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Arrows surrounded by the words Agile Development The Agile Manifesto Principles: Deliver Working Software[interview]

Bob Foster, technical manager at Coveros, chats with TechWell community manager Owen Gotimer about the Agile Manifesto principle of delivering working software: "Working software is the primary measure of progress." Continue the conversation with Bob and Owen on the TechWell Hub.

Owen Gotimer's picture Owen Gotimer
Barriers in front of a road It's Not Just Culture: When Teams Impede Agile Adoption[article]

Cultural norms can hamper successful agile transformation. Many of these habits and customs are started and perpetuated by senior leadership, but that’s not always the only source of resistance. Often, ingrained behaviors and thinking can occur within the team, including business partners, that also can hinder agility. Five of these barriers are explored here, as well as mindset antidotes to help get the team on the road to agile success.

Joe Schofield's picture Joe Schofield
Nikki Henry Motivating a Millennial Workforce: An Interview with Nikki Henry[interview]

Nikki Henry, founder and CEO of Ladies Leading Ladies, talks about where to find great millennial employees to hire and how to keep them motivated. Nikki says millennials are very passionate and purpose-focused, and treating them as individuals will help keep them at your company for the long term. She shares tips for attracting, retaining, and working effectively with the millennial workforce.

Jennifer Bonine's picture Jennifer Bonine
DevOps team bumping fists 7 Ways to Change the Culture for DevOps Success[article]

The hard part of successful DevOps isn’t implementing the technology; it's ensuring you have the right culture in your organization. You need to break down silos and align competing priorities and individual incentives to gain real benefits from DevOps. Move beyond thinking about technology alone and look at the people side of the equation. Here are seven ways to create a successful team that delivers the benefits of DevOps.

Steve Jones's picture Steve Jones
A group of people all putting their hands in The Agile Manifesto Principles: Support Motivated Individuals[interview]

Brian Hicks, managing consultant at Coveros, chats with TechWell community manager Owen Gotimer about the Agile Manifesto principle of supporting motivated individuals: "Build projects around motivated individuals. Give them the environment and support they need, and trust them to get the job done." Continue the conversation with Brian and Owen on the TechWell Hub.

Owen Gotimer's picture Owen Gotimer
Green sign saying excellence The Agile Manifesto Principles: Promote Technical Excellence[interview]

Cassandra Comar, senior consultant at Coveros, chats with TechWell community manager Owen Gotimer about the Agile Manifesto principle of promoting technical excellence: "Continuous attention to technical excellence and good design enhances agility." Continue the conversation with Cassandra and Owen on the TechWell Hub.

Owen Gotimer's picture Owen Gotimer
Man scratching his head with a question mark The Agile Manifesto Principles: Welcome Changing Requirements[interview]

Jonathan Miller Kauffman, senior consultant at Coveros, chats with TechWell community manager Owen Gotimer about the Agile Manifesto principle of welcoming changing requirements: "Welcome changing requirements, even late in development. Agile processes harness change for the customer's competitive advantage." Continue the conversation with Jonathan and Owen on the TechWell Hub.

Owen Gotimer's picture Owen Gotimer
Self Organizing Team The Agile Manifesto Principles: Self-Organizing Teams[interview]

Gene Gotimer, principal consultant at Coveros, chats with TechWell community manager Owen Gotimer about the Agile Manifesto principle of self-organizing teams: "The best architectures, requirements, and designs emerge from self-organizing teams." Continue the conversation with Gene and Owen on the TechWell Hub!

Owen Gotimer's picture Owen Gotimer
Cars speeding down a highway Accelerated Quality Using Agile[article]

One of the huge benefits of agile is improved or increased quality. However, many newly agile teams report their product quality decreasing at the rate at which delivery is increasing. Leanne Howard has some solutions for these teams, including making quality everyone's responsibility and embracing a shift-left mentality. To get accelerated quality in your agile initiatives, you have to truly be agile.

Leanne Howard's picture Leanne Howard
Horse leaping over a barricade Countering 5 Barriers to Enterprise Organizational Agility[article]

Many now recognize that organizational agility is critical to business success, but historical patterns of resistance still abound. Before you can change work processes, you should first tackle the traditional mindsets that can pose challenges to the transformation. Here are five traditional behaviors that impede agility, as well as some actions you can take to counter them by changing the corporate mindset.

Joe Schofield's picture Joe Schofield
Backlit keyboard The Agile Manifesto Principles: Maximizing through Simplicity[interview]
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Ryan Kenney, senior consultant at Coveros, chats with TechWell Community Manager Owen Gotimer about the Agile Manifesto principle of simplicity: "Simplicity—the art of maximizing the amount of work not done—is essential." Continue the conversation with Ryan and Owen on the TechWell Hub (http://hub.techwell.com/)!

Owen Gotimer's picture Owen Gotimer
Jeremias Rößler Bringing AI into Testing: An Interview with Jeremias Rößler [interview]
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Jeremias Rößler, founder of ReTest, discusses his company’s open source re-check tool, how customer input was vital to the tool’s development, and shares  insight on growing a start-up. Jeremias also provides resources for learning about AI that can guide you on how to apply AI into your testing strategy.

Jennifer Bonine's picture Jennifer Bonine
John McConda How to Incorporate Agile and Automation in a Regulated Environment: An Interview with John McConda[interview]
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John McConda, principal consultant at Mozer Consulting, discusses his workshop designed to aid testers who work in a regulated environment to implement agile and automated testing. He talks about how those who work in businesses that are regulated by federal agencies, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and other compliance requirements can still work within those rigid specifications to introduce agile and automated processes.

Owen Gotimer's picture Owen Gotimer
Becoming Agile Leaders: A Conversation with Bob Galen and Mary Thorn[interview]
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Bob Galen, principal agile coach at Vaco, and Mary Thorn, Vaco's agile practices lead, chat with TechWell community manager Owen Gotimer about the challenges of growing new leaders, the impact leaders can have on people’s lives, and how vulnerability can help leaders build trust.

Owen Gotimer's picture Owen Gotimer
Team of cyclists Successful Agile Requires a New Kind of Leadership[article]

In an agile world, team members are empowered to make important decisions within the context of the behavioral architecture, without having to ask permission from supervisors or managers. But these supervisors and managers are coming from a lifetime of learning how to succeed in a hierarchical world, so they will need to leave behind those ingrained lessons. In order for agile to be successful at scale, leaders will need to change.

Jeff Dalton's picture Jeff Dalton

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