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Leadership Fit for the 21st Century: Challenges in an Agile Environment

by Ben Linders Follow 8 Followers on  Jan 21, 2016

This first post in the series on leadership fit for the 21st century covers the talk given by Hendrik Pothof from ING and Michael Bres from Axis into Management about leadership challenges in an agile environment.

Culture & Methods Follow 174 Followers

Support for Microservices

by Ben Linders Follow 8 Followers on  Dec 18, 2015 3

Fred George talked about what organizations can do to successfully deploy microservices at the GOTO Berlin 2015 conference. InfoQ interviewed him about business and IT interaction for microservices, what organizations can do to support teams in using microservices, benefits of microservices and what the future will bring for microservices.

Culture & Methods Follow 174 Followers

Moving Fast at Scale

by Ben Linders Follow 8 Followers on  Dec 08, 2015

Jez Humble talked about organizational obstacles to moving fast at scale and how to address them at the GOTO Berlin 2015 conference. InfoQ interviewed him about how we can focus on value, why having a shared understanding of an artifact can be very valuable, removing waste and discovering the needs of customers quickly with low costs, and how to use the concept of improvement kata.

Culture & Methods Follow 174 Followers

Having the Right Mix of IT, Culture and Practice for DevOps

by Ben Linders Follow 8 Followers on  Dec 03, 2015 1

An interview with Nicole Forsgren about why organizations are starting to embrace DevOps methods, how being able to deploy fast can also increase IT stability, what to focus upon when changing the organizational culture to improve performance, how lean management can help to increase the performance, and asked her for advice when organizations want to apply DevOps to increase their performance.

Culture & Methods Follow 174 Followers

Leadership Principles for Agile Organizations

by Ben Linders Follow 8 Followers on  Dec 02, 2015

Selena Delesie gave a keynote at the Agile Testing Days 2015 about leadership principles that she sees in successful agile companies. InfoQ interviewed her about how leadership principles from Sir Richard Branson are related to the foundations of agile and asked her which principles are giving companies a competitive edge and how companies can deploy agile to become more competitive.

Culture & Methods Follow 174 Followers

Automation in Testing over Test Automation

by Ben Linders Follow 8 Followers on  Nov 27, 2015

At the Agile Testing Days 2015 Richard Bradshaw explored how using the term “test automation” is restricting teams in exploiting the benefits of automation. InfoQ interviewed Bradshaw about the difference between testing and checking and why they are both important, how automation can support testing, using automation frameworks, and why we should always focus on the testing problem.

Culture & Methods Follow 174 Followers

Delivering Value with Agile Teams

by Ben Linders Follow 8 Followers on  Nov 05, 2015

In this interview Ralph Jocham talks about how to deliver value with agile teams, the most important skills that Scrum masters and product owners need to have, how you can know that the quality of the software that you are delivering is right and what teams can do if they want to deliver more value.

Culture & Methods Follow 174 Followers

Getting Business Advantage from Continuous Delivery

by Ben Linders Follow 8 Followers on  Oct 30, 2015 1

Gojko Adzic presented a keynote on "how to turn continuous delivery into competitive business advantage" at the Agile Tour London 2015. InfoQ interviewed Adzic about getting benefits from continuous delivery, Gojko's three rules of continuous delivery, possible problems and risks, and using multi versioning with continuous delivery.

Culture & Methods Follow 174 Followers

Planning with #NoEstimates

by Ben Linders Follow 8 Followers on  Oct 28, 2015 4

People are used to making plans and taking decisions using estimates, even though they are often not so good in estimation says Gil Zilberfeld. The #NoEstimates movement explores alternatives for estimation. At the Agile Testing Days 2015 Zilberfeld will do a workshop on Planning with #NoEstimates. InfoQ will be covering this conference with write-ups, Q&As and articles.

Culture & Methods Follow 174 Followers

Measuring in Agile Teams

by Ben Linders Follow 8 Followers on  Oct 26, 2015

At the Agile Tour London 2015 Doug Talbot gave a talk titled "Do you know how fast you're going?". InfoQ interviewed him about difficulties with estimation and planning, the measurements that agile teams use, objectively measuring productivity, his view on the #NoEstimates movement, and asked him for ideas that can help teams to make measurement more meaningfully.

Culture & Methods Follow 174 Followers

Experiences from the Scaled Agile Journey of Vodafone Turkey

by Ben Linders Follow 8 Followers on  Oct 01, 2015

At the Agile Greece Summit 2015 Erhan Köseoğlu presented a case study of scaling agile from Vodafone Turkey. InfoQ interviewed him about why Vodafone decided to implement agile, how they dealt with situations where people resisted, how they established a culture that supports agile, how they involved their customers in the agile transition, and which advice he want to give to C-level executives.

Culture & Methods Follow 174 Followers

Scaled Scrum at Swiss Postal Services

by Ben Linders Follow 8 Followers on  Sep 24, 2015

Swiss Postal Services has used scaled Scrum with seven teams to replace a legacy system. InfoQ interviewed Ralph Jocham about how they scaled Scrum and dealt with legacy issues, using a definition of done, how they managed to deliver their system three months earlier than planned, and the main learnings from the project.

Culture & Methods Follow 174 Followers

10th State of Agile Survey

by Ben Linders Follow 8 Followers on  Sep 17, 2015

The 10th annual state of agile survey is open through October 2, 2015. The survey explores the worldwide adoption of agile.

Culture & Methods Follow 174 Followers

Defining and Managing Requirements with Interactive Prototypes

by Ben Linders Follow 8 Followers on  Sep 16, 2015

An interview about recent developments in requirement definition and management, how agile teams handle requirements and which problems they face in their daily work, using interactive diagrams and prototypes for conveying requirements, how interactive prototyping can be used with a lean startup approach, and what the future will bring us in requirements definition and management.

Culture & Methods Follow 174 Followers

Business Case for Diversity in Organizations

by Ben Linders Follow 8 Followers on  Sep 12, 2015

There is a positive correlation between diversity and financial performance and in an inclusive workplace, employees are more engaged which is crucial for retention and performance says Regina Chien. Having a diversity of thought and life experiences is going to help engineers create the best products.

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