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  • Conversation Patterns for Software Professionals. Part 3

    by Michał Bartyzel on  Jan 16, 2015

    The third article of the Conversation Patterns for Software Professionals series is focused on very powerful tool which is a Conversation Structure. Michael explains the structure and the mechanics of what people call “a talk”, shows how to control the conversation flow and how to navigate through a conversation on purpose.

  • 5 Agile Ways to Achieve your New Year’s Resolutions

    by Dan R. Greening on  Jan 15, 2015

    New Year’s resolutions promote change for the better. Agile practices, used frequently with project teams, can help you, as an individual, achieve and maintain your personal goals. Use the power of User Stories, Measuring What Matters, Achievable Goals, Backlog Ordering and Feedback Loops to make this your most successful year yet.

  • Learning Fast in Design, Development and DevOps

    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 in a context of high uncertainty you need to be able to learn fast and efficiently said Ismaël Héry from Le Monde. At the Lean Kanban France 2014 conference he gave a presentation about learning fast to build fast.

Using Agile Retrospectives for Organizational Change

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jan 12, 2015

The book Retrospectives for Organizational Change by Jutta Eckstein explores how agile retrospectives can be applied to initiate and implement organizational change.

Introduction to Puppet

Posted by Susannah Axelrod on  Jan 08, 2015

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.

Using the Kanban Canvas for Driving Change

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jan 07, 2015

In an interview with InfoQ Karl Scotland explains the kanban canvas and explores how it can be used to create shared insights and decide upon the approach to intervene in organizations.

InfoQ Talks to Azul Systems Gil Tene about Zing, Zulu, and New Releases

Posted by Ben Evans on  Jan 06, 2015

Gil Tene of Azul Systems talks about shipping their Java 8 compatible release and the need for certified builds.

DIVAs Weed Them out or Nurture Them? Five Best Practices

Posted by Michael Nir on  Jan 05, 2015

Five Best Practices to nurture the DIVAs in our organization: Learn to observe behaviors. Frame outcome of behavior. Define impact of outcome. Follow: cycle of feedback. Learn to give credit 2

Java 9 and Beyond. Oracle's Brian Goetz and John Rose Glimpse into the Future

Posted by Ben Evans on  Jan 04, 2015

Oracle's Brian Goetz (Java Language Architect) and John Rose (JVM Architect) take us on a deep-dive discussion about some of the technologies and features being discussed for Java 9 and beyond. 1

Q&A with John Sonmez on His Book on Soft Skills

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jan 03, 2015

The book Soft Skills covers topics for professional software developers, it aims to help developers to become a better programmer, a more valuable employee, and a happier and healthier person.

Lessons Learned by Scaling Android Apps - AnDevCon Panel Summary

Posted by Sergio De Simone on  Jan 02, 2015

What it takes to build Android apps that scale up to millions of global users? At last AnDevCon, seven experienced Android developers tried to answer that question.

We Need No Less than Pervasive Leadership

Posted by Jean Richardson on  Jan 01, 2015

Jean shows how Pervasive Leadership aligns with chaordic leadership in that it acknowledges a true follower cannot be bound to follow. The moment they are bound, they are no longer leader or follower.

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