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  • Agile Introduction: Are You a Laggard?

    by Donald J. Reifer on  Sep 05, 2015

    This paper portrays the world-wide state of agile method introduction throughout the world using data from 330 organizations on hundreds of developments. The paper concludes that those adopting agile today are late. They should accelerate their transformation efforts because they need to catch up to be competitive. It summarizes the results of analysis of data from 330 organizations globally.

  • A Year in Swarm

    by Danijel Arsenovski on  Sep 04, 2015

    The article tells a story of a small team of tightly-knit developers, a “human swarm”, who largely worked on a single screen and keyboard practicing mob programming, had no formally defined roles, performed no estimates, seldom worked on more than one task at a time and delivered a quality product to a satisfied customer.

  • How Different Team Topologies Influence DevOps Culture

    by Matthew Skelton on  Sep 02, 2015

    There are many different team topologies that can be effective for DevOps. Each topology comes with a slightly different culture, and a team topology suitable for one organisation may not be suited to another organisation, even in a similar sector. This article explores the cultural differences between team topologies for DevOps, to help you choose a suitable DevOps topology for your organisation.

Metadata-Driven Design: Building Web APIs for Dynamic Mobile Apps

Posted by Aaron Kendall on  Sep 01, 2015

In this article, Aaron Kendall uses the "metadata-driven design and development" approach by Kevin Perera to show how to rapidly create a mobile application that can evolve during runtime.

Q&A on Scrum for Managers

Posted by Ben Linders on  Aug 31, 2015

Rini van Solingen and Rob van Lanen wrote Scrum for Managers, a book providing answers for organizations that want to or are adopting Scrum.

A Post-Apocalyptic sun.misc.Unsafe World

Posted by Christoph Engelbert on  Aug 30, 2015

A resolution to the debate around dropping sun.misc.Unsafe and other private APIs in Java 9 is now on the table. The big question remains: What will a post sun.misc.Unsafe world look like? 1

Executable Images - How to Dockerize Your Development Machine

Posted by Quinten Krijger on  Aug 29, 2015

Every developer knows the pain of incompatible software. By using Docker executable images developers can take advantage of container technology to better control their development environments. 1

Agile Goal Setting with OKR - Objectives and Key Results

Posted by Felipe Castro on  Aug 28, 2015

OKR (Objectives and Key Results) is a goal setting framework adopted by Silicon Valley companies that can complement Agile and Lean, creating an agile approach for setting goals and measuring value.

Q&A on Kanban Change Leadership

Posted by Ben Linders on  Aug 27, 2015

In the book Kanban Change Leadership Klaus Leopold and Sigi Kaltenecker explore how Kanban can be deployed to get change done in organizations and to build a culture of continuous improvement.

Scaling Mobile at XING: Platform, Framework and Domain Teams

Posted by Alexey Krivitsky on  Aug 26, 2015

This article describes learning from XING on how to scale mobile development from 2 to 10 teams, It summarizes all key decisions and structural changes they made in order to enable the scaling.

Igniting Kids' Enthusiasm for Coding

Posted by Henk Jurriens on  Aug 25, 2015

What teachers can do to ignite kid's enthusiasm for coding by using interesting and cool lessons to give them some pointers on how to code and then let the magic happen!

Seven Microservices Anti-patterns

Posted by Vijay Alagarasan on  Aug 24, 2015

In this article Vijay Algarasan, a Principal Architect at Asurion, discusses how he and his teams have encountered microservices at various engagements and some lessons they have learned as a result. 3

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