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Culture & Methods Follow 286 Followers

Using Agile Principles with Scrum Studio to Increase Organizational Responsiveness

by Ben Linders Follow 13 Followers on  Dec 14, 2017 1

Using a change approach based on agile principles with Scrum Studio helped a Dutch pension and investment management company to become more responsive at structurally lower costs. The change team practiced what they preached by applying transparent and iterative change with similar characteristics as the intended end result. They established a culture where people are taking responsibility.

DevOps Follow 356 Followers

Post-Mortems Trends and Behaviors

by Manuel Pais Follow 8 Followers on  Nov 29, 2017

Eric Siegler presented his findings at Velocity from analyzing data from 1000 post-mortems ran by 125 different organizations over a six month period. Main trends include the prevalence of blameless post-mortems; the fact that only 1 in 100 post-mortems refer to "human error"; and that analyzing the lifecycle of incidents can provide useful insights on weaknesses in the incident response process.

DevOps Follow 356 Followers

XebiaLabs Announce DevOps Intelligence Engine

by Helen Beal Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 29, 2017

XebiaLabs, the developers of Continuous Delivery and DevOps tooling XL Release and XL Deploy, has announced availability of the first release of XL Impact, a goal-based, data-driven recommendation and decision making tool for DevOps organisations. XebiaLabs claims this is the first tool of its kind and the capability is essential for organisations to prove DevOps performance improvements.

Culture & Methods Follow 286 Followers

Game Changing Beliefs for Knowledge Working Organizations

by Ben Linders Follow 13 Followers on  Nov 23, 2017

Game changing beliefs carry the strength of the strongest walls to shape our behavior. The beliefs we choose to take on in our professional work are a leverage point. They can help us to change the culture and behavior in organizations to increase agility.

Development Follow 227 Followers

GitHub Team Discussions Aim to Improve Collaboration

by Sergio De Simone Follow 6 Followers on  Nov 20, 2017

Announced at its last Universe conference, Team discussions aim to power processes like planning, analysis, design, and others directly from within GitHub.

Architecture & Design Follow 904 Followers

Service-Oriented Development: Rafael Schloming Shares Lessons Learned with Building Microservice

by Daniel Bryant Follow 283 Followers on  Nov 18, 2017

At QCon San Francisco, Rafael Schloming presented “Service Oriented Development”, and argued that an organisation migrating to microservices must seek to break up their monolithic development processes in addition to attempting to break up the system architecture. Treating newly formed microservice teams as internal “spinoffs” provides boundaries and encourages self-sufficiency and autonomy.

Culture & Methods Follow 286 Followers

Using Self-Selection to Create Teams

by Ben Linders Follow 13 Followers on  Nov 16, 2017

At one company, self-selection was applied to redistribute people over teams. It provided the opportunity for developers to get involved in strategic decisions and understand the needs of the business. Using self-selection, they learned that by giving people the power to take difficult and informed decisions, they will become motivated, no matter how tough the decision is.

Development Follow 227 Followers

Real-Time Collaboration Comes to Atom

by Sergio De Simone Follow 6 Followers on  Nov 15, 2017

At QCon San Francisco 2017, GitHub’s Nathan Sobo has unveiled Atom’s new real-time collaboration plugin, Teletype. Teletype aims to make it possible for two developers to code together with the same ease as coding alone.

Culture & Methods Follow 286 Followers

Q&A with Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland about Scrum Guide Updates

by Ben Linders Follow 13 Followers on  Nov 09, 2017 3

The Scrum guide has been updated to better reflect what Scrum is and clear up misconceptions. Scrum can be used for building software products, and it can be applied to many other areas outside of software as well. Scrum is a framework based on empiricism for continuous improvement. Having a potentially shippable product increment at least every sprint or more often is a key element of Scrum.

Culture & Methods Follow 286 Followers

Game Changers for Organizations

by Ben Linders Follow 13 Followers on  Nov 07, 2017

We want to approach strategy using choices, direction, and iterative experiments, establish a growth mindset in organizations, and work towards a common purpose or goal with leaders and teams sharing the same values, principles, and mindset; these are some of the game changers for organizations to become more innovative, deliver faster and better, and have happier and more engaged employees.

Culture & Methods Follow 286 Followers

Making Our Language and Behaviour More Inclusive

by Ben Linders Follow 13 Followers on  Nov 02, 2017

To avoid excluding people, we need to gain more awareness when we are in the wrong and be introspective to find out why someone is upset or offended by what we have said or done. By being excluded, people will eventually leave their jobs, communities or profession, which is something that we need to prevent. Peter Aitken suggested taking a positive approach when addressing inclusion issues.

Culture & Methods Follow 286 Followers

The Future of Work - Afternoon Sessions from Agile People Sweden

by Ben Linders Follow 13 Followers on  Oct 27, 2017

The future of work is about microlearning and unlearning, freedom by technology, agile companies, alignment for autonomy, and self-organized groups of people around common goals and interests; these are some of the ideas that were discussed at Agile People Sweden.

DevOps Follow 356 Followers

The Industry Just Can't Decide about DevOps Teams

by Helen Beal Follow 0 Followers on  Oct 26, 2017

The incidence of DevOps teams is on the rise according to reports, but the industry remains divided on whether a DevOps team should even exist. Some are wary of creating additional silos, or are of the opinion that DevOps is a methodology that everyone should subscribe to in an organisation; others point to DevOps teams as an effective way of transitioning to a new way of working.

Culture & Methods Follow 286 Followers

The Toyota Way at Codeweavers

by Ben Linders Follow 13 Followers on  Oct 26, 2017

Codeweavers combines the Toyota way with extreme programming and continuous delivery in development and support to do small, frequent releases. The advice to apply the Toyota way is to start with the books, understand the philosophy, and begin teaching it to others.

Culture & Methods Follow 286 Followers

The Future of Work - Morning Sessions from Agile People Sweden

by Ben Linders Follow 13 Followers on  Oct 24, 2017

The fifth Agile People Sweden Conference is being held on October 23 and 24 in Stockholm. The 2017 conference theme is: The Future of Work - Scaling Agile to Improve Worklife. The Monday morning sessions explored agility scales, enterprise wide agility with sociocracy, and self organization.

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