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  • Key Takeaway Points and Lessons Learned from QCon San Francisco 2015

    by Abel Avram on  Dec 16, 2015

    This article summarizes the key takeaways and highlights from QCon San Francisco 2015 as blogged and tweeted by QCon's 1,300 attendees. Over the course of the next 4 months, InfoQ will be publishing most of the conference sessions online, including 10 video interviews that were recorded by the InfoQ editorial team.

  • Is There a Correlation Between Employee Happiness and Agile?

    by Joe Fecarotta on  Dec 09, 2015 14

    This article examines the agile culture and explores how it helps create a happy environment. It questions the practices and attitudes evident in some of the Tech Titan organisations, and questions if they actually want to achieve employee satisfaction and sustainable pace. Perhaps the Tech Titans leadership doesn’t want Agile because Agile isn’t good for their questionable labor behavior?

  • Lynne Cazaly on Making Sense using Visual Communications

    by Shane Hastie on  Dec 05, 2015

    Lynne Cazaly spoke at the recent Agile New Zealand conference on the importance of clarity and sense-making in a world where VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity) is the norm. She presented ideas on how to convey messages more effectively using visual tools and gave the audience a quickfire class on communicating using simple images.

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.

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

What Makes Joy,Inc Work? Part 1 - the Menlo Way

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Nov 05, 2015

Having read Joy,Inc and heard Rich Sheridan talk about the Menlo Innovations way, I wanted to understand if this was real and if so how the ideas could be applied elsewhere so I spent a week there.

Fighting Developer Fatigue with JNBridge

Posted by Wayne Citrin on  Oct 01, 2015

Overwhelmed the flood of new languages and libraries? JNBridge helps alleviate developer fatigue by mixing the libraries you know with the language you are learning.

A Conversation with James Shore on Agile Fluency and Let's Code Javascript

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Sep 12, 2015

At the recent Agile Australia Conference James Shore spoke to InfoQ about his work on agile fluency, teaching and building tools for test driven development in javascript.

Making a Difference: a Case Study of Change in the Public Sector

Posted by Helen Walton on  Jul 30, 2015

Take a demoralized group, inadequate tools and a low-trust culture – now transform under intense performance pressure in just 6 months. Impossible? Read this story of change in the public sector.

The World is One Family - Why That Matters for Software Corporations and Professionals

Posted by Kamlesh Ravlani on  Jul 12, 2015

Rev. C. L. Gulati of Sant Nirankari Mission presented the opening keynote on the conference theme – Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam – The World is one family, at the Regional Scrum Gathering South Asia 2015.

Key Takeaway Points and Lessons Learned from QCon New York 2015

Posted by Abel Avram on  Jul 07, 2015

This article summarizes the key takeaways and highlights from QCon New York 2015 as blogged and tweeted by attendees.

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