Monica describes gamification as a valuable business tool for both internal and external purposes, providing a strategy for spicing up routine activities of companies and helping them to improve team performance, foster collaboration between team members, encourage desired behaviors, increase the visibility of brands and drive innovation to sectors that benefit most from talent sourcing.
The need for learning organizations is greater than ever. People need to be able to continuously solve new problems, they have to develop thinking and problem solving skills that would enable them to do this. In an interview with InfoQ Karl Scotland explains the kanban canvas and explores how it can be used to create shared insights and decide upon the approach to intervene in organizations.
The book “Soft Skills - The software developer's life manual” addresses interesting topics for professional software developers. The book aims to help developers to become better programmers, more valuable employees, and happier and healthier people. An interview with John Sonmez on managing careers, remote working, mentoring, getting more work done, negotiating salaries and positive thinking.
How do you create new, disruptive, and viable businesses, for new markets? Jonathan Irwin describes a platform and shows how teams can work in a new way, being led, staffed, and measured differently. 2
Rounding out our first Web APIs series Mike shares books he recommends for those who want to learn more about designing, implementing, and maintaining APIs for the Web.
Roy Fielding talks to Mike Amundsen about versioning on the Web, why hypermedia is a requirement in his REST style, and the process of designing network software that can adapt over time. 14
Chris Haddad explains why one should create a roadmap for an API, providing advice on avoiding common API pitfalls, creating business value and monetizing API assets. 1
This article, the first of a new series, examines APIs from a business perspective. It covers the importance of tying your APIs back to your business value, with examples from Amazon and Twilio. 2
This series takes the reader on a journey from determining the business case for APIs to a design methodology, meeting implementation challenges and maintaining public APIs on the Web over time.
The book fifty quick ideas to improve your user stories aims to help people to write better user stories and support teams in iteratively delivering products that satisfy their customers' needs.
Our understanding of SOA has changed over the last 15 years. We review and update the Principles of Service Orientation providing a more business-focused & less technology-specific perspective. 6
The book Improving Software Development Productivity contains practices, models and case studies which help you to quantitatively support adoption of agile software development.