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