Richard Kasperowski talks about culture and technical skills, two things that matter for building great teams. He explores how technical skills and practices support agile, and shows how the core protocols can be used to establish a culture within teams that deliver great results.
Matt Wynne and Steve Tooke have been doing remote mob programming for the past few months, while building Cucumber Pro. They explain how they do it, the ups and downs, and why they think it's worth it. They talk about the tools that help them work remotely, the traits people must show on a day-to-day basis and provide specific advice on how to keep remote working sustainable in the long run.
Chris Young and Kate Gray talk about applying methods used in political campaigns and the workplace to achieve goals, influence and engage people, and win their hearts and minds. They discuss how to create a vision that people can easily understand and will want to support, and how to get interaction and relevant feedback that helps deliver value.
David Mole talks about implementing Spotify inspired squads and tribes at Trade Me, as well as the results of experiments in self-selection of teams and inspiration from the work of Daniel Pink.
Dominica DeGrandis talks about bringing visibility to the workflow, reducing cycle time, setting priorities right, what is real firefighting, and how Kanban and DevOps are the perfect marriage.
An interview with Rachel Davies about extreme programming and agile techniques, good things that have happened since the agile manifesto was published, developments that give agile a bad name and things that can be done to prevent that people think badly about agile and start to resist it and how scrum teams can adopt more technical practices from XP.
Portia Tung works as an agile coach and shares some experience on making teams out of individuals and motivating those teams to follow a vision or reach a goal. One technique to reach a goal is to use hope as the combination of will-power and way-power. How much power do I have to follow my goals and how much creativity do I have to overcome any obstacles on my way?
Shane Hastie on Distributed Agile Teams, Product Ownership and the Agile Manifesto Translation Program
An interview with Shane Hastie about working effectively in distributed agile teams and making remote working work, why product ownership should be a team sport and how product owners teams can work with development teams and the Agile Manifesto translation program.
InfoQ interviewed Yuval Yeret at the Lean Kanban France 2014 conference about kick starting Agile the Kanban way. He explained how teams can do pull-based change using Kanban, skills for change managers and patterns that can be used to support agile adoption in enterprises.
Diana talks about how to create the conditions for having the best job ever and describes a model for team collaboration and communication. She explains five simple rules for ongoing learning at the individual, team and organization level.
Glen Ford talks about his experiences in different organizations' environments, from start-ups to the likes of BBC. Glen discusses how to build great teams and why in his view Kanban works better than Scrum. Finally, Glen explains how Lean, DevOps and systems architecture all influence each other.
Leading and working in distributed knowledge worker teams is reality for most organisations today. To get a perspective on some of the challenges and how to tackle them we spoke to Floyd Marinescu, CEO of C4Media, InfoQ's parent company. InfoQ is a globally distributed organisation with 35 fulltime and 150 part time contributors distributed across the whole world.