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.
There is a lot of information about DevOps, the technology, the culture, the behaviour. There is not a lot of information about tackling DevOps in large enterprises and there is certainly very little about tackling DevOps in large financial organisations. This article presents lessons learnt rolling out DevOps in a large insurance organisation.
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
In this article Dragan Jojic explores “the agility challenge”: A company where employees are able to sense and respond to external inputs without managers having to tell them what to do. 1
A look at how Microsoft's Bing development team has implemented agile and continuous delivery methods to vastly improve their development workflow. 1