What does it mean being a leader? And what does it mean being a leader in an agile context? This article start from a very well known metaphor for leadership, the servant leader, and then introduces a recent metaphor mentioned in the management literature, a richer one that goes under the name of host leadership that is more useful for a modern agile organisation.
When developers become Tech Leads they have to find a balance between leading teams and continuing to do technical work. The book Talking with Tech Leads contains stories from Tech Leads on situations, challenges and approaches for leading teams. It explores the role and activities of technical leaders, and provides suggestions how to deal with responsibilities that come with technical leadership.
An interview with Brad Murphy about how traditional management can lead to disengaged employees, why scaling is more than scaling teams, diagnosing the health of organizations and approaches for enterprises that want to adopt 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
This is a case story of how a supplier cooperated with a client to develop a huge project in an Agile way, by cutting it into smaller pieces and prepare a matching contract based on mutual trust.
In the age of globalisation, building an agile team can be challenging – thankfully, here’s your non-PC (but culturally sensitive) guide on creating an agile environment “outside the sweet spot”.
In the third article of the Conversation Patterns for Software Professionals series Michael focuses on how to use questions consciously and how to manage the conversation flow. 2
Five Best Practices to nurture the DIVAs in our organization: Learn to observe behaviors. Frame outcome of behavior. Define impact of outcome. Follow: cycle of feedback. Learn to give credit 2
The book Soft Skills covers topics for professional software developers, it aims to help developers to become a better programmer, a more valuable employee, and a happier and healthier person.
What it takes to build Android apps that scale up to millions of global users? At last AnDevCon, seven experienced Android developers tried to answer that question.