Ron Jeffries discusses the potential of Agile methods and the possible effect it could have on the programming industry. The impact could be greater with enterprise software as developers invest more time to understand the practice and technology they are using while being mindful.
In this interview, Rachel expounds on the differences in role between a Coach and Scrum Master. Rachel drills down into what makes a good coach and provides her take on women in technology. David asks her about her take on Agile and if Agile has reached a 10-year half-life.
Diana Larsen and James Newkirk take a look back at the beginnings of the Agile community, talk about the state of Agile training and certification and much more.
M Dwyer of BigVisible Solutions talks about the process of transforming businesses to agility, including the concept of Agile localization in global efforts. Dwyer says that with distributed teams across multiple time zones and cultures it is good to establish a group of Agile missionaries to go forth and train people on Agile. He also discusses how to transfer Agile skills to the next generation.
Mik Kersten discusses the role of Mylyn and Tasktop in Agile development and how these tools return control to developers. Also: how Mylyn streamlines development in Eclipse.
Lyssa Adkins discusses Agile Mentoring and what makes a good Agile Coach, as well as some of the lessons recorded in her recent book.
Linda Rising talks about patterns and interacting with customers, the need for a better interaction between developers and customers, how she arrived at these patterns, teaching others how to teach.
Laurie Williams, who heads the Software Engineering Research group at North Carolina State University, discusses her research into Agile principles and practices. Williams also talks about Comparative Agility, which is a tool to show teams where they stand in terms of the adoption of Agile practices. Comparative Agility was launched in 2007 and since that time over 400 people have used it.
In this interview, Agile management expert Johanna Rothman talks about the process of managing in Agile environments, particularly for distributed teams. Rothman also helps to distinguish between self-directed, self-organized and self-managed teams. And she stresses the importance of clear communication amongst team members, as well as the ability for managers to learn new skills.
In this interview Jez Humble discusses the concept of continuous delivery, which implies that software should always be production ready throughout its lifecycle. That means that every build could be released into production and run effectively. Continuous delivery involves build and deployment automation, continuous integration, test automation, managing infrastructure and environments and more.
In this interview Ellen Gottesdiener and Mary Gorman of EBG Consulting discus the process of getting teams to collaborate and to think and work in an Agile manner. They also talk about their involvement with the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) and their efforts to extend business analysis with Agile methods. They also are working on a new book on the subject.
In this interview, Gil Broza, an Agile coach and founder of 3P Vantage, talks about what it takes to coach development teams to adopt Agile practices. Broza also discusses the role of the Agile coach. Broza said, “How do you prepare yourself to be a coach? - You have to have been a player. In my case I was a developer for many years, I was a manager as well and I worked closely with the business…”