Atlassian Launches JIRA 7 Platform with Three Standalone JIRA Editions

by Steffen Opel on  Oct 08, 2015

Development and collaboration software vendor Atlassian released version 7 of its project tracking application JIRA as three new standalone products: JIRA Core, JIRA Software and JIRA Service Desk. All three products are build atop a common platform to better serve non-technical business teams, development teams as well as IT and other service teams with an edition tailored to each team’s needs.

Managing Project Portfolios with Obeya Rooms

by Ben Linders on  Oct 08, 2015

Obeya is a management approach that uses war rooms and visualization for managing projects. InfoQ did an interview with Malika Mir about why she decided to implement Obeya, how they are using Obeya to manage project portfolios, their experiences with Obeya and the benefits that they have got from it.

Q&A With Speakers of the Enterprise Java Track at the Upcoming JAX London

by Abraham Marín Pérez on  Oct 01, 2015

In less than a couple of weeks, a new edition of JAX London will be held at the Business Design Centre. Running from 12th to 14th October, this year’s edition has 12 tracks, covering topics from Agile and Craftsmanship to Enterprise Development through DevOps, Cloud and deep-down Java. InfoQ talked to some of the speakers at the Enterprise Java track to get a glimpse of the contents of JAX London.

Experiences from the Scaled Agile Journey of Vodafone Turkey

by Ben Linders on  Oct 01, 2015

At the Agile Greece Summit 2015 Erhan Köseoğlu presented a case study of scaling agile from Vodafone Turkey. InfoQ interviewed him about why Vodafone decided to implement agile, how they dealt with situations where people resisted, how they established a culture that supports agile, how they involved their customers in the agile transition, and which advice he want to give to C-level executives.

QCon SF '15:Uber, Facebook, Twitter, Netflix Case Studies; Adrian Crockcroft & Erik Meijer Confirmed

by Wes Reisz on  Oct 01, 2015

QCon San Francisco is coming up on November 16-18th and registrations are up 49% over last year. QCon’s annual practitioner-driven conference is designed for top-level software developers and influencers. A full schedule and list of talks is available at

Oracle Propose New Mobile OpenJDK Project

by Ben Evans on  Sep 30, 2015 5

Oracle propose a new OSS project within OpenJDK to focus on porting the JDK to popular mobile platforms such as iOS, Android, and Windows Mobile. Oracle plans on contributing build system, Hotspot and JDK source changes required to target mobile platforms with a version of Java SE.

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.

Importance of Cultural Shift in Continuous Delivery Model

by Savita Pahuja on  Sep 29, 2015

Technology leaders are moving towards Continuous Delivery and Agile to accelerate business innovation.This post talks about the importance of cultural shift in successful Continuous Delivery implementation in the organizations.

Key Takeaways from the 'Agile on the Beach' Conference: Day Two

by Daniel Bryant on  Sep 27, 2015

Key messages on day two of the 'Agile on the Beach' conference included that self-organising teams who embrace ‘autonomy, purpose and mastery’ create a successful and resilient culture, there is need for technical leadership that encompasses programming, people and processes, and being truly agile involves working with ‘an ever evolving set of ever evolving practices’.

Agile Fluency at the Agile Alliance & Agile Open Northwest Open Space Conference

by Shane Hastie on  Sep 25, 2015

At the combined Agile Alliance and Agile Open Northwest Open Space event in Portland Declan Whelan and Diana Larsen led two sessions in which they explored the application of the Agile Fluency model for understanding and addressing technical debt and showed a game based on the model which teams can use to help them identify practices and principles they want to adopt based on their fluency goals

Creating an Agile Workplace

by Savita Pahuja on  Sep 25, 2015

An agile workplace is one that is constantly changing, adjusting and responding to organizational needs. How to create an Agile workplace and what are the benefits.

Scaled Scrum at Swiss Postal Services

by Ben Linders on  Sep 24, 2015

Swiss Postal Services has used scaled Scrum with seven teams to replace a legacy system. InfoQ interviewed Ralph Jocham about how they scaled Scrum and dealt with legacy issues, using a definition of done, how they managed to deliver their system three months earlier than planned, and the main learnings from the project.

Theories for Modern Engineering Teams

by João Miranda on  Sep 22, 2015

After a 5-year stint, Kellan Elliott-McCrea, left Etsy. Elliott-McCrea was Etsy's CTO for the past 4 years and VP of Engineering before that. During those five years both the software product and the engineering team underwent radical changes. In the article announcing his departure, Elliott-McCrea expounds five theories that guided him through those changes.

Responding to Outcry, JetBrains Relaxes Licensing Terms

by Jeff Martin on  Sep 19, 2015

JetBrains upset a lot of users when it announced it was planning to move to a subscription based model. After taking some time to reconsider and review user feedback, they have provided updated terms intended to address the most common complaints.

The Role of an Agile Manager

by Ben Linders on  Sep 18, 2015

An agile transformation needs a convincing involvement and statement by top management to show that the game really has changed says Jürgen Dittmar. InfoQ asked him about how management can be an obstacle in agile transformations, changing the mindset and approach for managing organizations, how managers and leaders can enable agility in organizations, and examples from applying Management 3.0.

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