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Getting More Work Done in Fewer Working Hours

by Ben Linders Follow 23 Followers on  Jul 05, 2018

When Jason Lengstorf’s body was actively falling apart due of the way he was working, he decided to limit his computer usage and create pockets of high-focus effort. Working fewer hours prevents you from becoming overtired or unfocused. We need to treat downtime with the same level of care as we treat our uptime, using breaks to make creative connections, recharge, and to remember why we work.

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Spark the Change: Sparkling Disruptions

by Ben Linders Follow 23 Followers on  Jun 29, 2018

A new transportation system that enables people to live and work anywhere, networking through an app to share stories and get ideas that change your company, and high-speed internet through space to connect people everywhere on the planet; these are sparkling disruptions which were presented at the Spark the Change conference.

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Chatbots 101 for Developers: Q&A with Anamita Guha

by Ben Linders Follow 23 Followers on  Jun 28, 2018

Chatbots are becoming more critical to developers in their daily lives – from understanding how the technology operates, to creating better code. Developers tend to have a natural curiosity about bots and the tech behind it. Artificial intelligence tools exist to address emotional intelligence with chatbots in conversational interfaces.

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The Power of Serendipity and Networking

by Ben Linders Follow 23 Followers on  Jun 21, 2018

Meeting new people gets you out of your own head. It’s a good way to get outside perspective on your projects and look at them in new ways. A conversation with someone who works in a completely different field could spark the idea that changes your company. Focus on meeting people who share your values and interests, and make networking part of your daily habits.

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Making Games for High Performing Teams

by Ben Linders Follow 23 Followers on  Jun 14, 2018

The gamestorming model describes a process to create games. It provides concepts like game space, boundaries, rules, artifacts and goals, for creating compelling learning experiences in an organizational setting. Such games can be used by teams to experiment, focus on outcomes, and try out disruptive patterns.

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Building Observable Distributed Systems

by Ben Linders Follow 23 Followers on  Jun 12, 2018

Today's systems are more and more complex; microservices distributed over the network and scaling dynamically, resulting in many more ways of failure, ways we can't always predict. Investing in observability gives us the ability to ask questions to systems, things we never thought about before. Some of the tools that can be used for this are metrics, tracing, structured and correlated logging.

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Testing Software with Artificial Intelligence

by Ben Linders Follow 23 Followers on  Jun 07, 2018

Advances in computer vision algorithms and the application of modern artificial intelligence (AI) techniques have made writing visual tests practical. With AI in testing, autonomous testing becomes possible. The boring and rote tasks will be delegated to the AI so that the tester can do the thinking.

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Incorporating Improv into Agile with Games

by Ben Linders Follow 23 Followers on  May 31, 2018

The rules of Improv provide a short-hand to enhance active listening, collaboration, and mutual reinforcement skills, all of which are integral to Agility. You can incorporate Improv activities and games to reinforce Agile mindset. The game debrief is where the value of the game becomes sustainable, as it explicitly ties emotions and aha-moments from the game experience to working scenarios.

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Culture, Psychological Safety, and Emotional Intelligence for High Performance Teams

by Ben Linders Follow 23 Followers on  May 17, 2018

Humanity is the heart of the creative intellectual work that many of us are engaged in. The foundation of high-performance teams is people who have freedom and autonomy and feel safer. Games can be used to support self-awareness and connection and build team emotional intelligence onto safety.

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Automating Visual Testing with Appraise

by Ben Linders Follow 23 Followers on  May 03, 2018

Developing applications where the look and feel is key for success might help to automate visual testing. Appraise, an open source tool on Github licensed under MIT, applies the approach of specification by example to visuals. It helps teams to review and approve changes to web pages using visual inspection.

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Sustainable Software with Agile

by Ben Linders Follow 23 Followers on  Apr 26, 2018

Sustainable software enables you to deliver changes to the customer more quickly with a lower likelihood of bugs, decrease of the total cost of ownership of applications, and increase business agility. It’s possible to verify the sustainability of software using a combination of automated analysis of source code, expert review of technical artifacts, and comparison with benchmark data.

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Jeff Patton on Fixing Agile Product Ownership

by Shane Hastie Follow 18 Followers on  Mar 23, 2018

At the recent Agile India conference, Jeff Patton gave a keynote talk in which he challenged the way agile development approaches Product Ownership. He holds that product management is a discipline which was around before the Scrum term Product Owner was coined, and the way it has been applied in most agile organisations is, at best, a watered-down approach and real product management is needed.

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Great Engineering Cultures and Organizations - Afternoon Sessions from QCon London

by Ben Linders Follow 23 Followers on  Mar 17, 2018

The Building Great Engineering Cultures and Organizations track at QCon London 2018 contained talks from practitioners representing digital leaders of the consumer internet as well as transformational corporates from “traditional” sectors. Previously InfoQ published a summary of the morning sessions; this is the summary of the afternoon sessions of this track.

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Great Engineering Cultures and Organizations - Morning Sessions from QCon London

by Ben Linders Follow 23 Followers on  Mar 15, 2018

The building great engineering cultures and organizations track at QCon London 2018 included talks from practitioners representing digital leaders of the consumer internet as well as transformational corporates from “traditional” sectors. The speakers presented how they established and scaled engineering cultures that keep their organisations ahead of the rest. A summary of the morning sessions.

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Fred George on Solving Fuzzy Problems

by Shane Hastie Follow 18 Followers on  Mar 09, 2018

In the Digital Transformation day at the Agile India conference Fred George gave a talk on how the way we solve programming problems needs to change when dealing with what he calls “fuzzy problems” where the speed of response is more important than any other factor. The development “team” in those environments consists of a single developer working directly with a customer deploying frequently

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