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Culture & Methods Follow 73 Followers

Autonomy and Job Satisfaction

by Susan McIntosh Follow 4 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 286 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.

Culture & Methods Follow 73 Followers

Continuous Improvement Beyond Retrospectives

by Ben Linders Follow 7 Followers on  Sep 29, 2016

If you want continuous improvement you can start with retrospectives, but you must go far beyond that with change management, culture change, and innovation. The most important thing in order to make change happen in organizations is creating new habits and changing your culture.

Culture & Methods Follow 73 Followers

Microservices Imply a Distributed System

by Ben Linders Follow 7 Followers on  Sep 10, 2016

Moving towards microservices means moving towards distributed systems where you have to deal with latency, authorization and authentication, and messages that do not arrive, argues Sander Hoogendoorn. With microservices you can break down large systems into smaller components to regain control over the architecture.

DevOps Follow 104 Followers

DevOps Enterprise Adoption at ITV with Tom Clark

by Manuel Pais Follow 5 Followers on  Aug 31, 2016

Tom Clark, head of common platform at ITV, talked at the past DevOps Enterprise Summit 2016 in London on how their cloud platform has served as a medium for spreading DevOps practices and way of working across the entire organization, as well as how to grow a team of "smart and kind" engineers around it. In this Q&A Clark talks about ITV's DevOps journey, challenges faced and the road ahead.

Culture & Methods Follow 73 Followers

11th Annual State of Agile Survey is Open

by Ben Linders Follow 7 Followers on  Aug 26, 2016

The 11th annual state of agile survey is open through October 7, 2016. The survey explores the worldwide adoption of agile.

DevOps Follow 104 Followers

DevOps Gov Adoption at HMRC Digital

by Manuel Pais Follow 5 Followers on  Aug 24, 2016

The UK's Revenue and Customs agency applied DevOps and Continuous Delivery principles to move from a bureaucratic culture to frequent delivery of digital tax services, learning and adapting from incremental successes and the occasional failures. InfoQ reached out to Lyndsay Prewer to dig deeper into how this journey started, where the agency is at today, and what the main challenges have been.

Culture & Methods Follow 73 Followers

Certified Agile Leadership Program Announced

by Ben Linders Follow 7 Followers on  Aug 18, 2016

The Certified Agile Leadership program aims to increase the effectiveness of leaders by providing a learning framework for developing agile leadership competencies. An interview with Pete Behrens about the importance of leadership, changing how leaders lead and the leadership culture, leadership for self-organizing teams, and what organizations can do to develop agile leadership competencies.

Culture & Methods Follow 73 Followers

Scaling Teams to Grow Effective Organizations

by Ben Linders Follow 7 Followers on  Aug 11, 2016

When organizations are growing fast it can be a challenge to keep them sane and to achieve what you actually want to achieve by hiring more people: getting more done. Alexander Grosse talked about how you scale teams to build an effective organization at Spark the Change London 2016. He explored the five domains of scaling teams: Hiring, People Management, Organization, Culture, and Communication.

Culture & Methods Follow 73 Followers

Philip Lay's Advice to Technologists: Stop Disrupting, Start Engaging

by Shane Hastie Follow 9 Followers on  Aug 10, 2016 4

Commentator and strategy adviser Philip Lay recently admonished the technology industry to stop disrupting and start engaging. He points to the populist dissatisfaction with technology-enabled globalization, the Brexit vote and the general geo-political and social-economic instability around the world. He encourages tech companies to do more to support local growth and skills development.

DevOps Follow 104 Followers

Blending Agility and DevOps with Local Cultures at Barclays

by Manuel Pais Follow 5 Followers on  Jul 27, 2016

Jonathan Smart, head of development services at Barclays, described how the bank's DevOps journey requires blending with local cultures (as in local to a given business are or to a geography) to succeed. Principles need to be shared, but practices need to emerge (with guidance where required) by applying those principles to the local context.

Culture & Methods Follow 73 Followers

The Body as Interface and Interpreting the Body talks at Bristol Girl Geek Dinner Event

by Shane Hastie Follow 9 Followers on  Jul 14, 2016

Tamara Chehayeb Makarem and Jenny Gaudion of Scott Logic will be speaking at a Girl Geek Dinner event on 20th July in Bristol, UK on the complimentary topics of ‘Body as Interface’ and ‘Interpreting the body’. They spoke to InfoQ about the different ways the body can be an interface with technology systems, how our thinking about user experience needs to change and interpreting body-based data.

Culture & Methods Follow 73 Followers

How to Study and Apply Ideas from Successful Organisations

by Ben Linders Follow 7 Followers on  Jul 07, 2016

Studying successful organisations can inspire you and provide ideas to improve your own organisation. Helena Moore explains how reading case studies about high performance leadership and culture from organisations like Netflix, Zappos, and Virgin, and visiting organisations like Timpson has helped to understand what makes these organisations successful and to find ways to apply them.

Culture & Methods Follow 73 Followers

Becoming a Responsive Enterprise

by Ben Linders Follow 7 Followers on  Jun 16, 2016

Software-driven companies are taking over the world because they are responsive organizations, built on 'sense and respond' instead of 'plan and predict'. In the next decade every large scale organization will be digitized and will effectively become a software-driven enterprise. Vikram Kapoor, CEO at Prowareness, explored how organizations can increase their responsiveness.

Culture & Methods Follow 73 Followers

Tackling the Lack of Women in Technology

by Shane Hastie Follow 9 Followers on  Jun 06, 2016 1

There have been a number of articles written recently that explore the under-representation of women in technology fields and highlight some of the groups working to overcome the lack and help the technology industry become more relevant and attractive to women.

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