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  • Author Q&A: From Hierarchy to High Performance

    In a new book From Hierarchy to High Performance, the authors provide a series of essays designed to help “Unleash the Hidden Superpowers of Ordinary People to Realize Extraordinary Results”. The premise of the book is that the management structures and employee engagement systems that most organizations apply are not (may never have really been) relevant and useful for the 21st century.

  • New Enterprise Decision-Making - Dealing with Uncertainty

    Decision making is not usually a simple activity and is rarely easy. Alex da Costa presents some ideas and tips that may help make the process a little easier and more objective. He provides some guidance on what things to consider, which ways to evaluate decision making criteria depending on the scope of the decision and the organisation the decision is being made for.

  • Evaluating Hyperledger Composer

    Hyperledger Composer is a new open source project which makes it easy for developers to write chaincode for Hyperledger Fabric and the decentralized applications (DApps) that can call them. This article summarizes a technical evaluation of the performance characteristics of using Composer in a test application.

  • David Chilcott on Growing Agile Leaders

    At the Agile New Zealand Conference David Chilcott from Outformations gave a talk on Growing Agile Leaders (The Inconvenient Truths). Afterwards he spoke to InfoQ about the challenges leaders face and why the truth he points out are both inconvenient and uncomfortable in many organizations.

  • Author Q&A on Leading without Authority

    Tathagat Varma, shares his experience of working as an individual contributor at a deeper leadership level. He refers to this as an "Individual Leader". This post explains how to lead without authority.

  • Author Q&A on Strategy, Leadership and the Soul

    Jennifer Sertl and Koby Huberman wrote a book taking a different approach to leadership. Their focus is on providing the tools to nurture agility through resilience, responsiveness and reflection. They aim to support the individual's ability to better trust their core intelligence and apply that to being effective leaders. They spoke to InfoQ about the book.

  • Perspectives On Agile Software Testing - Book Review

    On the occasion of Selenium's 10th Birthday Celebration, a bunch of ThoughtWorkers have compiled an anthology of essays on testing approaches, tools and culture. This anthology of essays is available as an eBook, titled - "Perspectives on Agile Software Testing".

  • We Need No Less than Pervasive Leadership

    Jean Richardson shows that Pervasive Leadership is not a stepwise transformation model. It is a way of leading to enhance agility, to strengthen the self, others, and the organization no matter what agile framework you have selected. It is a way of freeing yourself and others to become the heroes of your own lives thereby restoring our society as a whole to true freedom and accountability.

  • An Interview with Rebecca Parsons - ThoughtWorks CTO

    Dr Rebecca Parsons is the Chief Technology Officer for ThoughtWorks, and a Director of the Agile Alliance. At the Agile Australia conference in Melbourne she discussed the trends in database technology around NoSQL databases, the linking of continuous design with continuous delivery and the impact of the mainstream adoption of agile practices on the Agile Alliance.

  • Software Development Lessons Learned from Poker

    There is no silver bullet. We know it, but don't act like it. Your language, tool or process is better, right? Jay Fields says: "It depends". The right choices varies with context, people, and more. This article touches upon how a lot of things must impact a choice; learning culture, skill levels, teamwork, incomplete information, metrics - and context.

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