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  • Don't Break Your Silos - Push Out the Silo Mentality

    by Alex Novkov on  Jul 13, 2016

    Organizational silos are a serious hurdle for many companies out there. They may cause a wide variety of problems if not dealt with accordingly. Silos may not need to be broken if you manage to push out the mentality that comes with them by creating ventilators. The first step towards dealing with the silos is to learn more about them and familiarize yourself with the best practices against them.

  • The InfoQ Podcast: Wendy Closson on Mindfulness and Algorithmic Approaches to Communicating

    by Barry Burd on  Jul 11, 2016

    In this week's podcast, Barry Burd talks with Wendy Closson. With over a decade of experience immersed in development and championing agile practices, Closson coaches technology leaders to manage effectively, respond reasonably, and navigate the choppy waters of business. Closson's presentation at QCon New York was entitled Syntactic Sugar for English: Pragmatic Eloquence.

  • 10 Tools to Help Remote Web Developers Collaborate with Their Team

    by Benjamin Brandall on  Jul 05, 2016

    Working remotely presents a unique set of challenges for web developers. However, by using the right tools and taking a ‘remote first’ attitude, you’ll find yourself being more productive than teams working face-to-face. Here are 10 tools for bug tracking, collaborative coding and knowledge management.

Product Development Mechanisms

Posted by Steve Andrews on  Jul 01, 2016

Steve Andrews discuses the need to empower self-managing teams to stay focused on delivering high-quality solutions using mechanisms like tenets and exit criteria.

A Letter to the Manager: Release the Power of Your Agile Teams

Posted by Johan Dahlbäck on  Jun 27, 2016

Agile is both simple and hard – and success depends on managers creating a suitable environment for their teams. To create and sustain high-performing agile teams, these points are fundamental.

Johanna Rothman on Agile and Lean Program Management

Posted by Savita Pahuja on  Jun 25, 2016

Johanna Rothman explores how to scale lean and agile processes to work in large programs in her book Agile and Lean Program Management: Scaling Collaboration Across the Organization.

Q&A with Roman Pichler about Strategize

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jun 21, 2016

The book Strategize by Roman Pichler provides practices, advice, and examples for product strategy and roadmapping that you can use to create successful products.

Q&A with Johanna Rothman and Jutta Eckstein on Cost of Delay

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jun 16, 2016

The book Diving For Hidden Treasures by Johanna Rothman and Jutta Eckstein explores how projects become delayed and provides tools and methods to analyze and limit the costs of delay in projects.

An Organization Development(OD) Approach to Agile Adoption

Posted by Vijaya Devi on  Jun 10, 2016

To adopt Agile at a systemic level, take an Organization Development approach to redesign organizations, redefine learning, empower teams through self-organizing and to reduce resistance to change.

Pair Programming Is No Panacea

Posted by Wes Higbee on  Jun 09, 2016

Is pair programming all that it's cracked up to be? Wes Higbee discusses why it definitely shouldn't be mandated, and why you should consider other options where it could be beneficial. 3

User Stories Are Placeholders for Requirements

Posted by Russ Lewis on  Jun 06, 2016

It can be difficult to change from a Waterfall approach to the Agile practice in which requirements are prepared ‘just in time. The secret to success in Agile is ruthless management of scope.

Using SEMAT and Essence at Fujitsu UK

Posted by Ste Nadin on  Jun 04, 2016

This article explores how Fujitsu UK applied SEMAT and Essence to systems engineering, to combining agile and traditional methods and look at the whole programme of work across all disciplines.

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