This book aims to give you a head start by providing a detailed down-to-earth account of how one Swedish company implemented Scrum and XP with a team of approximately 40 people and how they continuously improved their process over a year’s time.
In this eMag we provide both implementation examples and comparisons of different possible approaches on a range of topics from immutable infrastructure to self-service ops platforms and service discovery. In addition, we talk about the Docker ecosystem and the different aspects to consider when moving to this increasingly popular system for shipping and running applications.
This eMag brings together a number of authors who have addressed the topic on InfoQ and suggests ways to identify, monetize, and tackle technical debt in your products.
This eMag provides a round-up of what we and some of our attendees felt were the most important sessions from QCon London 2015 including Microservices, Containers, Conway’s Law, and properly implementing agile practises.
This book provides practice-based answers to a lot of questions. Focused on helping lean and agile professionals to improve, these answers are intended to encourage a clear understanding of what self-organisation is about, offer a profound overview on what is needed to successfully lead in a self-organising environment, and promote the willingness to enhance your own capabilities.
Certified Scrum Trainer and Coach Jim York says: Scrum is Simple. Doing Scrum is Hard. One more thing remains certain: you will never become better at doing Scrum (or any Agile method) without practicing. So what are you waiting for? Just go and do it!
Reaping the benefits of continuous delivery is hard work! Culture, processes or technical barriers can challenge or even break such endeavors. With this eMag we wanted to share stories from leading practitioners who’ve been there and report from the trenches. Their examples are both inspiring and eye opening to the challenges ahead.
Michael Nir provides a portfolio of field tested ideas within this practical book to enable you to better manage and lead yourself and your team.
Infrastructure configuration management tools are one of the technical pillars of DevOps. They enable infrastructure-as-code, the ability to automate your infrastructure provisioning.
This book will help you to learn from the experiences of a seasoned scrum master. It contains confessions in the form of seven short stories. These stories center around the trials of a scrum master and his new team. They are case studies based on real life events that take place in some of the largest companies in the world. You can use this to avoid pitfalls and sharpen your skills.
Project management is a crucial and often maligned discipline. In the software world, project management is mainly about coordinating the efforts of many people to achieve common goals. It has been likened to herding cats – a thankless undertaking that seems to engender little or no respect from the teams who are being managed. This eMag examines where and how project management fits in agile.
Estimation is often considered to be a black art practiced by magicians using strange rituals. It is one of the most controversial of activities in Agile projects – some maintain that even trying to estimate agile development is futile at best and dangerous at worst. We selected articles which present ways of coming up with estimates as well as some that argue for alternate approaches.