Happy people make happy, good products. Jaimee Newberry tells us about how to apply established design and development principles to individuals and teams in a similar way we apply them to products. To make people and teams happy, we have to find out what goals they want to achieve. We have to find ways to reach those goals, overcome obstacles and periodically review our progress.
Tim Lister co-author of Peopleware and Waltzing with Bears, among other books, talks about his experiences arbitrating disputes in systems development, the importance of risk management and how the IT industry is changing with distributed teams.
Linda Rising was interviewed at QCon London 2014. She speaks about the difference between the Fixed and the Agile mindeset, looks at the links between cognitive neuroscience and agile development. She discusses the value of standing and moving around when working and addresses number of myths about change.
Robert Benefield explains the importance of business and operations understanding each other better and how they can kickstart that understanding through collaboration. He talks about the need to find meaningful metrics for business. He discusses how methodologies for operations (ITIL, COBIT) and development (Scrum, Kanban) differ and what can be learned from both.
Gabrielle Benefield talks about the use of Outcomes Based Contracts and examines how an outcomes focus reduces risk and improves results in contractual relationships. She talks about leading metrics which can be used to ensure the outcomes are being met. She presents a simple yet powerful model named Mobius which supports constant discovery and feedback
In this interview, Dave Farley approaches Continuous Delivery both from human and technological perspectives. Do flow-based methodologies play better with CD than iteration-based ones? How to do CD on a DevOps unfriendly context? From a technological perspective, learn the importance of artifact repositories and why you should avoid branching as much as possible.
Olav Maassen, Liz Keogh and Chris Matts talk about real options and the story behind "Commitment: A Novel About Managing Product Risk", as well as discussing growing experts and leader archetypes.
Todd Charron talks about some of the outcomes from Lean Startup Machine in Toronto, applying Lean Startup in the Enterprise and how can us improvisation techniques in Agile to reduce our fears.
Chris Clarke from Collabnet talks about the evolution of ALM, how Agile has affected its uptake across all levels of the organisation and some of the important metrics Agile teams should be measuring.
Craig Smith lets us in on the 7 deadly sins of Agile Test Automation and how we can take Agile out of the IT department.
Many of today's most prominent app developers rely upon GitHub, a popular website that facilitates online collaboration between members of all areas of the software engineering community. Learn about the nuts and bolts of GitHub; like Repositories, Contributions, projects and streaks from Zach Holman in this InfoQ interview recorded live at QCon San Francisco 2013.
Esther Derby shares her thoughts on language, communication and change and their importance in organisations, the definition of metaphor and designing your environment for Agile success.