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  • Peer Feedback Loops: Why Metrics and Meetings Are Not Enough

    by Siegfried Kaltenecker on  Oct 07, 2015

    This is the first in a series of articles that will show how to build peer feedback loops, an effective means to encourage a culture of continuous improvement. Starting with a problem statement and some background on feedback, followed by explaining why metrics and meetings are not enough, the article describes the first three methods on how to design and facilitate peer feedback sessions.

  • Standish Group 2015 Chaos Report - Q&A with Jennifer Lynch

    by Shane Hastie, Stéphane Wojewoda on  Oct 04, 2015 1

    The 2015 Standish Group Chaos Report has been released which shows some improvement and lots of opportunity for improvement in the software development industry. Jennifer Lynch spoke to InfoQ about the findings and their implications for software development. A significant change in the survey approach this year is the expansion of the definition of success to explore outcomes.

  • Q&A with Tom Roden and Ben Williams on Improving Retrospectives

    by Ben Linders on  Oct 02, 2015

    InfoQ interviewed the authors of fifty quick ideas to improve your retrospectives about why they wrote the book and how ideas are described, when you can do retrospectives, what facilitators can do to establish safety, why facilitators should not be the ones who solve problems, celebrating successes, good practices for getting actions done, and the value that teams get from doing retrospectives.

Build Quality In Book Review and Interview

Posted by Manuel Pais on  Sep 30, 2015

Book review and interview with Steve Smith and Matthew Skelton, authors of "Build Quality In", a collection of experience reports (including their own) on Continuous Delivery and DevOps initiatives.

Innovation at Telefónica with Lean Startup

Posted by Ben Linders on  Sep 28, 2015

Telefónica adapted Lean Startup to their processes, culture and organization to make it work. A Q&A with Susana Jurado Apruzzese on innovation and creating digital products.

Pragmatic Technical Debt Management

Posted by Tushar Sharma, Ganesh Samarthyam & Girish Suryanarayana on  Sep 25, 2015

The article emphasizes the need of a balance between feature development and technical debt repayment and outlines pragmatic strategies that software projects could adopt to manage technical debt.

Infrastructure Code Reviews

Posted by Chris Burroughs on  Sep 24, 2015

As infrastructure becomes code, reviewing (and testing) provides the confidence necessary for refactoring systems. Reviews also help spread consistent best practices throughout the organization.

Book Review and Author Q&A on Scaling Agile: A Lean JumpStart

Posted by Savita Pahuja on  Sep 23, 2015

Sanjiv Augustine wrote Scaling Agile: A Lean JumpStart, a book on scaling Agile methods. It is a short and informative book about scaling Agile methods.

Q&A on the Scrumban [R]Evolution

Posted by Ben Linders on  Sep 21, 2015

The book Scrumban [R]Evolution: Getting the Most Out of Agile, Scrum, and Lean Kanban explores the principles and theories of Scrumban, and shows how Scrumban can be deployed in organizations. 2

Four Must-Have Rules for Scaling Enterprise Agile

Posted by Ivan Kot on  Sep 20, 2015

Agile methodologies long ago proved their efficiency with small co-located teams. No organization is too big, complex or distributed to adopt Agile practices, but they must follow these simple rules

Linda Rising on Continuous Retrospectives

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Sep 18, 2015

At the recent Agile Australia conference Linda Rising spoke to InfoQ about adopting an experimentation mindset and running continuous retrospectives in a team.

Leadership, Mentoring and Team Chemistry

Posted by Michael Biven on  Sep 17, 2015

How does fire fighting compare to DevOps? Michael Biven, team lead at Ticketmaster, shares important lessons on leadership, mentoring and team chemistry from his experience as a fire fighter.

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