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  • Culture & Methods Follow 881 Followers

    The New Killer Apps: Teamwork and Weak Signal Detection Lessons from the Military

    by Brian Rivera Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 13, 2018

    There are a lot of great teamwork and weak signal detection lessons from the military that can help forward-leaning leaders create the organizational agility and safety they need to survive and thrive on their own terms in this VUCA world. This article explores how teamwork and weak signal detection lessons from the military are becoming “The New Killer Apps.”

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    Resilient Systems in Banking

    by Greg Hawkins Follow 4 Followers on  Oct 06, 2018

    Resilience is about tolerating failure, not eliminating it. To build a resilient system, you must build a system that absorbs shocks, and continues or recovers. Following best practices for resilient architecture, including established cloud patterns, allowed Starling Bank to build a bank, from scratch, in a year, against a backdrop of highly public outages amongst incumbent banks.

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    Soft Skill Patterns for Software Developers: The “Learning from Unintended Failures” Pattern

    by Kevin Jackson Follow 1 Followers on  Dec 05, 2017

    Soft Skill Patterns describe human behaviours that effectively solve recurring problems. The "Learning from Unintended Failures" pattern helps us improve the resilience of a system after a failure. The pattern follows 4 steps: identify a failure, quickly resolve any immediate impact, analyse root cause and system behaviour during the failure, and finally generate and implement improvement ideas.

Culture & Methods Follow 881 Followers

Q&A with Ash Maurya on Scaling Lean

Posted by Ben Linders Follow 29 Followers on  Apr 26, 2017

In the book Scaling Lean, Ash Maurya explores how entrepreneurs can collaborate with stakeholders to establish a business model for a new product or service using Lean Startup principles. 2

Culture & Methods Follow 881 Followers

Adaptable or Predictable? Strive for Both – Be Predictably Adaptable!

Posted by Dimitar Bakardzhiev Follow 2 Followers on  Sep 06, 2016

Our efforts to improve software development face the question what to focus on. We can’t be predictable if we are not adaptable. What we really need is to be predictably adaptable.

Culture & Methods Follow 881 Followers

Q&A with Diomidis Spinellis on Effective Debugging

Posted by Ben Linders Follow 29 Followers on  Aug 24, 2016

The book Effective Debugging by Diomidis Spinellis describes 66 different approaches for effective debugging of applications and systems.

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DevOps at Seamless: The Why, How, and What

Posted by Tomek Pająk Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 29, 2015

This article focuses on why DevOps is needed, what concepts and values should support it, as well as how we implemented it at Seamless, what results we obtained and the challenges we faced.

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Innovation at Telefónica with Lean Startup

Posted by Ben Linders Follow 29 Followers on  Sep 28, 2015

Telefónica adapted Lean Startup to their processes, culture and organization to make it work. A Q&A with Susana Jurado Apruzzese on innovation and creating digital products.

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The Most Common Reasons Why Software Projects Fail

Posted by Taylor Putnam-Majarian Follow 0 Followers , Doug Putnam Follow 0 Followers on  Jul 13, 2015

Projects can be categorized as failures because of cost overruns, late deliveries or poor quality, but the right estimation processes can increase the likelihood of project success 17

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Interview with Tiago Garcez about Why Agile?

Posted by Ben Linders Follow 29 Followers on  Oct 10, 2013

Interview with Tiago Garcez about why agile is better suited to the challenges that companies are facing, the value that agile can deliver, and how you can start an agile transition.

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The Fail-Safe Organization

Posted by Steve Peha Follow 1 Followers on  Aug 30, 2013

Agile has many answers to the challenges of contemporary software development. It also challenges us with a fundamental paradox: learning is essential to success but failure is essential to learning. 2

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