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  • How to Boost Your Skills to Become a Better Developer

    by Houssam Fakih & Boris Gonnot on  Nov 03, 2016

    Katas are great for learning new skills or to improve existing ones but don't address the intensity we face at work when there is a raging fire such as a deadline, release date, fixing a bug in huge legacy code, etc. This article covers the skills of good developers and highlights changing your training approach to improve your skills for high-intensity and challenging environments.

  • Internal Tech Conferences - How and Why

    by Matthew Skelton, Victoria Morgan-Smith on  Oct 10, 2016

    Software engineering today is every bit as much about the people as it is about technology - empowered teams don’t appear overnight. We need to oil the wheels of collaboration so they roll smoothly. Here, Matthew Skelton and Victoria Morgan-Smith discuss how to use internal conferences to boost your organisation’s social capital, the currency by which relationships flourish and businesses thrive.

  • Communities of Practice: The Missing Piece of Your Agile Organisation

    by Emily Webber on  Sep 14, 2016

    Communities of practice bring together people who share areas of interest or concerns. They have specific applications in agile organisations: scaling agile development and allowing individuals to connect with others who share similar concerns. Communities of practice bring people together to regain the benefits of regular contact while keeping the value of multidisciplinary agile teams.

Exchanging Industry Experiences with Agile Methodologies

Posted by Ben Linders on  May 23, 2014

The Agile Consortium Belgium, Sirris and Agoria organized an event to share experiences with agile methodologies like Scrum, Kanban, visual management, XP, DSDM and Lean.

Solving the Gordian Knot of Chronic Overcommittment in Development Organizations

Posted by Rolf Häsänen and Morgan Ahlström on  Feb 13, 2014

Do you find it hard to say no when others ask you for help - even when you are already too busy? In this article, we examine the problem of chronic overcommitment, what causes it and some solutions. 2

Virtual Panel: Specification by Example, Executable Specifications, Scenarios and Feature Injection

Posted by Jon Arild Tørresdal on  Nov 10, 2011

InfoQ have talked to Dan North, Gojko Adzic, Elizabeth Keogh and Matt Wynne about Specification by Example, Executable Specifications and Feature Injection and how they relate to BDD. 1

A Discussion With Neal Gafter on the Future of Java

Posted by Charles Humble on  Sep 14, 2011

Neal Gafter discusses the impact of Oracle's acquisition on Java, makes the case for adding segmented stacks and a meta-object protocol to Java, and compares Java and C#/.NET 7

Elisabeth Hendrickson: Agile - An Inclusive Community

Posted by Elisabeth Hendrickson on  Aug 10, 2011

Elisabeth Hendrickson talks about the inclusive and collaborative nature of the agile community and how it has changed the nature of work in organisations large and small. 1

Linda Rising visited Japan and talked about "Fearless Change" - a report from Agile Japan 2011

Posted by Kenji Hiranabe on  May 16, 2011

AgileJapan held it's third incarnation this year in Tokyo. Linda Rising was the keynote speaker and her words of encouragement for Japan echoed those felt by the rest of the world. 1

Agile at 10 – A State of Contradiction

Posted by Mike Beedle on  May 03, 2011

Mike Beedle states that agile is in a state of contradiction, we need to focus on quality to prevent poor implementations tarnishing the reputation of good agile practices. 3

The Art of Creating Whole Teams: how agile has changed the way we work with our customers

Posted by Angela Martin on  Mar 15, 2011

Angela Martin provides advice on practices which encourage team collaboration and cohesion, with some ideas on how to create truly cross functional collaborative teams. 2

The Accidental Agilist: A Personal Look Back at 10 Years of the Agile Manifesto

Posted by Johanna Rothman on  Mar 03, 2011

Johanna Rothman discusses the way in which agile practices work together to improve project outcomes, how this is not restricted to software development and challenges teams to become truly agile.

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