In the book Leading the Transformation: Applying Agile and DevOps Principles at Scale 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 explains how different development approaches and process models, like traditional waterfall-based or iterative agile software development, affect the choice and usage of metrics. It describes metrics that can be used 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. Starting with a problem statement and some background on feedback, followed by explaining why metrics and meetings are not enough, the article describes the first three methods on how to design and facilitate peer feedback sessions.
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.
While the "Agile" industry is busy debasing the meaning of the word, the underlying values are still strong. Dave Thomas suggests to stop using the word agile and switch to agility.
If you are building or designing your next monitoring system, take a look at this short list of habits exhibited by the most successful monitoring systems in the world today. 1
The book Devops in Practice: Reliable and automated software delivery by Danilo Sato provides a hands-on approach for implementing continuous delivery and DevOps practices.
The book "the nature of software development" intents to help people to organize their thoughts about value and find ways to deliver value in software development.
The book Fifty Quick Ideas to Improve Your Tests provides suggestions that cross functional teams that are doing iterative delivery can use to manage and improve their testing activities.