For a modern IT company, innovation is equally critical to the company, its clients and its staff. Jeff discussed the important ingredients needed to create a culture of innovation in an organization. Drawing on his experiences at Thoughtworks Chengdu he examines the importance of leadership, lean thinking, problem solving mindset and people factors in fostering innovation.
This article defines the subject and discipline of Business Architecture. In contrast with other approaches, only business functionality and business information may be considered architectural entities that together form the subject of Business Architecture.The discipline of Business Architecture on the other hand is a description of the primary and secondary tasks of a Business Architect.
Evan Leybourn has written a book titled Directing the Agile Organisation in which he presents ideas about using agile approaches to management and case studies on how it has been applied. 2
This article will take you through creating a simple RESTful web service with Spring Boot and Aerospike, a distributed and replicated in-memory NoSQL database.
How do you bringing agility into big data? Learn what makes analytics uniquely different than application development, and how to adapt agile principles and practices to the nuances of analytics.
Victor Savkin presents in detail the pros and cons of using Backbone.js and Angular.js to create web applications, comparing the two frameworks with each other. 5
Entrepreneurs apply lean-startup to try to sell their product/service even before they build it: "make sure you have paying customers". Naresh Jain shares his approach to find effective MVPs.
We mostly ship software by date, prioritizing what we think is important, and shipping once out app passes a certain quality level. But can we tell the readiness status of our application?
David Morris explores the topic of agile estimating: what it is, how we typically do it, why we should bother, some of the alternatives, and provides some advice for new players. 3
In this article, a panel of experts discuss the important aspects of software analytics. Topics covered include what software analytics mean to developers, practitioners, and information analysts.
Bureaucracy often plagues large product development efforts. Just like technical debt slows down development, process debt slows down your business. Eliminate process debt to get to market faster. 6