest book, The Design of Design. Few individuals have had as much influence on the 'practice' of software development, and his newest book adds valuable insights. 10
Self-managed teams are unstable and are successful when the ‘Leadership – Self-Management’ dilemma is understood and dealt with. 5
InfoQ has conducted a virtual panel with people from JIRA, FogBugz, Basecamp and MantisBT about the evolution of bug trackers and the future developments in this field. 3
IBM Rational and InfoQ present, Scaling Agile with C/ALM, an eBook showing organizations how to become “finely tuned software delivery machines” by enabling team integration and scaling. 6
This hidden side of an Agile transformation includes many soft skills that are at least as important as the more visible practices of Agile adoption. 4