In the book Agile Engagement, Santiago Jaramillo and Todd Richardson explore the reasons why employees can be disengaged and provide solutions for measuring and driving engagement in organizations. InfoQ interviewed them about the factors that influence the performance of teams and how to measure agile engagement to create an engaging workplace culture.
The book Scaling Teams by Alexander Grosse and David Loftesness provides strategies and practices for managing teams in fast growing organizations. It explores five areas which often pose challenges when organizations need to scale -- hiring, people management, organization, culture and communication -- and gives solutions for recognizing and dealing with those challenges.
The Great ScrumMaster explores the ScrumMaster role and provides solutions for dealing with everyday and difficult situations. 3
The book Soul-Centered Leadership provides ideas and exercises for developing skills to lead people while being in touch with your soul, based on emotional intelligence, psychology, and spirituality.
In the book The Antifragility Edge Sinan Si Alhir shows how antifragility has been applied to help organizations evolve and thrive, and gives a roadmap for businesses to achieve greater antifragility.
The book Starting and Scaling DevOps in the Enterprise by Gary Gruver provides a DevOps based approach for continuously improving development and delivery processes in large organizations.
Cassandra: The Definitive Guide, 2nd Edition book authored by Jeff Carpenter and Eben Hewitt covers the Cassandra NoSQL database version 3.0. InfoQ spoke with the co-author Jeff Carpenter.
The third edition of The Practice of System and Network Administration incorporates developments like DevOps, infrastructure as code, continuous integration, operational excellence and assessments.
In their book "Relevant Search", Doug Turnbull and John Berryman focus on the challenge of providing search results by balancing the needs and intents of the user. 1
"Site Reliability Engineering - How Google Runs Production Systems" is an open window into Google's experience and expertise on running some of the largest IT systems in the world.
InfoQ spoke with authors of Spark GraphX in Action book, Apache Spark framework and what's coming up in the area of graph data processing and analytics.