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Culture & Methods Follow 67 Followers

Putting Quality Back in Agile with Lean

by Ben Linders Follow 5 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.

Culture & Methods Follow 67 Followers

QCon New York Day 1 – High Velocity Development Teams Track Summary

by Shane Hastie Follow 9 Followers on  Jun 28, 2017

QCon New York was heeled this week. This is a summary of the key messages from the opening keynote and from the High Velocity Development Teams track.

Culture & Methods Follow 67 Followers

Evan Leybourn of IBM on the Theory of Agile Constraints

by Hugo Messer Follow 0 Followers , Shane Hastie Follow 9 Followers on  Jun 25, 2017

Evan Leybourn is talking at the upcoming Agile Indonesia conference. He spoke to InfoQ about his Theory of Agile Constraints, defining value in an initiative, agile budgeting and #NoProjects.

DevOps Follow 92 Followers

Cloud Migrations, Highly Regulated Environments, and Making Work Visible: DOES17 London Day Two

by Daniel Bryant Follow 13 Followers on  Jun 23, 2017

At the London DevOps Enterprise Summit 2017 (DOES17) conference, the second morning of keynotes discussed the role DevOps plays when migrating to cloud platforms; the creation and cultivation of effective teams that must work within high-regulatory environments; and how to improve the flow of business value by making work visible.

Culture & Methods Follow 67 Followers

Q&A with Michael Ong on Cycling and Agile and the Value of UX

by Shane Hastie Follow 9 Followers , Hugo Messer Follow 0 Followers on  Jun 16, 2017

Michael Ong is a product and user experience expert based in Singapore. He spoke to InfoQ about his shared passions of cycling and agile and how they are complimentary, the importance of good listening skills in user experience design, the tech industry in Singapore and Indonesia, and his talk at the upcoming Agile Indonesia conference.

DevOps Follow 92 Followers

How the Financial Industry Is Doing DevOps

by João Miranda Follow 2 Followers on  Jun 16, 2017 1

The second DevOps Enterprise Summit (DOES) Europe, once again held in London, brought together the DevOps enterprise community. The financial industry was well represented, giving the attendees a unique perspective on the challenges facing this heavily regulated industry and how DevOps is helping to address them.

Culture & Methods Follow 67 Followers

How Testers Can Become More Technical

by Ben Linders Follow 5 Followers on  Jun 15, 2017

Testers who are able to successfully apply technical techniques of the testing craft during testing are more valuable; they increase both the quality and productivity of their teams. To become more technical, testers can learn something about code, and they should know how to manipulate and parse text files and how to use the most important analysis tools for their application platform.

Culture & Methods Follow 67 Followers

How to Build Open Source Communities

by Ben Linders Follow 5 Followers on  Jun 08, 2017

Seeing programming as a social activity changes how we build communities around programming. We should focus on building a community, and not on building a codebase, argued Ash Furrow at Craft. He suggested using a code of conduct, moving long or heated discussions into a Skype call or Google Hangout, avoiding fixing easy issues yourself, and distributing power and responsibilities.

Culture & Methods Follow 67 Followers

Q&A with Renee Troughton on Leadership Patterns for Agility

by Shane Hastie Follow 9 Followers , Hugo Messer Follow 0 Followers on  Jun 06, 2017

Renee Troughton will talk at the upcoming Agile Indonesia conference on transforming organisations using systems thinking. The challenge with a successful agile implementation is not to get the team doing Agile or Scrum, but rather to reform the policies and constraints in the system faster than the system can re-impose itself. Troughton spoke to InfoQ about this and leadership patterns.

Development Follow 55 Followers

Atlassian Announces Bamboo 6.0 and Bitbucket Server 5.0

by Ben Linders Follow 5 Followers on  Jun 01, 2017

Atlassian annouced new versions of Bamboo and Bitbucket Server, two tools aimed to support DevOps in enterprises. New functionalities include configuration as code, enhanced build control, and build progress monitoring.

DevOps Follow 92 Followers

DevOps and the Key to High Performance: Nicole Forsgren at the DevOps Enterprise Summit London

by Daniel Bryant Follow 13 Followers on  May 30, 2017

In preparation for the upcoming DevOps Enterprise Summit in London, InfoQ sat down with Dr Nicole Forsgren, CEO and chief scientist at DORA, and discussed the fundamentals of DevOps, the challenges of specifying organisational goals, and how to measure high performance.

DevOps Follow 92 Followers

Calculating the Operations Cost of Software You Haven't Developed: Q&A with John Davis from easyJet

by Daniel Bryant Follow 13 Followers on  May 26, 2017 1

At the DevOps Enterprise Summit, John Davis, lead architect at EasyJet, will present “Calculating the Operations Cost of Software You Haven't Developed”. InfoQ sat down with Davis to discuss how traditional organisations can migrate to a more collaborative “DevOps”-enabled approach for implementing IT projects, and how project management and costing will change.

Culture & Methods Follow 67 Followers

Bridging the Gap between Legacy Systems and Modern Techniques

by Ben Linders Follow 5 Followers on  May 25, 2017

Aging platforms that are managed with manual, time consuming processes can be costly. Teams can make a business case to management based on hours lost by repetitive work or re-work caused by human error for introducing modern techniques like automation tools and containers. The result is a predictable and repeatable process with minimal human interaction to deploy more often and more confidently.

Culture & Methods Follow 67 Followers

Risman Adnan of Samsung on Nurturing Innovation and Agility in Indonesia

by Shane Hastie Follow 9 Followers , Hugo Messer Follow 0 Followers on  May 23, 2017

Risman Adnan is the director of the Samsung R&D Institute Indonesia. He talks about how to enable innovation, agility and create a great engineering culture inside a large organisation. He will present a keynote talk at the upcoming Agile Indonesia conference.

Culture & Methods Follow 67 Followers

Fearless Feedback for Software Teams

by Ben Linders Follow 5 Followers on  May 18, 2017

Feedback builds trust, increases team cohesion, and helps individuals to improve their skills and grow in their craft. An effective feedback cycle is the best possible tool for improving team performance. With feedback, issues are addressed before they become toxic and mistakes can be course-corrected early on.

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