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  • Change from Within: Developers and Managers Working Together

    by Ben Linders on  Mar 16, 2016

    InfoQ interviewed Bryan Dove from Skyscanner about the major technology developments from the last 10 years and the impact these have had on the way that we are creating software products. InfoQ also asked him what managers and developers can do to explore and find better ways of working together and how they can support each other, making themselves and the company more successful.

  • Agile Productivity: Willpower and the Neuroscience Approach

    by Anna Obukhova on  Mar 02, 2016 6

    Productivity depends on the ability to concentrate and to keep that concentration long enough to advance towards your goals and get results. This article explores three strategies to save willpower energy and increase the ability to concentrate, and shows what pieces of Scrum work for which of the three strategies to increase productivity.

  • Q&A on the book Visualization Examples

    by Ben Linders on  Feb 07, 2016

    The book Toolbox for the Agile Coach - Visualization Examples by Jimmy Janlén can be used by agile software development teams to visualize and improve their collaboration and communication. InfoQ interviewed Janlén about the strengths of visualizations and how teams can use them to track progress, deal with blockers, celebrate successes and improve.

Large Scaled-Scrum Development Does Work!

Posted by Almudena Rodriguez Pardo and Norma Acevedo Lopez on  Feb 06, 2016

This article explores how the Ericsson ICT Development Center Eurolab applies Kaizen and agile to develop products with around 100 professionals from all related development and product areas. 4

Connect Agile Teams to Organizational Hierarchy: A Sociocratic Solution

Posted by Pieter van der Meché and Jutta Eckstein on  Dec 27, 2015

This article suggests using sociocracy as a solution that leaves the hierarchies in place yet still allows teams to act in an agile way.

Is There a Correlation Between Employee Happiness and Agile?

Posted by Joe Fecarotta on  Dec 09, 2015

This article examines the agile culture and explores how it helps create a happy environment. It questions and challenges the practices and attitudes prevalent in some of the Tech Titans. 14

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.

Building Flat Organizations with Cross-functional Teams and Fewer Managers

Posted by Ben Linders on  Nov 30, 2015

Hierarchical organizations can't react to new market opportunities and changes fast enough, this impedes the company’s survival in the long run. An interview on teamworking and increasing agility.

When your ‘Agile’ Team Moves at Snail Pace: 5 Key Roadblocks and How to Overcome Them

Posted by Bhoomi Mehta on  Nov 27, 2015

Get it right, and Agile project development can yield rich dividends; mess it up and you’ll curse ‘Agile’ forever. Let’s look at what makes Agile difficult and explore ways to avert common disasters. 2

Peopleware 2015 - An Interview with Bradley Scott of Xero

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Nov 22, 2015

At the Agile New Zealand conference Bradley Scott gave a talk on Peopleware 2015 in which he explained the management structures, policies and approaches Xero has used to support its agile transition

The Right Way to Scale Agile: Scaling Value Delivery over Process

Posted by Suzie Prince on  Nov 16, 2015

There is no one way to scale agile. In order to find the right way for you organizations you need to understand what you are trying to achieve and create a process that works to deliver that outcome. 3

Q&A with Tom Roden and Ben Williams on Improving Retrospectives

Posted by Ben Linders on  Oct 02, 2015

The book fifty quick ideas to improve your retrospectives aims to help people to get better outcomes from retrospectives and from any continuous improvement initiative. An interview with the authors.

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