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  • Interview with Wesley Coelho on Challenges in DevOps

    At the Agile 2016 Conference InfoQ spoke to Wesley Coelho, Senior Director of Business Development for Tasktop, about the communication challenges inherent in DevOps and how to overcome them; how DevOps and agile expose organisational silos and waterfall communications flows that need to become adaptive and automated.

  • Anders Wallgren of Electric Cloud on Metrics for DevOps and the Importance of Culture

    At Agile 2016, Anders Wallgren of Electric Cloud spoke about the importance of metrics for DevOps success, selecting the right things to measure and the importance of having a generative culture. He gave examples of how organizations have improved cycle times and quality outcomes by orders of magnitude and explored why they were able to achieve these results.

  • Dennis Ehle on Visibility into the DevOps Value Chain

    At the recent Agile 2016 conference, InfoQ spoke to Dennis Ehle about the evolution of DevOps and the importance of having visibility into how value is delivered over the DevOps pipeline.

  • The CA Crew on Coaching Coaches, Mixing Cultures and Future Product Direction

    At the recent Agile 2016 conference, InfoQ sat down with Ronica Roth, Steve Demchuk and Eric Willeke of the CA (formerly Rally Software). They discussed coaching the coaches, transforming CA to becoming an agile organisation, mixing cultures, the state of the products and future product direction.

  • Agile 2016: Interview with ICAgile on Certification, Growth and Expert Tracks

    At the recent Agile 2016 conference, ICAgile announced a number of milestones – more Certified Experts qualified, some additional certification pathways, and substantive growth in certified participants and member training organisations. Ahmed Sidky and Shannon Ewan discuss all of this with InfoQ and why the agile mindset is more important than any set of practices or techniques.

  • An interview with Sam Guckenheimer on Microsoft's Journey to Cloud Cadence

    At the recent Agile 2014 conference Sam Guckenheimer gave the opening keynote on Microsoft Developer Division's transition to a continuous delivery model. After the talk he sat down with InfoQ to discuss what it takes to achieve operational agility and cloud cadence.

  • Managing Technical Debt

    Technical Debt is widely regarded as a bad thing that should be paid back as soon as possible, however it can be a strategy that helps balance short-term wins and long-term productivity. The article describes different ways that a project could pay back Technical Debt and what factors must be considered when deciding if you should repay, convert debt or just pay the interest.

  • An Interview with Rebecca Parsons - ThoughtWorks CTO

    Dr Rebecca Parsons is the Chief Technology Officer for ThoughtWorks, and a Director of the Agile Alliance. At the Agile Australia conference in Melbourne she discussed the trends in database technology around NoSQL databases, the linking of continuous design with continuous delivery and the impact of the mainstream adoption of agile practices on the Agile Alliance.

  • Agile's Teenage Crisis?

    Philippe Kruchten attended the 10 year anniversary event at Snowbird. He discusses a number of elephants in the agile room (topics that need to be addressed, but have been pointedly ignored) that were identified at that meeting. Ranging from politics to lack of context when implementing agile to the role of the agile alliance the participants raised these points for the community to consider.

  • Submissions and Reviews in the Agile2011

    Chris Matts who has been part of the Agile Conference submission review team gives advice to submitters of Agile 2011 candidate sessions on how improve their changes of acceptance. Chris also provides advice to session reviewers of Agile 2011, the largest annual Agile event.

  • "Who Do You Trust?" by Linda Rising

    During Agile 2008, Dr. Linda Rising held a presentation centered on experiments conducted many years ago, presenting how deep, powerfully affecting, and difficult to avoid are human “prejudices” and “stereotypes”. This article is a summary of that presentation.

  • AgileAdvert Video Winners Announced

    At Agile2007's Google reception, the audience voted to make the (very sad) clip "Developer Abuse" the number 1 video, thereby making "Matthew" (name changed to protect the innocent) this year's AgileAdvert famous Agilist. Five more videos were also recognized, sporting singing, dancing, a beating, "outside the box" thinking, expletives (deleted), and charming children (not all in one video!)

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