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Culture & Methods Follow 179 Followers

Paradoxes in Culture Change

by Ben Linders Follow 9 Followers on  Oct 19, 2017

Organizations should realize that organizational culture is an important factor in increasing agility, and then act on this realization. The desired organizational culture must be promoted by example top down; what is happening at the top of the organization concerning values, communication and customer involvement will predict what will happen in the "underlying" layers of the organization.

DevOps Follow 235 Followers

Q&A with Aurynn Shaw on Sharing Her Personal DevOps Journey at DevOpsDays NZ

by Rafiq Gemmail Follow 0 Followers on  Sep 30, 2017

Raf Gemmail speaks with Aurynn Shaw about her upcoming DevOpsDays NZ talk and the humanist side of DevOps.

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Treating Shared Databases Like APIs in a DevOps World

by Manuel Pais Follow 6 Followers on  Sep 30, 2017

Simon Sabin, principlal consultant at Sabin.io, spoke at WinOps 2017 conference on how to include database changes in a continuous deployment model. A key aspect when sharing databases across multiple services or applications is to treat them as APIs, from the perspective of the database owners.

Culture & Methods Follow 179 Followers

Node.js Forks over TSC Disagreements

by Susan McIntosh Follow 7 Followers on  Sep 07, 2017

The Node.js Technical Steering Committee (TSC) and Board have weighed in on the results of a vote to remove a member from the TSC based on a pattern of behavior. This has resulted in several resignations from the TSC, a plethora of commentary, and new recommendations by the Board of Directors.

Culture & Methods Follow 179 Followers

Tackling Technical Debt at Meetup

by Ben Linders Follow 9 Followers on  Aug 24, 2017

Continuous product health can be realized by regularly prioritizing the highest impact technical debt items and knocking those off systemically. You need to continuously iterate how you're tackling technical debt to drive more and more impactful results. Going for maximum impact items first and communicating the impact of paying down technical debt is what Yvette Pasqua, CTO of Meetup, recommends.

Culture & Methods Follow 179 Followers

Adopting Agile and DevOps at Wyndham Vacation Rentals UK

by Ben Linders Follow 9 Followers on  Aug 17, 2017

Embedding agile and DevOps had a positive impact on the role of QA at Wyndham; focusing effort in the earlier lifecycle stages has led to smoother releases with fewer bugs and post-production issues. Business colleagues and customers are more involved throughout the delivery cycle, making testing a shared responsibility .

Culture & Methods Follow 179 Followers

What a High Performing Team Looks Like and How to Create One

by Ben Linders Follow 9 Followers on  Aug 10, 2017

High performing is a team property, a temporary state which needs attention if teams want to keep on performing well. Things you can do to build a high performing team include creating safety, investing in developing collaboration skills, and giving peer-to-peer feedback.

DevOps Follow 235 Followers

Q&A with Mayank Prakash: DevOps in UK's Largest Government Department

by João Miranda Follow 2 Followers on  Jul 30, 2017

Mayank Prakash, Director General, CDO and CIO of UK’s Department for Work and Pensions told the DevOps Enterprise Summit London audience how the largest UK’s government department is moving away “from an organisation based on traditional vendor outsourcing, traditional structures and service delivery models to one with digital in its DNA”. InfoQ had the opportunity to do a Q&A with Mr. Prakash.

DevOps Follow 235 Followers

Q&A With Robert Scherrer: DevOps on the Backbone of the Swiss Financial Center

by João Miranda Follow 2 Followers on  Jul 11, 2017

Starting with a small core team, and a DevOps approach around 5 + 1 dimensions - skills, organization, process, infrastructure, architecture + mindset & attitude - SIX has been transforming how IT and the business work together to break the silos and align themselves along value streams. InfoQ took the opportunity to talk with Robert Scherrer, head of software dev at SIX, about this journey.

Culture & Methods Follow 179 Followers

Removing Friction in the Developer Experience: Adrian Trenaman Shares Experience from HBC at QCon NY

by Daniel Bryant Follow 146 Followers on  Jul 01, 2017

At QCon New York 2017 Adrian Trenaman presented “Removing Friction in the Developer Experience” in the new “Developer Experience: Level up Your Engineering Effectiveness” track. Key takeaways included: minimise the distance between “hello, world” and production; seek out and remove friction in your engineering process; and give freedom-of-choice and freedom-of-movement to your engineers.

DevOps Follow 235 Followers

John Willis Talks DevOps Superpatterns at DOES17 London

by Helen Beal Follow 0 Followers on  Jun 26, 2017

John Willis, co-author of The DevOps Handbook, spoke about the emerging DevOps Superpattern at the 2017 DevOps Enterprise Summit June 5th and 6th in London.

Culture & Methods Follow 179 Followers

HR Needs an Agile Makeover

by Shane Hastie Follow 11 Followers on  May 22, 2017

Human Resources is an outmoded way of thinking about people and needs a significant makeover. Dov Sal examines the purpose of HR in agile organisations and encourages HR practitioners to adopt the Manifesto for Agile HR Development. On a similar note, Bersin by Deloitte provides an Agile Model of HR which talks about making radical change to the mission and focus of HR departments.

Culture & Methods Follow 179 Followers

Exploring the Seven Principles of Sociocracy 3.0

by Ben Linders Follow 9 Followers on  Apr 27, 2017

Principles guide behaviour, and when made explicit can raise consciousness and help to evolve culture. The seven Sociocracy 3.0 principles support organizations that want to act in integrity with their environment, learn from experience, and generate a collaborative, adaptable and intelligent system to navigate complexity.

DevOps Follow 235 Followers

How New Relic Does DevOps

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 4 Followers on  Apr 23, 2017

A lead software engineer at New Relic wrote a summary of how DevOps tools and practices are used and practised in the New Relic engineering team. It talks about the evolution of the DevOps role, using their own product for monitoring and the visible benefits of this culture.

Culture & Methods Follow 179 Followers

Lending Privilege for Increasing Diversity and Inclusion

by Ben Linders Follow 9 Followers on  Apr 20, 2017 8

A grassroots movement is necessary to increase diversity and inclusion in the tech industry. Everyone has privilege; lending it to marginalized groups can make it happen, claimed Anjuan Simmons. If we have a diverse tech industry we will all win, as lending privilege increases value for everyone.

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