Configuration management is the foundation that makes modern infrastructure possible. Tools that enable configuration management are required in the toolbox of any operations team, and many development teams as well. Although all the tools aim to solve the same basic set of problems, they adhere to different visions and exhibit different characteristics.
Agile is adaptive. When and how to apply architecture depends on the context. This article first explains why this is the case and then how you can still give proper attention to architecture in an agile setting. Adaptability and conversation are the essentials.
Can you use Scrum outside software development? Brian Rabon wrote the book Scrum for the rest of us, a distilled guide that describes the essence of Scrum. This book explains Scrum without using information technology jargon which makes it suitable for all kinds of teams that want to use the Scrum method for managing their projects.
An interview about applying strength-based techniques like appreciative inquiry, solution focused, positive deviance and 5-why's with Lean Six Sigma, and measuring performance in organizations.
The Agile Organisation: Can Agile really deliver at scale and for the whole organisation; are people ready to make the changes necessary, and do the products and processes on offer deliver results? 7
InfoQ interviewed Tommy Norman about his introduction training on Scrum, roles, artifacts and events, User Stories and collaboration in teams, and on-line resources for learning more about agile.
This article explains why it is inherently wrong to set up software metrics to try and 'improve' the software development process, and offers some alternatives. 3
An interview covering what Software Engineering Method and Theory (SEMAT) initiative adds to agile and how SEMAT can be used when organizations adopt agile.
Michael DeHaan, creator of Ansible, introduces the IT automation system, its guiding goals and the philosophy behind its community. Michael uses a simple but common scenario to demonstrate Ansible.
An interview with Tim Ottinger and Ruud Wijnands about the way that organizations adopt agile, services provided by the industry, and the importance of technical practices and craftsmanship in agile.
Once the cultural DevOps transformation is under way, how can teams shipping cloud (or on-premises) applications use the full suite of DevOps technologies to simplify delivery and management at scale? 2
Matt Winn, from J.P. Morgan’s securities group, Singapore describes his own perspective of using Large-Scale Scrum to create significant change within a tier-one financial services firm.