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Technical Excellence, Organisational Design for CD, and Container Security: Agile on the Beach 2017

by Daniel Bryant Follow 77 Followers on  Aug 07, 2017

At the Agile on the Beach 2017 conference, run in Cornwall, UK, several hundred speakers and attendees gathered to discuss the latest developments within the field of agile and post-agile software development methodologies. Key takeaways from the second day included: cultivating technical excellence; organising for continuous delivery; and container security.

Culture & Methods Follow 134 Followers

First Annual Retrospective Report Published

by Ben Linders Follow 8 Followers on  Aug 07, 2017

The First Annual Retrospective Report provides a deeper understanding of how retrospectives are used in the real world. The results indicate that retrospectives lead to improved team communication and productivity and help to create an environment of trust. Major challenges are that topics discussed cannot be solved by the team and people do not feel comfortable speaking up.

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How Edgemesh Rolled out Its P2P Web Acceleration Service to Production

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 4 Followers on  Aug 06, 2017

Edgemesh is a P2P web acceleration service based on the WebRTC protocol suite that offloads some of the the traffic normally handled by traditional CDNs to browser-based caches shared over a P2P network. They rolled out their release to production in the last few months and shared some of their experiences.

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Hiscox CTO Emphasises DevOps Is about Survival

by Helen Beal Follow 0 Followers on  Jul 29, 2017

Hiscox's CTO talks about cloud strategy, DevOps and getting ops on board these changes.

Culture & Methods Follow 134 Followers

GitHub for Testers

by Ben Linders Follow 8 Followers on  Jul 27, 2017

Talk to a developer about version control, and you’ll likely hear about Git as a workflow tool, and GitHub as both a place to store code and a personal resume. It can be beneficial for testers to join and use Github for personal and professional projects and to contribute to existing projects.

Culture & Methods Follow 134 Followers

Better Engineering via Better Discourse

by Ben Linders Follow 8 Followers on  Jul 20, 2017

Killing opposition with kindness is a real strategy in online discussions; there is power to disarm in acting as if the other party did not intend to be insulting or condescending. Accept that there will be bias in online communication, use facts and reason to deal with it, and practice awareness of bias and attempt to compensate.

Culture & Methods Follow 134 Followers

The Importance of Learning, Psychological Safety, and Continuous Delivery: Agile on the Beach 2017

by Daniel Bryant Follow 77 Followers on  Jul 19, 2017

At the Agile on the Beach 2017 conference, run in Cornwall, UK, several hundred speakers and attendees gathered to discuss the latest developments within the field of agile and post-agile software development methodologies.

Culture & Methods Follow 134 Followers

Managing Crowdsourced Testing

by Ben Linders Follow 8 Followers on  Jul 13, 2017

Crowdsourced testing is a unique way of involving the crowd- meaning the real users/testers- into software testing under real world conditions. It helped Swisscom to find defects very early in the development process and increase the quality of products.

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Q&A With Robert Scherrer: DevOps on the Backbone of the Swiss Financial Center

by João Miranda Follow 2 Followers on  Jul 11, 2017

Starting with a small core team, and a DevOps approach around 5 + 1 dimensions - skills, organization, process, infrastructure, architecture + mindset & attitude - SIX has been transforming how IT and the business work together to break the silos and align themselves along value streams. InfoQ took the opportunity to talk with Robert Scherrer, head of software dev at SIX, about this journey.

Culture & Methods Follow 134 Followers

QCon New York – Optimizing Yourself Track

by Shane Hastie Follow 11 Followers on  Jul 10, 2017

Day 3 of QCon New York had a track focused on how individuals can build non-technical competencies. Titled Optimizing Yourself, the track had five talks covering a wide range of personal skills from empathy to communication, remaining relevant as an older person in tech, deep listening and working remotely.

Culture & Methods Follow 134 Followers

State of Scrum 2017 Edition Published by Scrum Alliance

by Ben Linders Follow 8 Followers on  Jul 06, 2017

Scrum is increasingly used outside of IT or software development, where many organizations adopt mix-and-matched approaches to agile, and the ScrumMaster role is evolving into more of a shared role where fewer ScrumMasters focus on a single initiative; these are some of the findings from the 2017 State of Scrum report which has been published by the Scrum Alliance.

Culture & Methods Follow 134 Followers

Fleur van Unen and Sylvain Mahe on a Toolkit for Leadership Agility

by Hugo Messer Follow 0 Followers , Shane Hastie Follow 11 Followers on  Jul 04, 2017

At the upcoming Agile Indonesia conference Fleur van Unen and Sylvain Mahe from Palo IT are co-presenting a talk on tools for agile leadership; concrete advice for leaders drawing on techniques and frameworks such as Management 3.0. They spoke to InfoQ about the talk and their leadership philosophy, the importance of community in spreading agile ideas and treating employees as resourceful adults.

Culture & Methods Follow 134 Followers

QCon New York Day 2 – Developer Experience Track Summary

by Shane Hastie Follow 11 Followers on  Jul 03, 2017

Day 2 of QCon New York had a Developer Experience track which looked at ways to simplify the development process and provide ideas around removing friction, reducing the time from code to production and becoming more efficient in developer practices.

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Removing Friction in the Developer Experience: Adrian Trenaman Shares Experience from HBC at QCon NY

by Daniel Bryant Follow 77 Followers on  Jul 01, 2017

At QCon New York 2017 Adrian Trenaman presented “Removing Friction in the Developer Experience” in the new “Developer Experience: Level up Your Engineering Effectiveness” track. Key takeaways included: minimise the distance between “hello, world” and production; seek out and remove friction in your engineering process; and give freedom-of-choice and freedom-of-movement to your engineers.

Culture & Methods Follow 134 Followers

Putting Quality Back in Agile with Lean

by Ben Linders Follow 8 Followers on  Jun 29, 2017

The agile manifesto and lean practices are very complementary; lean can be a useful addition to a very strong agile process to increase quality. Interviewing real clients or client proxies to deeply understand their pain points and visualizing the process by diving into the handovers between departments helps to uncover problems faster and fix those problems more efficiently for a lower price.

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