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Lessons from the UK Government's Digital Transformation Journey

by Ben Linders Follow 29 Followers on  Sep 27, 2018

Citizens can get the information and services they need more quickly because users' needs are considered in government service design, and suppliers can work with the government in modern agile ways: these are two benefits resulting from the UK Government's digital transformation. Having teams exposed directly to users motivates teams to make their products better.

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Intelligent Automation on Pace for Explosive Growth, But Organizational Challenges Prevalent

by Kent Weare Follow 11 Followers on  Sep 16, 2018

In a recent KPMG study, the professional services organization published a report on the growth of Intelligent Automation. The report suggests that overall spend will reach $232 billion by 2025, compared to $12.4 billion which is spent today. But, this expected growth comes with many challenges, including tool maturity, skilled labor and organizational change management.

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Perpetual Guardian Experiments with a Four Day Work Week

by Rui Miguel Ferreira Follow 4 Followers on  Aug 31, 2018 3

Earlier this year, Perpetual Guardian, a New Zealand company that manages trust, wills and estates, invited its two hundred and forty employees to join an eight-week experiment during which they would work four days a week and enjoy an extra leisure day, although getting the same amount of money.

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13th Annual State of Agile Survey is Open

by Ben Linders Follow 29 Followers on  Aug 30, 2018

The 13th annual State of Agile survey has been announced by CollabNet VersionOne. This yearly survey explores the worldwide adoption of agile.

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Keeping Distributed Teams in Sync

by Ben Linders Follow 29 Followers on  Aug 16, 2018

The biggest challenge of distributed teams is communication, which is essential for establishing ground rules on collaboration. Shifting working hours to accommodate each other and team liaisons help to communicate and synchronize work. Teams based on trust, respect, and openness will encourage themselves to help people throughout the organization and foster a culture that keeps teams in sync.

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Focusing on Business Outcomes at Barclays: Overcoming the "Urgency Paradox"

by Manuel Pais Follow 9 Followers on  Jul 26, 2018

Jonathan Smart, head of working ways, and Morag McCall, PMO at Barclays, spoke last month at the DevOps Enterprise Summit in London about re-thinking the entire flow of work, from initial idea triage until releasing to production. This means introducing agility into how the application and services portfolio is managed, as well as changing the role of the PMO and finance departments.

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Fin Goulding Injects Agility into the Management of Everything

by Helen Beal Follow 5 Followers on  Jul 26, 2018

Fin Goulding, international CIO at Aviva, recently spoke at the DevOps Enterprise Summit London about using flow principles to advance agile capabilities throughout an organisation. InfoQ asked Goulding to expand on some of the points that he made during his talk.

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Spark the Change: Building Tomorrow’s Company

by Ben Linders Follow 29 Followers on  Jul 19, 2018

Tomorrow’s company has to invest in well being, should move away from individual silos to team delivery, needs to have psychological space and safety, and must be able to deal with uncertainty. To build such companies we can use gamification, pretotyping, IoT, artificial intelligence, robots, chatbots and other conversational interfaces. We should focus on teams and question how we work together.

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Ben Gracewood on Learning from an Organisational Train Wreck

by Shane Hastie Follow 28 Followers on  Jul 16, 2018

At the recent JAFAC conference, Ben Gracewood told the story of how POS developer Vend transformed their development organisation following catastrophic disruption and losses. He explored what happened after they reduced headcount by over 30%, what they had in place that enabled them to survive, and what they did differently as a result of the changes.

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Complex Event Flows in Distributed Systems: Bernd Rücker Discusses Workflow Engines at QCon NY

by Daniel Bryant Follow 806 Followers on  Jul 08, 2018 2

At QCon New York, Bernd Rücker presented “Complex Event Flows in Distributed Systems”, and cautioned that although event-driven architectures can be extremely powerful, it can also be easy to create complex and highly-coupled peer-to-peer event chains. He proposed that lightweight, open source workflow engine solutions provide many advantages for the business, developers and ops.

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DevSecOps Grows Up and Finds Itself a Community

by Helen Beal Follow 5 Followers on  Jul 06, 2018

On June 28th, the first DevSecOps Days event came to London following a similar event in San Francisco in April. It kicked off with a welcome address from event founders, Mark Miller and John Willis, who explained that the intention is to replicate the DevOpsDays model and empower communities worldwide to stand up their own events.

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Driving Innovation at Switzerland's Largest Bank

by Manuel Pais Follow 9 Followers on  Jul 03, 2018 3

Jelena Laketic, head of asset management SWAT (SoftWare Action Team) at UBS, spoke at the DevOps Enterprise Summit London about some of the lessons she has learned driving innovation at the largest bank in Switzerland. InfoQ reached out to Laketic in order to get her view on the particular challenges and successes around her SWAT journey and what innovation means at UBS.

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Challenges of Moving from Projects to Products

by Manuel Pais Follow 9 Followers on  Jul 02, 2018

Carmen DeArdo, former DevOps technology director at Nationwide Insurance, and Nicole Bryan, vice-president of product management at Tasktop, recently spoke at the DevOps Enterprise Summit London on the importance of moving from a project-based to a product-based organization.

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How Blockchain is Reinventing Business Process Management

by Kent Weare Follow 11 Followers on  Jun 30, 2018 1

In a recent Hyperledger post, Jesse Chenard discusses how blockchain is poised to reinvent traditional Business Process Management platforms. A challenge with existing BPM platforms is that data is usually stored in organizational silos and challenges exist in exchanging counterparty transactions. A blockchain solution can provide auditing across boundaries, without leaking sensitive information.

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Business Processes, Long-Running Services and Microservices

by Jan Stenberg Follow 38 Followers on  Jun 28, 2018 2

During recent years domain events are increasingly being discussed, but we should be discussing commands just as much, Martin Schimak explained at the recent DDD eXchange 2018 conference, where he covered events, command and long-running services in a microservices world, and how process managers and similar tooling can help in running core business logic.

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