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  • Managing Cultural Differences in Your Distributed Team

    by Hugo Messer Savita Pahuja on  Dec 10, 2016

    This article focuses on how cultural differences influence collaboration in distributed teams; it shares some virtues and practices which are helpful in bridging the cultural differences between team members. It defines culture and multicultural environment in distributed teams. It looks at questions teams can ask themselves to find out the impact of cultural differences in their day-to-day work.

  • Book Review: Learn Apache JMeter by Example

    by Victor Grazi on  Dec 06, 2016

    JMeter is an indispensable tool for testing load and functionality of multi-tiered applications comprised of web front ends, JVM servers and a wealth of NoSQL and relational databases. This book is the manual that should have been included to help surmount the learning curve.

  • Q&A on the ​Practice of System and Network Administration (3rd Edition)

    by Ben Linders on  Nov 28, 2016

    The book The Practice of System and Network Administration takes a holistic view on system administration: it provides a framework and strategies for solving problems regardless of the operating system, brand of computer, or type of environment. The third edition incorporates new developments like DevOps, infrastructure as code, continuous integration, operational excellence and assessments.

Ultimate Kanban: Scaling Agile without Frameworks at Ultimate Software

Posted by Steve Reid Prateek Singh Daniel S. Vacanti on  Nov 27, 2016

Through the innovative use of flow practices and principles Ultimate Software has been able to achieve many of the benefits of a Lean-Agile implementation without the use of a heavyweight framework. 1

Dennis Ehle on Visibility into the DevOps Value Chain

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Nov 24, 2016

At the recent Agile 2016 conference, InfoQ spoke to Dennis Ehle about the evolution of DevOps and the importance of having visibility into how value is delivered over the DevOps pipeline.

Inclusive Collaboration and the Silence Experiment

Posted by Sallyann Freudenberg on  Nov 14, 2016

This article introduces Inclusive Collaboration and describes the Silence Experiment to help teams consider different aspects of collaboration and work more effectively with all types of minds. 3

The CA Crew on Coaching Coaches, Mixing Cultures and Future Product Direction

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Nov 13, 2016

At the recent Agile 2016 conference, three coaches from CA discussed coaching the coaches, transforming CA to becoming an agile organisation, mixing cultures and future product direction.

Q&A on Analysis Techniques for Product Owners Live Lessons

Posted by Rui Miguel Ferreira on  Nov 12, 2016

In the Analysis Techniques for Product Owners, Kent J McDonald shared a set of techniques that will help build and maintain a shared understanding and put outcome of a project before the output.

Agile Sailors - A Journey from a Monolithic Approach to Microservices

Posted by Michael Gruczel Sigi Kaltenecker Hans Gruber on  Nov 11, 2016

Over the last couple of years eSailors IT solutions has implemented big technological and organisational changes: cross-functional teams, dynamic loops, microservices, and leadership as a team sport.

Predictable Agile Delivery

Posted by Russ Lewis on  Nov 09, 2016

Human teams are unique, non-linear and unpredictable, but given the right conditions, their output can become linear, scaled and predictable. Managers have an enabling role to play.

How to Boost Your Skills to Become a Better Developer

Posted by Houssam Fakih Boris Gonnot on  Nov 03, 2016

This article covers the skills of good developers and highlights the importance of changing your training approach to improve your skills for high-intensity and challenging environments.

Q&A with the Author on "Designing the Requirements”, an Alternative Approach

Posted by Rui Miguel Ferreira on  Nov 02, 2016

“Designing the Requirements: Building Applications that the User Wants and Needs" proposes an alternative way to deliver spot on solutions.

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