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    Retiring Mainframe Programmers: Should I Care?

    by Don Denoncourt Follow 3 Followers on  Oct 11, 2017 34

    We stay up on new languages, frameworks, and architectures yet ignore the value of mainframe applications. Mainframes manage 70% of the world’s transactions yet its programmer workforce is rapidly retiring baby boomers. And millennials have no interest in mainframe careers. This article describes that state of mainframe applications, bad talks management, and then provides detailed solutions.

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    The Ultimate Feedback Loop: Learning from Customer Reported Defects

    by Emanuil Slavov Follow 0 Followers on  Jun 24, 2017

    Investigating the root causes of customer reported defects will have a great impact on your organization. The best ways to ensure customer satisfaction, lower costs and increase employee engagement is to look inside — you already have the data. At the end, it’s all about continuous improvement.

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    Microservices in the Real World

    by Ben Linders Follow 18 Followers on  Jan 27, 2016

    An interview with Alexander Heusingfeld and Tammo van Lessen about getting operations involved in architecture and dealing with "us vs. them" behavior when applying DevOps, how to use the Self-Contained Systems approach to modernize software systems, similarities and differences between Self-Contained Systems and microservices, improving deployment pipelines and using measurements in deployment.

Culture & Methods Follow 486 Followers

Q&A on the Book Agile Impressions

Posted by Ben Linders Follow 18 Followers on  Sep 07, 2015

Gerald Weinberg shares his observations of the agile movement "where it came from, where it is now, and where it's going" in the book Agile Impressions.


Evo: The Agile Value Delivery Process, Where ‘Done’ Means Real Value Delivered; Not Code

Posted by Tom Gilb Follow 0 Followers , Kai Gilb Follow 0 Followers on  Jan 26, 2015

This article describes what ‘Evo’ is at core, and how it is different from other Agile practices, and why ‘done’ should mean ‘value delivered to stakeholders’. 1


Implementation Decision Rationales – Program Comprehension in Agile

Posted by Fabian Kiss Follow 0 Followers on  Feb 28, 2011

Fabian Kiss makes the case for a lightweight approach to documenting the rationale and decision process behind design decisions to tie the source code to its meaning in the application domain. 4

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