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Q&A with Sanjeev Sharma on His DevOpsDays NZ Keynote

by Rafiq Gemmail Follow 6 Followers on  Sep 27, 2017

Raf Gemmail speaks with IBM's Sanjeev Sharma about his upcoming DevOpsDays NZ closing keynote on the DevOps and SRE lessons we can learn from Apollo 13.

DevOps Follow 972 Followers

Q&A With Robert Scherrer: DevOps on the Backbone of the Swiss Financial Center

by João Miranda Follow 2 Followers on  Jul 11, 2017

Starting with a small core team, and a DevOps approach around 5 + 1 dimensions - skills, organization, process, infrastructure, architecture + mindset & attitude - SIX has been transforming how IT and the business work together to break the silos and align themselves along value streams. InfoQ took the opportunity to talk with Robert Scherrer, head of software dev at SIX, about this journey.

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Continuous Delivery at Klaverblad Insurance

by Ben Linders Follow 28 Followers on  Oct 07, 2016

Continuous delivery should be treated as an agile project as it is about automating your deployment. You have to speed up in small steps and gain trust by doing small deliveries and solve problems fast. The story about how Klaverblad insurance has implemented Agile, DevOps, continuous delivery, and microservices.

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How to Study and Apply Ideas from Successful Organisations

by Ben Linders Follow 28 Followers on  Jul 07, 2016

Studying successful organisations can inspire you and provide ideas to improve your own organisation. Helena Moore explains how reading case studies about high performance leadership and culture from organisations like Netflix, Zappos, and Virgin, and visiting organisations like Timpson has helped to understand what makes these organisations successful and to find ways to apply them.

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InnerSource: Internal Open Source at PayPal

by João Miranda Follow 2 Followers on  Oct 30, 2015

InnerSource is the name given to a development approach that applies open source software practices to the way organizations' develop software internally. Cedric Williams, technology leader at PayPal, explained how PayPal is experimenting with InnerSource to break down silos, grow collaboration and increase productivity.

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Driving Transformational Behavior with Core Work Systems

by Ben Linders Follow 28 Followers on  Aug 27, 2015

Mike Orzen will talk about using core work systems to drive transformational behavior at the Lean IT Summit 2015. An interview on the benefits that organizations aim for with lean IT, why adopting and reinforcing new behaviors is essential to create sustained change, core work systems and work processes for IT organizations, and common missteps in lean IT transformations and how to prevent them.

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Challenges When Implementing Microservices and Why Programming Style Matters

by Ben Linders Follow 28 Followers on  Jul 02, 2015 3

Fred George talked about the Challenges in Implementing MicroServices and The Secret Assumption of Agile at the GOTO Amsterdam 2015 conference. InfoQ interviewed him about how make microservices as small as possible, challenges when implementing microservices and how to deal with them, why programming style matters, and what developers can do to develop their code writing skills.

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Step by Step Improvement Needs Relative Safety

by Ben Linders Follow 28 Followers on  Feb 12, 2015

At the OOP 2015 conference Colin Hood talked about bridging the gap between requirements engineering process definition and successful iterative roll-out. He presented how the introduction of improvements to requirements engineering can be done better when done step by step, and how relative safety is needed to enable people to take the steps.

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DevOps Adoption in the Large Enterprise

by João Miranda Follow 2 Followers on  Jan 22, 2015

CA Technologies recently published a study on the perceptions of 1,425 IT and line of business (LOB) executives on DevOps. It found that 88% of respondents have adopted (24%) or are considering adopting (64%) DevOps. The study focuses on the views of executives (e.g.: C-level, VPs, Directors) at organizations with revenues of at least $500M, bringing a different perspective on the subject.

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Getting People to Limit Their Work In Progress

by Ben Linders Follow 28 Followers on  Dec 02, 2014 1

Kanban talks about limiting work in progress (WIP) as a way to manage workflow. “Limiting WIP is hard enough, but selling it can be nearly impossible” said Jim Benson. At the Lean Kanban Central Europe 2014 Conference he talked about how to convince others to limit WIP.

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Maturity Model for Continuous Performance Improvement

by Savita Pahuja Follow 3 Followers on  Oct 08, 2014

Martin Fowler, described Maturity Model as a tool that helps people assess the current effectiveness of a person or group and supports figuring out what capabilities they need to acquire next in order to improve their performance.

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Kickstart Agile the Kanban Way

by Ben Linders Follow 28 Followers on  Oct 02, 2014 1

Successful adoption of agile is related to the approach that is used to introduce changes in the organization. Organization can do a top down “mandated” implementation or use a different approach. Kanban can be used as a way to kick start agile, allowing teams to opt-in to agile practices when they feel ready for it to create a sustainable new way of working .

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ING Netherlands' Measured Improvements on Transition to DevOps

by João Miranda Follow 2 Followers on  Jun 25, 2014

Jan-Joost Bouwman and Mark Heistek, from ING Retail Banking Netherlands, presented at Devopsdays Amsterdam how a CMMI-ITIL organization transitioned to a more agile mindset. Somewhat unusually in this kind of sessions, ING presented quantitative evidence of the improvements, such as a marked increase in the number of changes deployed to production and a decrease of the risk value per change.

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Improving Product Development with Flow Thinking

by Ben Linders Follow 28 Followers on  Dec 27, 2013

A case study on creating buy-in and commitment for flow thinking using a mental model and metaphor was presented at the Lean Kanban Central Europe conference. InfoQ interviewed Håkan Forss and Erik Schön about their journey from methods & tools to principles & mindset and how they use visual management to implement flow thinking and improve the product development flow at Ericsson.

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Scrum Project Management Practices Support the CMMI

by Ben Linders Follow 28 Followers on  May 31, 2013 6

An exploration on how project management with Scrum and the project management process areas of the Capability Maturity Model Integration for Development are related.

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