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  • Applying Agile for Developing Industrial Machinery

    This is the story of a company developing industrial machinery products that became an organization with cross-functional teams using agile. Most important to their success are the people, from the new roles of product owner and scrum master, adapted to the industrial context, to the development teams that are learning self-organization, and the stakeholders involved in supporting the teams.

  • CA Technologies' Agile Transformation: A Firsthand Perspective

    Agile may not be capable of solving every last problem, but it can go a long way in preparing businesses for disruption and delivering a host of agile-based competitive advantages. Since CA began practicing agile at scale and business agility, we’ve made it easier for leaders, lines of business and teams to work together – and with our customers – on a global scale.

  • Agile Implementation from a Manager's Perspective

    “Perfect is the enemy of good”, so why change something that is working? In this article, based on a true story of agile implementation, you can find answers to the questions: why are managers afraid of letting their waterfall teams become agile? What could your manager’s dilemmas be when working in waterfall environment? So, to change or not to change?

  • Managing to the Next Century - The Five Big Things for Agile Transitions

    This article explores the key things to think about and prepare for when your organization is transitioning to an agile approach. He emphasizes the importance of supporting and protecting agile culture, self-organization, managing with outcomes, removing sources of waste and delay, and measuring and improving value delivered with frequent feedback.

  • Mapping the Market for Agile Coaches

    In July, 2018 five agilists, including the two authors of this article, met in San Francisco to map the market for agile coaches. We met because the market appears to be very strong over the short-term but weak over the long-term. This article is the result of that investigation, it discusses how much agile coaches make, where they work, and what the future holds for the agile coaching market.

  • Author Q&A - A Guide to Distributed Agile Framework

    InfoQ contributors and distributed team experts Hugo Messer, John Okoro and Savita Pahuja have expanded on their articles and minibook on working effectively in distributed teams and published a book titled Distributed Agile Framework. They present a framework for distributed organisations and teams who want to use an agile approach to delivering customer value.

  • Agile in the Context of a Holistic Approach

    In this article Jon Kern, co-author of the Agile Manifesto, describes a set of critical practices that serve to build up a holistic view of the project, from which all else proceeds. Fail to do a good job at taking the systems view, and your project will likely not go as well as it could. It might even fail.

  • Scaling Autonomy at Zalando

    Autonomy isn't something you can just give to a team, it’s something that teams learn and earn over time. It has to come with accountability to amplify working towards a purpose. At Zalando, creating the right architecture and organizational structure reduced the amount of alignment needed and freed up the energy to be more thorough where alignment is needed.

  • Scrum The Toyota Way

    Toyota Connected uses Scrum combined with the Toyota Production System to deliver Lean Production, enabling teams to deliver rapid PDCA cycles. Scrum of Scrums, Meta Scrum, and the chief product owner, are some of the approaches used to scale Scrum for multiple teams and products. Agility is not the goal. It’s a result, an outcome.

  • Author Q&A Continuous Digital and Project Myopia

    Allan Kelly has recently released two complimentary books which address ways of working in modern digital businesses. “Continuous Digital” addresses the way organisations need to structure themselves when “every business is a digital business”. “Project Myopia” explores more of the underlying theory of #NoProjects and explains why the continuous culture is so important.

  • Are You the Barrier to Innovation?

    You've adopted technologies like SOA and microservices to keep your infrastructure future-proof. So why do you still struggle to innovate? It's not your technology - it's your culture. Rob Zazueta explains how focusing on an agile culture may be more beneficial for your organization than adopting the latest architectural trends.

  • Agile Transformation at Ericsson

    Applying complex systems thinking, growing the agile mindset through storytelling, and visualizing the interplay; these are some of the things that drove the agile transformation at Ericsson. Having a leadership team that fully embraced agility, an independent group of agile coaches, and doing frequent retrospectives in the leadership team ensured that the transformation stayed on track.

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