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Jim Highsmith on Adaptive Leadership

Interview with Jim Highsmith Follow 0 Followers on  Feb 16, 2012

Recorded at the 10th anniversary of the agile manifesto signing, Jim Highsmith discusses how he works with executive management teams to introduce and integrate agile techniques into enterprise organizations from both the business and IT sides. He defines adaptive leadership and discuses adaptive ALM, continuous delivery, lean and Kanban methods.

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Crossing the Bridge to Agility with Michele Sliger

Interview with Michele Sliger Follow 0 Followers on  Jan 27, 2012

Michele Sliger helps bridge the divide between traditional project management and Agile so that classically trained PM’s can successfully apply Agile practices, and more importantly, an Agile mindset. Along the way, Michele clears up some of the confusion about the strengthened Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Professional certification and the new PMI Agile Certified Practitioner certification.

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Dennis Stevens on Value Management in Agile Projects

Interview with Dennis Stevens Follow 0 Followers on  Jan 20, 2012

Dennis Stevens discusses ways to identify and focus on business value and risk mitigation in Agile projects. As a contributor to the Agile Extension to the BABOK, and in his work on the ICAgile Business Analysis & Value Management area, and how to identify, prioritize and mitigate risk in software development projects.

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Johanna Rothman on Agile Portfolio Management

Interview with Johanna Rothman Follow 2 Followers on  Jan 12, 2012

Johanna Rothman discusses the application of portfolio management thinking in an Agile way, and having the courage to stop work and cancel projects when they have outlived their usefulness. Tackling topics such as the mission impossible project, the sacred cow project and other management impediments and how to overcome them.

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Mike Cottmeyer on Agile Adoption and Transformation

Interview with Mike Cottmeyer Follow 0 Followers on  Jan 06, 2012

In Agile, adoption and transformation are typically viewed as one big event. Mike Cottmeyer provides a holistic perspective that looks as adoption as the implementation of practices, and transformation along two dimensions, organizational and personal. Mike discusses how they are a means to an end, and how to avoid the trap of focusing on practice adoption as a goal.

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Jeff Sutherland: Are Agile Teams Truly Agile?

Interview with Jeff Sutherland Follow 1 Followers on  Jan 04, 2012

Ten Years after the Agile Manifesto Jeff Sutherland muses the question of whether Agile teams are truly Agile. You’re not Agile if you’re not producing product at the end of each sprint. Jeff discusses doing scrum well, velocity and production measurements and the next big challenge for Agile leaders.

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Lyssa Adkins and Michael Spayd on the Role of the Agile Coach

Interview with Lyssa Adkins Follow 0 Followers , Michael Spayd Follow 0 Followers on  Dec 23, 2011 1

In this interview, Lyssa Adkins and Michael Spayd, cofounders of the Agile Coaching Institute, discuss the role of the Agile Coach and the competencies (i.e. facilitation, mentoring, teaching, and coaching) necessary to become effective in that role. Also discussed are ways an Agile coach can transform teams and organizations while reinforcing behaviors that will endure after the coach leaves.

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Jeff Patton on the Product Owner’s World

Interview with Jeff Patton Follow 0 Followers on  Dec 09, 2011

In this interview, Jeff Patton discusses the Product Owner role and points out that Agile has never been very focused on the customer. While Agile development excels at “delivery”, it struggles to support “discovery” (i.e. defining what the customer really needs). Also discussed are techniques such as Lean Startup and story maps and the importance of defining business value in an Agile context.

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Linda Cook Discusses the Agile Coaching Profession

Interview with Linda Cook Follow 0 Followers on  Dec 02, 2011

Linda Cook, a well-known agilist, and board member of both the Agile Alliance and the Agile Leadership Network, discusses the agile coaching profession. Among other things, she covers servant leadership, being as a role model, types of individuals appropriate for the profession, and the differences between being an external coach versus being an internal employee in the coach role.

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Andrew Hunt on Pragmatic Programming

Interview with Andrew Hunt Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 25, 2011

InfoQ sits down with Andrew Hunt, one of the original Agile Manifesto signatories, to discuss how Agile has diverged from the original vision and how pragmatic programming has evolved. Andy discusses CoffesScript, Arduino, and HTML5 and he shares his views on the effectiveness of pair programming, Agile testing methods and other practices.

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Ward Cunningham on Agile: 10 Years After

Interview with Ward Cunningham Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 08, 2011 3

On the 10th anniversary of the Agile Manifesto, Ward Cunningham discusses software craftsmanship, pair programming, and the changes in Agile over the last ten years. He explains how his original ideas have become diluted, and shares his latest project, based on ideas originating from his work with HyperCard, to create federated documents.

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The IC Agile Training Mix

Interview with Ahmed Sidky Follow 0 Followers , Alistair Cockburn Follow 1 Followers , Bob Payne Follow 0 Followers on  Oct 21, 2011 1

Founding members of the ICAgile Consortium, Ahmed Sidky and Alistair Cockburn, discuss IC Agile, along with Bob Payne, a consultant, coach and trainer. They explain why ICAgile was created, how it fits in with popular certifications like the Certified ScrumMaster, how organizations that deliver training can fit their courses into the ICAgile road map and how individuals can collect knowledge.

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