Culture & Methods Follow 440 Followers

How to Win a Solar Race Using Agile

by Ben Linders Follow 16 Followers on  Feb 01, 2018

The Nuon Solar team uses agile and Scrum to take the steps which add the most value to the project first, integrate different disciplines, ensure transparency and focus, and reflect to improve. Their goal is promote and educate the use of clean energy; the mission is to win the Sasol Solar Challenge in South Africa using the power of innovation.

Development Follow 412 Followers

GitHub Introduces Multiple Commit Authors

by Sergio De Simone Follow 7 Followers on  Jan 31, 2018

GitHub has started supporting multiple commit authors. The new feature is meant to improve collaboration from several developers on the same commits or pulls requests and ensures every author gets attribution of their commits in their profile contributions graph and the repository’s statistics.

DevOps Follow 525 Followers

Electric Cloud Enhances Platform With Additional Mainframe and Microservices Capabilities

by Helen Beal Follow 1 Followers on  Jan 31, 2018

New ElectricFlow DevOps Automation support for mainframe includes native automation capabilities both pre- and post-deployment and pipeline governance and security. A new native microservices model allows microservices to be treated as first-level objects so that they can be modeled independently of applications and environments.

DevOps Follow 525 Followers

Codefresh Releases CLI for Kubernetes

by Helen Beal Follow 1 Followers on  Jan 31, 2018

Codefresh has released a Command Line Interface (CLI) allowing users to operate Codefresh remotely and access the Codefresh API from inside Docker pipelines.

Culture & Methods Follow 440 Followers

2017-2018 State of Scrum Report Published

by Ben Linders Follow 16 Followers on  Jan 25, 2018

The top priority for executives is to deliver value. Once companies have implemented agile, customer satisfaction is the most improved metric. Necessity is driving agile transformations; companies with inflexible protocols and command-and-control leadership can’t compete in the modern world. Scrum is adapting and evolving; companies use it in ways that work for their corporate and cultural needs.

Culture & Methods Follow 440 Followers

2018 State of Testing Survey

by Ben Linders Follow 16 Followers on  Jan 23, 2018

The 2018 State of Testing survey aims to provide insights into how the testing profession develops and recognize testing trends. The survey is open through January 2018.

Culture & Methods Follow 440 Followers

Improving The Adoption of Agile

by Ben Linders Follow 16 Followers on  Jan 18, 2018

We should use an agile approach to adopt agile instead of adopting agile in a waterfall way, and have leaders who are willing to empower their teams and build an organization that supports them. The industry needs more practices on incrementally rolling agility out.

DevOps Follow 525 Followers

DevOps Workbench Launched by ZeroStack

by Helen Beal Follow 1 Followers on  Jan 12, 2018

Private cloud provider, ZeroStack, has announced a self-service capability from which developers can create their own workbenches. Forty developer tools from a mix of open source and commercial providers are available to users of the DevOps Workbench through Zerostack’s Intelligent Cloud Platform.

Culture & Methods Follow 440 Followers

How the Dutch Railways Applies Agile and Lean

by Ben Linders Follow 16 Followers on  Jan 11, 2018

The mindset that goes with agile and lean philosophies is quite similar; lean amplifies agile and vice versa. Agile practices are suitable for the development of complex products, and lean practices help to look for opportunities to reduce waste in your processes. Lean helps to see results from the customer's point of view, from start to delivery, whereas agile supports delivering optimal value.

Culture & Methods Follow 440 Followers

Supporting Digital Leadership with Agile

by Ben Linders Follow 16 Followers on  Dec 28, 2017

Digitization can no longer be stopped; with customers who increasingly act digitally and mobile it is important to show digital leadership. IT is taking over traditional services and is leading the way for new digital connected products. An organization applied agile to change the way teams are funded and to establish teams of owners who take responsibility to put good products in the market.

Culture & Methods Follow 440 Followers

How Technical Practices Support Evolutionary Architecture and Continuous Delivery

by Ben Linders Follow 16 Followers on  Dec 21, 2017

Technical practices of XP such as TDD, Refactoring, CI and Pair Programming support emergent design and enable evolving your architecture. The first practice you need for continuous delivery is CI, committing to mainline every day. Being able to write clean, well-factored, and well-tested modular code is the most important skill for developers.

Culture & Methods Follow 440 Followers

Should Teams Decouple Cadences?

by Ben Linders Follow 16 Followers on  Dec 18, 2017

Recently a Twitter discussion took place about allowing teams to have multiple cadences, for instance by using a different rhythm for planning the work and for learning and improving. Decoupling cadences gives teams room to explore and learn what works best for them; it can lead to more adaptability and autonomy and better outcomes.

Culture & Methods Follow 440 Followers

Using Agile Principles with Scrum Studio to Increase Organizational Responsiveness

by Ben Linders Follow 16 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 525 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 525 Followers

XebiaLabs Announce DevOps Intelligence Engine

by Helen Beal Follow 1 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.

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