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  • Peer Feedback Loops: How to Contribute to a Culture of Continuous Improvement

    by Siegfried Kaltenecker on  Dec 20, 2015

    This third article in a series on peer feedback loops explores how feedback can be used to encourage a culture of continuous improvement. It presents another three methods to do peer feedback and closes with some recommendations for getting started and going.

  • Is There a Correlation Between Employee Happiness and Agile?

    by Joe Fecarotta on  Dec 09, 2015 14

    This article examines the agile culture and explores how it helps create a happy environment. It questions the practices and attitudes evident in some of the Tech Titan organisations, and questions if they actually want to achieve employee satisfaction and sustainable pace. Perhaps the Tech Titans leadership doesn’t want Agile because Agile isn’t good for their questionable labor behavior?

  • Lynne Cazaly on Making Sense using Visual Communications

    by Shane Hastie on  Dec 05, 2015

    Lynne Cazaly spoke at the recent Agile New Zealand conference on the importance of clarity and sense-making in a world where VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity) is the norm. She presented ideas on how to convey messages more effectively using visual tools and gave the audience a quickfire class on communicating using simple images.

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.

When your ‘Agile’ Team Moves at Snail Pace: 5 Key Roadblocks and How to Overcome Them

Posted by Bhoomi Mehta on  Nov 27, 2015

Get it right, and Agile project development can yield rich dividends; mess it up and you’ll curse ‘Agile’ forever. Let’s look at what makes Agile difficult and explore ways to avert common disasters. 2

Peopleware 2015 - An Interview with Bradley Scott of Xero

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Nov 22, 2015

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

Thread – An Open Standard Protocol for Home Automation

Posted by Aniruddha Chakrabarti on  Nov 17, 2015

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. 2

The Right Way to Scale Agile: Scaling Value Delivery over Process

Posted by Suzie Prince on  Nov 16, 2015

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.

Q&A on The Agile Mind-Set

Posted by Ben Linders on  Nov 15, 2015

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.

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.

Conversation Patterns for Software Professionals - Part 5

Posted by Michał Bartyzel on  Oct 14, 2015

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.

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