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  • Untangling an API-first Transformation at Scale. Lessons Learnt at PayPal – Part 2

    by Erik Hogan on  Feb 23, 2017 2

    This is the second in a three-part series that explores how PayPal has adopted a more API-first approach to building platform services. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at how the portfolio of API’s themselves are managed.

  • Tailoring Your DevOps Transformation to Organizational Culture

    by Tomek Pająk on  Feb 22, 2017

    To build a high performance organization via DevOps, one often needs to change the organizational culture. Culture is a cornerstone which either amplifies or dooms strategic initiatives in your company. This case study shows how you can apply the competing values framework for culture change, supported by tools to measure and visualize culture.

  • Q&A on the Book Scaling Teams

    by Ben Linders on  Feb 07, 2017

    The book Scaling Teams by Alexander Grosse and David Loftesness provides strategies and practices for managing teams in fast growing organizations. It explores five areas which often pose challenges when organizations need to scale -- hiring, people management, organization, culture and communication -- and gives solutions for recognizing and dealing with those challenges.

Virtual Panel on Bimodal IT

Posted by Manuel Pais on  Aug 31, 2016

Bimodal IT has been supported by many and criticized by many. InfoQ reached out to enterprise experts to dig deeper into the pros and cons of this strategy and how/when/if is it applicable.

Respect Your Organisational Monoliths

Posted by Margo Cronin on  Aug 18, 2016

There is a lot of information about DevOp out there but little on tackling DevOps in financial organisations. This article presents lessons learnt rolling out DevOps in a large insurance organization.

Author Q&A: Decoding Silicon Valley

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Aug 06, 2016

Jon Baer & 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 culture, history, stories and successes.

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

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.

Meaning it: What’s the Real Purpose of Corporate Social Responsibility?

Posted by Helen Walton on  Apr 02, 2016

A restaurant to give homeless people apprenticeships? A centre to foster social enterprise? A ‘round the nation’ bike ride? PwC were the runners up for the Spark Award this year. 1

Designing Delivery Book Review and Interview

Posted by Manuel Pais on  Mar 30, 2016

Book review and interview with Jeff Sussna, author of "Designing Delivery", on cybernetics, service exchange, customer-centric brands and a new definition of quality in a service-oriented world.

DevOps Enterprise Adoption at Hearst Business Media with Pauly Comtois

Posted by Manuel Pais on  Mar 28, 2016

Pauly Comtois, Vice President of DevOps at Hearst Business Media, talks about their DevOps initiatives. What challenges have they faced? Which improvements have they seen? What lies ahead?

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