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  • Growing Agility

    Andrea Tomasini will give a keynote talk titled "Stop Scaling, Start Growing an Agile Organization" at the Agile Eastern Europe 2016 Conference. InfoQ interviewed him about growing agility.

  • VersionOne on SAFe 4.0 and the Winter 2016 Release

    VersionOne have announced their Winter 2016 release which includes support for SAFe 4.0 along with more features which support both strategic and team level use of the product. InfoQ spoke to Lee Cunningham (Director, Enterprise Agile) and Mark Rogge (Director of Sales) about the release and why the changes in SAFe 4.0 are considered to be so significant.

  • Leadership Fit for the 21st Century: Challenges in an Agile Environment

    This first post in the series on leadership fit for the 21st century covers the talk given by Hendrik Pothof from ING and Michael Bres from Axis into Management about leadership challenges in an agile environment.

  • Don't Optimize Team-level Performance

    Klaus Leopold gave a talk at the GOTO Berlin 2015 conference in which he elaborated why focusing on team-level performance often leads to local suboptimalization and doesn't increase agility across the team. InfoQ interviewed him about why installing agile frameworks does not help to increase agility, how kanban can be used to increase collaboration, and benefits that teams can get from kanban.

  • Scaling Without Blueprints and the Agile Scaling Cycle

    InfoQ interviewed Stefan Roock about adding XP practices to Scrum, why using an agile framework as a blueprint for designing the organization is a premature optimization and why culture and principles are more important than practices. Roock also explains the agile scaling cycle with examples of how it can be used, and talks about the benefits and pitfalls of this approach for agile scaling.

  • Moving Fast at Scale

    Jez Humble talked about organizational obstacles to moving fast at scale and how to address them at the GOTO Berlin 2015 conference. InfoQ interviewed him about how we can focus on value, why having a shared understanding of an artifact can be very valuable, removing waste and discovering the needs of customers quickly with low costs, and how to use the concept of improvement kata.

  • A Tour of Agile Scaling Approaches

    At the Agile Tour Bangkok G John Okoro gave a tour of the various approaches to scaling agile that are in the marketplace today. He examined SAFe, LeSS & LeSS Huge, Scrum, the Spotify "model", Nexus and Scrum of Scrums, identifying the context they are designed for and some pros and cons of each approach.

  • Real-life Agile Scaling - Henrik Kniberg's Opening Keynote at Agile Tour Bangkok

    Henrik Kniberg, author of the InfoQ Minibook “Scrum and XP from the Trenches”, gave the opening keynote at the Agile Tour Bangkok conference on Saturday 21 November in Thailand. His talk was titled “Real-life Agile Scaling”, in which he addressed the key challenges to scaling agile beyond a few teams. He asked why organisations want to scale, and presented some ideas on how to do so.

  • Role of Autonomy in Agility

    Autonomy is one of the core guiding principles at Spotify. It enables employees to make decisions as close to the works that is being done as possible. At the Agile Greece Summit 2015 Kristian Lindwall and Cliff Hazell from Spotify explained why autonomy is at the heart of agility.

  • Experiences from the Scaled Agile Journey of Vodafone Turkey

    At the Agile Greece Summit 2015 Erhan Köseoğlu presented a case study of scaling agile from Vodafone Turkey. InfoQ interviewed him about why Vodafone decided to implement agile, how they dealt with situations where people resisted, how they established a culture that supports agile, how they involved their customers in the agile transition, and which advice he want to give to C-level executives.

  • Scaled Scrum at Swiss Postal Services

    Swiss Postal Services has used scaled Scrum with seven teams to replace a legacy system. InfoQ interviewed Ralph Jocham about how they scaled Scrum and dealt with legacy issues, using a definition of done, how they managed to deliver their system three months earlier than planned, and the main learnings from the project.

  • 10th State of Agile Survey

    The 10th annual state of agile survey is open through October 2, 2015. The survey explores the worldwide adoption of agile.

  • Agile and Lean Adoption in Greece

    Small and medium sized companies have adopted the agile way of working in Greece and there are few examples of agile in larger organizations, interest in agile from the local industry is growing. Among the topic discussed in agile meetups are whether companies should implement Scrum or Kanban, Scrum for startups, dealing with fixed price and scope contracts, productivity, and happiness in teams.

  • Nexus Guide for Scrum is Published

    Nexus is a framework for developing and sustaining large software development projects. The Nexus Guide can be used next to the Scrum Guide to scale Scrum and support the integrated effort of multiple software development teams.

  • Q&A with Jeff Sutherland on Agile Leadership

    InfoQ interviewed Jeff Sutherland about the problems that larger organizations have when adopting Scrum, how they can increase their capability for handling impediments, improving agile leadership, what Scrum masters can do to help teams to become agile, and his advice to managers when their organization is implementing Scrum.

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