Tim Lister co-author of Peopleware and Waltzing with Bears, among other books, talks about his experiences arbitrating disputes in systems development, the importance of risk management and how the IT industry is changing with distributed teams.
Robert Benefield explains the importance of business and operations understanding each other better and how they can kickstart that understanding through collaboration. He talks about the need to find meaningful metrics for business. He discusses how methodologies for operations (ITIL, COBIT) and development (Scrum, Kanban) differ and what can be learned from both.
Gabrielle Benefield talks about the use of Outcomes Based Contracts and examines how an outcomes focus reduces risk and improves results in contractual relationships. She talks about leading metrics which can be used to ensure the outcomes are being met. She presents a simple yet powerful model named Mobius which supports constant discovery and feedback
Esther Derby shares her thoughts on language, communication and change and their importance in organisations, the definition of metaphor and designing your environment for Agile success.
Adrian Howard sits down with Infoq to discuss the his session on Lean Startup and the Business Model Canvas, Lean UX, bridging the gap between UX and Development and how this might change roles in the future.
Greg Brockman, Stripe's CTO, relates how developers can determine if they are in a culture that has problems delivering software. With some of his insights and shifts in culture, developers can help their organization become unstuck from a poorly performing culture and shift into a more productive, organized, and effective team.
Jason Little sits down to discuss how he's been using Lean Change and gives us some insight into his book on the same subject.
Steve Peha describes how culture can derail a seemingly perfect Agile project. He then details how we can see and incrementally modify cultures by focusing on agreements. Agreements govern how we work together; they govern individuals and their interactions. By deliberately focusing on making, keeping, confronting, and renegotiating agreements, we can change our culture to support Agile teams.
Cliff Click explains 0xdata's H20, a clustering and in-memory math and statistics solution (available for Hadoop and standalone), writing H20's memory representation and compression in Java, low latency Java vs GCs, and much more.
Gabby Benefield has spent much of the last three years working on a contracting model that is outcomes focused and allows customers and suppliers to overcome the barriers inherent in most contracts. The most common contracting models in use today (fixed scope or time-and-materials) actually increase risk in software development. She has worked with IT lawyer Susan Atkinson to develop an alternate
Aaron Bedra talks about web security and issues that affect e-commerce and online payments services.
Tim Lister talks about his keynote at the Agile 2013 conference, reflecting on his 40 years in the software industry, the new release of the book Peopleware, risk management in software projects and how teams form.