Have you ever seen a team perform so great that you wanted to join it? If you examine the values of such a team, you may discover a perfect balance of orientation on people and results. If you are trying to discover how far away your own team is from this state, read this article and try the exercises to find your own state of perfection.
We know that software is changing the world, and we’ve come to see our impact as accelerating the software side of that change. With that passion, we started InfoQ 10 years ago, in the context of some unusual beliefs and concerns.
It is always a challenge to pick the correct priorities. Which one of work item A, B or C shall you do first, and why? Tomas Rybing presents the Volcano, a tool to visualize and prioritize work for multiple teams working with several products.
InfoQ interviewed Suzanne and James Robertson on the "Requirements: The Masterclass LiveLessons - Traditional, Agile, Outsourcing" to get further insights into some of the topics addressed.
In this article the author presents his ideas on what makes a great Scrum team, exploring the Scrum roles and identifying characteristics needed for them to be most effective. 1
When you absolutely positively MUST build your own offshore dev team to get the quality you need, consider NOT. The author knows what it takes to do it right, and it isn't easy. 3
How to convince your client to your ideas? This article presents some effective techniques that will help you propose solutions that you think are better than those suggested by your client. 2
Lynne Cazaly spoke at the recent Agile New Zealand conference on the importance of clarity and sense-making in a world where VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity) is the norm.
Get it right, and Agile project development can yield rich dividends; mess it up and you’ll curse ‘Agile’ forever. Let’s look at what makes Agile difficult and explore ways to avert common disasters. 2
At the Agile New Zealand conference Bradley Scott gave a talk on Peopleware 2015 in which he explained the management structures, policies and approaches Xero has used to support its agile transition
In the fifth article in the Conversation Patterns for Software Professionals series Michał Bartyzel explores nonviolent communication and shows how important it is to build and maintain rapport.
How does fire fighting compare to DevOps? Michael Biven, team lead at Ticketmaster, shares important lessons on leadership, mentoring and team chemistry from his experience as a fire fighter.