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  • Evo: The Agile Value Delivery Process, Where ‘Done’ Means Real Value Delivered; Not Code

    by Tom Gilb & Kai Gilb on  Jan 26, 2015

    Current agile practices are far too narrowly focused on delivering code to users and customers. There is no systems-wide view of other stakeholders, of databases, and anything else except the code. This article describes what ‘Evo’ is at core, and how it is different from other Agile practices, and why ‘done’ should mean ‘value delivered to stakeholders’.

  • Building a Mars Rover Application with DynamoDB

    by Daniela Miao, Kenta Yasukawa on  Jan 25, 2015

    DynamoDB is a NoSQL database service that aims to be easily managed, so you don't have to worry about administrative burdens such as operating and scaling. This article shows how to use Amazon DynamoDB to create a Mars Rover application. You can use the same concepts described in this post to build your own web application.

  • Gamification for Business – Recruitment, Management and Promotion

    by Monica Wells on  Jan 24, 2015

    Monica describes gamification as a valuable business tool for both internal and external purposes, providing a strategy for spicing up routine activities of companies and helping them to improve team performance, foster collaboration between team members, encourage desired behaviors, increase the visibility of brands and drive innovation to sectors that benefit most from talent sourcing.

Getting Started with Monitoring using Graphite

Posted by Franklin Angulo on  Jan 23, 2015

Setting up a new monitoring system might seem daunting at first. Franklin guides us through the first steps and explains the architecture and inner workings of a Graphite-based monitoring system.

Learn or Lose: Agile Coaching and Organizational Survival

Posted by Daniel Prager on  Jan 22, 2015

How can established organizations avoid being disrupted into oblivion? Dan Prager explores cultural barriers to learning and improvement, and gives a guided tour of helpful models and approaches. 2

Getting RID of Risk with Agile

Posted by Jacob Creech on  Jan 21, 2015

One of the largest areas of development waste are poorly formed requirements. This post presents a very simple technique that can be applied to all user stories to improve quality and reduce waste.

5 Advanced Java Debugging Techniques Every Developer Should Know About

Posted by Tal Weiss on  Jan 20, 2015

With architectures becoming wider and more concurrent, dealing with errors in production is harder than ever. In this article we investigate five techniques for finding and fixing bugs in production. 2

Building Hybrid Teams

Posted by Michi Tyson on  Jan 19, 2015

In the age of globalisation, building an agile team can be challenging – thankfully, here’s your non-PC (but culturally sensitive) guide on creating an agile environment “outside the sweet spot”.

InfoQ Talks to Azul Systems Gil Tene Part 2

Posted by Ben Evans on  Jan 17, 2015

In this part 2 of InfoQ's conversation with Gil Tene of Azul Systems, Gil discusses their latest engineering project aimed at bringing better low-level memory layout control to Java.

Conversation Patterns for Software Professionals. Part 3

Posted by Michał Bartyzel on  Jan 16, 2015

In the third article of the Conversation Patterns for Software Professionals series Michael focuses on how to use questions consciously and how to manage the conversation flow.

5 Agile Ways to Achieve your New Year’s Resolutions

Posted by Dan R. Greening on  Jan 15, 2015

New Year’s resolutions promote change for the better. Agile practices can help you, as an individual, achieve and maintain your personal goals.

Learning Fast in Design, Development and DevOps

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jan 14, 2015

Delivering the right products fast can be challenging, certainly when there are many unknowns along the way. If you want to build products fast you need to be able to learn fast and efficiently.

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