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IBM's Elizabeth Woodward on Distributed Team Collaboration

Posted by Elizabeth Woodward on  Nov 10, 2010

In this interview, Elizabeth Woodward talks about overcoming the collaboration problems that arise in distributed team development. She also discusses using Scrum in distributed teams. As co-author of "A Practical Guide to Distributed Scrum," Woodward focuses on establishing good, fundamental practices – as she says good practices are paramount for teams and tooling comes second.

Diana Larsen Speaks to the Value of Trust, Authenticity and Forgiveness on Teams

Posted by Diana Larsen on  Oct 19, 2010 2

In this interview, Diana Larsen gives her perspective on the value of trust in an Agile development environment. Larsen talks of trust, authenticity and forgiveness as being key to teaming efforts. Trust is the glue that holds teams together. Authenticity is showing one’s true self to the team. And forgiveness is critical in rebuilding trust on a team if it is somehow broken.

Ashley Johnson on Personal Agility and Setting Higher Standards

Posted by Ashley Johnson on  Oct 01, 2010 4

Ashley Johnson shares his views on Agile development, in particular the move toward “Personal Agility.” Johnson says it is not possible to have an Agile organization of any scale without having the individuals behave in an Agile manner. Part of Personal Agility is about taking responsibility and approaching others as humans rather than obstacles. Johnson also discussed the Scrum vs. Kanban debate.

Joe Walker on Bespin

Posted by Joe Walker on  Jun 21, 2010

Joe Walker explains the browser-based source editor Bespin: the architecture and implementation, the collaboration features, new ideas for command lines, Canvas vs DOM, speed, extensibility, and much more.

Chris Wanstrath on GitHub

Posted by Chris Wanstrath on  Mar 31, 2010

Chris Wanstrath discusses the state of GitHub's architecture, how GitHub is used and its impact on open source collaboration.

Mary Poppendieck Introduces the Book "Leading Lean Software Development"

Posted by Mary Poppendieck on  Feb 10, 2010 1

Mary Poppendieck talks about her last book "Leading Lean Software Development", a book for the product, program and all C-level managers, showing them how to apply agile principles and practices starting from the realization that development teams are not successful if they are not in the same boat with their managers.

Christopher Avery on Responsibility

Posted by Christopher Avery on  Nov 19, 2009 6

Christopher Avery explains why personal responsibility is a foundational skill for any and all teams and shares his model for personal responsibility and how this affects individuals and teams in the workplace. He goes further with several concrete tips on how to form successful, high performing teams.

Steven "Doc" List About Open Spaces

Posted by Steven "Doc" List on  Nov 06, 2008 1

In this interview made by InfoQ's Greg Young, Steven "Doc" List talks about Open Space conferences, a way of running meetings of groups of various sizes by facilitating self organizing the sessions.

Linda Rising: Prejudices Can Alter Team Work

Posted by Linda Rising on  Oct 25, 2008 1

In this interview filmed during Agile 2008, following the presentation "Who Do You Trust?", Linda Rising shows how prejudices can affect the relationships between team members. According to Linda, we all have a tendency to categorize others based on characteristics like race, religion, sex, but also based on more trivial characteristics, and many times we are not even aware we are doing it.

Jim McCarthy and 11 Commitments For a Shared Vision

Posted by Jim McCarthy on  Oct 24, 2008

In this talk filmed during Agile 2008, Jim McCarthy talks about 11 commitments team members should adhere to if they want to achieve a state of shared vision. Such a state empowers a team to reach their full potential and ultimately attain greatness.

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