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  • Running Extended New Year’s Resolution Retrospectives with Focused Agile Coaching

    by Alexey Krivitsky on  Jan 18, 2016

    This article explores how to do a New Year’s Resolution Retrospectives using a futurespective. It describes a team workshop where participants abstract themselves from the legacy of outstanding challenges and fly high dreaming the future, to see itself in a year from now and possibly derive some actions.

  • Q&A on Exploring the Practice of Antifragility

    by Ben Linders on  Jan 04, 2016

    In the book exploring the practice of antifragility Si Alhir and Donald E. Gould collected experiences with and perspectives on applying antifragility. InfoQ interviewed them about their view on applying antifragility in software development, how antifragility can help organizations to become more flexible and able to deal with change, and the results gained from applying antifragility.

  • Continuously Improving Your Lean-Agile Coaching

    by Luca Minudel on  Jan 01, 2016

    This article describes the challenges faced in starting a group of internal lean-agile coaches and some outcomes such as self-assessment radars, mentoring sessions, and a few lessons. If you are considering a career as a lean-agile coach, you can use it to assess where you are and the next steps you can take. If you already are a lean-agile coach, you can use this to improve your coaching.

Peer Feedback Loops: How to Contribute to a Culture of Continuous Improvement

Posted by Siegfried Kaltenecker on  Dec 20, 2015

This third article in a series on peer feedback loops explores how feedback can be used to encourage a culture of continuous improvement.

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.

Investing in Impact - Portfolio Management for Agile Deliveries

Posted by Ben Linders on  Nov 25, 2015

Ben Williams and Tom Roden explored in their Agile Testing Days 2015 keynote how you can use agile and lean principles in portfolio management to increase business agility.

Q&A on The Agile Mind-Set

Posted by Ben Linders on  Nov 15, 2015

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.

Peer Feedback Loops: How We May Benefit and What is Needed to Realize Their Potential

Posted by Siegfried Kaltenecker on  Nov 14, 2015

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.

Q&A on Real World Kanban

Posted by Ben Linders on  Nov 06, 2015

The book Real World Kanban by Mattias Skarin provides four case studies where kanban is used to visualize, provide insight and improve product development.

Q&A on the book Leading the Transformation

Posted by Ben Linders on  Oct 29, 2015

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.

Q&A and Book Review of Software Development Metrics

Posted by Ben Linders on  Oct 12, 2015

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.

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