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  • The InfoQ Podcast: Wendy Closson on Mindfulness and Algorithmic Approaches to Communicating

    by Barry Burd on  Jul 11, 2016

    In this week's podcast, Barry Burd talks with Wendy Closson. With over a decade of experience immersed in development and championing agile practices, Closson coaches technology leaders to manage effectively, respond reasonably, and navigate the choppy waters of business. Closson's presentation at QCon New York was entitled Syntactic Sugar for English: Pragmatic Eloquence.

  • Test Management Revisited

    by Anne-Marie Charrett on  Apr 03, 2016

    The concept of test management sits awkwardly in agile, mostly because it’s a construct derived from the time when testing was a post-development phase, performed by independent testing teams. Agile, with its focus on cross functional teams, has sounded the death knell for many test managers. While test management is largely irrelevant in agile, there is still a desperate need for test leadership.

  • A Focus on Agile Principles over Agile Rituals

    by Abby Bangser on  Apr 01, 2016

    When scaling agile principles through rituals it's important to constantly evaluate and evolve those rituals. This article provides examples of experiments that focus on the original intent when developing team behaviors. It shows how you can be aware of triggers that mean your team is not finding value in a ritual and what you can do to make things more visible.

Q&A on the Lean IT Field Guide

Posted by Ben Linders on  Feb 24, 2016

In the book The Lean IT Field Guide Mike Orzen and Tom Paider explain how to initiate, execute, and sustain a Lean IT transformation.

The Agile Base Patterns, a Cross-Quadrant Conversation

Posted by Lyssa Adkins and Dan Greening on  Feb 09, 2016

Lyssa Adkins and Dan Greening had a chance to explore the ideas behind the Agile Base Patterns, identifying ways organisations can use these ideas to improve the outcome from their agile adoptions

Running Extended New Year’s Resolution Retrospectives with Focused Agile Coaching

Posted by Alexey Krivitsky on  Jan 18, 2016

In a futurespectives participants abstract themselves from the legacy of outstanding challenges, fly high dreaming the future to see itself in a year from now, and possibly derive some actions.

Continuously Improving Your Lean-Agile Coaching

Posted by Luca Minudel on  Jan 01, 2016

This article describes the challenges faced in starting a group of internal lean-agile coaches and some outcomes such as self-assessment radars, mentoring sessions, and a few lessons.

How Project Managers can be a Positive Agent for Agile

Posted by Ben Linders on  Dec 03, 2015

An interview with Graham Dick about agile and the role of project managers with self-organized teams, how project managers can be a positive agent for change, and making collaboration work in agile.

Q&A on Save our Scrum

Posted by Ben Linders on  Oct 20, 2015

The book Save our Scrum provides advice for teams to implement Scrum. It explores what teams that are having difficulties doing Scrum can do to get out of trouble find better ways to use Scrum.

Leadership, Mentoring and Team Chemistry

Posted by Michael Biven on  Sep 17, 2015

How does fire fighting compare to DevOps? Michael Biven, team lead at Ticketmaster, shares important lessons on leadership, mentoring and team chemistry from his experience as a fire fighter.

Why Agile Didn’t Work

Posted by Chen Ping on  Sep 15, 2015

Why Agile didn't work? In this article Ping discusses know the pyramid structure of the 12 Agile principles and the managerial and technical support required for Agile to work. 12

Q&A on Scrum for Managers

Posted by Ben Linders on  Aug 31, 2015

Rini van Solingen and Rob van Lanen wrote Scrum for Managers, a book providing answers for organizations that want to or are adopting Scrum.

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