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  • Q&A and Book Review on Liftoff, Second Edition

    by Ben Linders on  Sep 10, 2016

    The book Liftoff, Second Edition by Diana Larsen and Ainsley Nies, provides practices and insights for chartering teams by understanding their needs, building trust, and defining how they will interact in the team and align with other parts of the organization. It's a book for Agile coaches, Scrum masters or agile product and project managers to help teams to understand the why behind the work.

  • The InfoQ Podcast: Wendy Closson on Mindfulness and Algorithmic Approaches to Communicating

    by Barry Burd on  Jul 11, 2016

    In this week's podcast, Barry Burd talks with Wendy Closson. With over a decade of experience immersed in development and championing agile practices, Closson coaches technology leaders to manage effectively, respond reasonably, and navigate the choppy waters of business. Closson's presentation at QCon New York was entitled Syntactic Sugar for English: Pragmatic Eloquence.

  • Test Management Revisited

    by Anne-Marie Charrett on  Apr 03, 2016

    The concept of test management sits awkwardly in agile, mostly because it’s a construct derived from the time when testing was a post-development phase, performed by independent testing teams. Agile, with its focus on 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.

The Agile Base Patterns, a Cross-Quadrant Conversation

Posted by Lyssa Adkins and Dan Greening on  Feb 09, 2016

Lyssa Adkins and Dan Greening had a chance to explore the ideas behind the Agile Base Patterns, identifying ways organisations can use these ideas to improve the outcome from their agile adoptions

Running Extended New Year’s Resolution Retrospectives with Focused Agile Coaching

Posted by Alexey Krivitsky on  Jan 18, 2016

In a futurespectives participants abstract themselves from the legacy of outstanding challenges, fly high dreaming the future to see itself in a year from now, and possibly derive some actions.

Why Agile Didn’t Work

Posted by Chen Ping on  Sep 15, 2015

Why Agile didn't work? In this article Ping discusses know the pyramid structure of the 12 Agile principles and the managerial and technical support required for Agile to work. 12

Agile Coaching - Lessons from the Trenches

Posted by Gene Gendel & Erin Perry on  Aug 14, 2015

What is an Agile Coach? What skills does a coach require? How do organizations support them? How does a coach make teams successful? We’ll apply our experience to answering these questions. 6

Q&A on “The Coaching Booster”

Posted by Ben Linders on  Aug 10, 2015

The book the coaching booster by Shirly Ronen-Harel and Jens R. Woinowski explores different coaching methods and practices and describes a framework for coaches to help people to reach their goals.

Learn or Lose: Agile Coaching and Organizational Survival

Posted by Daniel Prager on  Jan 22, 2015

How can established organizations avoid being disrupted into oblivion? Dan Prager explores cultural barriers to learning and improvement, and gives a guided tour of helpful models and approaches. 2

Q&A with Jeff Sutherland on Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time

Posted by Ben Linders on  Nov 05, 2014

In his new book Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time, Jeff Sutherland explains how the Scrum framework can be used as a general business practice to accelerate work of all kinds.

The Agile Coaches' Coach Shares Her View on SAFe

Posted by Lyssa Adkins on  Oct 06, 2014

This article conveys one agile coach’s journey coming to terms with Scaled Agile Framework. Lyssa Adkins shares her thoughts about SAFe and the Agile Manifesto from the viewpoint of agile coaching. 20

What Is Leading Self-Organising Teams All About?

Posted by Sigi Kaltenecker and Peter Hundermark on  Aug 25, 2014

The third article from a series on Leading Self-Organising Teams covers what it means to lead a self-organising team.

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