The book Putting Stories to Work by Shawn Callahan provides a process with a practical approach to master business storytelling; a leadership skill that helps to achieve results. It contains many stories that can help you to use storytelling for business communication and culture change.
Suzanne and James Robertson, authors of numerous publications in the requirements field, launched a video course called "Requirements: The Masterclass LiveLessons-Traditional, Agile, Outsourcing". InfoQ interviewed them on these video lessons to get further insights into some of the topics addressed.
When you absolutely positively MUST build your own offshore dev team to get the quality you need, consider NOT. There is an argument for ‘owning’ vs ‘renting’ when it comes to leveraging an offshore dev team, the author disagrees with the idea that building one’s own team is better than outsourcing the job. He knows what it takes to do it right, and it isn't easy.
Agile, with cross functional teams, has sounded the death knell for many test managers. While test management is largely irrelevant in agile, there is still a desperate need for test leadership.
A restaurant to give homeless people apprenticeships? A centre to foster social enterprise? A ‘round the nation’ bike ride? PwC were the runners up for the Spark Award this year. 1
Book review and interview with Jeff Sussna, author of "Designing Delivery", on cybernetics, service exchange, customer-centric brands and a new definition of quality in a service-oriented world.
Pauly Comtois, Vice President of DevOps at Hearst Business Media, talks about their DevOps initiatives. What challenges have they faced? Which improvements have they seen? What lies ahead?
Learn holacracy from the Dutch telecom company Voys who implemented this new way of running organizations where power is distributed across teams with clear roles, responsibilities, and expectations.
David Morris explains the Lean Business Analysis Manifesto how Lean Business Analysis responds to the ever-increasing pace of change in an age of digital disruption.
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 1
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