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Infosys Scraps Bell Curve for Performance Evaluation

by Savita Pahuja on  Sep 30, 2015

Vishal Sikka, CEO of Infosys announced that Infosys has stopped using the bell curve phenomenon which is used to evaluate its 176,000 employees' performance.

Making a Mindshift in Management for Agility

by Ben Linders on  Sep 03, 2015

The volatility in the market requires that organizations become able to adapt to changing demand as fast as possible while gaining the highest value. To implement agile managers need to team up to remove impediments in the organization says Ahmet Akdag. An agility transformation is about learning to try, fail and learn.

Using Objectives and Key Results in a Results-Only Work Environment Company

by Ben Linders on  Mar 10, 2015 3

Matt Rogish talked about using Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) for company, team, and personal goal setting at the No Pants Festival 2015 in Antwerp, Belgium. InfoQ interviewed Rogish about what OKRs are and how you can use them, their strengths and pitfalls, doing annual performance reviews and managing people with numerical goals, and starting with OKRs.

Google Teams Up With Rivals to Deliver Cloud Benchmarking Toolkit

by Richard Seroter on  Mar 03, 2015

Are you trying to make performance comparisons between cloud providers? Google, along with a diverse set of collaborators, has released an open-source performance benchmarking framework that tests common workloads across clouds. InfoQ reached out to Google to learn more about this somewhat unusual partnership, and how the industry will benefit from it.

Jurgen Appelo on Better Management with Fewer Managers

by Ben Linders on  Dec 12, 2014

At the Dare Festival Antwerp 2014 Jurgen Appelo talked about his new book Management 3.0 Workout and showed examples how organizations can improve the way that they manage themselves.

AnyPresence Soups-up Enterprise MBaaS Platform:Part 2 of 2

by Martin Monroe on  Nov 04, 2013

There is so much to learn about the latest Mobile Backend as a Service provider AnyPresence's 5.0 platform geared for the enterprise that this second post was needed. Co-founder Rich Mendis provides further insight for InfoQ readers…

Performance Gurus Release jClarity Flagship Performance Monitoring Tool

by Victor Grazi on  Sep 09, 2013

London-based start-up jClarity announces the general availability of their flagship product for locating Java performance problems in both Cloud and Enterprise environments. 

Performance: Planning Costs Less than Rearchitecting

by Jonathan Allen on  Jun 27, 2013

Making an application “fast” isn’t a real goal because it can’t be measured. An application may seem fast at first, but as performance starts to slip developers often don’t notice it. But this can be fixed by using a vocabulary that describes application performance in terms of concrete, measurable terms.

Velocity Web Performance and Operations Conference Kicks off in London

by Dio Synodinos on  Oct 03, 2012

O’Reilly’s Velocity conferences target web ops and performance professionals who like you to learn from their peers, exchange ideas with experts, and share best practices and lessons learned. The Velocity Europe 2012 event focuses on the core issues and opportunities that are specific to the European performance and ops community, as well as the most significant worldwide themes and players.

Article: Performance Analysis and Monitoring with Perf4J

by Dio Synodinos on  Apr 23, 2009 6

In this article Alex Devine explains how Java developers can take advantage of Perf4J, an open source toolset for adding code timing statements and for logging, analyzing and monitoring the results.

Performance Engineering in an Agile Project

by Vikas Hazrati on  Mar 25, 2009 4

Performance Engineering is an important software development discipline that ensures that applications are architect-ed, designed, built and tested for performance. However, mostly in traditional projects the scope of performance engineering is limited to performance testing. This is a sure cause for concern.

New Relic updates RPM to Improve Collaboration and Integration

by Robert Bazinet on  Feb 19, 2009

New Relic announced the availability of RPM 1.2 which goes a long way into making the job of the developer better with improved collaboration and integration.

Profiling Just Got Easier With Perf4j

by Ian Roughley on  Feb 12, 2009 8

When you start to think about profiling Java applications, many tools come to mind - but did you think profiling could be as easy as adding logging statements? This is the goal of the Perf4j project.

Presentation: Measuring Agile in the Enterprise: 5 Success Factors for Large-Scale Agile Adoption

by Abel Avram on  Oct 17, 2008 4

In this presentation filmed during Agile 2008, Michael Mah analyzes the development process in 5 companies: 2 Agile (one of them BMC) and 3 classic. He measures the development progress and effectiveness and compares the results with industry averages. He also presents the factors which contributed to the success of BMC's Agile adoption.

Article: A Formal Performance Tuning Methodology: Wait-Based Tuning

by Abel Avram on  Oct 06, 2008 4

In this article, Steven Haines talks about web application performance tuning which used to be more of an art than science. He proposes a method called wait-based tuning, making the entire process more measurable and, consequently, more scientific.

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