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WSO2 API Manager 1.4.0 Introduces Multi-Tenancy

by Abel Avram on  Jun 06, 2013

The latest WSO2 API Manager adds native multi-tenancy, automatic generation of API documentation, and SAML-based SSO, running both on servers or in the cloud.

Reactions to Yahoo!’s Decision to Forbid Employee Telecommuting

by Abel Avram on  Mar 01, 2013 8

Yahoo!’s recent decision to call all employees to work from company’s offices has raised some questions especially throughout the telecommuting community. Is this a disguised move to lay off people? Is it a misunderstanding of how remoting is to be managed? Is this the right move for Yahoo!?

Evidence of Success of Agile Projects

by Ben Linders on  Nov 22, 2012 1

Early results of a study on the effects of agile development practices are showing improvements in productivity and quality. These results aim to answer questions on development projects schedules and budgets. They also provide insight in the results of outsourcing and co-located teams.

Business Craftsmanship: an Approach for Transforming Knowledge Work

by Ben Linders on  Nov 14, 2012

Tobias Mayer started Business Craftsmanship: an organizational development and transformation approach to teach and apply ideas from Agile software development to any knowledge work context. Several posts have been published, for example about “Core Values” and “In Praise of Processes”.

Changing Your Organisational Mindset by Focusing on People

by Ben Linders on  Nov 08, 2012

In his recent blog Bob Marshall suggests that heroic managers must overcome the traditional analytic mindset in order to transition to a more effective organizational mindset. To do that part of their focus must be on people.

Bob Marshall is a specialist in organisational therapy who describes himself as “the flowchainsensei who sees things differently”.

CAMP 1.0 – An Open API for PaaS Application Management

by Abel Avram on  Aug 31, 2012 3

Several companies including Oracle, Rackspace, Red Hat and CloudBees have proposed an API for PaaS application management. The API allows developers to manage applications within and across various PaaS that will implement the specification without having any knowledge of the underlying cloud infrastructure.

How managers as leaders can make your team more successful

by Marta Jasinska on  Jun 21, 2012 2

In a series of blog posts Johanna Rothman speaks up against the common view of leader and manager roles. She argues that management without leadership can not be successful.

The Management View of Agile - Unaware or Unwilling?

by Craig Smith on  May 04, 2012 6

A series of recent articles by Steve Denning on Forbes have highlighted the challenges that the Agile community faces to get acceptance by mainstream management.

Finding a Better Way for Management

by Shane Hastie on  Feb 13, 2012

Continuing the series of news items investigating the recent Stoos Network launch event, Shane Hastie spoke with Roy Osherove and Franz Röösli about their experiences at the event, their ideas coming out of it and ways to help make a change in management practices going forward.

Stoos Network - Catherine Louis and Deborah Hartmann Preuss Discuss their Expectations

by Shane Hastie on  Feb 03, 2012 4

Continuing the series of interviews with Stoos Network Event participants, Shane Hastie spoke to Catherine Louis and Deborah Hartmann Preuss about their experiences at the event and their hopes and expectations for the future of the Stoos Network. The Stoos Network aims to encourage shift in organisational management from traditional hierarchical leadership toward more collaborative approaches.

Stoos Network - A Conversation with Jurgen Appelo

by Shane Hastie on  Jan 23, 2012

Following on from the Stoos Network event held in early January, InfoQ has been talking to some of the organizers and participants. This items is a conversation with Jurgen Appelo author of Management 3.0 and one of the organizers of the event.

Facilitating a Tipping Point - Stoos Network Event

by Shane Hastie on  Jan 10, 2012 4

At the Stoos Network event in Switzerland last week a call was made to re-examine the way leadership works and how organisations are governed. Responding to the "bit of a mess" evidenced by the current economic crisis, increased inequity, bankruptcies and widespread disillusionment. This is the first in a series of news items and interviews with the participants exploring their work.

Known vs Unknown

by Christopher R. Goldsbury on  Oct 21, 2011 7

Whether to use waterfall or agile methods should be determined by how well known the problem and solution are. That is the assessment from David J Blant, owner of Scrumology.

Steve Denning on Customer Delight at Agile 2011

by Shane Hastie on  Sep 03, 2011 1

Steve Denning gave two talks at the Agile 2011 conference in Salt Lake City, both focusing on moving organisations to "21st Century Management" and showing how Agile principles support and enable this change. He maintains that management is in need of an overhaul and that the takeup of Agile approaches helps organisations to make these changes, but Agile alone is not enough.

Can Earned Value Leverage Agile Methods?

by David Bulkin on  Jun 17, 2011 20

The debate over the value of Earned Value Management (EVM) and integrating it into agile rages heavy as agile penetrates into more large scale IT projects that require EVM. Opinions vary but some believe that not only can agile projects apply EVM; EVM with agile is better than EVM without agile.

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