We polled the InfoQ Culture & Methods editors for their takes on what 2017 has in store for the technology industry, what are the trends which we see coming to the fore and what the implications will be for organizations around the globe.
Source: Opinion: What 2017 Has in Store for Culture & Methods
The Agile community has lost a thought leader, influencer and friend, Jean Tabaka, who passed away earlier this week. She was best known through her work as an Agile Fellow at CA Technologies (formerly Rally Software) and author of the book ‘Collaboration Explained: Facilitation Skills for Software Product Leaders’.
Source: Vale Agile Collaborator and Leader Jean Tabaka
David Hussman shares his thoughts around the Uncertainity Movement and moving from progress to product, as well as NonBan, Dude’s Law, Cardboard and the horizon of electronic card boards.
Source: David Hussman on the Uncertainity Movement
Sanjiv Augustine talks about his new book “Scaling Agile: A Lean JumpStart”, reinventing organizations and the implementation of no-management at LitheSpeed and the Agile 2015 Executive Forum.
Source: Sanjiv Augustine on Scaling Agile, No-Management and Agile 2015 Executive Forum
My presentation from Agile Australia 2015 called “It All Starts With An idea: Kicking Off Initiatives For Success” is available on Slideshare.
Ideas can come from many different places, but how do we best turn these ideas into initiatives and ensure we are working on the right things at the right time? We tend to throw the idea around, discuss it with our team and management, and undertake a lot of analysis to decide if it’s worth spending time and money on. Unfortunately this approach means we have already spent a bunch of time and money, often without realising it! A number of the early Agile approaches described a lifecycle for kicking off projects, but many of the newer and more popular approaches start with a backlog or an assumption that you are already building something. Go back to basics and look at different approaches for kicking off initiatives and the tools and techniques that make up what is often called the discovery, ideation or concept phase. If your team or organisation has too much work in progress or your pipeline is unclear, then learn (or re-learn) approaches to kicking off the right initiatives so you can ensure you are building the right thing! Learning Outcomes
- Understanding techniques to kick off a project or initiative
- Techniques such as impact mapping, idea canvas, problem pitch, finding features, etc
- Knowing when you should proceed with an idea or park it
- Prioritising ideas
It was awesome to have such a large audience, particularly as I was up against Dean Leffingwell in the same session. The session was recorded by InfoQ so I will add the video here when it becomes available. Thanks to all those who live tweeted throughout the session, here is a sample:
My presentation from YOW! West 2015 called “40 Agile Methods in 40 Minutes” is available on Slideshare.
With 73% of the world using Scrum as their predominant Agile method, this session will open up your eyes to the many other Agile and edgy Agile methods and movements in the world today For many, Agile is a toolbox of potential methods, practices and techniques, and like any good toolbox it is often more about using the right tool for the problem that will result in meaningful results.Take a rapid journey into the world of methods like Mikado, Nonban, Vanguard and movements like Holocracy,Drive and Stoos where we will uncover 40 methods and movements in 40 minutes to help strengthen your toolbox.
It was a priviledge to have Marcus Hammarberg (author of Kanban In Action) in the audience for this talk.
Here are some of the live tweets from the talk: