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.
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. Key takeaways are understanding time series data and configuration, datapoint formats, aggregation methods and retention.
How can established organizations avoid being disrupted into oblivion? What are the key cultural and mental barriers to real learning and productive change? How can Agile approaches and coaching help, and how should they be customized to local conditions? Dan Prager explores the issues and gives a guided tour of helpful models and approaches.
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.
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. 3
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”.
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.
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. 2
New Year’s resolutions promote change for the better. Agile practices can help you, as an individual, achieve and maintain your personal goals.
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.
The book Retrospectives for Organizational Change by Jutta Eckstein explores how agile retrospectives can be applied to initiate and implement organizational change.
An introduction to Puppet, an infrastructure configuration management product. In this article Susannah Axelrod, gives an overview of both Puppet, the language, and Puppet, the platform.