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  • Q&A on the Book- Problem? What Problem? with Ben Linders

    Ben Linders has written a new book focused on helping teams and individuals identify and address impediments. Titled Problem? What Problem? The book presents ideas and experience around problem-solving approaches using an agile mindset and principles to help teams rapidly overcome challenges and use impediments as opportunities to learn and adapt.

  • Q&A on the Book Retrospectives for Everyone

    The book Retrospectives for Everyone by Madhavi Ledalla explains how metaphors can be used to foster reflection and result in actions in agile retrospectives. The book provides examples of metaphors that can for instance be used to nurture teamwork, manage change, focus on objectives and personal reflection, and also provides recommendations for facilitating retrospectives beyond a single team.

  • Retrospectives for Management Teams

    Engaging top management in a recurring retrospective approach can result in long-term value in organizations. Retrospectives can help management teams to explore how they collaborate and cooperate. They can find out whether they should change something and decide on action points that propel the team forward and make them more effective.

  • Ideas for Remote Retrospectives that Engage

    Retrospectives have been shown to be an important tool for teams to improve their ways of working and increase collaboration. In person, retrospectives are well understood with many approaches and techniques. This article looks at how to carry the practice across when working remotely.

  • Q&A on the Book Compass for Agility

    The book Compass for Agility by Leila Rao describes an approach to create change in complex organizations and realize business agility. The compass consists of five phases: Ideation, identification, intake, in action, and introspection. Iterating with this five-step approach can develop internal capability for adaptability and reinvention.

  • Q&A on the Book Level up Agile with Toyota Kata

    In the book Level Up Agile With Toyota Kata, Jesper Boeg explores how to apply Toyota Kata to drive improvement in organizations that are using or striving to use agile ways of working. He shares his experience from combining agile with Toyota Kata to enable organizations to keep improving towards their goals.

  • Three Keys to a Successful “Pre-Mortem”

    Talking about what might go wrong acknowledges that many things are out of our control, and that we might mess up the things which are within our control. To have this conversation safely involves a structured activity called a pre-mortem. If held with some regularity, and always with creative problem solving time at the end, it can build a safe space for adaptation in the face of adversity.

  • Q&A on the Book Code with the Wisdom of the Crowd

    The book Code with the Wisdom of the Crowd by Mark Pearl explains how mob programming can be used to collaboratively solve problems. It also provides scenarios to fine-tune and adjust the interaction during mobbing for specific situations and advice for preparing mobbing teams and developing the skills needed for effective mobbing.

  • Agile: Reflective Practice and Application

    We explore how successful software development is based on the following three intertwining thought processes: Systems Thinking, Community Context and Reflective Practices. A majority of unsuccessful transformations result from a failure by members of the team to grasp that they are contributing to a larger system, or an unwillingness to learn how to improve, or that software is a team sport.

  • 2018 State of Testing Report

    The State of Testing 2018 report provides insights into the adoption of test techniques, practices, and test automation, and the challenges that testers are facing. It shares results from this year’s testing survey. InfoQ held an interview with the organizers of the State of Testing survey.

  • Retrospectives are Weak - Here is How to Make Them Stronger

    This article explains why organisations settle for mediocre results from retrospectives and how a great coach can transform the results by bringing the real issues to the surface and creating an environment where a team can learn to trust each other, deal with conflict and experience extraordinary results.

  • Q&A on the Book Improving Agile Retrospectives

    The book Improving Agile Retrospectives by Marc Loeffler provides practices and approaches for doing agile retrospectives that support continuous improvement. According to Loeffler, agile retrospectives are workshops which need to be prepared and facilitated well in order to be beneficial to teams.


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