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Culture & Methods Follow 132 Followers

Vale Agile Collaborator and Leader Jean Tabaka

by Craig Smith Follow 3 Followers on  Jun 10, 2016 1

The Agile community has lost a thought leader, influencer and friend, Jean Tabaka, who passed away earlier this week. She was best known through her work as an Agile Fellow at CA Technologies (formerly Rally Software) and author of the book "Collaboration Explained: Facilitation Skills for Software Product Leaders".

Culture & Methods Follow 132 Followers

Wrike Releases Agile Marketing Survey Results 2016

by Savita Pahuja Follow 1 Followers on  May 13, 2016

Wrike, a work management and collaboration platform company,recently surveyed 800 marketers about their use of Agile and released the survey results.

Culture & Methods Follow 132 Followers

How Business Mapping Increases Agility at Lloyds Bank

by Ben Linders Follow 8 Followers on  May 10, 2016

Tony Grout and Chris Matts spoke about the emerging areas of business mapping and skills liquidity at QCon London 2016 and how they apply them at Lloyds Bank. They showed how they deploy these techniques and explained how they combine business strategy with the abilities and aspirations of people to improve collaboration between business and technical stakeholders. InfoQ interviewed them.

DevOps Follow 176 Followers

Do You and Your Company Have the Skills Needed for DevOps?

by John Okoro Follow 0 Followers on  Apr 29, 2016

In order to implement DevOps, individuals and organizations must prepare for the culture shift, new tools, and automation. This consensus has evolved during years of debate concerning what exactly DevOps means and how to use it. There are many voices in the discussion, and even with some areas of consensus, many points are far from agreement.

Culture & Methods Follow 132 Followers

Growing Agility

by Ben Linders Follow 8 Followers on  Apr 07, 2016

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.

Culture & Methods Follow 132 Followers

Seven Sins of Scrum and other Agile Antipatterns

by Shane Hastie Follow 11 Followers on  Mar 27, 2016

Sean Dunn and Chris Edwards from IHS in Canada presented a talk (written by Todd Little) at the 2016 Agile India conference in Bangalore titled “7 Sins of Scrum and other Agile Antipatterns” They presented a variety of common ways that Agile practices are implemented badly in organisations with the symptoms that result from these “antipatterns”.

Culture & Methods Follow 132 Followers

Leadership Fit for the 21st Century: Intent-based Leadership

by Ben Linders Follow 8 Followers on  Mar 03, 2016

This third post and last in the series on leadership fit for the 21st century covers the keynote given by David Marquet at the evening seminar on leadership fit for the 21st century about intent-based leadership and the leader-leader model.

Culture & Methods Follow 132 Followers

Anti-Patterns of Agile Leaders

by Ben Linders Follow 8 Followers on  Feb 25, 2016 3

Regina Martins talked about anti-patterns of agile leaders at the Agile Practitioners 2016 conference. InfoQ interviewed her about what makes leadership important for agile, the key attributes that can make somebody a great leader, examples of leadership behaviour that hinder agile teams and how to deal with them, and asked her to share stories of great leadership.

Architecture & Design Follow 479 Followers

Microservices and Teams at Amazon

by Jan Stenberg Follow 6 Followers on  Dec 31, 2015

The microservices pattern are changing how we build applications and team structure is extremely important to be successful in building and running these microservices, Chris Munns stated in a talk about how microservices at enterprise scale are built at Amazon at the earlier I Love APIs 2015 conference.

Culture & Methods Follow 132 Followers

Don't Optimize Team-level Performance

by Ben Linders Follow 8 Followers on  Dec 24, 2015

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.

Culture & Methods Follow 132 Followers

Developing a Solar Car with Scrum

by Ben Linders Follow 8 Followers on  Dec 17, 2015

At the Lean Kanban Benelux 2015 conference Jeroen Molenaar shared his experiences working as an agile coach with the Dutch solar car team that has won the world solar challenge in Australia.

Culture & Methods Follow 132 Followers

The Scrum Master who Sold his Authority

by Shane Hastie Follow 11 Followers on  Dec 07, 2015

Maris Prabhakaran gave a talk at Agile Tour Thailand titled “The Srum Master who Sold his Authority” in which he examined a variety of common mistakes he has seen Scrum Masters make and suggested some ideas and tools needed to be effective in the role.

Culture & Methods Follow 132 Followers

A Tour of Agile Scaling Approaches

by Shane Hastie Follow 11 Followers on  Nov 26, 2015 3

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.

Culture & Methods Follow 132 Followers

Q&A with David Marquet on Applying Intent-based Leadership in Agile

by Ben Linders Follow 8 Followers on  Nov 26, 2015

Software engineers can really do a tremendous service to themselves, their co-workers, and the world by stepping up and being a leader from the position they are in. Agile is essentially building a leader-leader model in software organizations says David Marquet. An interview about having leadership at all levels in the organization and applying the leader-leader model in agile.

Culture & Methods Follow 132 Followers

IT Hosting with Kanban: A Case Study from an Insurance Company

by Ben Linders Follow 8 Followers on  Nov 13, 2015

Odile Moreau presented a case study of a big insurance company who started their Agile journey with Kanban for IT Hosting teams at the Lean Kanban Benelux 2015 conference. InfoQ interviewed her about the situation at the insurance company, what made them decide to choose Kanban, how teams use Kanban to manage flow and coordinate, and asked her to share learnings from this Kanban journey.

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