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Mission Critical Agility
Video

Jeff Norris explores key principles of agility from a fresh and entertaining perspective by drawing on inspiring stories of people who demonstrated agile work practices long before anyone had heard of a ScrumMaster. Come take a break from the rulebooks and taxonomies of the modern agile zoo and reflect on core traits that we all should embrace as we seek better ways of working.

TechWell Staff's picture TechWell Staff
Management Myth #1: The Myth of 100% Utilization

Too many managers believe in the myth of 100% utilization—the belief that every single technical person must be fully utilized every single minute of every single day. The problem with this myth is that there is no time for innovation, no time for serendipitous thinking, no time for exploration, and it often leads to a less successful organization.

Johanna Rothman's picture Johanna Rothman
Empowering Agile Teams

Teams, when truly empowered, will always make better decisions than any one individual. Where can you empower teams as you adopt agile?

Jean Tabaka's picture Jean Tabaka
Agile 2011: Ward Cunningham—Agile Manifesto, Ten Years Later and the Federated Wiki
Podcast

Bob Payne chats with Ward about the tenth anniversary of the Agile Manifesto and his newest wiki project.

Bob Payne's picture Bob Payne
Taking DevOps Mainstream

In this article, Shawn Edmondson describes how the rise of DevOps can be measured right alongside the rise of cloud in its level of mainstream acceptance. Learn how DevOps takes a common sense approach to development while using agile methodologies and automation at the same time.

Shawn Edmondson's picture Shawn Edmondson
Agile Leadership for Mid-Managers

Len Whitmore explores how the growth of agile changes the roles, responsibilities, and titles of mid-managers more so than any other management group, because agile practices require more leadership and less of what is considered traditional management techniques.

Len  Whitmore's picture Len Whitmore
The Zero-Defect Vision: Error-proofing Your Way to Quality

Bob Schatz helps you develop strategies to eliminate errors and prevent defects in your product or service.

Bob Schatz's picture Bob Schatz
Ten Proven Ways to Demotivate Your Team

In this lightning talk from STAREAST 2011, Randy Rice offers ten proven ways to de-motivate your team, make sure you're getting the very least productivity out of them, and potentially lose them altogether.

Randy Rice's picture Randy Rice
Configuration Management and DevOps with Jez Humble and Bob Aiello

In this excerpt from an interview recorded at this year's Better Software and Agile Development Practices East conferences, authors Bob Aiello and Jez Humble discuss the challenges and the rewards of instituting configuration management and DevOps practices.

Bob  Aiello's picture Bob Aiello
Specification by Example: Collaborating on a Scope without High-Level Control

Understanding what the business users are trying to achieve can significantly help you focus the project on things that really matter. In this excerpt from Gojko Adzic's book Specification by Example, the author offers some tips for effectively collaborating on the project scope when you don’t have high-level control of the project.

Gojko Adzic's picture Gojko Adzic

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