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Heidi Helfand on Listening for Maximum Impact

by Angela Wick Follow 0 Followers on  Aug 17, 2018

Leadership starts with listening and it can amplify your impact! Heidi Helfand presented at Agile2018 on developing our listening skills to be a better leader. Leaders who listen have a big impact on their teams. Slowing down and paying attention, actually listening vs. jumping to give answers, is where the impact is. It may seem slower, but it has lasting results.

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Arthur Purnama on Integrated IT and Organizational Transformation

by Shane Hastie Follow 25 Followers , Hugo Messer Follow 1 Followers on  Aug 16, 2018

Arthur Purnama will talk at the upcoming Agile Impact conference in Indonesia about his experiences helping organisations move towards integrated IT, and how the importance of understanding how people think, comprehend, and receive the message of change is crucial to the success of any transformation program.

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Keeping Distributed Teams in Sync

by Ben Linders Follow 25 Followers on  Aug 16, 2018

The biggest challenge of distributed teams is communication, which is essential for establishing ground rules on collaboration. Shifting working hours to accommodate each other and team liaisons help to communicate and synchronize work. Teams based on trust, respect, and openness will encourage themselves to help people throughout the organization and foster a culture that keeps teams in sync.

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Strategies for Microservices Communication

by Jan Stenberg Follow 34 Followers on  Aug 16, 2018

When moving from a monolith to a microservices architecture, complexity implicitly hidden within the monolith becomes explicitly visible and the challenges for communication will grow exponentially, Michael Plöd explained in a presentation at GeeCON 2018, describing different strategies for communicating between microservices.

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Author, Teacher, and Consultant Jerry Weinberg Passed Away

by Ben Linders Follow 25 Followers on  Aug 15, 2018 2

Gerald M. “Jerry” Weinberg, author, teacher, and consultant, passed away August 7, 2018, at the age of 84. Weinberg published about 100 books on computer programming, systems thinking, leadership, change, consulting, and writing.

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Continuous Delivery Implemented with Event Sourcing at eBay

by Jan Stenberg Follow 34 Followers on  Aug 09, 2018

Using an event-centric approach, the Continuous Delivery team at eBay has built an orchestrator for continuous delivery, which is able to scale to handle the increasing amount of work in their build pipelines, John Long and Nataraj Sundar write in two blog posts describing their view on the overall benefits of event sourcing and the advantages they have seen in their application development.

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Spark the Change: Unleashing People’s Talent

by Ben Linders Follow 25 Followers on  Aug 09, 2018

Make curiosity our priority, fundamentally question how and when work should happen, enable fragmentation with technology to become a task-based society, maximize the possibility of authentic human connection in recruiting, ask questions to spark the change, and look for ways to integrate refugees into the workforce: These are some of the conclusions and suggestions to unleash people’s talent.

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Digital Disruption via Space: High-Speed Internet Access through Satellites

by Ben Linders Follow 25 Followers on  Aug 02, 2018

Satellites are enabling high speed access to the internet in rural areas, on airplanes, and for internet service providers to the core network. Space technology innovations like electric propulsion, digitalization revolutionize telecommunications and new entrants like SpaceX are forcing launch costs down. These developments will enable new services and lower the costs of existing ones.

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Pymetrics Open-Sources Fairness-Aware Machine Learning Algorithms

by Kent Weare Follow 10 Followers on  Jul 30, 2018

Pymetrics, an AI start-up that specializes in providing recruitment services for organizations, has recently open-sourced their bias detection algorithms on Github. The tool, also known as Audit AI, is used to mitigate discriminatory patterns that exist within training data sets which influence or improve the probability of a population being selected by a machine learning algorithm.

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Focusing on Business Outcomes at Barclays: Overcoming the "Urgency Paradox"

by Manuel Pais Follow 9 Followers on  Jul 26, 2018

Jonathan Smart, head of working ways, and Morag McCall, PMO at Barclays, spoke last month at the DevOps Enterprise Summit in London about re-thinking the entire flow of work, from initial idea triage until releasing to production. This means introducing agility into how the application and services portfolio is managed, as well as changing the role of the PMO and finance departments.

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Brain Based Learning: Applying Training From The Back Of The Room

by Ben Linders Follow 25 Followers on  Jul 26, 2018

The human brain learns in many different ways; a training mode must fit the purpose and desired outcome. Practices from Training From the BACK of the Room! can be used to make training stick. Forcing big changes on people can be perceived as a threat; it’s better to create psychological safety, foster curiosity, and give feedback in ways that continue the dialogue instead of shutting down.

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Fin Goulding Injects Agility into the Management of Everything

by Helen Beal Follow 6 Followers on  Jul 26, 2018

Fin Goulding, international CIO at Aviva, recently spoke at the DevOps Enterprise Summit London about using flow principles to advance agile capabilities throughout an organisation. InfoQ asked Goulding to expand on some of the points that he made during his talk.

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Spark the Change: Building Tomorrow’s Company

by Ben Linders Follow 25 Followers on  Jul 19, 2018

Tomorrow’s company has to invest in well being, should move away from individual silos to team delivery, needs to have psychological space and safety, and must be able to deal with uncertainty. To build such companies we can use gamification, pretotyping, IoT, artificial intelligence, robots, chatbots and other conversational interfaces. We should focus on teams and question how we work together.

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Shippable and Packet Collaborate on Native Arm CI/CD

by Helen Beal Follow 6 Followers on  Jul 17, 2018 2

DevOps automation platform, Shippable, and bare metal cloud provider, Packet, have jointly announced a new hosted continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) capability for developers working on software applications for Arm®v8-A architecture. The solution allows open source and commercial software projects to build and validate their software on-demand on Arm-based machines from Packet’s cloud.

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Ben Gracewood on Learning from an Organisational Train Wreck

by Shane Hastie Follow 25 Followers on  Jul 16, 2018

At the recent JAFAC conference, Ben Gracewood told the story of how POS developer Vend transformed their development organisation following catastrophic disruption and losses. He explored what happened after they reduced headcount by over 30%, what they had in place that enabled them to survive, and what they did differently as a result of the changes.

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