As agile grows-out of its years of self-obsession and teenage petulance into a post-agile state, ‘Predictable Agile Delivery’ feels like a realistic goal that advantages both the business sponsor and their development stakeholders. This article share some ‘good, bad and ugly’ examples of practices that often work and some that always fail for improving large organizations.
The biggest reason for adopting agile at scale is that despite the fantasy that a collection of agile teams will somehow organically integrate to deploy a program, that is not the reality. That’s why for larger dev/test outfits or projects, companies sometimes roll up individual agile teams into one agile environment at enterprise scale. Yousef Awad presents lessons learned and words to the wise.
Self-organization is a modern management tool that replaces command & control as a method of creating teams and guiding them to deliver desired outcomes. The Triangle of Self Organization identifies three essential components needed to guide this process – goal, rules & tension - and shows how to choose them consciously to successfully use self-organization as a management tool.
The book More with LeSS by Craig Larman and Bas Vodde provides practices to create simpler and more flexible organizations, applying Scrum with many teams working on one product. 1
To kick-start your implementation of scaled Agile you can use LeSS, SAFe or Scrum@Scale as a starting point. In this article we compare these frameworks to help you choose what fits you best. 4
To build a high performance organization via DevOps, one often needs to change the organizational culture. This case study shows how you can apply the competing values framework for culture change.
The Great ScrumMaster explores the ScrumMaster role and provides solutions for dealing with everyday and difficult situations. 3
In the book The Antifragility Edge Sinan Si Alhir shows how antifragility has been applied to help organizations evolve and thrive, and gives a roadmap for businesses to achieve greater antifragility.
Holacracy can be a complete replacement for the traditional management hierarchy and can significantly increase motivation and productivity in organizations working with Scrum.
At the Agile 2016 Conference InfoQ spoke to Wesley Coelho, Senior Director of Business Development for Tasktop, about the communication challenges inherent in DevOps and how to overcome them.
it’s time to re-engineer our people not just our systems and processes. People Re-engineering inventively bundles what's needed to keep software people fit to meet their ever-growing challenges. 2
At the recent Agile 2016 conference, InfoQ spoke to Dennis Ehle about the evolution of DevOps and the importance of having visibility into how value is delivered over the DevOps pipeline.