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  • Total Talent Management: A Systems Approach to Agility

    by Jas Chong on  Apr 27, 2015

    With increasing corporate reliance on contract and temporary workers come more challenges for HR departments. Core HRM responsibilities like training/development, compensation/benefits, and mobility normally apply solely to standard company employees. Total talent management aim to do HRM for the total workforce, including temporary workers, contractors and consultants.

  • Randy Shoup and Andrew Phillips Answer Questions on Microservices

    by Abel Avram on  Apr 26, 2015

    Following the online webinar "Exploring the Uncharted Territory of Microservices" organized by XebiaLabs, which we covered in The Benefits of Microservices, Randy Shoup and Andrew Phillips answered a number of questions on microservices asked by participants.

  • Q&A with Sandro Mancuso about The Software Craftsman

    by Ben Linders on  Apr 25, 2015

    In the book The Software Craftsman, Professionalism, Pragmatism, Pride Sandro Mancuso explores how craftmanship plays a role in agile software development. The book contains stories, examples and practical advice for software developers and other professionals involved in software projects to achieve technical excellence and customer satisfaction.

Scrum Fundamentals and Advanced Live Lessons : Video Review and Interview

Posted by Savita Pahuja on  Apr 23, 2015

Tommy Norman’s Scrum Fundamentals and Advanced Live Lessons training videos help beginners to understand the basic agile and Scrum concepts. The video sessions use animations to explain the concepts.

Functional-Style Callbacks Using Java 8's CompletableFuture

Posted by Maurice Naftalin on  Apr 22, 2015

This article explores Java 8's new CompletableFuture class, its value in programming systems that depend on asynchronous interactions, and how it complements fork/join-style parallelism. 2

Using Storytelling in Organizational Change

Posted by Ben Linders on  Apr 20, 2015

Telling stories can inspire people to make change happen in organizations. By co-writing the company’s future story you can embrace current strengths to explore future opportunities.

Driving Agile Architecting with Cost and Risk

Posted by Eltjo R. Poort on  Apr 19, 2015

In this article, author Eltjo R. Poort discusses an architecture approach called Risk and Cost Driven Architecture that helps architects become more effective in an agile world. 1

A Tester’s Perspective on Agile Snags

Posted by Priyanka Hasija on  Apr 18, 2015

Priyanka presents some of the advantages and challenges that agile adoption brings for testers and testing and presents some ideas on how to overcome the obstacles and leverage the advantages.

Big Data Processing with Apache Spark - Part 2: Spark SQL

Posted by Srini Penchikala on  Apr 16, 2015

Spark SQL, part of Apache Spark, is used for structured data processing by running SQL queries on Spark data. Srini Penchikala discusses Spark SQL module & how it simplifies data analytics using SQL. 1

Impediment Busting: Designing an Impediment Removal Process for Your Organization

Posted by Ken Power on  Apr 15, 2015

Lean Product Development takes an end-to-end focus on the flow of work through a system. This article discusses what impedes the flow of work, and how we manage impediments to the flow of work.

Coding Culture: How To Build Better Products by Building Stronger Teams

Posted by Sven Peters on  Apr 14, 2015

Software developers spend time and energy on building the best possible products looking at web frameworks, using a NoSQL or SQL database, etc. There's another equally important aspect: culture. 1

Metadata-Driven Design: Designing a Flexible Engine for API Data Retrieval

Posted by Aaron Kendall on  Apr 13, 2015

Bulk data is usually accessed via files & FTP. As collaboration migrates to APIs, what are the requirements for data APIs? Here we describe a meta-data driven architecture for bulk data ingestion.

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