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  • Q&A on The Rise and Fall of Software Recipes

    by Shane Hastie on  Apr 20, 2017

    Darius Blasband has written a book which challenges the conventional wisdom of software engineering: he protests against the adoption of recipes and standards-based approaches and rails against the status-quo. He calls himself a codeaholic who advocates for careful consideration of the specific context and the use of domain specific languages wherever possible.

  • Q&A on The Antifragility Edge: Antifragility in Practice

    by Ben Linders on  Jan 14, 2017

    In the book The Antifragility Edge, Sinan Si Alhir shows how antifragility has been applied to help organizations evolve and thrive. He provides examples of how antifragility can be used beyond agility on an individual, collective (team and community) and enterprise level, and explores a roadmap for businesses to achieve greater antifragility.

  • Adding Purpose to Scrum with Holacracy

    by Ben Linders on  Jan 09, 2017

    Organisations passionately working with Scrum are still missing a key ingredient: their organizational governance got stuck in the last century. Holacracy can be a complete replacement for the traditional management hierarchy and can significantly increase motivation and productivity.

Teaching Modern Software Development Techniques at University

Posted by Robert Chatley on  Oct 11, 2016

Imperial College London is providing students with relevant skills for industrial software engineering careers, and teaching tools and techniques for professional developer working in a modern team. 4

Using SEMAT and Essence at Fujitsu UK

Posted by Ste Nadin on  Jun 04, 2016

This article explores how Fujitsu UK applied SEMAT and Essence to systems engineering, to combining agile and traditional methods and look at the whole programme of work across all disciplines.

Is There Really Such a Thing as a “Hybrid Agile” Method?

Posted by Mirco Hering on  May 04, 2016

There are dozens of Agile methods nowadays and more and more often we hear about Hybrid Agile, but what does that mean? The author presents some thoughts on what Hybrid Agile actually means. 2

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.

0 Bugs Policy

Posted by Gal Zellermayer on  Apr 05, 2016

Gal Zellermayer describes a process for handling bugs based upon 1 rule: whenever you encounter a new bug, you should either fix that bug, or close it as "won't fix" and don't think about it again. 2

Q&A on the Lean IT Field Guide

Posted by Ben Linders on  Feb 24, 2016

In the book The Lean IT Field Guide Mike Orzen and Tom Paider explain how to initiate, execute, and sustain a Lean IT transformation.

Q&A on Exploring the Practice of Antifragility

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jan 04, 2016

In the book exploring the practice of antifragility Si Alhir and Donald E. Gould collected experiences with and perspectives on applying antifragility.

Continuously Improving Your Lean-Agile Coaching

Posted by Luca Minudel on  Jan 01, 2016

This article describes the challenges faced in starting a group of internal lean-agile coaches and some outcomes such as self-assessment radars, mentoring sessions, and a few lessons.

Connect Agile Teams to Organizational Hierarchy: A Sociocratic Solution

Posted by Pieter van der Meché 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.

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