• Agile in the UK Government - An Insider Reveals All

    by Nick Tune on  Sep 19, 2016 2

    The Government Digital Service (GDS) aims to transform the relationship between citizen and state, moving the UK towards becoming a world-leading digital-by-default government. Nick Tune explores what GDS has achieved with assessments, sharing agile practices and experiences, and open source software, and shares what isn’t working so well in government IT.

  • The Top 5 Problems with Distributed Teams and How to Solve Them

    by Hugo Messer on  Sep 17, 2016 2

    In this article, Hugo Messer shares the top 5 challenges distributed teams face along with practical solutions. They are based on his 6 books, many workshops and a decade of hands on experience. The top 5 challenges: 1. We're thinking 'us versus them'; 2. Keeping the team in the dark; 3. Culture is a mystery; 4. We stop communicating; 5. The black box.

  • Communities of Practice: The Missing Piece of Your Agile Organisation

    by Emily Webber on  Sep 14, 2016

    Communities of practice bring together people who share areas of interest or concerns. They have specific applications in agile organisations: scaling agile development and allowing individuals to connect with others who share similar concerns. Communities of practice bring people together to regain the benefits of regular contact while keeping the value of multidisciplinary agile teams.

Q&A and Book Review on Liftoff, Second Edition

Posted by Ben Linders on  Sep 10, 2016

The book Liftoff, Second Edition provides practices and insights for chartering teams by understanding needs, building trust, and defining how to interact in the team and align with the organization.

Introduction to SQL Server Containers

Posted by Paul Stanton on  Sep 08, 2016

Containers are just around the corner for the Windows community, and this article takes a closer look at using SQL Server containers.

Adaptable or Predictable? Strive for Both – Be Predictably Adaptable!

Posted by Dimitar Bakardzhiev on  Sep 06, 2016

Our efforts to improve software development face the question what to focus on. We can’t be predictable if we are not adaptable. What we really need is to be predictably adaptable.

Agile 2016: Interview with ICAgile on Certification, Growth and Expert Tracks

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Sep 04, 2016

At the recent Agile 2016 conference, ICAgile announced a number of milestones – more Certified Experts qualified, some additional certification pathways, and substantive growth across the board. 1

Continuous Delivery Coding Patterns: Latent-to-Live Code & Forward Compatible Interim Versions

Posted by Luca Minudel on  Sep 02, 2016

Learn two novel practices for continuous delivery to increase speed and reliability of software development and reduce risks: Latent-to-live code pattern and Forward compatible interim versions.

Technical Practices as a Hack on Consciousness: Why to Hack Yourself

Posted by Jean Richardson & Matthew Plavcan on  Sep 01, 2016

Software developers can raise their consciousness through the use of disciplined technical practices. A knowledgeable developer can influence an ever-increasing portion of the world.

Virtual Panel on Bimodal IT

Posted by Manuel Pais on  Aug 31, 2016

Bimodal IT has been supported by many and criticized by many. InfoQ reached out to enterprise experts to dig deeper into the pros and cons of this strategy and how/when/if is it applicable.

Why Agile Is Critical for Attracting Millennial Engineers

Posted by Zubin Irani on  Aug 30, 2016

More and more companies are realizing that having an Agile organization is critical to attracting and retaining the latest generation of millennial engineers. Here’s why.

What Exactly is the Agile Mindset?

Posted by Susan McIntosh on  Aug 28, 2016

We hear, and even use, the phrase “agile mindset.” But what is it, really? In this article several themes are identified, and ideas for introducing and nurturing these themes are discussed. 5

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