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  • Adaptable or Predictable? Strive for Both – Be Predictably Adaptable!

    by Dimitar Bakardzhiev on  Sep 06, 2016

    Our efforts to improve software development face the question of what to focus on. Should we govern for predictability without concern of value, maximizing cost-efficiency without concern for end-to-end responsiveness? Or maybe do the opposite and govern for value over predictability, focus on responsiveness over cost efficiency? What we really need is to be predictably adaptable.

  • Stop Measuring Turn Around Time

    by Wes Higbee on  Aug 04, 2016 2

    Are you patting yourself on the back for remarkable turn around times while simultaneously neglecting your customers? It's tempting to think that timeliness matters when in fact it rarely does. Stop measuring turn around time and start learning what matters to customers.

  • Don't Break Your Silos - Push Out the Silo Mentality

    by Alex Novkov on  Jul 13, 2016

    Organizational silos are a serious hurdle for many companies out there. They may cause a wide variety of problems if not dealt with accordingly. Silos may not need to be broken if you manage to push out the mentality that comes with them by creating ventilators. The first step towards dealing with the silos is to learn more about them and familiarize yourself with the best practices against them.

A Letter to the Manager: Release the Power of Your Agile Teams

Posted by Johan Dahlbäck on  Jun 27, 2016

Agile is both simple and hard – and success depends on managers creating a suitable environment for their teams. To create and sustain high-performing agile teams, these points are fundamental.

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.

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.

Connect Agile Teams to Organizational Hierarchy: A Sociocratic Solution

Posted by Pieter van der Meché and Jutta Eckstein on  Dec 27, 2015

This article suggests using sociocracy as a solution that leaves the hierarchies in place yet still allows teams to act in an agile way.

The CTO’s New Innovation Playbook

Posted by Charles Green on  Oct 28, 2015

In a time of rapid business and technological change, chief technology officers (CTOs) and other technology leaders are increasingly looking to new methods to drive their digital technology agendas. 1

Q&A on Kanban Change Leadership

Posted by Ben Linders on  Aug 27, 2015

In the book Kanban Change Leadership Klaus Leopold and Sigi Kaltenecker explore how Kanban can be deployed to get change done in organizations and to build a culture of continuous improvement.

The Pitfalls that You Should Always Avoid when Implementing Agile

Posted by Annette Vendelbo on  Jun 27, 2015

Moving from traditional project management to agile is a paradigm shift. This article discusses the role that management plays in organizations that have decided to adopt agile. 4

Dealing with Politics in Agile or Lean Teams

Posted by Ben Linders on  May 25, 2015

An interview with Katharine Kirk about how agile or lean can increase politics and how she combines ideas from agile and lean with eastern and tribal philosophy to deal with people issues that arise.

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