Everybody is talking about Conway’s Law these days - tear down organizational boundaries where they are not useful. Etsy did so in the space of mobile development: there are no longer dedicated mobile dev teams, but every developer is trained on mobile and every team is doing mobile development. We talk to Hannah Mittelstaedt about the benefits and drawbacks of such a transformation.
Roy Rapoport, Insight Engineering Manager at Netflix, talks about how decisions are delegated to the lowest level possible; how open sourcing takes place and how sharing success criteria leads to team and business/IT aligment.
Steve Thair on introducing DevOps in large organizations, the particular challenges they face (from ROI based finance models to technical debt to improving communication) and how to address them.
At QCon London Helen Walton and Pete Burden discussed what it takes to design a collaborative, agile supporting culture in an organisation, if it is possible for large organisations to actually change and what is needed to enable that change. The spoke about the Spark the Change conference and how it is a showcase of organisations that are actually working in new ways.
Matthew Skelton talks about the challenges to DevOps and Continuous Delivery adoption, what's the impact of microservices in this space, how to leverage ITIL, and DevOps team topologies.
InfoQ interviewed Yuval Yeret at the Lean Kanban France 2014 conference about kick starting Agile the Kanban way. He explained how teams can do pull-based change using Kanban, skills for change managers and patterns that can be used to support agile adoption in enterprises.
John Shook sits down with InfoQ to discuss how lean change is both personal and organizational as well as the A3 process.
Arne Roock and Fridtjof Detzner share their story of how culture has evolved at Jimdo and the role of coaches in helping that culture grow.
Leading and working in distributed knowledge worker teams is reality for most organisations today. To get a perspective on some of the challenges and how to tackle them we spoke to Floyd Marinescu, CEO of C4Media, InfoQ's parent company. InfoQ is a globally distributed organisation with 35 fulltime and 150 part time contributors distributed across the whole world.
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.
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.
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.