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  • Managing to the Next Century - The Five Big Things for Agile Transitions

    This article explores the key things to think about and prepare for when your organization is transitioning to an agile approach. He emphasizes the importance of supporting and protecting agile culture, self-organization, managing with outcomes, removing sources of waste and delay, and measuring and improving value delivered with frequent feedback.

  • Agile in the UK Government - An Insider Reveals All

    The Government Digital Service (GDS) aims to transform the relationship between citizen and state, moving the UK towards becoming a world-leading digital-by-default government. Nick Tune explores what GDS has achieved with assessments, sharing agile practices and experiences, and open source software, and shares what isn’t working so well in government IT.

  • Why Agile Is Critical for Attracting Millennial Engineers

    More and more companies are realizing that having an Agile organization is critical to attracting and retaining the latest generation of millennial engineers. Millennials demand the context, flat organization/decentralized power and emphasis on collaboration that Agile offers – and companies of all sizes and verticals are responding.

  • Inner Source—Adopting Open Source Development Practices in Organizations

    Although inner source offers numerous benefits, many practitioners are unclear about what it is and how to adopt it. When adopting inner source, organizations should consider nine factors pertaining to product, process, and organization.

  • Unfreezing an Organization

    Ahmad Fahmy provides an authentic retrospective of a large scale agile transformation at a large bank, looking at what worked, what didn't and lessons which can be applied at other organizations facing similar challenges.

  • Scrum with Trello

    Trello, with more than 10M users worldwide, is fast becoming a popular tool for agile teams of all flavours. In this article we look at some of the emerging good practices and patterns people are adopting when using Trello to manage their Scrum process. From basic board setup, to life without child tasks and the most useful plugins you can use to extend Trello to get the most out of it

  • The Agile Base Patterns, a Cross-Quadrant Conversation

    Lyssa Adkins and Dan Greening had a chance to explore the ideas behind the Agile Base Patterns, looking at the underlying intent and goal of a wide range of agile practices. They discuss the implications of the Solve Systemic Problems pattern in detail and how doing so almost forces people in the ScrumMaster role to move into a coaching stance

  • Lee Thomas and Nick Cahill on Self Organizing Organizations

    At the recent Agile New Zealand conference Lee Thomas and Nick Cahill gave a talk titled the Self Organizing Organization in which they explained the journey that Fraedom has undertaken to empower teams and support true self organization rather than following an imposed agile method. Afterwards they spoke to InfoQ about the talk and their involvement in the transition.

  • Towards an Agile Software Architecture

    Boyan Mihaylov covers his experience when working with both traditional waterfall software architectures and agile ones. He depicts the similarities and differences between these with a focus on three areas: the specifics of the software architect role, the timespan of the software architecture, and the output of the software architecture.

  • When your ‘Agile’ Team Moves at Snail Pace: 5 Key Roadblocks and How to Overcome Them

    Software development teams adopt Agile-based processes to address age-old IT project management problems. However, many end up neck deep in trouble when the ‘Agile’ approach backfires. In this article, we look at real life examples to outline common but persistent barriers to the successful implementation of Agile projects, and suggest practical methods for overcoming them.

  • What Makes Joy,Inc Work? Part 1 - the Menlo Way

    Having read Joy,Inc and heard Rich Sheridan talk about the Menlo Innovations way, I wanted to understand if this was real and if so how the ideas could be applied elsewhere so I spent a week there. This is the first of three articles and looks at what the Menlo way is and how it evolved.

  • A Year in Swarm

    The article tells a story of a small team of tightly-knit developers, a “human swarm”, who largely worked on a single screen and keyboard practicing mob programming, had no formally defined roles, performed no estimates, seldom worked on more than one task at a time and delivered a quality product to a satisfied customer.

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