Marc Pacheco tells how Songkick made radical changes to increase the performance of the site while retaining a productive development team.
Ole Friis Østergaard discusses software development addictions: becoming aware of them, controlling them, getting rid of bad habits by admitting them and changing through practice.
Jesse Robbins explains how to evangelize & overcome cultural resistance to change while sharing his own painfully funny lessons on how not to do it.
Jason Little and Andrew Annett explain different behavior models helping to understand resistance to change, where it comes from and how to encourage the desired behaviors.
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.
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.
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.
Susan Standiford discusses the social psychology, culture and team dynamics challenges faced while moving RueLaLa to a new platform.
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.
Jodi Moran discusses achieving sustainable speed through: iterate and automate, use commodity technology, analyze and improve, build services, create a high-speed culture.
Michael Stal discusses system architecture quality, how to avoid architectural erosion, how to deal with refactoring, and design principles for architecture evolution.
Jurgen Appelo discusses introducing change inside organizations by viewing them as adaptive systems and social networks and using the Change Management 3.0 model.