Separate issue tracking systems for Development and IT Operations are a source of conflict and ineffectiveness for many organizations. For effective Database Lifecycle Management (DLM), we typically need shared issue tracking systems where DBA teams can see upcoming work from Development and Development teams can see details of live service issues logged from Production.
The terms “self-organised” and “cross functional” are often used to describe a team. What does this mean, and how will you recognise if your team has these features? Great teams work with the uniqueness of each person’s skills, experiences and outlook – forging the motivation to achieve a shared goal, within the constraints in which they operate.
The level of software quality attainable is a reflection of an organizational business decision. There are many factors that influence this decision, including development, build and testing environments effectiveness, resources and their associated skillset, integrity, motivations and experience levels, commercial agreements, and adopted processes and productivity tools.
This article focuses on how cultural differences influence collaboration in distributed teams. It shares some virtues and practices which help to bridge cultural differences between team members.
In this article, Hugo Messer, a seasoned distributed agile practitioner, shares the top 5 challenges distributed teams face. Based on 10 years experience, he shares practical solutions. 3
Christine Doig spoke at OSCON Conference about data science as a team discipline and how to navigate data science Python ecosystem. InfoQ spoke with Christine about challenges of data science teams.
Team that perform great have a perfect balance of orientation on people and results. This article provides several exercises to explore how your team is doing and find your own state of perfection.
We know that software is changing the world, and we’ve come to see our impact as accelerating the software side of that change. With that passion, we started InfoQ 10 years ago. 9
It is always a challenge to pick the correct priorities. Which one of work A or B shall you do first? The Volcano is a tool to prioritize work for multiple teams working with several products. 1
InfoQ interviewed Suzanne and James Robertson on the "Requirements: The Masterclass LiveLessons - Traditional, Agile, Outsourcing" to get further insights into some of the topics addressed.
In this article the author presents his ideas on what makes a great Scrum team, exploring the Scrum roles and identifying characteristics needed for them to be most effective. 1
When you absolutely positively MUST build your own offshore dev team to get the quality you need, consider NOT. The author knows what it takes to do it right, and it isn't easy. 3