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  • Author Q&A: Decoding Silicon Valley

    by Shane Hastie on  Aug 06, 2016

    Jon Baer and Michelle Messina have written a book exploring the secrets to success in Silicon Valley - what it takes for a startup to succeed. They look at the culture, history and stories which show how and why the Valley works, and provide guidance for prospective entrepreneurs who are considering setting up in the Valley, or elsewhere. They spoke to InfoQ about the book and their ideas.

  • Stop Measuring Turn Around Time

    by Wes Higbee on  Aug 04, 2016 2

    Are you patting yourself on the back for remarkable turn around times while simultaneously neglecting your customers? It's tempting to think that timeliness matters when in fact it rarely does. Stop measuring turn around time and start learning what matters to customers.

  • How to Deal with COTS Products in a DevOps World

    by Mirco Hering on  Jul 24, 2016

    Mirco Hering explains why we shouldn't leave COTS products (and the people working on them) left behind in a DevOps world. With creative solutions we can apply good practices from custom software. This leads to a significant effort reduction in the long term.

Don't Break Your Silos - Push Out the Silo Mentality

Posted by Alex Novkov on  Jul 13, 2016

Organizational silos may cause a variety of problems for your company. Learning more about how and why they form is the first step towards dealing with them. This article suggest using ventilators.

A Letter to the Manager: Release the Power of Your Agile Teams

Posted by Johan Dahlbäck on  Jun 27, 2016

Agile is both simple and hard – and success depends on managers creating a suitable environment for their teams. To create and sustain high-performing agile teams, these points are fundamental.

User Stories Are Placeholders for Requirements

Posted by Russ Lewis on  Jun 06, 2016

It can be difficult to change from a Waterfall approach to the Agile practice in which requirements are prepared ‘just in time. The secret to success in Agile is ruthless management of scope.

DevOps Lessons Learned at Microsoft Engineering

Posted by Thiago Almeida on  May 22, 2016

Thiago Almeida from Microsoft shares how adopting DevOps practices resulted in better engineering and happier teams, and the lessons learned in that journey. 1

Outsourcing Software Development to a Global Talent Pool: World of Help or World of Hurt?

Posted by Yousef Awad on  May 16, 2016

When outsourcing software development, the country options are endless. The decision-making process isn’t easy and it shouldn’t be. Yousef Awad presents a checklist of key elements to consider. 4

Partnering for Accountability: What’s Stopping You from Turning Your Dreams into a Reality?

Posted by Ariel Banayan on  May 14, 2016

The missing link between the life you live now, and your dreams becoming your reality is simple: accountability. Most people have extreme difficulty holding themselves accountable to their goals.

Q&A with Shawn Callahan on Putting Stories to Work

Posted by Ben Linders on  May 10, 2016

The book Putting Stories to Work by Shawn Callahan provides a process with a practical approach to master business storytelling; a leadership skill that helps to achieve results.

Q&A with the Authors on "Requirements: The Masterclass LiveLessons-Traditional, Agile, Outsourcing"

Posted by Rui Miguel Ferreira on  Apr 17, 2016

InfoQ interviewed Suzanne and James Robertson on the "Requirements: The Masterclass LiveLessons - Traditional, Agile, Outsourcing" to get further insights into some of the topics addressed.

Build Your Own Offshore Development Team - or Not?

Posted by Yousef Awad on  Apr 06, 2016

When you absolutely positively MUST build your own offshore dev team to get the quality you need, consider NOT. The author knows what it takes to do it right, and it isn't easy. 3

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