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Ron Jeffries Says Developers Should Abandon "Agile"

by Rui Miguel Ferreira Follow 2 Followers on  Jun 05, 2018 2

Ron Jeffries, author, speaker, one of the creators of Extreme Programming (XP) and a signatory of the Agile Manifesto back in 2001, shared a post on his blog in which he advocates that developers should abandon “Agile”, meaning they should stay away from the “Faux Agile” or “Dark Agile” forms and get closer to the values and principles of the Manifesto.

Culture & Methods Follow 577 Followers

From "Doing the Things Right" to "Doing the Right Things"

by Rui Miguel Ferreira Follow 2 Followers on  May 07, 2018

Peter Jacobs, CIO of ING Netherlands, gave a talk at Agile India 2018 in which he explained how fostering and practicing an Agile approach has been helping the organization do things right, and the challenges they are currently facing to guarantee that they actually do the right things.

Culture & Methods Follow 577 Followers

Lean-Agile Procurement for Outsourcing

by Shane Hastie Follow 18 Followers on  Apr 16, 2018

One of the last barriers to organisations becoming agile in their operations is the procurement process. At the recent Agilia Conference, Mirko Kleiner presented on Lean-Agile Procurement, an approach to negotiating service contracts which involves procurement specialists, IT teams and suppliers, to move from a combative stance to a collaborative approach to addressing the customers’ needs.

Culture & Methods Follow 577 Followers

Updates in the Nexus Guide Stress the Importance of Integration and Transparency

by Ben Linders Follow 20 Followers on  Mar 01, 2018 2

The major changes in the updated Nexus Guide include clarifications to the role of the Nexus Integration team, an explanation on how transparency at scale looks, and alignment with the 2017 Scrum Guide. The Nexus Guide is a framework that helps organizations to scale Scrum.

Culture & Methods Follow 577 Followers

Agile Transformation at KPN iTV

by Ben Linders Follow 20 Followers on  Feb 22, 2018

The management team became a leadership team that created a working environment for the squads where they facilitate instead of direct, autonomous squads were co-created using self-selection, and work is not organized in projects anymore but brought to stable autonomous teams: these are some of the major changes done in the agile transformation at KPN iTV.

Culture & Methods Follow 577 Followers

Pairing for Learning

by Ben Linders Follow 20 Followers on  Feb 15, 2018

Pairing can be used to learn new topics that you can take back to the workplace, and to make your accomplishments visible and celebrate success together. Learning partners can encourage each other to make bold statements, commit to do something, and gently push each other to make it happen.

DevOps Follow 707 Followers

Applitools Expands Application Visual Management Capabilities

by Helen Beal Follow 4 Followers on  Feb 14, 2018

Application Visual Management (AVM) focuses on the monitoring and testing of visual aspects of the application delivery lifecycle. Applitools Eyes Version 10 provides new UI baseline management, team collaboration, expanded third-party tool integrations and improved analytics dashboards.

Culture & Methods Follow 577 Followers

Agile and the Use of Paradoxes

by Ben Linders Follow 20 Followers on  Feb 08, 2018

Paradoxes support agile transformations; they make you stop, think, and discuss by using a shared language. They also help to show empathy and provide a way forward. VIVAT, a Dutch insurance company, uses paradoxes in training and everyday work to drive their agile transformation.

Culture & Methods Follow 577 Followers

Introversion, Ambiversion and Extroversion at Work

by Shane Hastie Follow 18 Followers on  Feb 07, 2018

Introversion and extroversion are not binary personality types; people fall somewhere on the scale between the two types and the way someone behaves can change depending on the context they find themselves in at the moment. In fact, most of the population are ambiverts. Understanding these differences can make for more effective teamwork and communication.

Culture & Methods Follow 577 Followers

The Relationship between Team Emotion and Delivery

by Rafiq Gemmail Follow 6 Followers on  Feb 05, 2018

AI firm Deep Affects studied Jira projects, presenting a relationships between emotional health and team productivity. Their findings are also supported by Gallup's 2017 State of the Workforce survey which indicates the cost of not having emotionally engaged teams.

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How to Win a Solar Race Using Agile

by Ben Linders Follow 20 Followers on  Feb 01, 2018

The Nuon Solar team uses agile and Scrum to take the steps which add the most value to the project first, integrate different disciplines, ensure transparency and focus, and reflect to improve. Their goal is promote and educate the use of clean energy; the mission is to win the Sasol Solar Challenge in South Africa using the power of innovation.

Development Follow 547 Followers

GitHub Introduces Multiple Commit Authors

by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers on  Jan 31, 2018

GitHub has started supporting multiple commit authors. The new feature is meant to improve collaboration from several developers on the same commits or pulls requests and ensures every author gets attribution of their commits in their profile contributions graph and the repository’s statistics.

DevOps Follow 707 Followers

Electric Cloud Enhances Platform With Additional Mainframe and Microservices Capabilities

by Helen Beal Follow 4 Followers on  Jan 31, 2018

New ElectricFlow DevOps Automation support for mainframe includes native automation capabilities both pre- and post-deployment and pipeline governance and security. A new native microservices model allows microservices to be treated as first-level objects so that they can be modeled independently of applications and environments.

DevOps Follow 707 Followers

Codefresh Releases CLI for Kubernetes

by Helen Beal Follow 4 Followers on  Jan 31, 2018

Codefresh has released a Command Line Interface (CLI) allowing users to operate Codefresh remotely and access the Codefresh API from inside Docker pipelines.

Culture & Methods Follow 577 Followers

2018 State of Testing Survey

by Ben Linders Follow 20 Followers on  Jan 23, 2018

The 2018 State of Testing survey aims to provide insights into how the testing profession develops and recognize testing trends. The survey is open through January 2018.

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