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  • Q&A on the ​Practice of System and Network Administration (3rd Edition)

    by Ben Linders on  Nov 28, 2016

    The book The Practice of System and Network Administration takes a holistic view on system administration: it provides a framework and strategies for solving problems regardless of the operating system, brand of computer, or type of environment. The third edition incorporates new developments like DevOps, infrastructure as code, continuous integration, operational excellence and assessments.

  • Predictable Agile Delivery

    by Russ Lewis on  Nov 09, 2016

    Human teams are unique, non-linear and unpredictable, but given the right conditions, their output can become linear, scaled and predictable. Managers have an enabling role to play: encouraging the development of predictability; understanding the needs of their teams; and rolling-up their sleeves to clear the blockages themselves or by escalating the problem promptly and responsibly.

  • How to Boost Your Skills to Become a Better Developer

    by Houssam Fakih & Boris Gonnot on  Nov 03, 2016

    Katas are great for learning new skills or to improve existing ones but don't address the intensity we face at work when there is a raging fire such as a deadline, release date, fixing a bug in huge legacy code, etc. This article covers the skills of good developers and highlights changing your training approach to improve your skills for high-intensity and challenging environments.

Internal Tech Conferences - How and Why

Posted by Matthew Skelton, Victoria Morgan-Smith on  Oct 10, 2016

Matthew Skelton and Victoria Morgan-Smith discuss how to use internal conferences to boost your organisation’s social capital, the currency by which relationships flourish and businesses thrive.

Proper Usage of Metrics with Flow Debt as an Example

Posted by Dimitar Bakardzhiev on  Oct 06, 2016

This article provides an example how a metric like Flow Debt can be used improperly i.e. out of their domain, or properly i.e. context aware usage of Flow Debt with an IT operations team. 3

Agile in the UK Government - An Insider Reveals All

Posted by Nick Tune on  Sep 19, 2016

Nick Tune explores what the Government Digital Service (GDS) has achieved in the UK in becoming a world-leading digital-by-default government and shares what isn’t working so well in government IT. 4

Communities of Practice: The Missing Piece of Your Agile Organisation

Posted by Emily Webber on  Sep 14, 2016

Communities of practice have specific applications in agile organisations: scaling agile development and allowing individuals to connect with others who share similar concerns.

Adaptable or Predictable? Strive for Both – Be Predictably Adaptable!

Posted by Dimitar Bakardzhiev on  Sep 06, 2016

Our efforts to improve software development face the question what to focus on. We can’t be predictable if we are not adaptable. What we really need is to be predictably adaptable.

Growing Agile… Not Scaling!

Posted by Andrea Tomasini & Dhaval Panchal on  Jul 27, 2016

What makes an agile team successful is the way people develop an effective level of interaction. Growing agile means both focusing on culture, and on co-evolution of practices and tools. 2

Exercises for Building Better Teams

Posted by Justyna Wykowska on  May 30, 2016

Team that perform great have a perfect balance of orientation on people and results. This article provides several exercises to explore how your team is doing and find your own state of perfection.

DevOps Lessons Learned at Microsoft Engineering

Posted by Thiago Almeida on  May 22, 2016

Thiago Almeida from Microsoft shares how adopting DevOps practices resulted in better engineering and happier teams, and the lessons learned in that journey. 1

Q&A with Dave Snowden on Leadership and Using Cynefin for Capturing Requirements

Posted by Ben Linders on  Apr 23, 2016

InfoQ interviewed Dave Snowden about applying leadership models, the Cynefin model and how it can be used for capturing requirements, scaling agile, and sustainable change.

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