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  • Using SEMAT and Essence at Fujitsu UK

    by Ste Nadin on  Jun 04, 2016

    Fujitsu UK is using a large number of processes and methods which have developed over the period of many years. Looking for a way of combining agile and traditional methods, they became aware of SEMAT and the Essence Kernel. This article explores how they applied SEMAT and Essence to systems engineering, and used it to look at the whole programme of work across all disciplines.

  • Ten Ways to Successfully Fail your Agility

    by Oren Kdoshim and Ilan Kirschenbaum on  Apr 13, 2016

    This article is intended for newbies and agile sceptics who want to challenge their take on agile. It provides 10 ways to successfully fail your agility, implying that by replacing these practices with ones that do the opposite, you will increase agility and improve the odds of being successful.

  • Q&A on the Lean IT Field Guide

    by Ben Linders on  Feb 24, 2016

    In the book The Lean IT Field Guide Mike Orzen and Tom Paider explain how to initiate, execute, and sustain a Lean IT transformation. InfoQ interviewed them about how lean can be seen as a learning system, why managers should have both technical and social skills, how to assure that changes will sustain, and establishing a culture of engineering excellence and craftsmanship.

Book Review and Q&A - The Art of Scalability

Posted by Grischa Ekart on  Aug 16, 2015

The Art of Scalability, by Martin L. Abbott and Michael T. Fisher, is a book on scaling organisations to adapt to web scale growth of their products and services.

Practices for DevOps and Continuous Delivery

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jul 10, 2015

The book Devops in Practice: Reliable and automated software delivery by Danilo Sato provides a hands-on approach for implementing continuous delivery and DevOps practices.

Using Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS) with Feature Teams to Ship Your Product Every Sprint

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jun 15, 2015

An interview with Craig Larman about LeSS and what makes it different from other scaling frameworks and using empirical process control to increase organizational agility.

Creating a Creative and Innovative Culture at Scale

Posted by Matti Klasson on  Mar 31, 2015

Experiments and lessons from the engineering organization of King Digital Entertainment showing how continuous improvement of HR-related processes and topics fosters a creative and innovative culture. 4

Q&A about the book Common System and Software Testing Pitfalls

Posted by Ben Linders on  Oct 28, 2014

Common System and Software Testing Pitfalls provides 92 pitfalls that make testing less efficient and effective. It aims to help you to avoid falling into pitfalls or dealing with the consequences.

Embedding Reflection and Learning into Agile Software Development

Posted by Jeffry Babb, Rashina Hoda, Jacob Nørbjerg on  Oct 26, 2014

In this article, authors discuss the Reflective Agile Learning Model (REALM) that embeds reflective practice into the iterative and agile software engineering development cycle.

Working Together, Sitting Apart

Posted by Hugo Messer on  Oct 05, 2014

This article is the first article in a series on managing remote teams, which shares experiences in developing a process for remote collaboration.

The Original Sin of Software Metrics

Posted by Chen Ping on  Jun 05, 2014

This article explains why it is inherently wrong to set up software metrics to try and 'improve' the software development process, and offers some alternatives. 3

Interview and Book Excerpt: Hiring Geeks that Fit

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Jun 18, 2013

Author, consultant, blogger and management guru Johanna Rothman has written a new book titled Hiring Geeks that Fit, in which she addresses the challenges and joys of employing technical people.

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