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InfoQ: Christopher Avery on Responsibility & Leadership

A well-edited 30-minute video of me answering questions about the Responsibility Process, agile software development, leadership, and teamwork was just posted on InfoQ. The interview was conducted in September 2009 at the Agile2009 conference in Chicago. Thanks to InfoQ and editor Amr Elssamadisy for this.


Agile Journal – Effective Agile Testing: Asking the Right Question

Amr Elssamadisy, editor in chief of the Agile Journal, is a friend and colleague. I love his response in the November 2008 issue to the frequent question “How do I get person X to do action Y.” Read it here: Agile Journal – Effective Agile Testing: Asking the Right Question


InfoQ: Touchy Feely (ugh) Impediments to Agile Adoption

Responsibility Redefined received a favorable mention last week at the Agile 2008 conference in Toronto (even though I wasn’t there for the first time in years) and was written up in InfoQ: InfoQ: Touchy Feely Impediments to Agile Adoption I missed this year’s Agile conference due to other priorities and commitments. Maybe next year. I’m […]


New Agile Adoption Book Touts Responsibility Redefined™

If you care about personal, team, and organizational agility, run—don’t walk—to buy Agile Adoption Patterns: A Roadmap to Organizational Success. Author Amr Elssamadisy has a rich background helping companies adopt agile practices. Amr has worked with Thoughtworks and Valtech (where I first met him), and is now a partner with Gemba Systems whose three partners […]


Speaking at QCon 2008, San Francisco, November 19-21

People ask “Christopher, are you still working in agile project management, software development, and IT in general?” You bet! Just because demand for Responsibility Redefined™ is spreading to other areas (and especially to executive leadership!) does not mean I’ve left the agile community. I just taught a two-workshop in Mexico City called “Mastering Personal Agility […]


Don’t Skip This Book Like I Did — The Responsibility Virus

InfoQ’s Deborah Hartmann reviews the book The Responsibility Virus: How Control Freaks, Shrinking Violets and the Rest of Us Can H Arness the Power of True Partnership, which was published about a year after my own Teamwork Is An Individual Skill: Getting Your Work Done When Sharing Responsibility. I haven’t read the book cover-to-cover though […]


Agile Journal Features The Responsibility Process™

Head on over to the Agile Journal and click on the article titled Personal Agility For Potent Agile Adoption by Amr Elssamadisy and Ashley Johnson, two friends of mine who are thought leaders in agile and lean software development. They say that the Responsibility Process™ is core to agile behavior. Here’s an excerpt: Figure 1 […]

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