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Why Mindset Is Driving The Age Of Agile

As noted in my last article here, Agile management, after living in the shadows from general management for 15 years, is now “eating the world” and even heralding a new age. A new age? I first heard the phrase “The Age of Agile” as the title of a talk by Professor Julian Birkinshaw of the London …

Agile Development

Letting Go of Efficiency Can Accelerate Your Company — Here's How

Adam Pisoni, co-founder and CTO of Yammer, talks to a lot of tech leaders about building more responsive organizations. But his go-to success story …

Scrum Master Duties, Serving a Single Team (Survey Results)

Scrum Master Duties, Serving a Single Team<p>Scrum Master Duties: supposedly, a great scrum master serves only one scrum team — that’s at least a …

Project Management

Ten Agile Axioms That Make Managers Anxious

<i>“If at first an idea is not absurd, there is no hope for it.”</i> —Albert Einstein<p>In June 2018, a time when “Agile at Scale” is emblazoned on the front cover of Harvard Business Review, the management journal with quasi-papal status, the era when managers could confidently ridicule agile management …

Innovation

I Tried Jeff Bezos's PowerPoint Replacement at My Company--and It Actually Worked

Getting your team literally on the same page increases meeting productivity, keeps everyone engaged and allows for meaningful dialogue.<p>A few months back, a friend whose new boss used to work for Jeff Bezos at Amazon told me that the company actually banned PowerPoint presentations in favor of memos.<p>…

Kanban: What is the Kanban system and how to get started with a Kanban board

We explain the basic principles of Kanban, introduce the Kanban board and look at Kanban vs Scrum<p>Managers may breathily whisper the word ‘Kanban’ to …

Banco Popular's Agile Transformation

The technology management division (TMD) at Banco Popular de Puerto Rico embarked on a journey 18 months ago to foster agility and customer centricity. This transformation was driven by internal customer and employee satisfaction data that showed that TMD needed to be a more adaptive partner to the …

44 engineering management lessons

Welcome to engineering management. It’s fun, it’s exhausting, it’s rewarding — but most importantly it’s new! What worked for you before won’t work …

EX-99.1

Ask Me Anything - Mark Winteringham - Technical Testing

<b>Ask Me Anything - Mark Winteringham - Technical Testing</b><p>00:57:40<p>Go Pro to enable Downloads<p>13th April 2018<p>Previous Lesson:<p>Ask Me Anything - Daniel …

Performance Testing

Behavior-Driven Development

Extreme Programming and Scrum compliment each other, but they weren’t made from the start to fit together hand in glove.<p>Practicing Extreme …

Software Development

How To (Really) Build An Agile Culture Through Coaching Skills

Culture. As I attend conferences and work with organizations and executives, culture is the one topic that always seems to find its way into a conversation. As the combination of beliefs, perceptions and thoughts, culture has always been critical to the success of any individual, team or …

Driving Change from the Top Down: Wielding Organizational Power | Amazon Web Services

When it comes to digital transformation, every enterprise is different. There is often a change agent (or a set of change agents) with a vision, a …

Top-Down Transformation: Shu-Ha-Ri to Go Beyond Command-and-Control | Amazon Web Services

In a previous blog post, I talked about how to drive top-down change in an enterprise, and how to take advantage of command-and-control authority …

Defining Enterprise Agility

Agile evolution starting with teams, scaling across programs/portfolio, and now for the enterprise<p>Many years have passed since Agile has become a …

Why Isn’t Agile Working?

A couple drawings…<p>I was visiting a relative a couple years ago. My poor cousin (the CEO of an insurance company) had been sold the Agile Silver …

Project Management

Deploying Java Applications with Kubernetes and an API Gateway

In this article you’ll learn how to deploy three simple Java services into Kubernetes (running locally via the new Docker for Mac/Windows Kubernetes …

The Era of Intelligent Testing

The state of the art in software testing has not kept pace with advances in software development over the past ten years. Modern quality assurance …

A perspective on scaling Agile

These days everyone seems to be doing Agile, from small start-ups to large blue chip companies. But what does it actually mean when they say they've …

The 3 Data Streams That Every Founder Needs

And why “just asking customers” isn’t enough<p>Gathering real-world feedback from customers is a core concept of Customer Development as well as the …

Top 5 trends in Mobile Test Automation

The year 2018 marks the 10-year anniversary for Apple App store and Android. The last decade has witnessed tremendous action, constant updates, rave …

Attributes of Effective Agile UX

<b>Summary:</b> Agile is not easy for UX. However, blending Agile and UX can work with the right culture and mindset.<p>Agile and UX work well together when …

Applying Brooks' Law to Lines of Communication and Team Size

In a Field Notes post from 2014, LeadingAgile consultant Andrew Fuqua considers Brooks' Law in the context of the Theory of Constraints. Brooks' Law …

Ansible vs Puppet – An Overview of the Solutions

<i>This is part 1/2 in a series. For part #2 see: Ansible vs Puppet – Hands-On with Ansible.</i><p>Having recently joined Delphix in a DevOps role, I was …

Developer Report Compares Agile vs. DevOps

One interesting aspect of the new developer report from GitLab Inc. -- a company based on the open source GitLab project -- is a comparison of two …

A Wake-Up Call For Tech Managers

The most popular article I’ve written is called <i>Why your programmer just wants to code.</i> To date it has received over 62,000 reads.<p>(The third part of …

Testing at Airbnb

By Lou Kosak<p>When I was considering an offer from Airbnb early last year, one of the things I made sure to ask about was testing. At my last startup …

The Future Of Personal Finance

The way we manage our money is changing: We can buy car insurance based on the miles we drive, withdraw money from our paycheck before payday rolls around and apply only for credit cards and loans we know we are likely to be approved for.<p>The personal finance start-ups on our annual Fintech 50 list …