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Culture & Methods Follow 287 Followers

How Blogging Empowers Agile Teams

by Ben Linders Follow 13 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 356 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 356 Followers

Treating Shared Databases Like APIs in a DevOps World

by Manuel Pais Follow 8 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 287 Followers

Agile at LEGO

by Ben Linders Follow 13 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 287 Followers

McKinsey Report on Diversity Summarized

by Susan McIntosh Follow 8 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 356 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 356 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 287 Followers

How to Measure Continuous Delivery

by Ben Linders Follow 13 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 287 Followers

Oath for Programmers

by Ben Linders Follow 13 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 287 Followers

How Personality Matters in Software Development

by Ben Linders Follow 13 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.

Culture & Methods Follow 287 Followers

Patterns for Digital Transformation of Organisations

by Shane Hastie Follow 11 Followers on  Sep 11, 2017

A variety of transformation patterns have emerged as organisations adopt digital technologies.  Research firm IDC has identified four patterns for digital transformation of large organisations.

DevOps Follow 356 Followers

How Facebook Achieves Rapid Release at Massive Scale

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 5 Followers on  Sep 07, 2017

A recent article about Facebook’s release process covers its flexible methodology of pushing massive amounts of code changes to production for web and native mobile apps. It focuses on how they moved from a “cherry-picking” to a “push-from-master” strategy over a period of one year and their tools and processes for achieving it.

Development Follow 227 Followers

ThoughtWorks Sold to Private Equity Firm Apax Partners

by Craig Smith Follow 3 Followers on  Aug 31, 2017 1

Global software development and digital transformation company ThoughtWorks is to be acquired by London-based private equity firm Apax Partners. The terms of the deal were not disclosed and it is expected to close in Q4 2017.

Culture & Methods Follow 287 Followers

Tackling Awesome Superproblems with Collaborative Games

by Ben Linders Follow 13 Followers on  Aug 31, 2017

Awesome superproblems are large, complex and enduring problems which can only be solved through collaboration. The key to making collaboration work is serious games, where participants voluntarily agree to follow the rules of the game to create a better and more durable result.

Culture & Methods Follow 287 Followers

Tackling Technical Debt at Meetup

by Ben Linders Follow 13 Followers on  Aug 24, 2017

Continuous product health can be realized by regularly prioritizing the highest impact technical debt items and knocking those off systemically. You need to continuously iterate how you're tackling technical debt to drive more and more impactful results. Going for maximum impact items first and communicating the impact of paying down technical debt is what Yvette Pasqua, CTO of Meetup, recommends.

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