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  • Q&A on Save our Scrum

    The book Save our Scrum by Matt Heusser and Markus Gärtner provides advice for teams to implement Scrum. It explores what teams that are having difficulties doing Scrum can do to get out of trouble and find better ways to use Scrum. An interview about the knowledge level of people that are doing Scrum and "saving Scrum", pursuing business value, how Scrum fails, and adopting and tailoring Scrum.

  • Innovation at Telefónica with Lean Startup

    Creating digital products is different from building traditional telco products: the uncertainty is much higher, the way of creating value for the customer is totally different and lifecycle is much faster says Susana Jurado Apruzzese. Telefónica adapted Lean Startup to their processes, culture and organization to make it work.

  • Q&A on Scrum for Managers

    Rini van Solingen and Rob van Lanen wrote Scrum for Managers, a book providing answers for organizations that want to or are adopting Scrum. An interview on what managers can do to give teams enough space to self-organize, the possible ROI of implementing Scrum and how to measure ROI, defining teams and anchoring Scrum in the organizational structure and systems, and much more.

  • Q&A on Kanban Change Leadership

    In the book Kanban Change Leadership Klaus Leopold and Sigi Kaltenecker explore how Kanban can be deployed to get change done in organizations and to build a culture of continuous improvement. An interview on doing change in small steps, solving problems, using WIP limits, priorities and classes of service in Kanban, using the Theory of Constraints with Kanban, and getting results with Kanban.

  • Q&A on “The Coaching Booster”

    An interview with Shirly Ronen-Harel and Jens R. Woinowski, authors of "The Coaching Booster", about why they based their book on lean and agile methods, why change needs to become an ingrained habit, how you can establish a rhythm of action, the value that a coachee can get from coaching, combining retrospectives with agile coaching, and what people can do to develop their coaching skills.

  • Keeping Development ‘On Track’ with Use-Case Slices at Dutch Railways

    How can you get from high level system requirements (features/epics) to the right level of specification to enable agile development? This article describes how Dutch Railways made the transition from large use cases which were completely written before development, to “Use Case 2.0” and why this helps them to deliver apps faster and with the right business value.

  • Increasing your Agility: An interview with Dave Thomas

    At the GOTO Amsterdam 2015 conference Dave Thomas gave a keynote presentation titled "agile is dead". While the "Agile" industry is busy debasing the meaning of the word, the underlying values are still strong. Dave Thomas suggests to stop using the word agile and switch to agility: repeatedly taking small steps towards where you want to be and evaluate what happened.

  • Q&A with Ron Jeffries on The Nature of Software Development.

    The book "the nature of software development" intents to help people to organize their thoughts about value and find ways to deliver value in software development. It's a book of questions, not of answers, says author Ron Jeffries, for readers to discover the natural way to develop software, the simple way, inside themselves.

  • How a Flow Manager Helps Teams Deliver, Fast and Smoothly

    As agile software delivery practices and management evolve, so, too, do the roles. kanban has introduced the idea of managing flow, one of the method’s core practices. With talented developers, quality advocates and user-experience designers, teams know how to deliver valuable software. But as we improve service delivery using kanban, who manages flow?

  • Using Experiments and Data to Innovate and Build Products Customers Actually Use

    An interview with Jan Bosch, professor of software engineering and director of the Software Center at Chalmers University of Technology, about the benefits that companies can get from increasing delivery speed, the next steps that organisations can take after adopting Agile and DevOps, using experiments to innovate, practices for experimentation and how organisations can become more innovative.

  • Q&A with Sandro Mancuso about The Software Craftsman

    In the book The Software Craftsman, Professionalism, Pragmatism, Pride Sandro Mancuso explores how craftmanship plays a role in agile software development. The book contains stories, examples and practical advice for software developers and other professionals involved in software projects to achieve technical excellence and customer satisfaction.

  • Using Storytelling in Organizational Change

    Telling stories can inspire people to make change happen in organizations. By co-writing the company’s future story you can embrace current strengths to explore future opportunities. Storytellers should step into their story to become their story whilst telling it says Hans Donckers. At the Dare Festival Antwerp 2014 he gave a presentation about storytelling and shared leadership.

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