Organisations passionately working with Scrum are still missing a key ingredient: their organizational governance got stuck in the last century. Holacracy can be a complete replacement for the traditional management hierarchy and can significantly increase motivation and productivity.
At the recent Agile 2016 conference, InfoQ sat down with Ronica Roth, Steve Demchuk and Eric Willeke of the CA (formerly Rally Software). They discussed coaching the coaches, transforming CA to becoming an agile organisation, mixing cultures, the state of the products and future product direction.
We hear, and even use, the phrase “agile mindset.” But what is it, really? In this article several themes are identified, such as respect, ability to change, and focus on delivering value. Additionally, possible methods for introducing and nurturing these themes are identified.
InfoQ interviewed Bryan Dove about what managers and developers can do to find better ways of working together and how they can support each other, making themselves and the company more successful.
Lana Gibson gave a talk at the AgileNZ conference on using analytics data to design web content, based on her experiences as Content Performance Lead working on the GOV.UK whole of government website
An interview with Eddy Bruin and Ray Oei about test plans in agile, how to make stakeholders aware that they can influence quality, and which agile practices they recommend for testing.
Mike Talks, Test Manager at Datacom, gave a talk at the Agile New Zealand 2015 conference on Deprogramming the Cargo Cult of Testing. Afterwards he explained why agile testing needs deprogramming 1
This article explores how the Ericsson ICT Development Center Eurolab applies Kaizen and agile to develop products with around 100 professionals from all related development and product areas. 4
An interview with Christopher Avery about self leadership and self-organizing teams, the role for leadership in agile, and how top leadership differs between small and large organizations.
An interview about getting operations involved in architecture, the Self-Contained Systems approach compared to microservices, improving deployment pipelines and using measurements in deployment.
Ian Taylor is the founder and CEO of Animation Research Ltd, based in Dunedin, New Zealand. He gave a talk at the recent Agile New Zealand conference in which he explained Animation Research’s journey
This article examines the agile culture and explores how it helps create a happy environment. It questions and challenges the practices and attitudes prevalent in some of the Tech Titans. 14