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Kolton Andrus on Breaking Things at Netflix

Interview with Kolton Andrus on  Sep 18, 2015

Kolton Andrus is working as "chaos engineer" at Netflix which means he is getting paid for breaking things in production. We are talking with about how to improve overall system quality by injecting failures in production systems, about the idea of "anti-fragility" in the context of software and about how engineering teams of all layers can benefit from a failure injection infrastructure.


Stephen Thair on Enterprise DevOps and Cultural Change

Interview with Stephen Thair on  Jun 14, 2015

Steve Thair on introducing DevOps in large organizations, the particular challenges they face (from ROI based finance models to technical debt to improving communication) and how to address them.


Improving Technical Skills and Agile Practices

Interview with Ruud Wijnands on  Jun 04, 2015

Ruud Wijnands talks about things that can and do go wrong with Agile transitions, improving technical skills and practices, supporting people in learning, the value that agile can bring to organizations and giving managers more insight into the possibilities of agile, helping teams to increase their agility and what managers can do to increase the success of agile transitions.


The Importance of Technical Practices in Agile

Interview with Tim Ottinger on  Jun 02, 2015

Tim Ottinger talks about things that can and do go wrong with Agile transitions, why facilitation matters in agile, increasing the understanding of agile, what is needed to create trust in the organization, the importance of technical practices in Agile, improving technical skills and practices and the “Taking back Agile” initiative.


John Krewson, Steve Ropa and Matt Badgley of VersionOne on their Agile 2014 Talks

Interview with John Krewson, Steve Ropa and Matt Badgley on  Nov 24, 2014

Three speakers from VersionOne discuss the importance of strong technical practices, software craftsmanship, how agile software development is similar to working in the theatre and how to get the right balance in documentation.


Elisabeth Hendrickson on Building Quality In

Interview with Elisabeth Hendrickson on  Oct 09, 2014

Elisabeth Hendrickson discusses her move from consulting to take on the role of Director of Quality Engineering for Pivotal Labs, how important engineering technical practices are to building quality in from the ground up and how scaling agile across many teams requires a structure that supports self-organization within organizational constraints.


Emma Langman on Systems Thinking

Interview with Emma Langman on  Jun 11, 2014

Emma shares her view on Systems Thinking and why is it important in modern organizations that want to learn and move forward. She also delves into other topics from her experience such as working in the Middle East, women and technology and work-private life balance as a working mother.


Bryan Beecham on XP Not Dead

Interview with Bryan Beecham on  Jan 18, 2014

Bryan Beecham (aka Billy Garnet) reminds us that "XP not dead!" and shares his approach to teaching TDD and refactoring with Lego and applying XP and craftsmanship in teams as well as the human body.


Crista Lopes on Constraints and Styles of Programming

Interview with Cristina Videira Lopes on  Dec 05, 2013

Crista Lopes discusses the idea of using constraints to define styles of programming and architecture. Also: large scale static analysis of open source code, Open Simulator and VR, and much more.


Andrew Prentice and Jo Cranford on Testing and Development at Atlassian

Interview with Andrew Prentice and Jo Cranford on  Sep 26, 2013

Andrew Prentice and Jo Cranford talk about testing and development approaches at Atlassian, in particular the role of Quality Assistance and approaches to effectively testing JavaScript.


Neil Killick on No Estimates

Interview with Neil Killick on  Sep 07, 2013 1

Neil Killick discusses his background in Agile and his thoughts on estimation in Agile software projects, in particular the discussion around #noestimates.


Gojko Adzic on integrating business iterative delivery using Impact Mapping

Interview with Gojko Adzic on  Apr 19, 2013

Gojko Adzic talks about the need to iterate and learn about business value before jumping into solutions. Impact Mapping helps visualize and learn which behavior changes impact business results. Those changes might not even require any kind of software delivery.

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