We are at a crossroads in the agile-adoption narrative. Early in the story teams were the “bottom-up” vector for agile spread. Next the way agile spread started to shift away from teams to executives and “management”. Recent developments move us towards consultancy for bring agile to larger enterprises that struggle with change. Which way is agile going to go next?
With the emergence of the WebRTC API standard, telecom’s control of communications is changing. This standard enables developers without any experience in telecommunications technology and protocols to easily integrate real-time comms into their applications. This ease of access will spawn new innovative use cases that will change the way that we communicate, exchange information and interact.
Culture plays an important role in organizational change. Successful agile adoption tends to depend on the ability to change the culture. Making the culture explicit and becoming more conscious of the existing culture is important in agile transformations according to Olaf Lewitz and Michael Sahota. Giving attention to culture can increase the agility of an organization.
This article summarizes the key takeaways and highlights from QCon London 2015 as blogged and tweeted by attendees.
Experiments and lessons from the engineering organization of King Digital Entertainment showing how continuous improvement of HR-related processes and topics fosters a creative and innovative culture. 4
Nic Ferrier talks about deploying agile effectively, the need for managers or Scrum masters, focusing on architecture to improve collaboration and using technology to avoid organizational problems.
This article introduces a recent metaphor mentioned in management literature, a richer one than servant leadership: host leadership. A metaphor that is more useful for a modern agile organisation. 2
When developers become Tech Leads they have to find a balance between leading teams and continuing to do technical work. A book of stories on situations, challenges and approaches for leading teams.
Brad Murphy talks about how traditional management can lead to disengaged employees, agile scaling, diagnosing the health of organizations and approaches for adopting agile and become more innovative.
Due to globalization and supply chain management, a single company cannot operate on its own anymore. This article provides models to help you to get insight in the relationships with your partners.
In the book Reinventing Organizations Frederic Laloux researched 12 organizations who use fundamentally new ways to manage work and their employees.
InfoQ interviewed Klaus Leopold about using kanban for managing programs, connecting kanban boards on team and program level, managing work in progress across a delivery cycle and benefits of kanban. 1