There’s no reward for being a Scrum or kanban shop if we are not delivering value to customers. We see virtually no impact of agile or lean on the bottom line of success rates of improvement initiatives, because organizations often look for recipes. We need to change our mindset, and focus on the principles that people follow and values they share and the bigger whole: organizational culture.
InfoQ talked with Benjamin Wootton, DevOps consultant, to get an update on his view of the DevOps landscape in 2015. Wootton shares his experience, low hanging fruit to kickstart DevOps transformations, how to leverage monitoring, cloud and containers. Also how the market is lacking engineers with the required attitude and skill set for DevOps.
An interview with Jan Bosch, professor of software engineering and director of the Software Center at Chalmers University of Technology, about the benefits that companies can get from increasing delivery speed, the next steps that organisations can take after adopting Agile and DevOps, using experiments to innovate, practices for experimentation and how organisations can become more innovative.
An interview with Katharine Kirk about how agile or lean can increase politics and how she combines ideas from agile and lean with eastern and tribal philosophy to deal with people issues that arise.
"BDD In Action" is a book that aims to cover the full spectrum of BDD practices from requirements through to the development of production code backed by executable specifications and automated tests. 3
This article introduces gilt.com's ION-Roller continuous deployment application, which allows the company to operate a resilient cloud-based microservice platform utilising Scala, Docker and AWS. 9
This article explains why Paddy Power adopted continuous delivery (CD), describes the resulting CD capability, and reports the huge benefits and challenges involved.
Lean Product Development takes an end-to-end focus on the flow of work through a system. This article discusses what impedes the flow of work, and how we manage impediments to the flow of work.
The Cynefin model can be used in different ways - this article examines the situation where there is a need to make sense of situation as we have found that there are a large number of issues.
The 2015 State of DevOps survey is out. Survey's co-author Gene Kim explains what are the goals for this edition, how the data is analysed and what have we learned so far from past surveys.
A mix of existing robust hardware development ideas, plus a few newly taken from Agile software are being used now by real teams, even to get around or through the challenge of doing fast iterations.
The book "Agile! The Good, the Hype and the Ugly" provides a review of agile principles, techniques and tools. It explores the agile methods Extreme Programming, Lean Software, Scrum and Crystal. 4