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Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Releases Vision Paper

by Kent Weare Follow 5 Followers on  Mar 12, 2017

The newly formed Enterprise Ethereum Alliance has published a Vision Paper outlining “a vision for users and stakeholders to propose, implement, and integrate advances to the Ethereum protocol with support for Enterprise Ethereum protocols.” In this paper the EEA discusses many topics related to Pluggable Consensus, interoperability, Ethereum protocol updates, storage and performance.

Cloud Follow 33 Followers

Microsoft Adds Team and LUIS Support for Flow

by Kent Weare Follow 5 Followers on  Feb 11, 2017

Microsoft has recently announced changes to its cloud workflow service, Flow, to enable teams to contribute and manage flows centrally. This new sharing capability is also available to SaaS and custom API Connectors. In addition to these collaboration features, Microsoft has also announced support for Gmail connectivity and integration with additional Microsoft Cognitive Services APIs.

Web API Follow 48 Followers

Box Introduces Four New Security and Governance APIs

by Margot Krouwer Follow 2 Followers on  Oct 02, 2016

The content management company Box recently announced the arrival of four security and governance APIs. These APIs are aimed at helping companies handle legal, security, and compliance needs better.

Culture & Methods Follow 72 Followers

Leadership Fit for the 21st Century: Challenges in an Agile Environment

by Ben Linders Follow 7 Followers on  Jan 21, 2016

This first post in the series on leadership fit for the 21st century covers the talk given by Hendrik Pothof from ING and Michael Bres from Axis into Management about leadership challenges in an agile environment.

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Meeting Regulatory Demands with Agile Software Development

by Ben Linders Follow 7 Followers on  Jun 04, 2015 1

InfoQ interviewed Jan van Moll about regulatory demands for software in healthcare, satisfying these demands with waterfall project or with a mix of waterfall and agile, and introducing agile in an R&D organization that needs to fulfill regulatory demands.

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Node.js and io.js Merge Under the Node Foundation

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  May 16, 2015

The io.js TC has voted to join the upcoming Node Foundation. The project will be named Node.js but it will be based on io.js’ repository.

Culture & Methods Follow 72 Followers

Using Sociocracy for Decision Making and Learning in Agile

by Ben Linders Follow 7 Followers on  Mar 12, 2015 3

Organization that are adopting agile often look for ways to establish self-organized teams where team members are able to take more responsibility. Agile software development teams could improve their decision making by using the consent principle and sociocratic procedures. Sociocratic governance structures can also be used to scale up agile principles to every level of the organization.

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Establishing Self-Organized Agile Teams

by Ben Linders Follow 7 Followers on  Feb 26, 2015

Agile suggest teams to self-organize their work. The questions arise what self-organization is and what organization can do to make it possible for teams to become self-organizing.

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Liquefying an Organization to Increase Agility

by Ben Linders Follow 7 Followers on  Dec 05, 2014

Organizations look for ways to increase their agility and becoming more adaptive and responsive. There a new wave of modern ways for managing organizations, supporting transparency and self-organization, taking off. LiquidO is an organizational governance model for arranging activities and decisions and giving credit, allowing everybody in an organization to take part in management activities.

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Deploying Transparency and Self Regulating Management to Get Actions Done

by Ben Linders Follow 7 Followers on  Nov 26, 2014

At the Lean Kanban France 2014 conference Bjarte Bogsnes gave a keynote presentation about beyond budgeting. In his presentation he talked about the problems with traditional management and how transparency and self regulating management comes to the rescue, and the principles and practices of beyond budgeting.

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Agile at Scale with Hoshin Kanri

by Ben Linders Follow 7 Followers on  Nov 24, 2014 1

When organizations decide to scale agile they can be looking for agile ways to define strategies, manage direction and sustain alignment. Deploying and stay aligned, is today's challenge said Pierre Neis. At the Lean Kanban France 2014 conference Pierre showed how using Hoshin Kanri has helped global players in their lean agile transition.

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Getting your Quality Management System Used

by Ben Linders Follow 7 Followers on  Oct 20, 2014

Creating and maintaining a Quality Management System (QMS) can be difficult, certainly when organizations have multiple product lines where different regulations and standards are applicable. InfoQ interviewed Willem van den Biggelaar about the benefits of having a QMS, dealing with multiple regulations, assuring adherence, how a QMS can support agility and deploying a QMS in an agile way.

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Governing Agile with Architecture

by Ben Linders Follow 7 Followers on  Jun 05, 2014

At the Agile Governance conference in Amsterdam Jan van Santbrink presented how architecture when used with an agile mindset can play a key role in governance. InfoQ interviewed Jan about why agile and architecture need to collaborate, how architecture can support agile decision taking and the benefits for development of doing architecture.

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Role of Management in Agile Governance

by Ben Linders Follow 7 Followers on  May 20, 2014

How can we manage and govern multiple agile teams? At the Agile Governance conference in Amsterdam Christoph Johann Stettina presented about agile governance and the role of management. He studied 14 large European organizations on how they apply agile project management methods in IT project portfolios.

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The People Factor in Agile Governance

by Ben Linders Follow 7 Followers on  May 15, 2014

Trust is a decision about your investment in the relation says Anko Tijman. Agile governance should be build upon trust. At the Agile Governance conference in Amsterdam Anko Tijman presented being in control through people. Governance is often based on analytical control using structures and models.

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