At QCon London Helen Walton and Pete Burden discussed what it takes to design a collaborative, agile supporting culture in an organisation, if it is possible for large organisations to actually change and what is needed to enable that change. The spoke about the Spark the Change conference and how it is a showcase of organisations that are actually working in new ways.
Matthew Skelton talks about the challenges to DevOps and Continuous Delivery adoption, what's the impact of microservices in this space, how to leverage ITIL, and DevOps team topologies.
InfoQ interviewed Yuval Yeret at the Lean Kanban France 2014 conference about kick starting Agile the Kanban way. He explained how teams can do pull-based change using Kanban, skills for change managers and patterns that can be used to support agile adoption in enterprises.
Nathan discusses adopting agile management ideas across the whole organization, radical transparency, creating truly empowered teams and what it means to become a Certified Democratic Organization.
At Lean Kanban France 2014 David Anderson talked about the history of Kanban and new developments. InfoQ interviewed David on Kanban adoption, using Real Options with Kanban, the Modern Management Framework and about software for Enterprise Service Planning.
Dianne Marsh explains Netflix' approach to managing development teams, how to avoid over-managing them, fostering responsibility and engineering velocity.
Bjarte Bogsnes discusses Beyond Budgeting and why those in the Agile community should be paying attention to it.
John Shook sits down with InfoQ to discuss how lean change is both personal and organizational as well as the A3 process.
Arne Roock and Fridtjof Detzner share their story of how culture has evolved at Jimdo and the role of coaches in helping that culture grow.
Leading and working in distributed knowledge worker teams is reality for most organisations today. To get a perspective on some of the challenges and how to tackle them we spoke to Floyd Marinescu, CEO of C4Media, InfoQ's parent company. InfoQ is a globally distributed organisation with 35 fulltime and 150 part time contributors distributed across the whole world.
Tim Lister co-author of Peopleware and Waltzing with Bears, among other books, talks about his experiences arbitrating disputes in systems development, the importance of risk management and how the IT industry is changing with distributed teams.
Robert Benefield explains the importance of business and operations understanding each other better and how they can kickstart that understanding through collaboration. He talks about the need to find meaningful metrics for business. He discusses how methodologies for operations (ITIL, COBIT) and development (Scrum, Kanban) differ and what can be learned from both.