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Great Engineering Cultures and Organizations - Morning Sessions from QCon London

by Ben Linders Follow 16 Followers on  Mar 15, 2018

The building great engineering cultures and organizations track at QCon London 2018 included talks from practitioners representing digital leaders of the consumer internet as well as transformational corporates from “traditional” sectors. The speakers presented how they established and scaled engineering cultures that keep their organisations ahead of the rest. A summary of the morning sessions.

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CA Announces New Release of Workload Automation Engine

by Helen Beal Follow 1 Followers on  Mar 09, 2018

Automation vendor, CA, has released a new version of their workload engine, CA Workload Automation AE, including new usability and performance features  and direct integration with the CA Automic One Automation platform.

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How Observability Impacts Testing: Q&A with Amy Phillips at QCon London

by Ben Linders Follow 16 Followers on  Mar 07, 2018

Observability gives you a picture of the system’s current health and can replace certain types of testing. For low-risk application areas you can rely on observability instead of testing, provided you have continuous delivery that provides fast feedback and allows you to release changes quickly.

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Q&A with Laura Bell on Continuous Security at QCon London

by Rafiq Gemmail Follow 3 Followers , Laura Bell Follow 1 Followers on  Mar 07, 2018

Q&A with Laura Bell at QCon London. We discuss her keynote, continuous security and her own professional security journey.

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Dealing with the Broken Human Machine: How to Create High-Performing Teams

by Ben Linders Follow 16 Followers on  Mar 07, 2018

To really progress in developing software and build anything at a scale, you have to examine your blind spots and learn to deal with people. The culture we build is important: the difference between a high performing engineering team and a low performing one is orders of magnitude in terms of productivity and quality. Focusing on how we do things is as important as what we’re doing.

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Data-Driven Thinking for Continuous Improvement

by Ben Linders Follow 16 Followers on  Mar 06, 2018

Organizations need an objective way to measure performance and tie actions back to business outcomes to improve continuously. Avvo uses a data-driven decision framework with an autonomous team model and a practice of retrospectives to help people make better decisions and proposals for continuous improvement.

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QASymphony Launches New Products for Centralised Test Automation and BDD

by Helen Beal Follow 1 Followers on  Mar 02, 2018

Test management vendor, QASymphony, has announced two new products: qTest Launch and qTest Scenario Enterprise as part of its qTest 9 release. qTest Launch provides centralised management for test automation. qTest Scenario Enterprise is aimed at teams practicing behaviour-driven development (BDD).

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Updates in the Nexus Guide Stress the Importance of Integration and Transparency

by Ben Linders Follow 16 Followers on  Mar 01, 2018 2

The major changes in the updated Nexus Guide include clarifications to the role of the Nexus Integration team, an explanation on how transparency at scale looks, and alignment with the 2017 Scrum Guide. The Nexus Guide is a framework that helps organizations to scale Scrum.

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Chef Enhances Cloud Security Automation in InSpec 2.0

by Helen Beal Follow 1 Followers on  Feb 27, 2018

Continuous automation vendor, Chef, has announced the availability of InSpec 2.0, a new version of Chef’s free open source tool that enables DevOps and cross-functional application, infrastructure and security teams to express security and compliance rules as code and assess and remediate compliance issues through the entire software delivery life cycle.

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Shippable Provides New DevOps Analytics Capabilities

by Helen Beal Follow 1 Followers on  Feb 27, 2018

Shippable, a continuous integration and DevOps automation platform, has announced an analytics add-on for the measurement of DevOps processes such as development velocity for components or teams or code quality trends over time, with filters for date ranges, components/teams and anomalies in the workflow.

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Agile Transformation at KPN iTV

by Ben Linders Follow 16 Followers on  Feb 22, 2018

The management team became a leadership team that created a working environment for the squads where they facilitate instead of direct, autonomous squads were co-created using self-selection, and work is not organized in projects anymore but brought to stable autonomous teams: these are some of the major changes done in the agile transformation at KPN iTV.

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Pairing for Learning

by Ben Linders Follow 16 Followers on  Feb 15, 2018

Pairing can be used to learn new topics that you can take back to the workplace, and to make your accomplishments visible and celebrate success together. Learning partners can encourage each other to make bold statements, commit to do something, and gently push each other to make it happen.

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Applitools Expands Application Visual Management Capabilities

by Helen Beal Follow 1 Followers on  Feb 14, 2018

Application Visual Management (AVM) focuses on the monitoring and testing of visual aspects of the application delivery lifecycle. Applitools Eyes Version 10 provides new UI baseline management, team collaboration, expanded third-party tool integrations and improved analytics dashboards.

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Agile and the Use of Paradoxes

by Ben Linders Follow 16 Followers on  Feb 08, 2018

Paradoxes support agile transformations; they make you stop, think, and discuss by using a shared language. They also help to show empathy and provide a way forward. VIVAT, a Dutch insurance company, uses paradoxes in training and everyday work to drive their agile transformation.

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Introversion, Ambiversion and Extroversion at Work

by Shane Hastie Follow 14 Followers on  Feb 07, 2018

Introversion and extroversion are not binary personality types; people fall somewhere on the scale between the two types and the way someone behaves can change depending on the context they find themselves in at the moment. In fact, most of the population are ambiverts. Understanding these differences can make for more effective teamwork and communication.

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