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Culture & Methods Follow 174 Followers

Paradoxes in Culture Change

by Ben Linders Follow 9 Followers on  Oct 19, 2017

Organizations should realize that organizational culture is an important factor in increasing agility, and then act on this realization. The desired organizational culture must be promoted by example top down; what is happening at the top of the organization concerning values, communication and customer involvement will predict what will happen in the "underlying" layers of the organization.

DevOps Follow 232 Followers

Continuous Delivery of Telecom Software at Ericsson

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 4 Followers on  Oct 12, 2017

The telecom industry has seen changes in service delivery processes in recent years via the adoption of DevOps principles and tools. Ericsson’s talk at the DevOps Enterprise Summit 2017 in London and their and continuous delivery paper outline the challenges they faced and how they overcame them.

Culture & Methods Follow 174 Followers

The Spotify Model is No "Agile Nirvana"

by Ben Linders Follow 9 Followers on  Oct 12, 2017

At Spotify, management and the way the organization works support teams and agile practices by growing people. But Spotify isn’t an “Agile Nirvana”, it’s hard to reach high performance with teams that are constantly growing, changing, and splitting into new teams.

Culture & Methods Follow 174 Followers

State of Scrum Master Salary Report Released

by Shane Hastie Follow 11 Followers on  Oct 09, 2017

Stefan Wolpers of the Age of Product has released a State of Scrum Master Salary report, summarizing the responses from over 500 scrum masters across 13 countries. The intent of the research was to identify common career patterns and their financial remuneration.

Culture & Methods Follow 174 Followers

Experimenting with Self-Organisation

by Ben Linders Follow 9 Followers on  Oct 06, 2017

Self-organising teams are much more effective, engaged and happier. Not everyone is comfortable with self-organising; people are conditioned to do what they are told and mainly to work on their own. You need modern leadership approaches like intent-based leadership, sociocracy, and holacracy, to enable self-organising teams.

Culture & Methods Follow 174 Followers

How Blogging Empowers Agile Teams

by Ben Linders Follow 9 Followers on  Oct 05, 2017

Moving the thinking and decisions a team makes from people’s inboxes onto a blog can make it accessible to all, findable in the future, and referenceable by everyone. Instead of writing documentation, you can use blogumentation to transfer knowledge and document the history of projects that provide context to the code.

DevOps Follow 232 Followers

Q&A with Aurynn Shaw on Sharing Her Personal DevOps Journey at DevOpsDays NZ

by Rafiq Gemmail Follow 0 Followers on  Sep 30, 2017

Raf Gemmail speaks with Aurynn Shaw about her upcoming DevOpsDays NZ talk and the humanist side of DevOps.

DevOps Follow 232 Followers

Treating Shared Databases Like APIs in a DevOps World

by Manuel Pais Follow 6 Followers on  Sep 30, 2017

Simon Sabin, principlal consultant at Sabin.io, spoke at WinOps 2017 conference on how to include database changes in a continuous deployment model. A key aspect when sharing databases across multiple services or applications is to treat them as APIs, from the perspective of the database owners.

Culture & Methods Follow 174 Followers

Agile at LEGO

by Ben Linders Follow 9 Followers on  Sep 28, 2017

Agile has been part of LEGO for more than a decade, but it is still spreading seeds and finding applications in business areas outside digital and IT. Some of LEGO's core values are play and learning which resonate very well with the agile principle of iterations, experimentation, and retrospectives.

Culture & Methods Follow 174 Followers

McKinsey Report on Diversity Summarized

by Susan McIntosh Follow 7 Followers on  Sep 28, 2017

McKinsey's report, "Diversity Matters," was published in 2015, but in light of the growing discussion on diversity in the IT industry, a summary of the results will prove helpful to many.

DevOps Follow 232 Followers

Q&A with Sanjeev Sharma on His DevOpsDays NZ Keynote

by Rafiq Gemmail Follow 0 Followers on  Sep 27, 2017

Raf Gemmail speaks with IBM's Sanjeev Sharma about his upcoming DevOpsDays NZ closing keynote on the DevOps and SRE lessons we can learn from Apollo 13.

DevOps Follow 232 Followers

Q&A with Alison Polton-Simon on Her 'Metrics That Matter’ Talk for DevOpsDays NZ

by Rafiq Gemmail Follow 0 Followers on  Sep 25, 2017

Raf Gemmail talks with ThoughtWorks’ Alison Polton-Simon about her DevOpsDaysNZ talk on metrics which teams should be measuring.

Culture & Methods Follow 174 Followers

How to Measure Continuous Delivery

by Ben Linders Follow 9 Followers on  Sep 21, 2017

Stability and throughput are the things that you can measure when adopting continuous delivery practices. These metrics can help you reduce uncertainty, make better decisions about which practices to amplify or dampen, and steer your continuous delivery adoption process in the right direction.

Culture & Methods Follow 174 Followers

Oath for Programmers

by Ben Linders Follow 9 Followers on  Sep 16, 2017 5

Our society demands a commitment to professional behavior; we need an oath for programmers as lives and fortunes depend upon the proper construction and execution of software, argues Robert Martin. According to him, this will have to be enforced by membership in an professional association.

Culture & Methods Follow 174 Followers

How Personality Matters in Software Development

by Ben Linders Follow 9 Followers on  Sep 14, 2017

Leaders have to orchestrate diverse contributions from individuals with different personalities to build great teams. Team members might decide to act out of character and engage in behaviour outside their comfort zone to advance the team goal. To reduce the risk of burning out or compromising physical health, there should be restorative niches in which they can be their natural selves again.

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