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  • Culture & Methods Follow 440 Followers

    Beyond Copy-Pasting Methods: Navigating Complexity

    by Bernhard Sterchi Follow 0 Followers on  Mar 16, 2018 2

    This article explores how you can try out a context-specific approach, which leads to a context-specific experience. Once we understand more about the complexity behind the problems which we are trying to solve with agile, we clarify the purpose of our agile practice. This is the starting point from which we can build a common focus and sense of priority within our agile culture.

  • Culture & Methods Follow 440 Followers

    Why Software Estimation Is More Important Now Than Ever

    by Larry Putnam Jr Follow 0 Followers on  Mar 08, 2018 6

    In a world trending away from traditional waterfall and toward agile development methodologies, it would be understandable to assume that there is no longer a need for software project estimation. However, that assumption would be wrong - estimation is still a very valuable practice, even in organizations that are dependent upon agile development methodologies.

  • Culture & Methods Follow 440 Followers

    Holacracy for Humans

    by Sandy Mamoli Follow 1 Followers on  Mar 03, 2018

    Snapper, a New Zealand based transport ticketing service provider, wanted to be more like a city, and less like a bureaucratic corporation. In 2016 they introduced Holacracy, which enables people to act more like entrepreneurs and self-direct their work instead of waiting to be told what to do. They use Holacracy across all areas of the business and this way of working applies to everyone.

Culture & Methods Follow 440 Followers

Top 10 Lessons in Building a Distributed Engineering Team

Posted by Bruno Miranda Follow 0 Followers on  Mar 01, 2018

Bruno explains lessons Learned from Building a Distributed Engineering Team over the past 7 years. From recruiting, to establishing an early-on connection, to optimizing for retention and quality.

Culture & Methods Follow 440 Followers

Distributed Agile Leadership

Posted by John Okoro Follow 0 Followers on  Feb 25, 2018

Even with the best of planning for your distributed Agile team, without good leadership, all of that planning can come to naught. This article looks at relevant distributed Agile leadership trends.

Culture & Methods Follow 440 Followers

Q&A on the Book Improving Agile Retrospectives

Posted by Ben Linders Follow 16 Followers on  Feb 14, 2018

The book Improving Agile Retrospectives by Marc Loeffler provides practices and approaches for doing agile retrospectives that support continuous improvement.

Culture & Methods Follow 440 Followers

PAL (Planned Agile Leadership) Schedule

Posted by Leigh Koetter Follow 0 Followers on  Feb 11, 2018

The PAL Schedule harmonizes agile methodologies with the constraints of fixed deployment dates for software package implementations. Define high level groupings tied to sprint deliverables.

DevOps Follow 525 Followers

DevOps and Cloud InfoQ Trends Report - January 2018

Posted by Manuel Pais Follow 8 Followers , Daniel Bryant Follow 500 Followers , Richard Seroter Follow 4 Followers , Chris Swan Follow 390 Followers , Steffen Opel Follow 2 Followers on  Jan 31, 2018

This article, following on from the Culture and Methods piece we published last week, provides a summary of how we currently see the operations space, which for us is mainly DevOps and cloud. 3

DevOps Follow 525 Followers

Why and How Database Changes Should Be Included in the Deployment Pipeline

Posted by Eduardo Piairo Follow 1 Followers on  Jan 30, 2018

Eduardo Piairo on why databases and applications should coexist in the same deployment pipeline and goes through different scenarios and steps to achieve it. 10

Culture & Methods Follow 440 Followers

Scaling Agile – Big Room Planning

Posted by Ole Jepsen Follow 9 Followers on  Jan 29, 2018

This third article in the series about making scaled agile work explores how to do big room planning; two days of planning together with program and team members to understand all the work to be done.

Data Science Follow 581 Followers

Playing with Messaging Chatbots in the Omnichannel Contact Center

Posted by Tsahi Levent Levi Follow 0 Followers on  Jan 28, 2018

A look at Twilio Studio and how we can use it to create an omnichannel messaging chatbot to communicate with a company's customers, without the need to write a single line of code.

Culture & Methods Follow 440 Followers

Q&A on the Book The Age of Surge

Posted by Ben Linders Follow 16 Followers on  Jan 26, 2018

The book The Age of Surge describes the Digital Wave Model which companies can use to disrupt organizational structures and business functions and re-create them to fit the digital landscape.

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