Technical Debt is widely regarded as a bad thing that should be paid back as soon as possible, however it can be a strategy that helps balance short-term wins and long-term productivity. The article describes different ways that a project could pay back Technical Debt and what factors must be considered when deciding if you should repay, convert debt or just pay the interest.
This article is part of the “DevOps War Stories” series. Each month we hear what DevOps brings to a different organisation, we learn what worked and what didn’t, and chart the challenges faced during adoption. In this issue we learn how lessons learned from DevOps have permeated engineering management at Spotify. The result is a healthy Potlac with team leader, product owner, agile coach.
Bruno Sbille, a trainer and coach who lives in Belgium, did a session at the XP Days Benelux 2012 conference, on the topic: learn different leadership styles with Star Wars coaches. InfoQ interviewed him on using leadership styles, visual management, and agile coaching.
Dr. Linda Rising talks about experiments conducted many years ago, presenting how deep, powerfully affecting, and difficult to avoid are human “prejudices” and “stereotypes”. 1
"So you want to be a famous Agilist?" The 2007 AgileAdvert contest winner was announced at Agile2007 last week: it is "Matthew", sadly a victim of "Developer Abuse". See all the winners here!