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Adopting Agile and DevOps at Wyndham Vacation Rentals UK

by Ben Linders Follow 7 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 72 Followers

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

by Ben Linders Follow 7 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 102 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 102 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 72 Followers

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

by Daniel Bryant Follow 15 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 102 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 72 Followers

HR Needs an Agile Makeover

by Shane Hastie Follow 9 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 72 Followers

Exploring the Seven Principles of Sociocracy 3.0

by Ben Linders Follow 7 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 102 Followers

How New Relic Does DevOps

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 3 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 72 Followers

Lending Privilege for Increasing Diversity and Inclusion

by Ben Linders Follow 7 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.

Culture & Methods Follow 72 Followers

Evolving the Engineering Culture at Criteo

by Ben Linders Follow 7 Followers on  Apr 03, 2017

Senior management should make engineering culture a top priority and create the framework which supports building a good engineering culture. You need values for culture to evolve, supported by rules that govern how things are done.

Culture & Methods Follow 72 Followers

The Agile Journey of Buurtzorg towards Teal

by Ben Linders Follow 7 Followers on  Mar 30, 2017

Buurtzorg, a Dutch nationwide nursing organization, operates entirely using self-managing practices. Teams are fully self-organized, and the organization has developed a culture where these independent teams are supported by the back office. Their IT system was developed in an agile way to help teams deliver nursing care to their patients.

Culture & Methods Follow 72 Followers

Devoxx US 2017: Day 1 Recap

by Wesley Reisz Follow 4 Followers on  Mar 21, 2017

Reviewing day 1 of Devoxx US.

Culture & Methods Follow 72 Followers

Lean and Agile Culture at the Finnish Broadcasting Company Yle

by Ben Linders Follow 7 Followers on  Mar 21, 2017

Scaling lean and agile is not a question of frameworks, it's about values, principles and mindset. At Yle the company management has been involved in the agile transformation by carrying out experiments, learning and doing; not by implementing frameworks. Magic happens when you work together with people in teams on all levels.

Culture & Methods Follow 72 Followers

Making Distributed Development Work

by Ben Linders Follow 7 Followers on  Mar 02, 2017

Distributed development depends on effective communication: you need to look for ways to have robust and diverse communication, build empathy towards each other to encourage feedback, and keep an eye on motivation. Team members are more engaged and creative when there’s shared ownership and responsibility for complete delivery from idea to production in distributed teams.

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