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.
Ben Williams and Tom Roden are exploring how you can use agile and lean principles in portfolio management to increase business agility. InfoQ interviewed them about getting project managers involved in agile journeys, using product reviews to decide what to develop, working with hypotheses in portfolio management, measuring actual impact of software products and managing product portfolios.
Gil Broza explores agile values, beliefs and principles, and explains how they can be used to drive agile adoption in his book The Agile Mind-set. The book provides ideas, examples, and anecdotes that organizations can use to make a shift to agile.
This second article in a series on peer feedback loops explores the benefits and what is needed to realize peer feedback, an effective means to encourage a culture of continuous improvement.
The book Real World Kanban by Mattias Skarin provides four case studies where kanban is used to visualize, provide insight and improve product development.
In the book Leading the Transformation executives Gary Gruver and Tommy Mouser share their experiences with applying lean and agile development methodologies in enterprise development teams.
The book Software Development Metrics by Dave Nicolette explores how to use metrics to track and guide software development. It describes metrics for steering work and for managing improvement.
This is the first in a series of articles that will show how to build peer feedback loops, an effective means to encourage a culture of continuous improvement.
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.
At the recent Agile Australia conference Linda Rising spoke to InfoQ about adopting an experimentation mindset and running continuous retrospectives in a team.
The Four Spheres of Lean and Agile Transformation book by Thomas P. Wise and Reuben Daniel, is based on how management should create an organizational environment to implement Agile.
The book the coaching booster by Shirly Ronen-Harel and Jens R. Woinowski explores different coaching methods and practices and describes a framework for coaches to help people to reach their goals.