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 with Michael Dubakov on how agile transformations impact the role of managers, how to change the culture to increase agility, how to flatten an organization using cross-functional teams, and benefits from increasing agility.
Software development teams adopt Agile-based processes to address age-old IT project management problems. However, many end up neck deep in trouble when the ‘Agile’ approach backfires. In this article, we look at real life examples to outline common but persistent barriers to the successful implementation of Agile projects, and suggest practical methods for overcoming them.
At the Agile New Zealand conference Bradley Scott gave a talk on Peopleware 2015 in which he explained the management structures, policies and approaches Xero has used to support its agile transition. He discussed how they worked and presented some ideas on the future of management. After the talk he spoke to InfoQ about his ideas.
The Internet of Things is poised for huge growth and will be one of the key building blocks of digital technologies. Thread is a network protocol to connect various devices within your home. 1
There is no one way to scale agile. In order to find the right way for you organizations you need to understand what you are trying to achieve and create a process that works to deliver that outcome.
Gil Broza explores agile values, beliefs and principles, and explains how they can be used to drive agile adoption in his book The Agile Mind-set.
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.
In the fifth article in the Conversation Patterns for Software Professionals series Michał Bartyzel explores nonviolent communication and shows how important it is to build and maintain rapport.
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.
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.
Telefónica adapted Lean Startup to their processes, culture and organization to make it work. A Q&A with Susana Jurado Apruzzese on innovation and creating digital products.
The book Scrumban [R]Evolution: Getting the Most Out of Agile, Scrum, and Lean Kanban explores the principles and theories of Scrumban, and shows how Scrumban can be deployed in organizations. 2