Holacracy removes power from a management hierarchy and distributes it across teams that have a clear set of roles, responsibilities, and expectations. This new organizational system with no managers or titles is often misunderstood. Learn about holacracy from the Dutch telecom company Voys who implemented this new way of running organizations.
David Morris explains how Lean Business Analysis responds to the ever-increasing pace of change in an age of digital disruption. We no longer have business as usual, so why would we do business analysis as usual? The Lean Business Analysis Manifesto helps put order into the chaos that exists in many of today’s organisations.
Helen Walton interviews Places for People, this year’s winner of the Spark Award. By putting people at the heart of how the company operates, Places for People creates a highly innovative culture with an inspirational purpose that delivers outstanding business results.
In the book The Lean IT Field Guide Mike Orzen and Tom Paider explain how to initiate, execute, and sustain a Lean IT transformation.
Moving your release cadence from months to weeks is not just about learning Agile practices and getting some automation tools. It involves people, tooling and a transition plan. 2
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
A look at how Microsoft's Bing development team has implemented agile and continuous delivery methods to vastly improve their development workflow. 1
Leaders are responsible for many interactions and behaviors in a team. So if something is not going the way you want it, start looking at yourself and ask what is your role in this misconduct.
Erwin van der Koogh gave a talk at the Agile New Zealand conference in which he discussed the Seven Habits of Successful Organizations and how they enable business agility.
This article suggests using sociocracy as a solution that leaves the hierarchies in place yet still allows teams to act in an agile way.
This third article in a series on peer feedback loops explores how feedback can be used to encourage a culture of continuous improvement.
Len Bass on the motivation for "DevOps: A Software Architect's Perspective", what does looking at DevOps from an architectural perspective mean, DevOps education, microservices and more. 1