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Things Break, Riak Bends

Posted by Justin Sheehy  on  Aug 09, 2011

Justin Sheehy talks about failure and the need to prepare for it, giving some real life examples along with techniques implemented in Riak to make it resilient to faults.

Everything I've Ever Learned, I Learned from Failure

Posted by Robert Myers  on  Apr 07, 2011 1

Robert Myers talks about the role played by failure in Agile development, sharing a number of Lean and Agile practices helping to embrace failure and showing how to interpret the feedback received.

Failures and Successes with Reuse

Posted by Herbjörn Wilhelmsen  on  Mar 23, 2011 4

Herbjörn Wilhelmsen discusses the reasons why an SOA project failed while trying to reuse existing resources, and how it succeeded later starting from the same business case with reuse in mind.

Embracing Concurrency At Scale

Posted by Justin Sheehy  on  Jun 23, 2010

Justin Sheehy explains why a paradigm shift is necessary when dealing with large concurrent distributed systems and what are some of their requirements: no global state is shared, ACID no longer works but rather BASE and CAP, getting rid of RPC and using protocols over APIs instead, prepare for failure, degradation, understanding the harvest-yield balance, and using measurement.

Failure Comes in Flavors - Stability Anti-patterns

Posted by Michael Nygard  on  Sep 15, 2009 4

Michael Nygard encourages us to have a failure oriented mindset in order to succeed. He presents many anti-pattern examples that lead to systems instability and ultimately lead to failure. He also presents the corresponding stability patterns that should be used instead.

10 Ways to Screw Up with Scrum and XP

Posted by Henrik Kniberg  on  Aug 20, 2008 4

In this presentation filmed during Agile 2008, Henrik Kniberg talks about 10 possible reasons to fail while doing Scrum and XP. Maybe the team does not have a definition of what Done means to them, or they don't know what their velocity is, or they don't hold retrospectives.

"We Suck Less!" Is Not Enough

Posted by David Douglas & Robin Dymond  on  Aug 15, 2008 4

In this presentation filmed during Agile 2008, David Douglas and Robin Dymond discuss about companies which try to adopt Agile, but don't go all the way, resulting in failure and rejection of it, and predictably having a negative impact on Agile's future.

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