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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.

Bindings, Platforms, and Innovation

Posted by Bob Frankston  on  Jul 02, 2009

Bob Frankston offers a vision of the Internet that focuses on communication and connection uninhibited by artificial barriers like carrier exclusivity, arbitrary differences in protocols, and vendor constraints. He uses stories as his organizing and presentational metaphor to share a vision of what could be, if we had free reign to follow our imagination.

Keynote: From Margin to Mainstream - Innovation, Disruption and the Future of the Web

Posted by Mitch Kapor  on  Jun 25, 2009

In this keynote, Mitch Kapor, looks back at disruptive technologies, like the PC, and derives insights which he then uses to project a possible future for the Web, including the "social web," 'data scarcity and data abundance," and "startups on the cheap.

Democratic Political Technology Revolution

Posted by Martin Fowler and Zack Exley  on  May 29, 2009 1

The state of the art in political technology evolved radically 2004-2008. In 2004, software development in Democratic political campaigns consisted of a few rag-tag hackers taking shots in the dark and building applications. In 2008, political start-ups built innovative social applications that raised nearly 1/2 billion dollars, and elected a President.

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