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  • Predictable Agile Delivery

    by Russ Lewis on  Nov 09, 2016

    Human teams are unique, non-linear and unpredictable, but given the right conditions, their output can become linear, scaled and predictable. Managers have an enabling role to play: encouraging the development of predictability; understanding the needs of their teams; and rolling-up their sleeves to clear the blockages themselves or by escalating the problem promptly and responsibly.

  • Q&A with Jurgen Appelo on Managing for Happiness

    by Ben Linders on  Jul 20, 2016

    The book Managing for Happiness by Jurgen Appelo provides practices, games and tools to manage organizations and make work fun. It contains tips and suggestions for applying the practices to achieve organizational greatness and maximize learning in organizations.

  • A Letter to the Manager: Release the Power of Your Agile Teams

    by Johan Dahlbäck on  Jun 27, 2016

    Agile is both simple and hard – and success depends on managers creating a suitable environment for their teams. Here a coach’s experiences from several agile transformations are made into concrete recommendations for strengthening agile teams. To create and sustain high-performing agile teams, these points are fundamental.

Change from Within: Developers and Managers Working Together

Posted by Ben Linders on  Mar 16, 2016

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.

David Chilcott on Growing Agile Leaders

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Mar 13, 2016

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.

Q&A on the Lean IT Field Guide

Posted by Ben Linders on  Feb 24, 2016

In the book The Lean IT Field Guide Mike Orzen and Tom Paider explain how to initiate, execute, and sustain a Lean IT transformation.

Agile Approaches in Test Planning

Posted by Ben Linders on  Feb 21, 2016

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.

Q&A on Creating Great Teams

Posted by Ben Linders on  Feb 20, 2016

The book creating great teams explores the concepts of teams that pick themselves and provides step-by-step instructions on how you can use self-selection to establish teams.

The Agility Challenge

Posted by Dragan Jojic on  Feb 04, 2016

In this article Dragan Jojic explores “the agility challenge”: A company where employees are able to sense and respond to external inputs without managers having to tell them what to do. 1

Self Leadership for Agility

Posted by Ben Linders on  Feb 02, 2016

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.

Connect Agile Teams to Organizational Hierarchy: A Sociocratic Solution

Posted by Pieter van der Meché and Jutta Eckstein on  Dec 27, 2015

This article suggests using sociocracy as a solution that leaves the hierarchies in place yet still allows teams to act in an agile way.

Q&A on the book Leading the Transformation

Posted by Ben Linders on  Oct 29, 2015

In the book Leading the Transformation executives Gary Gruver and Tommy Mouser share their experiences with applying lean and agile development methodologies in enterprise development teams.

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