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Culturally Sound Leadership: An Interview with Pollyanna Pixton
Podcast

Pollyanna Pixton shares why crafting a healthy and productive agile culture is so difficult, and how it relies heavily on the shoulders of team leaders. She stresses the importance of leaders not providing their teams with answers—but giving them the ownership to solve problems on their own.

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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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A Firsthand Agile Transition Success Story: An Interview with Penny Wyatt

In this interview, Penny Wyatt speaks with us ahead of her Agile Development Conference West session, "Transform Your Agile Test Process to Ship Fast with High Quality," to share some of the ways she and her team achieved success, and how they—and you—can continue to develop and grow together.

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Security Testing in an Agile World: An Interview with Jeff Payne

Jeffrey Payne sat down with Noel Wurst to discuss a range of topics, including advice for teams that are attempting agile for the first time, the importance of clear communication between teams, and the ways that security testing has changed alongside modern technology.

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The Evolution of the User Experience: An Interview with Genefa Murphy
Podcast

Creating a rich UX for mobile apps has gone from being a nice feature—to an absolute must. Genefa Murphy at HP discusses how agile development that incorporates collaboration between designers, developers, and testers goes a long way in building the apps that truly succeed in today's marketplace.

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Maintaining the Programming Mob: An Interview with Woody Zuill
Video

"Fun" and "kindness" aren't the first things that come to mind when thinking of the mob, but in software development—they're mandatory. Woody Zuill discusses how mob programming takes a very agile and collaborative effort at delivering great software on time, and with the respect of everyone on board.

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Collaborating with ALM and Agile: An Interview with Karthik Ravindran
Video

Karthik Ravindran, Microsoft Senior Director - Visual Studio Product Management, discusses the evolution of ALM and agile and how each can reach its full potential when they are working together in an organization.

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Kanban's Visual Efficiency: An Interview with Derk-Jan de Grood

Derk-Jan de Grood explains how those who have yet to embrace Kanban can experience the efficiency and communication-building that the practice brings to development teams of all sizes. After defining what "efficiency" means to him, Derk-Jan explains why he's the fan of Kanban that he is.

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Traceability's Priceless Role in Agile: An Interview with William Gens

William Gens sits down with Noel Wurst to describe "the art and science of traceability" ahead of his STAREAST session of the same name. Learn what makes traceability meaningful and such a valuable asset to projects, no matter how bad the requirements may seem to be.

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