A lot of the pain that large and medium-sized organizations are facing boils down to scaling. It is not difficult to have 5-10 people working together in one room. However, as your business becomes more successful and your hiring increases, you will start to see problems. At Jimdo, the approach to scaling relies on three major factors: culture, communication, and kaizen.
In an extract from his book "Project Management: Influence and Leadership Building Rapport in Teams" Michael Nir talks about the importance of effective stakeholder management on projects. He discusses the various categories of stakeholders and provides some advice for approaches to interacting with different stakeholder groups.
Date and time are fundamental concepts to many applications, yet Java SE had no good API to handle them; until now! With Java SE 8, java.time provides a well-structured API to cover date and time. In this article, JSR-310 (Java Date and Time API's) spec-lead and Jodatime author Stephen Colbourne discusses the new API's as well as the background for Date and Time handling in Java 8.
In this article, authors talk about the impact of pattern languages on software design community over past 20 years.
InfoQ did an interview with Ignace and Yves Hanoulle about their book "The Leadership Game", leadership styles, pair training and observing and giving feedback.
The MLConf conference was going strong in NYC on April 11th and was a full day packed with talks around Machine Learning and Big Data, featuring speakers from many prominent companies.
John Kordyback explains why you should and how you can introduce Continuous Delivery into a typical enterprise, where dozens of systems adopted over the years generate massive complexity. 4
Experiences of a large group in a tier-one financial services firm adopting Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS). “Scrum-But” and various agile techniques had been used but now real change has been fuelled. 1
The RAML API specification language includes constructs that reduce duplication inherent in other formats. This article steps through a simple API design to illustrate some of RAML's DRY features. 1
Robert Pankowecki is writing Developers Oriented Project Management, a book which aims to help professionals to improve project management practices and move towards more flat organizations.
Micro Sun describes some of the techniques Tencent use to scale Qzone, a social networking platform in China with over 600 million monthly active users.