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ThoughtWorks Studios' Cyndi Mitchell Talks Adaptive ALM, Continuous Delivery

Interview with Cyndi Mitchell Follow 0 Followers on  Oct 14, 2010 3

In this interview, Cyndi Mitchell talks about ThoughtWorks’ concept of “Continuous Delivery,” which focuses on the last mile of software delivery. Mitchell also discusses the “adaptive” in ThoughtWorks Studios’ Adaptive ALM (Application Lifecycle Management) strategy, in which Agile solutions must be adaptive to users’ needs. And Mitchell describes ThoughtWorks Studios tools: Mingle, Go and Twist.

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Mary and Tom Poppendieck on Lean Software

Interview with Mary Poppendieck Follow 0 Followers , Tom Poppendieck Follow 0 Followers on  Jun 01, 2010 1

Mary and Tom discuss the history of Lean, and what they feel are the most important things for software teams and organizations to thrive.Results are not the point, the point is growing your people, converting them into effective problem solvers who are relentlessly improving. If everybody in the organization is a problem solver, you'll get steadily better and better.

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Mary Poppendieck Introduces the Book "Leading Lean Software Development"

Interview with Mary Poppendieck Follow 0 Followers on  Feb 10, 2010 1

Mary Poppendieck talks about her last book "Leading Lean Software Development", a book for the product, program and all C-level managers, showing them how to apply agile principles and practices starting from the realization that development teams are not successful if they are not in the same boat with their managers.

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Pollyanna Pixton on Agile Leadership

Interview with Pollyanna Pixton Follow 0 Followers on  Jan 09, 2010

Pollyanna Pixton talks about leadership, especially leading Agile teams, but more importantly what senior leaders do to help support their Agile teams in their organizations. She focuses on how leaders that are command and control can stay out of the way, step back and let teams and everyone below them make their own decisions and take ownership and deliver.

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Brian Foote and Dave West Discuss Craftsmanship

Interview with Brian Foote Follow 0 Followers , Dave West  Followers on  Jan 06, 2010 2

Brian and dave discuss what it might mean to be a true craftsman and why the idea of craft has become so popular of late. Other issues discussed include the question of why craft seems to be focused almost exclusively on programming and why everyone does not aspire to be a craftsman? Programming as performance art, programs as literary artifacts, and code "habitability" round out the discussion.

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Lean Organizations to Support Agile Teams

Interview with Robin Dymond Follow 0 Followers on  Apr 07, 2009 1

Robin Dymond gives an overview of Lean, how it can help take Agile to the 'next level' and why organizations that fail to change will not have successful Agile teams. Robin describes an organizational mismatch between traditional hierarchies and team structures. He believes that organizations will need to reorganize around teams to get the most out of Agile.

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Pollyanna Pixton on Agile Leadership

Interview with Pollyanna Pixton Follow 0 Followers on  Mar 12, 2009

Pollyanna Pixton tells us that within a culture of trust leaders must stand back and if they don't then they are hampering and restricting the productivity and the creativity and the innovation of teams. She discusses how leaders can foster a culture of trust and what they must do to get the most out of Agile teams.

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Pressure and Performance – The CTO's Dilemma

Interview with Diana Larsen Follow 0 Followers , Jim Shore Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 12, 2008 1

In this interview made by Deborah Hartmann during Agile 2008, Diana Larsen and Jim Shore talk about patterns observed in CTOs' activity. CTOs emerge as real people caring for other people in their organization, and are put under a lot of pressure and constraints.

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Linda Rising on "Fearless Change" Patterns

Interview with Linda Rising Follow 0 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 0 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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Patrick Curran discusses the Java Community Process

Interview with Patrick Curran Follow 0 Followers on  Mar 03, 2008 1

In this interview, new JCP chairman Patrick Curran discusses his goals for the JCP, what role standards play, the interactions between innovation and standardization, the impact of OpenJDK, the Java SE TCK and Apache Harmony, the shift in app servers from Java EE to SOA, future Java technology standardization, interesting and successful JSRs, and the future of the JCP.

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