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  • Agile Sailors - A Journey from a Monolithic Approach to Microservices

    by Michael Gruczel, Sigi Kaltenecker, Hans Gruber on  Nov 11, 2016

    Over the last couple of years eSailors IT solutions has implemented big technological and organisational changes: from functional silos to cross-functional teams, from a work flow that looked like an assembly line to dynamic loops, from a monolithic platform to microservices, from hierarchical command-and-control to leadership as a team sport. This article provides a summary of their journey.

  • Predictable Agile Delivery

    by Russ Lewis on  Nov 09, 2016

    Human teams are unique, non-linear and unpredictable, but given the right conditions, their output can become linear, scaled and predictable. Managers have an enabling role to play: encouraging the development of predictability; understanding the needs of their teams; and rolling-up their sleeves to clear the blockages themselves or by escalating the problem promptly and responsibly.

  • Johanna Rothman on Agile and Lean Program Management

    by Savita Pahuja on  Jun 25, 2016

    Johanna Rothman explores how to scale lean and agile processes to work in large programs in her book - Agile and Lean Program Management: Scaling Collaboration Across the Organization. It explains how to collaborate across the organization to create and steer an adaptive, resilient program.

Q&A with Shawn Callahan on Putting Stories to Work

Posted by Ben Linders on  May 10, 2016

The book Putting Stories to Work by Shawn Callahan provides a process with a practical approach to master business storytelling; a leadership skill that helps to achieve results.

Q&A with Dave Snowden on Leadership and Using Cynefin for Capturing Requirements

Posted by Ben Linders on  Apr 23, 2016

InfoQ interviewed Dave Snowden about applying leadership models, the Cynefin model and how it can be used for capturing requirements, scaling agile, and sustainable change.

Ten Ways to Successfully Fail your Agility

Posted by Oren Kdoshim and Ilan Kirschenbaum on  Apr 13, 2016

This article provides 10 ways to successfully fail your agility. By replacing these practices with ones that do the opposite, you will increase agility and improve the odds of being successful.

Test Management Revisited

Posted by Anne-Marie Charrett on  Apr 03, 2016

Agile, with cross functional teams, has sounded the death knell for many test managers. While test management is largely irrelevant in agile, there is still a desperate need for test leadership.

Voys Learns to Play the Holacracy Game

Posted by Yanto Hesseling on  Mar 27, 2016

Learn holacracy from the Dutch telecom company Voys who implemented this new way of running organizations where power is distributed across teams with clear roles, responsibilities, and expectations.

Living Values: A Company Imbued with Spirit

Posted by Helen Walton on  Mar 17, 2016

Spark Award: By putting people at the heart of how the company operates, Places for People creates a highly innovative culture with an inspirational purpose that delivers outstanding business results 1

David Chilcott on Growing Agile Leaders

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Mar 13, 2016

At the Agile New Zealand Conference David Chilcott from Outformations gave a talk on Growing Agile Leaders (The Inconvenient Truths). Afterwards he spoke to InfoQ about the challenges leaders face.

Self Leadership for Agility

Posted by Ben Linders on  Feb 02, 2016

An interview with Christopher Avery about self leadership and self-organizing teams, the role for leadership in agile, and how top leadership differs between small and large organizations.

A Short Manual to Bring Change Successfully into Your Team

Posted by Sabine Bernecker-Bendixen on  Jan 31, 2016

Leaders are responsible for many interactions and behaviors in a team. So if something is not going the way you want it, start looking at yourself and ask what is your role in this misconduct.

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