Best Links of the Week – Mar 13th 2010

April 13, 20101 min

Sorry for the long delay – I’ve been swamped.  Now back to the great links.

  1. Large-Scale Agile – Jim Shore talks about the seven factors to consider when trying to make Agile large.
  2. What is the One Thing You Can Do to be More Agile? – various vendors at the Agile 2009 conference provide their answer to this question during this five-minute video.
  3. Intro to Scrum Video – Bob Hartman and Arif Gangji provide an eight-minute video overview of Scrum.
  4. In Praise of Middle Management – this article explains how leadership from middle managers is essential for driving change brought on by Scrum.
  5. The Role of Test Manager in an Agile Organization – Johanna Rothman talks about how Agile transforms the role of Test Manager from one that schedules resources to that of coaching, removing obstacles and building organizational capacity.
  6. 78 Things I have Learned in 6 Years of Agile Coaching – Jean Tabaka shares her accumulated wisdom about Agile and change.
  7. Top 10 Questions When Using Agile for Hardware Projects – In this interview, Larry Maccherone discusses how Agile is applied on software-hardware projects.
  8. You’re Just Going to Fail, So Don’t Bother – Scott Downey, Scrum Coach at myspace, discusses why Scrum is so difficult for many organizations and identifies the six hard truths you eventually confront when using Scrum.
  9. Agile Roots – A Personal History – Jim Highsmith, a signatory of the Agile Manifesto, discusses the origins of the Agile movement.
  10. The Wrong Lessons from Toyota’s Recalls – and the Truth – Jeffery Liker gives his take on the Toyota recalls and what they say about Toyota’s highly touted manufacturing process.