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DevOps Follow 298 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 226 Followers

How to Measure Continuous Delivery

by Ben Linders Follow 12 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 226 Followers

Oath for Programmers

by Ben Linders Follow 12 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 226 Followers

How Personality Matters in Software Development

by Ben Linders Follow 12 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 226 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 298 Followers

How Facebook Achieves Rapid Release at Massive Scale

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 4 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 184 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 226 Followers

Tackling Awesome Superproblems with Collaborative Games

by Ben Linders Follow 12 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 226 Followers

Tackling Technical Debt at Meetup

by Ben Linders Follow 12 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.

Culture & Methods Follow 226 Followers

Perfect Software, Measuring Continuous Delivery, and Exploring the Future: Agile on the Beach 2017

by Daniel Bryant Follow 204 Followers on  Aug 23, 2017

At Agile on the Beach 2017, the key takeaways from the final afternoon of the conference included: delivery teams can add value more rapidly by embracing lean, iterative and continuous deployment methodologies; and although highly beneficial, implementing continuous delivery is hard due to the need for principles to be applied in your context.

Culture & Methods Follow 226 Followers

Agile 2017 Keynote: Creating Leadership and Engagement at Every Level

by Craig Smith Follow 3 Followers on  Aug 21, 2017

At the recent Agile 2017 conference in Orlando, David Marquet, retired Navy captain and author of best selling book “Turn The Ship Around!” gave an entertaining keynote on intent-based leadership.

Culture & Methods Follow 226 Followers

Adopting Agile and DevOps at Wyndham Vacation Rentals UK

by Ben Linders Follow 12 Followers on  Aug 17, 2017

Embedding agile and DevOps had a positive impact on the role of QA at Wyndham; focusing effort in the earlier lifecycle stages has led to smoother releases with fewer bugs and post-production issues. Business colleagues and customers are more involved throughout the delivery cycle, making testing a shared responsibility .

Culture & Methods Follow 226 Followers

What a High Performing Team Looks Like and How to Create One

by Ben Linders Follow 12 Followers on  Aug 10, 2017

High performing is a team property, a temporary state which needs attention if teams want to keep on performing well. Things you can do to build a high performing team include creating safety, investing in developing collaboration skills, and giving peer-to-peer feedback.

Culture & Methods Follow 226 Followers

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

by Daniel Bryant Follow 204 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 226 Followers

First Annual Retrospective Report Published

by Ben Linders Follow 12 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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