At the recent Agile 2016 conference, InfoQ sat down with Ronica Roth, Steve Demchuk and Eric Willeke of the CA (formerly Rally Software). They discussed coaching the coaches, transforming CA to becoming an agile organisation, mixing cultures, the state of the products and future product direction.
Human teams are unique, non-linear and unpredictable, but given the right conditions, their output can become linear, scaled and predictable. Managers have an enabling role to play: encouraging the development of predictability; understanding the needs of their teams; and rolling-up their sleeves to clear the blockages themselves or by escalating the problem promptly and responsibly.
Many people find the world of Agile full of fluffy and non-actionable advice. This can be frustrating when you have a simple problem and want someone to tell you how to fix it. Of course there is no step A, B, and C answers, but Campbell aims to give you a solid starting point with actionable tools in this article
Digital manufacturers start with the customer and deliver creatively on market opportunities, whatever they happen to be. Profits are a consequence of providing value to customers, not the goal.
Installing Agile / DevOps in Asia is very difficult. This article presents five steps to help overcome the cultural barriers and be successful. 2
Modern Agile is four guiding principles that define a simpler, safer, speedier way to achieve awesome results. It has no roles, rituals or anointed practices. You choose how to act on the principles. 3
The Kanban-Ace Framework welcomes Scrum, and helps teams improve their level of agility. This article introduces the Akashi Bridge, a new Kanban-Ace tool for Scrum teams. 1
Companies struggle with Agile in the face of compliance demands, long funding cycles, and complexity. Are user stories enough? BAs irrelevant? Working around these misconceptions is key to success.
Nick Tune explores what the Government Digital Service (GDS) has achieved in the UK in becoming a world-leading digital-by-default government and shares what isn’t working so well in government IT. 4
Software developers can raise their consciousness through the use of disciplined technical practices. A knowledgeable developer can influence an ever-increasing portion of the world.
More and more companies are realizing that having an Agile organization is critical to attracting and retaining the latest generation of millennial engineers. Here’s why.
We hear, and even use, the phrase “agile mindset.” But what is it, really? In this article several themes are identified, and ideas for introducing and nurturing these themes are discussed. 5