Dan Mezick, author of the book The Culture Game, shares his insights on engagement as the fuel of successful and lasting Agile adoptions. Pulling examples from Open Spaces and the computer gaming industry, Dan explains how they both implement four basic rules: have a clear goal, a clear set of rules, a good feedback system, and support an opt-in participation strategy.
Deb Colden and Tami Carter discuss how they got involved with Innovation Games, how and why they've used them, and how they've dealt with remote participants in their game sessions.
Ward Cunningham talks about the continuing appeal of OOP and dynamic languages, asynchronous programming, and much more. Also: Ward explains the ideas behind his latest project Federated Wiki.
Kupe Kupersmith discusses his session on Improv at Agile 2012 and how it can help both teams and individuals communicate better.
Peter Saddington discusses his work as an Agile Coach, his Agile Scout blog, his new book and his passion into research and tools around leveraging human capital and optimizing teams.
George Dinwiddie sits down with InfoQ at Agile 2012 to discuss the Three Amigos (Business, Programmers, and Testers) and how they need to interact and use examples in order to get a shared vision.
Vickie Gray, author of the book Creating Time, shares her insights on the Core Protocols and how they can be used to solve many of the common problems that plague teams. The Core Protocols provide a common API on which the team can operate when performing Agile processes like Scrum or Kanban, and according to Vickie, we need this common API because humans are much more complicated than code.
In this interview, Jim and Michele McCarthy, co-founders of McCarthy Technologies, Inc. and authors of the book Software for Your Head, share their insights on the Core Protocols and the Core Commitments on which they’re based. These tools provide a set of structured interactions between people on a team, and when coupled with safety, freedom, and radical democracy, can lead a team to greatness.
Traci Fenton shares some tips for creating greater freedom and teamwork including the "power question", "happiness buckets", "church of fail", and more. This interview was recorded at CultureCon 2012 organized by Agile Boston and is intended primarily for a business audience but has lots of inspiring tips for the rest of us.
Linda Cook is a board member of the Agile Alliance. She talks about the impact of Management Debt on the ability of teams to be fully successful, diversity in the workplace and the impact of women leaving technical fields and the international role of the Agile Alliance.
In his book “Moving Beyond Icebreakers” Stanley Pollack includes over 300 interactives. In this interview he talks about how to use them to achieve group goals, build teams, address difficult issues and engage communities. He discusses a number of them and how a structured approach to facilitation can result in better outcomes.
Lyssa Adkins and Michael Spayd discuss the discipline of professional coaching, leading and facilitating conflict and the right view when thinking about conflict.