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  • Nigel Dalton at Agile Australia on System Thinking, Social Experiments and 20 by 2020

    by Shane Hastie on  Aug 30, 2014

    At the recent Agile Australia InfoQ spoke to Nigel Dalton about social experiments in modern management, applying Lean, Agile and Systems Thinking to workplaces, disruptive innovation and his goal of "20 by 2020" - having 20% of organisations using agile management approaches by 2020.

  • The Original Sin of Software Metrics

    by Chen Ping on  Jun 05, 2014 3

    This article argues it is inherently wrong to set up software metrics to try and 'improve' the software development process. Using a fictitious scenario, this article explains the reasons why it is wrong, the damages it may cause, and offers some alternatives for managing software development.

  • The Integration of Agile and the Project Management Office

    by Peter Schmidt on  Nov 01, 2013 3

    Agile and the Project Management Office (PMO) are no longer considered diametrically opposed phenomena. With an ever-changing business landscape, organizations are required to adopt more nimble approaches. In many cases, Agile is more suitable within the PMO than people think.

Interview and Book Excerpt: Hiring Geeks that Fit

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Jun 18, 2013

Author, consultant, blogger and management guru Johanna Rothman has written a new book titled Hiring Geeks that Fit, in which she addresses the challenges and joys of employing technical people.

Managing the Unmanageable: Author Q&A

Posted by Shane Hastie on  May 13, 2013

Mickey Mantle and Ron Lichty have written a book about managing and employing programmers. The book examines the characteristics of programmers and programming teams and discusses how to manage them.

Bridging the Management Gap

Posted by Tiago Garcez on  Apr 01, 2013

Resistance from management is recognized as a bottleneck in agile adoption. When will we reach the tipping point where organizations unshackle themselves from the limitations of command & control? 3

Interview and Book Review: Enterprise Software Delivery

Posted by Craig Smith on  Feb 20, 2013

"Enterprise Software Delivery" is the latest book by Alan W. Brown, and is a must-read guide for anybody concerned with the development and delivery of software in a large organisation.

Interview with Bruno Sbille about Leadership Styles and Visual Management

Posted by Ben Linders on  Feb 12, 2013

InfoQ interviewed Bruno Sbille, a trainer and coach, about using leadership styles, visual management, and agile coaching. 1

Why Should Agilists Care About Capitalization?

Posted by Dan R. Greening on  Jan 29, 2013

This article examines the impact of accounting rules on Agile projects and provides perspectives and resources to make the accounting argument for agile capitalization. 20

The Role of the Development Manager

Posted by Robert McCabe on  Jan 14, 2013

A Development Manager has a number of responsibilities, but the primary one is to get a product out the door. Doing this requires a large skill set, which this article analyzes. 14

How to Succeed with an OpenStack or CloudStack Project

Posted by Dan Bode Floyd Strimling on  Dec 14, 2012

Dan Bode, Puppet Labs, and Floyd Strimling, Zenoss, provide advice for those interested in starting an open source cloud project built on top of OpenStack or CloudStack platform.

The Leadership Challenge

Posted by Badri Srinivasan on  Apr 20, 2012

In projects that are implementing Scrum, the role of the Scrum Master is very crucial. This article focuses on what is Servant Leadership and the principal characteristics of a Servant Leader. 6

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