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Data Science Follow 127 Followers

Apache Eagle, Originally from eBay, Graduates to top-level project

by Alexandre Rodrigues Follow 0 Followers on  Jan 24, 2017

Apache Eagle, an open-source solution for identifying security and performance issues on big data platforms, graduates to Apache top level project on January 10, 2017. Firstly open-sourced by eBay on October 2015, Eagle was created to instantly detect access to sensitive data or malicious activities and, to take actions in a timely fashion.

Culture & Methods Follow 69 Followers

Trust and Leadership - New Study Reiterates Connection

by Susan McIntosh Follow 2 Followers on  Jan 20, 2017

Being trustworthy is highly associated with leadership success. A recent study by the Ken Blanchard Companies re-iterates this connection, showing how trust of one's leader affects an individual's intentions toward the organization, including performing well, endorsing the company, and staying at the company.

DevOps Follow 94 Followers

How 3rd Party Tools Nearly Killed Performance (and Culture) at Adidas

by Manuel Pais Follow 5 Followers on  Jan 20, 2017

How the shoe and clothes giant manufacturer's IT tamed an out-of-control proliferation of third party tools in their global websites which was killing performance. Furthermore, this led to a blame culture setting in between business and IT. A new third party governance process focusing on performance data and user experience validation was key to stop the bleeding.

Culture & Methods Follow 69 Followers

Lessons Learned the Hard Way

by Rui Miguel Ferreira Follow 2 Followers on  Jan 16, 2017

Ricardo Fiel, Cloud Solutions Architect at Microsoft, gave a presentation at the Scrum Gathering Portugal 2016 on some common ground he has found when collaborating with several types of organizations and about the lessons he has learned on his way while trying to leverage teams’ environment.

Culture & Methods Follow 69 Followers

Opinion: What 2017 Has in Store for Culture & Methods

by Shane Hastie Follow 9 Followers , Ben Linders Follow 5 Followers , Susan McIntosh Follow 2 Followers , Rui Miguel Ferreira Follow 2 Followers , Craig Smith Follow 1 Followers on  Jan 11, 2017

We polled the InfoQ Culture & Methods editors for their takes on what 2017 has in store for the technology industry, what are the trends which we see coming to the fore and what the implications will be for organizations around the globe.

Culture & Methods Follow 69 Followers

Managing in the Networked Society

by Ben Linders Follow 5 Followers on  Dec 22, 2016

More and more now value is created through connected organizations and individuals using seamless collaboration across boundaries. At the same time however, many companies are still influenced by management practices invented in 19th century. A paradigm shift is needed to successfully manage in the networked society.

Culture & Methods Follow 69 Followers

QConSF - Creating Awesome Teams

by Susan McIntosh Follow 2 Followers on  Dec 07, 2016

Alexandre Freire’s QConSF session focused on Modern Agile’s framework and suggested ways to implement them within an organization. He emphasized that the underlying culture must support these practices, or the practices will be forced and not lead to creating awesome teams.

Cloud Follow 32 Followers

Microsoft Flow Reaches General Availability

by Kent Weare Follow 4 Followers on  Nov 27, 2016

Microsoft recently announced the General Availability of Microsoft Flow, a cloud-based automation platform that provides workflow and connectivity capabilities across many popular online and on-premises services. Since the preview, in April 2016, 117,000 people from 61,000 organizations have used the service to automate their business processes.

Culture & Methods Follow 69 Followers

Stretching Agile in Offshore Development

by Ben Linders Follow 5 Followers on  Nov 24, 2016 3

To remain agile while offshoring software development, you have to invest time to make agile practices work under conditions where they are not supposed to work. Giving up is often not an option; you need to stretch agile practices by going back to the principles and collaboratively find ways to scale them and make them work effectively in a distributed environment.

Culture & Methods Follow 69 Followers

ThoughtWorks Recognized as Most Women-Friendly Tech Company

by Shane Hastie Follow 9 Followers on  Nov 21, 2016

At the recent Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, ThoughtWorks was recognised as being the top company for Women in Technology. InfoQ spoke to Rebecca Parsons, CTO, about the company's culture and the award.

Culture & Methods Follow 69 Followers

QConSF: Keynote - The Second Act

by Shane Hastie Follow 9 Followers on  Nov 09, 2016

Michael Lopp gave the second keynote at QCon San Francisco; titled "The Second Act" he explored what cultural changes are necessary when growing an organisation from building one product to building a business that builds products.

Culture & Methods Follow 69 Followers

Esther Derby's Six Rules for Change

by Susan McIntosh Follow 2 Followers on  Nov 03, 2016

Esther Derby identifies six rules to use when change needs to happen, so that the people involved are honored, and the complexity of the change is acknowledged. Creating an environment based on empathy, knowledge of the past, and a willingness to experiment, makes change less stressful.

Culture & Methods Follow 69 Followers

Scaling Teams to Grow Your Startup

by Ben Linders Follow 5 Followers on  Oct 27, 2016

Once a startup becomes successful it needs to scale its teams and technology to grow. Scaling has to be done in way that the startup remains effective, and thus capable of quickly delivering products to satisfy the needs of the fast growing user base. Some of the challenges faced are hiring people and onboarding them, along with technology decisions that allow you to grow and get the right people.

Culture & Methods Follow 69 Followers

Autonomy and Job Satisfaction

by Susan McIntosh Follow 2 Followers on  Oct 20, 2016 1

Lack of autonomy at work is directly related to reduced levels of motivation and engagement, and increased levels of stress and poor health. What can leaders do to improve the sense of autonomy in individuals, thereby increasing levels of motivation and job satisfaction?

Architecture & Design Follow 272 Followers

Grow with Conway’s Law, Not against It

by Mikael Zandin Follow 0 Followers on  Oct 13, 2016

Jason Goth, Micah Blalock, and Patricia Anderson of Credera explained at SpringOne how they used Conway's law to tailor a client's technical architecture and processes to reverse falling productivity and accelerate the production of high-quality code.

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