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  • Enterprise Agility Through Culture

    by Ben Linders on  Apr 06, 2015

    Culture plays an important role in organizational change. Successful agile adoption tends to depend on the ability to change the culture. Making the culture explicit and becoming more conscious of the existing culture is important in agile transformations according to Olaf Lewitz and Michael Sahota. Giving attention to culture can increase the agility of an organization.

  • Cynefin 101 – Shared Context and Sense Making

    by Greg Brougham on  Apr 04, 2015

    The Cynefin model can be used in different ways; for categorisation which is useful from a situational perspective; for contextualisation which is useful in taking a rain check point and deciding what you want to do and also from a dynamics perspective. This article examines the situation where there is a need to make sense of situation as we have found that there are a large number of issues.

  • Fifteen Years of Service-Oriented Architecture at Credit Suisse

    by Stephan Murer, Claus Hagen on  Apr 03, 2015 2

    In this article, authors reflect on Credit Suisse's adoption of SOA principles and patterns and the organization's transition from using tightly integrated mainframe programs to open SOA services with emphasis on the importance of interface contracts and service governance.

A Fast Story Point Estimation Process

Posted by Mary Ann Michaels on  Apr 02, 2015

Estimating story points can be a tedious process and some teams abandon doing story points to help predict their velocity. This is a way to make the process of estimating points much faster.

Key Takeaway Points and Lessons Learned from QCon London 2015

Posted by Abel Avram on  Apr 01, 2015

This article summarizes the key takeaways and highlights from QCon London 2015 as blogged and tweeted by attendees.

Hologram - Finally, AWS Key Distribution that Makes Sense

Posted by Arian Adair on  Mar 31, 2015

Faced with the lack of solutions for secure distribution of AWS access keys to developers, AdRoll decided to build their own open source Hologram. Adair details the process, design and main features.

Creating a Creative and Innovative Culture at Scale

Posted by Matti Klasson on  Mar 31, 2015

Experiments and lessons from the engineering organization of King Digital Entertainment showing how continuous improvement of HR-related processes and topics fosters a creative and innovative culture. 4

Creating a Mobile Development Strategy for 2015

Posted by Fima Katz on  Mar 30, 2015

Now that 2015 is underway, it’s time to consider a mobile strategy framework for a prosperous year. We will be discussing some key points to consider as you plan your strategy for a successful future.

Probabilistic Project Sizing Using Randomized Branch Sampling (RBS)

Posted by Dimitar Bakardzhiev on  Mar 29, 2015

If you don't want to analyze all user stories in your project in order to estimate size then Randomized Branch Sampling can be used for portfolio related decisions and quotations on prospect projects.

The Indian Banking Community Cloud

Posted by Lalit Sangavarapu, Shakti Mishra, Abraham Williams, G.R. Gangadharan on  Mar 28, 2015

In this article, authors discuss the Indian Banking Community Cloud (IBCC) that provides cloud-based services to banks to address the financial sector's growing demand for secure cloud-based services.

Making Agile Deliver Good Software

Posted by Ben Linders on  Mar 27, 2015

Nic Ferrier talks about deploying agile effectively, the need for managers or Scrum masters, focusing on architecture to improve collaboration and using technology to avoid organizational problems.

Q&A with Gene Kim on the State of DevOps Survey

Posted by Manuel Pais on  Mar 26, 2015

The 2015 State of DevOps survey is out. Survey's co-author Gene Kim explains what are the goals for this edition, how the data is analysed and what have we learned so far from past surveys.

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