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  • How Project Managers can be a Positive Agent for Agile

    by Ben Linders on  Dec 03, 2015

    An interview with Graham Dick about how agile impacts the role of project managers, if there is a need for project managers in agile, dealing with project managers that oppose to agile, applying agile principles to project management, what self-organized teams expect from project managers, how project managers can be a positive agent for change, and what to do to make collaboration work in agile.

  • Building Flat Organizations with Cross-functional Teams and Fewer Managers

    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 with Michael Dubakov on how agile transformations impact the role of managers, how to change the culture to increase agility, how to flatten an organization using cross-functional teams, and benefits from increasing agility.

  • Peopleware 2015 - An Interview with Bradley Scott of Xero

    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. He discussed how they worked and presented some ideas on the future of management. After the talk he spoke to InfoQ about his ideas.

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.

DevOps & Product Teams - Win or Fail?

Posted by Peter Neumark on  Jun 29, 2015

Peter Neumark found a new world when he moved from a DevOps infrastructure team to a Lean product team.How to experiment frequently while keeping operational performance? Platform teams to the rescue!

Q and A on The Scrum Culture

Posted by Ben Linders on  May 20, 2015

Dominik Maximini researched the cultural aspects of organizations that use Scrum and published his findings, principles for implementing Scrum and suggestions on how to apply them, and a case study.

Using Storytelling in Organizational Change

Posted by Ben Linders on  Apr 20, 2015

Telling stories can inspire people to make change happen in organizations. By co-writing the company’s future story you can embrace current strengths to explore future opportunities.

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