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  • An Organization Development(OD) Approach to Agile Adoption

    by Vijaya Devi on  Jun 10, 2016

    Is there an approach that can make Agile adoption successful at a systemic level, and not remain just an engineering practice? Organization Development (OD) is an interdisciplinary field of research, theory and practices. It has the right methods for organizations to become organic entities, to implement learning systems, empower teams to become self-organized and reduce resistance to change.

  • Pair Programming Is No Panacea

    by Wes Higbee on  Jun 09, 2016 3

    Is pair programming all that it's cracked up to be? Contrary to popular belief, pairing can lead to a decrease in creativity, groupthink, inappropriate feedback, and can be demoralizing. Wes Higbee explores why it definitely shouldn't be mandated, and why you should consider other options where it could be beneficial.

  • The Volcano - Prioritize Work for Multiple Teams & Products

    by Tomas Rybing on  May 21, 2016 1

    It is always a challenge to pick the correct priorities. Which one of work item A, B or C shall you do first, and why? Tomas Rybing presents the Volcano, a tool to visualize and prioritize work for multiple teams working with several products.

Going Through the Scrum Motions as Opposed to Being an Agile Jedi

Posted by Michael Nir on  May 12, 2016

The force awakens: is it Agile or are we just going through Scrum motions? Michael Nir speaker and coach shares expert best practices; too much Scrum might lead us to the dark side of the force.

Unfreezing an Organization

Posted by Ahmad Fahmy on  Apr 30, 2016

Ahmad Fahmy provides an authentic retrospective of a large scale agile transformation at a large bank, looking at what worked, what didn't and lessons which can be applied at other organizations. 6

Why Won’t They Pair?

Posted by Linda M Cook on  Apr 27, 2016

Pair programming is one of the core techniques of eXtreme Programming and has been shown to be effective for knowledge sharing as well as code quality, but it is a practice that is often not done 3

Article Series: Containers in the Real World - Stepping Off the Hype Curve

Posted by Daniel Bryant on  Apr 17, 2016

This article series explains how containers are actually being used within the enterprise.

Q&A with the Authors on "Requirements: The Masterclass LiveLessons-Traditional, Agile, Outsourcing"

Posted by Rui Miguel Ferreira on  Apr 17, 2016

InfoQ interviewed Suzanne and James Robertson on the "Requirements: The Masterclass LiveLessons - Traditional, Agile, Outsourcing" to get further insights into some of the topics addressed.

Characteristics of a Great Scrum Team

Posted by Barry Overeem on  Apr 15, 2016

In this article the author presents his ideas on what makes a great Scrum team, exploring the Scrum roles and identifying characteristics needed for them to be most effective. 1

Continuous Deployment with Containers

Posted by Viktor Farcic on  Apr 14, 2016

This article outlines the steps needed for the creations of a fully automated continuous-deployment pipeline that builds microservices deployed via Docker containers. 2

State of the JavaScript Landscape: A Map for Newcomers

Posted by Bonnie Eisenman on  Apr 11, 2016

Modern JavaScript development is in constant motion. In this article, Bonnie Eisenman shows JavaScript newcomers the lay of the land and where to begin. 21

Designing Delivery Book Review and Interview

Posted by Manuel Pais on  Mar 30, 2016

Book review and interview with Jeff Sussna, author of "Designing Delivery", on cybernetics, service exchange, customer-centric brands and a new definition of quality in a service-oriented world.

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