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Amr Elssamadisy – Safety

Interview with Amr Elssamadisy Follow 0 Followers on  Aug 02, 2013

Amr Elssamadisy, founder of Agile Culture New York and author of the book Agile Adoption Patterns, shares his thoughts on why safety is essential to Agile success. We know that learning is essential for successful agility, and teams learn best through failure – but failure is inherently unsafe. The key to success is in making things safe. Without safety you cannot learn effectively from failure.

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The Core Protocols

Interview with Jim Follow 0 Followers , Michele McCarthy Follow 0 Followers on  Dec 03, 2012 1

In this interview, Jim and Michele McCarthy, co-founders of McCarthy Technologies, Inc. and authors of the book Software for Your Head, share their insights on the Core Protocols and the Core Commitments on which they’re based. These tools provide a set of structured interactions between people on a team, and when coupled with safety, freedom, and radical democracy, can lead a team to greatness.

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Mary-Lynn Manns on Fearless Change

Interview with Mary-Lynn Manns Follow 0 Followers on  Jan 28, 2010

Mary-Lynn discusses how Fearless Change presented patterns focused on the evangelist and the introduction of new change ideas into an organization. She goes on to note how the sequel, tentatively titled More Fearless Change, adds patterns that focus on gaining the necessary emotional and personal commitment to making change happen. She also talks about Agile and its adoption.

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Linda Rising: Prejudices Can Alter Team Work

Interview with Linda Rising Follow 1 Followers on  Oct 25, 2008 1

In this interview filmed during Agile 2008, following the presentation "Who Do You Trust?", Linda Rising shows how prejudices can affect the relationships between team members. According to Linda, we all have a tendency to categorize others based on characteristics like race, religion, sex, but also based on more trivial characteristics, and many times we are not even aware we are doing it.

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Linda Rising on "Fearless Change" Patterns

Interview with Linda Rising Follow 1 Followers on  Aug 12, 2008

In this interview made by Floyd Marinescu, co-founder of InfoQ, Linda Rising talks about the book "Fearless Change: Patterns for Introducing New Ideas" and offers examples of how the patterns presented in the book can ease the stress of Agile adoption.

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Joseph Pelrine's Blend of Science, Process &Teamwork

Interview with Joseph Pelrine Follow 0 Followers on  Apr 12, 2008

Joseph Pelrine was present when XP took its first steps, was Europe's first Certified Scrum Trainer, and today is still breaking new ground. In this 2007 InfoQ interview, Joseph talked about Network Analysis and how Social Complexity Science informs his work with teams; the usefulness of the Dilbert archetype; & a speed-dating technique to help teams get started (creating software, of course).

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Johanna Rothman: Agile Risk Reduction for Traditional Teams

Interview with Johanna Rothman Follow 2 Followers on  Mar 12, 2008 1

Management consultant Johanna Rothman helps her clients manage risk: be it risk in a project's people, risk in how the people are managed, or the risk in the projects themselves. In this interview she talked about strategies for risk reduction, useful for teams in all stages of agility, contained in her new book "Manage It! Your Guide to Modern Pragmatic Project Management."

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Linda Rising on Collaboration, Bonobos and The Brain

Interview with Linda Rising Follow 1 Followers on  May 19, 2007 9

In this InfoQ interview, author and coach Linda Rising reflected on scientific research suggesting that we may be hardwired to work in small, collaborative teams. She also explained what led up to her popular Agile2006 talk "Are Agilists the Bonobos of the Software World?" which focused on their "make love not war" social rituals. The apes' rituals, that is.

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