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  • Q&A on The Antifragility Edge: Antifragility in Practice

    by Ben Linders on  Jan 14, 2017

    In the book The Antifragility Edge, Sinan Si Alhir shows how antifragility has been applied to help organizations evolve and thrive. He provides examples of how antifragility can be used beyond agility on an individual, collective (team and community) and enterprise level, and explores a roadmap for businesses to achieve greater antifragility.

  • Adding Purpose to Scrum with Holacracy

    by Ben Linders on  Jan 09, 2017

    Organisations passionately working with Scrum are still missing a key ingredient: their organizational governance got stuck in the last century. Holacracy can be a complete replacement for the traditional management hierarchy and can significantly increase motivation and productivity.

  • People Re-engineering

    by Medhat Sabry on  Dec 28, 2016 2

    People Re-engineering is a concept bundling whatever's needed to keep software people fit to meet the growing and pressing challenges caused by merciless market demands. A typical implementation of the concept includes efforts along five axes: Mentoring and Coaching, Leadership Enablement, Team Energizing, Executive Engagement and finally Monitoring to measure results and steer efforts.

The CA Crew on Coaching Coaches, Mixing Cultures and Future Product Direction

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Nov 13, 2016

At the recent Agile 2016 conference, three coaches from CA discussed coaching the coaches, transforming CA to becoming an agile organisation, mixing cultures and future product direction.

Predictable Agile Delivery

Posted by Russ Lewis on  Nov 09, 2016

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.

Actionable Agile Tools

Posted by Jeff Campbell on  Oct 27, 2016

Many people find the world of Agile too full of fluffy and non-actionable advice. Campbell presents some ideas and tools you can try out immediately. 1

Agile Manufacturing: Not the Oxymoron You Might Think

Posted by Yousef Awad on  Oct 26, 2016

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.

How to Successfully Install Agile/DevOps in Asia

Posted by Tsuyoshi Ushio on  Oct 22, 2016

Installing Agile / DevOps in Asia is very difficult. This article presents five steps to help overcome the cultural barriers and be successful. 2

An Introduction to Modern Agile

Posted by Joshua Kerievsky on  Oct 20, 2016

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

Improving Scrum with the Kanban-Ace Framework

Posted by Joseph Hurtado on  Oct 19, 2016

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

Agile Development at the Enterprise Level: Misconceptions That Jeopardize Success

Posted by Ruth Zive on  Oct 15, 2016

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.

Agile in the UK Government - An Insider Reveals All

Posted by Nick Tune on  Sep 19, 2016

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

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