Dan Craig talks us through the process of bringing a federal agency up to speed on build, test and application release automation. And how to navigate the inherent cultural and political challenges.
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.
Ian Culling talks about the state of agile adoption, how organisations want to buy "the DevOps" and new features in the VersionOne product suite
The Agile 2015 conference was held in August 2015 in Washington, DC. Rebecca Parsons and Phil Brock talk about the conference and the other programs the Agile Alliance has underway.
Joshua Seckel, Bill Krebs and Manjit Singh are three agile coaches who have gone through the ICAgile assessment and been certified as Experts in Facilitation and Coaching. They discuss the process, what it feels like to be reviewed and assessed by a panel of their peers and how the assessment differs from other certifications.
Reed explains what a popcorn retrospective is, what a healthy DevOps organization looks like (hint: resilience and learning), why blame is not always evil and why automation is not going to save us. Also root cause analysis is not a "thing" and a lot more food for (DevOps) thought!
Mary and Tom Poppendieck talk to Charles Humble about continuous delivery, architects, management and other senior roles in IT, and diversity in the industry.
Architecture design is defining the basic structure of our software for now and for the future. But how can this work, given that we are living in an agile world accepting the fact that we only have limited knowledge of our final system? InfoQ was talking with Colin Garlick about architecture design and responsibilities during software development.
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.
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.
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.
Tony and Chris describe how Skype transformed their operations to adopt agile methods across 200+ teams spread over eight locations around the world. They discuss what worked, some of the challenges and share ideas that other organisations may be able to use in their own transitions.