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The Importance of Descriptions in Understanding the Impact of Change

Posted by Steve Ross-Talbot  on  Dec 11, 2012

Steve Ross-Talbot discusses the what, why and how of describing things, in particular requirements, along with a set of tools serving that purpose and called Zero Deviation Lifecyle.

Patterns of Software Change

Posted by Michael Feathers  on  Dec 06, 2012

Michael Feathers overviews a number of patterns he has seen in various projects which provide a good indication that major changes are to be undertaken in the system’s future.

Optimized for Change: Architecture @ Etsy

Posted by Kellan Elliott-McCrea  on  Nov 06, 2012

Kellan Elliott-McCrea discusses the technological and process changes Etsy has been going through the last two years in order to make the website more resilient.

Building Teams and Delivering Product During Revolutionary Change

Posted by Susan Standiford  on  Oct 30, 2012

Susan Standiford discusses the social psychology, culture and team dynamics challenges faced while moving RueLaLa to a new platform.

Building Technology Mid-flight

Posted by Sam Hamilton  on  Jun 08, 2012

Sam Hamilton discusses the technological, architectural and organizational changes an organization goes through in the process of upgrading its software stack without interrupting daily business.

Zero to Ten Million Daily Users in Four Weeks: Sustainable Speed Is King

Posted by Jodi Moran  on  Jun 08, 2012 2

Jodi Moran discusses achieving sustainable speed through: iterate and automate, use commodity technology, analyze and improve, build services, create a high-speed culture.

Nothing Is Permanent Except Change - How Software Architects Can Embrace Change

Posted by Michael Stal  on  May 23, 2012

Michael Stal discusses system architecture quality, how to avoid architectural erosion, how to deal with refactoring, and design principles for architecture evolution.

How to Change the World

Posted by Jurgen Appelo  on  Jan 26, 2012

Jurgen Appelo discusses introducing change inside organizations by viewing them as adaptive systems and social networks and using the Change Management 3.0 model.

SimpleGeo: Staying Agile at Scale

Posted by Mike Malone  on  Jan 04, 2012 3

Mike Malone discusses principles of good and bad (software) architecture determining SimpleGeo’s architecture: deal with change, embrace failure, phased adoption, balanced security, and others.

"Post-PC Computing" Is Not a Vision

Posted by Allen Wirfs-Brock  on  Nov 22, 2011 4

Allen Wirfs-Brock discusses the various computing eras and the change we are currently going through, leaving the PC era and entering a new one characterized by mobility, clouds, HTML and content.

The Lean Influencer’s Mantra

Posted by Siraj Sirajuddin  on  Aug 03, 2010

Siraj Sirajuddin talks about the Influencer’s (Change Agent) role in introducing Lean and Kanban in large organizations by understanding the philosophy of the Lean process improvement, the forces related to Lean and Kanban adoption, and their dynamics.

Real-life SOA

Posted by Michael Poulin  on  Oct 29, 2009 3

Based on real-life cases from the financial industry, Michael Poulin shows how to use 7 service oriented principles, Composability, Autonomy, Contracts, Abstraction, Loose Coupling, Reusability, and Discoverability, to handle service behavior in the execution context and UI changes, and how to prepare for unexpected changes.

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