In an industry famously resistant to change, Markel International began an ambitious program to improve its technical capabilities and development culture. Many companies talk about transformation, but few are prepared to tell the story warts-and-all. Spark judge and writer, Helen Walton, interviews the Markel team to discover the obstacles faced as they went from waterfall to agile in 6 months.
The UK’s intelligence agency has a proud history of technical innovation, but given its need for secrecy and public accountability, it doesn’t sound like the kind of place to win an award for ‘innovation in management and building a happier workplace’. Yet when Spark judge, Helen Walton, interviewed GCHQ, she discovered a culture of creativity, diversity and surprising openness.
This article summarizes the key takeaways and highlights from QCon San Francisco 2014 as blogged and tweeted by QCon's 1,200 attendees. Over the course of the next 4 months, InfoQ will be publishing most of the conference sessions online, including 10 video interviews that were recorded by the InfoQ editorial team.
Dare Festival Melbourne is a one-day fast paced event about workplace innovation, change and happiness - Anton summarises the talks with help from some visual recordings. 1
At the recent Agile 2014 conference Sam Guckenheimer gave the opening keynote on Microsoft Developer Division's transition to a continuous delivery model. After the talk he sat down with InfoQ.
At the recent Agile Australia conference InfoQ spoke to Liam Brobst and Daniel Prager about using agile approaches and taking a frugal innovation approach to healthcare in Australia.
The Agile India 2014 conference was held in Bangalore at the end of February. Naresh and Pramod wrote this summary of the conference.
Nadja Macht, Flow Manager and Coach at Jimdo, talks about balancing flow and slack time in teams, doing visual management with Kanban boards and deploying retrospectives for continuous improvement.
This article summarizes the key takeaways and highlights from QCon New York 2014 as blogged and tweeted by attendees.
This article summarizes the key takeaways and highlights from QCon London 2014 as blogged and tweeted by attendees.
Creativity is a powerful motivator for individuals and teams and it can be taught, trained, and enhanced. Here are some techniques for enhancing creativity that you can use in your team’s workshops.
This article summarizes the key takeaways and highlights from QCon San Francisco 2013 as blogged and tweeted by attendees.