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  • An Introduction to Modern Agile

    by Joshua Kerievsky on  Oct 20, 2016 2

    Modern Agile’s four guiding principles define a simpler, safer, speedier way to achieve awesome results: Make People Awesome, Make Safety a Prerequisite, Experiment & Learn Rapidly and Deliver Value Continuously. These principles are present in the products and services we love. Modern Agile doesn’t define what roles, rituals or practices to follow. You choose how to act on the principles.

  • What Exactly is the Agile Mindset?

    by Susan McIntosh on  Aug 28, 2016 5

    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.

  • Ten Ways to Successfully Fail your Agility

    by Oren Kdoshim and Ilan Kirschenbaum on  Apr 13, 2016

    This article is intended for newbies and agile sceptics who want to challenge their take on agile. It provides 10 ways to successfully fail your agility, implying that by replacing these practices with ones that do the opposite, you will increase agility and improve the odds of being successful.

Is There a Correlation Between Employee Happiness and Agile?

Posted by Joe Fecarotta on  Dec 09, 2015

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

Building Flat Organizations with Cross-functional Teams and Fewer Managers

Posted by Ben Linders on  Nov 30, 2015

Hierarchical organizations can't react to new market opportunities and changes fast enough, this impedes the company’s survival in the long run. An interview on teamworking and increasing agility.

Peopleware 2015 - An Interview with Bradley Scott of Xero

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Nov 22, 2015

At the Agile New Zealand conference Bradley Scott gave a talk on Peopleware 2015 in which he explained the management structures, policies and approaches Xero has used to support its agile transition

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

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Nov 05, 2015

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.

Making a Difference: a Case Study of Change in the Public Sector

Posted by Helen Walton on  Jul 30, 2015

Take a demoralized group, inadequate tools and a low-trust culture – now transform under intense performance pressure in just 6 months. Impossible? Read this story of change in the public sector.

Q and A on The Scrum Culture

Posted by Ben Linders on  May 20, 2015

Dominik Maximini researched the cultural aspects of organizations that use Scrum and published his findings, principles for implementing Scrum and suggestions on how to apply them, and a case study.

Coding Culture: How To Build Better Products by Building Stronger Teams

Posted by Sven Peters on  Apr 14, 2015

Software developers spend time and energy on building the best possible products looking at web frameworks, using a NoSQL or SQL database, etc. There's another equally important aspect: culture. 1

Inviting over Imposing Agile

Posted by Daniel Mezick on  Apr 11, 2015

We are at a crossroads in the agile-adoption narrative. Agile started spreading “bottom-up”, then shifted from teams to executives and recently to consultancy for large enterprises. What will be next?

Enterprise Agility Through Culture

Posted by Ben Linders on  Apr 06, 2015

Culture plays an important role in organizational change. Successful agile adoption tends to depend on the ability to change culture by making the culture explicit and becoming more conscious of it.

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