The benefits of collaboration and knowledge sharing are well-known, yet any large organisation understands how challenging it is to keep employees feeling connected. The runners up to this year’s Spark Award, sponsored by HotelBeds, are Atkins, a design, engineering and project delivery organisation of over 18,000 people who have been experimenting with a mix of communication methods.
This is the third in a three-part series that explores how PayPal has adopted a more API-first approach to building platform services. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the program aspects and some of the execution and operational challenges that had to be overcome.
To build a high performance organization via DevOps, one often needs to change the organizational culture. Culture is a cornerstone which either amplifies or dooms strategic initiatives in your company. This case study shows how you can apply the competing values framework for culture change, supported by tools to measure and visualize culture.
Bimodal IT has been supported by many and criticized by many. InfoQ reached out to enterprise experts to dig deeper into the pros and cons of this strategy and how/when/if is it applicable.
There is a lot of information about DevOp out there but little on tackling DevOps in financial organisations. This article presents lessons learnt rolling out DevOps in a large insurance organization.
Thiago Almeida from Microsoft shares how adopting DevOps practices resulted in better engineering and happier teams, and the lessons learned in that journey. 1
The book Putting Stories to Work by Shawn Callahan provides a process with a practical approach to master business storytelling; a leadership skill that helps to achieve results.
A restaurant to give homeless people apprenticeships? A centre to foster social enterprise? A ‘round the nation’ bike ride? PwC were the runners up for the Spark Award this year. 1
Book review and interview with Jeff Sussna, author of "Designing Delivery", on cybernetics, service exchange, customer-centric brands and a new definition of quality in a service-oriented world.
Pauly Comtois, Vice President of DevOps at Hearst Business Media, talks about their DevOps initiatives. What challenges have they faced? Which improvements have they seen? What lies ahead?
Spark Award: By putting people at the heart of how the company operates, Places for People creates a highly innovative culture with an inspirational purpose that delivers outstanding business results 1
Moving your release cadence from months to weeks is not just about learning Agile practices and getting some automation tools. It involves people, tooling and a transition plan. 2