Chris McMahon on Open Software Testing at Wikipedia

Interview with Chris McMahon on  Feb 14, 2014

Chris McMahon discusses radically open source testing at Wikipedia and has put out a call for the testing community to participate, as well as discussing approaches to browser test automation.


Changing Software Culture to Deliver

Interview with Greg Brockman on  Feb 07, 2014

Greg Brockman, Stripe's CTO, relates how developers can determine if they are in a culture that has problems delivering software. With some of his insights and shifts in culture, developers can help their organization become unstuck from a poorly performing culture and shift into a more productive, organized, and effective team.


Woody Zuill on Mob Programming and No Estimates

Interview with Woody Zuill on  Jan 26, 2014

Woody Zuill discusses Mob Programming, a practice where the whole team works on the same thing, at the same time in the same space on the same computer, as well as his thoughts on No Estimates.


Gil Broza on Individuals and Interactions, Empathic Leadership and Growing solid Teams

Interview with Gil Broza on  Jan 09, 2014 1

Gib Broza talks about his book "The Human Side of Agile", how to become an empathic leader, building solid teams that provide enduring and stable high performance. He provides some pragmatic advice for leaders in self-organizing agile teams on how create and nurture an environment which brings out the best in the team members.


Diana Larsen on Retrospectives, Liftoff and Agile Fluency

Interview with Diana Larsen on  Dec 20, 2013

Diana Larsen discusses her Agile works including Agile Retrospectives, Liftoff, the Agile Fluency model as well as the future of Agile and the Agile Alliance.


Daniel Mezick on Creating Communitas Using Open Space Events

Interview with Dan Mezick on  Dec 19, 2013

In this third segment Dan Mezick talks about how creating a pulse around Open Space events helps organisations create a sense of community, deal with uncertainty and create an environment which sustains their agile adoption for the long term.


Steve Adolph on Effective Communication and Healthy Backlogs

Interview with Steve Adolph on  Dec 17, 2013

Steve Adolph discusses his PhD research on communications in organisations, the importance of boundary spanners and how a large backlog becomes an impediment to product development flow. He talks about he importance of the ScrumMaster role, problems with Product Owners and where Business Analysis can add value.


Daniel Mezick on Open Agile Adoption with Open Space

Interview with Dan Mezick on  Dec 03, 2013

In this second interview in a series Dan Mezick talks about how a OpenAgile Adoption is facilitated by an Open Space event which can act as a signal and catalyst for lasting and effective Agile adoption in organisations. He talks about the importance of engagement and ownership by people and how an Open Space event allows opt-in involvement and unleashes creative problem solving.


Dan Mezick on Making Meetings More Effective

Interview with Dan Mezick on  Nov 22, 2013

This is the first in a series of brief discussions with Dan Mezick in which he talks about topics from his book The Culture Game. In this one he explains the importance of designing meetings as good games and facilitating them to achieve the best outcomes


Andrew Prentice and Jo Cranford on Testing and Development at Atlassian

Interview with Andrew Prentice and Jo Cranford on  Sep 26, 2013

Andrew Prentice and Jo Cranford talk about testing and development approaches at Atlassian, in particular the role of Quality Assistance and approaches to effectively testing JavaScript.


Ed Cortis on Activity Based Working

Interview with Ed Cortis on  Sep 13, 2013 1

Ed Cortis talks about Agile (or whether it is just common sense) in Operations teams as well as sharing his experiences in rolling out an Activity Based Working environment at Bankwest.


Amr Elssamadisy – Safety

Interview with Amr Elssamadisy on  Aug 02, 2013

Amr Elssamadisy, founder of Agile Culture New York and author of the book Agile Adoption Patterns, shares his thoughts on why safety is essential to Agile success. We know that learning is essential for successful agility, and teams learn best through failure – but failure is inherently unsafe. The key to success is in making things safe. Without safety you cannot learn effectively from failure.

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