collaboration

Interviews

The Importance of Trust in Agile: An Interview with Jeff Nielsen
Podcast

In this interview, Jeff Nielsen, the senior vice president of engineering at 3Pillar Global, tells us about the key qualities of an effective agile team, the importance of trust in agile teams and how to establish it, and even some of the hot topics of programming today.

Make Agile Fun Again with Release!: An Interview with Alex Papadimoulis
Video

Alex Papadimoulis, the creator of Release!, an agile-based card game, sat down to talk about how gaming can strengthen a company's work culture and bring teams together, how Release! features industry practitioners and thought leaders, and the best conference swag he has ever gotten. 

Solving Real Problems through Collaborative Innovation Games: An Interview with Michael Vizdos
Video

Michael Vizdos shares his experiences with innovation games, collaboration exercises that dramatically improve the way people work together. Plus, Michael shares his perspective on what the agile and waterfall methods mean to the new generation of testers.

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For Maximum Awesome: An Interview with Joe Justice
Video

Joe Justice is a consultant at Scrum Inc. and inventor of the Extreme Manufacturing project management method. He also is the founder of Team WIKISPEED, an all-Scrum volunteer-based, "green” automotive prototyping company.

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The Agile Retrospective Wiki: An Interview with Rob Bowley
Video

The Agile Retrospective Resource Wiki provides an opportunity for agile practitioners to collaborate, share information, and gain new ideas about how to continuously improve not just the benefits from retrospectives, but also the processes behind the practice.

Noel Wurst's picture Noel Wurst
Innovation Courtesy of Inspiration: An Interview with Jim Elvidge

Jim Elvidge attributes the last thirty years of fun that he's had in his career to the same qualities teams should be built with today. Innovative products come from teams who are inspired to reach their full creative potential, and getting your employees there may be easier than you think.

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Ram Srinivasan on the Benefits of Gamification
Video

Agile coach Ram Srinivasan shares his views on why gamification is so enjoyable for users—and so effective and even profitable for businesses. Learn how social connectivity, increased engagement, and even fun all combine to produce an exciting time in software development.

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The 2013 Software Development Lab: An Interview with Johanna Rothman
Video

Johanna Rothman details the upcoming "Software Manager's Lab" being held at the 2013 Agile Development Conference West in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Wednesday, June 5th. Communication skills will be focused on along with a peer-to-peer feedback model that can be used between all employee levels.

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Taking a Holistic View of Collaboration: An Interview with Bob Hartman

Bob Hartman uses more than three decades of experience in software, working in nearly every position imaginable, to express the need for team members to value all coworkers equally. In this quick interview, Bob explains his "holistic" approach to accomplishing effective and enjoyable collaboration.

Noel Wurst's picture Noel Wurst
Why the BA Is Essential to Agile Development: An Interview with Steve Adolph
Video

Steve Adolph explains why the BA's role on an agile project cannot be overvalued, due to their immense communication and collaboration skills. Steve describes the best BAs as "boundary spanners" who know the importance of keeping everyone sitting together, and most importantly—talking.

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