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  • The Divisive Effect of Separate Issue Tracking Tools

    by Matthew Skelton Manuel Pais on  Mar 22, 2017

    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.

  • Teams and the Way They Work

    by Simon Reindl on  Mar 18, 2017

    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.

  • Developing Quality Software: Differentiating Factors

    by Cynthia Freeney on  Mar 02, 2017

    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.

Managing Cultural Differences in Your Distributed Team

Posted by Hugo Messer Savita Pahuja on  Dec 10, 2016

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.

The Top 5 Problems with Distributed Teams and How to Solve Them

Posted by Hugo Messer on  Sep 17, 2016

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 on Data Science as a Team Discipline

Posted by Srini Penchikala on  Aug 26, 2016

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.

Exercises for Building Better Teams

Posted by Justyna Wykowska on  May 30, 2016

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.

InfoQ at 10

Posted by Floyd Marinescu on  May 25, 2016

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

The Volcano - Prioritize Work for Multiple Teams & Products

Posted by Tomas Rybing on  May 21, 2016

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

Q&A with the Authors on "Requirements: The Masterclass LiveLessons-Traditional, Agile, Outsourcing"

Posted by Rui Miguel Ferreira on  Apr 17, 2016

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.

Characteristics of a Great Scrum Team

Posted by Barry Overeem on  Apr 15, 2016

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

Build Your Own Offshore Development Team - or Not?

Posted by Yousef Awad on  Apr 06, 2016

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

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