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Culture & Methods Follow 131 Followers

Adopting Agile and DevOps at Wyndham Vacation Rentals UK

by Ben Linders Follow 8 Followers on  Aug 17, 2017

Embedding agile and DevOps had a positive impact on the role of QA at Wyndham; focusing effort in the earlier lifecycle stages has led to smoother releases with fewer bugs and post-production issues. Business colleagues and customers are more involved throughout the delivery cycle, making testing a shared responsibility .

DevOps Follow 173 Followers

Q&A With Robert Scherrer: DevOps on the Backbone of the Swiss Financial Center

by João Miranda Follow 2 Followers on  Jul 11, 2017

Starting with a small core team, and a DevOps approach around 5 + 1 dimensions - skills, organization, process, infrastructure, architecture + mindset & attitude - SIX has been transforming how IT and the business work together to break the silos and align themselves along value streams. InfoQ took the opportunity to talk with Robert Scherrer, head of software dev at SIX, about this journey.

DevOps Follow 173 Followers

John Willis Talks DevOps Superpatterns at DOES17 London

by Helen Beal Follow 0 Followers on  Jun 26, 2017

John Willis, co-author of The DevOps Handbook, spoke about the emerging DevOps Superpattern at the 2017 DevOps Enterprise Summit June 5th and 6th in London.

Culture & Methods Follow 131 Followers

HR Needs an Agile Makeover

by Shane Hastie Follow 11 Followers on  May 22, 2017

Human Resources is an outmoded way of thinking about people and needs a significant makeover. Dov Sal examines the purpose of HR in agile organisations and encourages HR practitioners to adopt the Manifesto for Agile HR Development. On a similar note, Bersin by Deloitte provides an Agile Model of HR which talks about making radical change to the mission and focus of HR departments.

DevOps Follow 173 Followers

How New Relic Does DevOps

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 4 Followers on  Apr 23, 2017

A lead software engineer at New Relic wrote a summary of how DevOps tools and practices are used and practised in the New Relic engineering team. It talks about the evolution of the DevOps role, using their own product for monitoring and the visible benefits of this culture.

Culture & Methods Follow 131 Followers

Evolving the Engineering Culture at Criteo

by Ben Linders Follow 8 Followers on  Apr 03, 2017

Senior management should make engineering culture a top priority and create the framework which supports building a good engineering culture. You need values for culture to evolve, supported by rules that govern how things are done.

Culture & Methods Follow 131 Followers

Lean and Agile Culture at the Finnish Broadcasting Company Yle

by Ben Linders Follow 8 Followers on  Mar 21, 2017

Scaling lean and agile is not a question of frameworks, it's about values, principles and mindset. At Yle the company management has been involved in the agile transformation by carrying out experiments, learning and doing; not by implementing frameworks. Magic happens when you work together with people in teams on all levels.

Culture & Methods Follow 131 Followers

The Employee Experience: How to Make People Want to Show Up at Work

by Rui Miguel Ferreira Follow 2 Followers on  Feb 12, 2017

Jacob Morgan, a keynote speaker, best-selling author and the co-founder of The Future of Work Community, a global innovation council of the world’s most forward thinking organizations exploring the new world of work, gave a webinar along with Cisco to discuss how organizations should behave to create remarkable employee experiences, the ones that make people want to show up at work.

Culture & Methods Follow 131 Followers

Applying the Teal Paradigm

by Ben Linders Follow 8 Followers on  Feb 02, 2017

Applying the teal paradigm helps organizations increase team members' engagement and allows teams to grow. Teal oriented organizations think of themselves as "living organisms"; they are human centric and liberating towards their employees, and look for the resourcefulness in humans rather than looking at humans as resources.

DevOps Follow 173 Followers

How 3rd Party Tools Nearly Killed Performance (and Culture) at Adidas

by Manuel Pais Follow 6 Followers on  Jan 20, 2017

How the shoe and clothes giant manufacturer's IT tamed an out-of-control proliferation of third party tools in their global websites which was killing performance. Furthermore, this led to a blame culture setting in between business and IT. A new third party governance process focusing on performance data and user experience validation was key to stop the bleeding.

Culture & Methods Follow 131 Followers

QConSF: Keynote - The Second Act

by Shane Hastie Follow 11 Followers on  Nov 09, 2016

Michael Lopp gave the second keynote at QCon San Francisco; titled "The Second Act" he explored what cultural changes are necessary when growing an organisation from building one product to building a business that builds products.

Culture & Methods Follow 131 Followers

Esther Derby's Six Rules for Change

by Susan McIntosh Follow 6 Followers on  Nov 03, 2016

Esther Derby identifies six rules to use when change needs to happen, so that the people involved are honored, and the complexity of the change is acknowledged. Creating an environment based on empathy, knowledge of the past, and a willingness to experiment, makes change less stressful.

Culture & Methods Follow 131 Followers

Continuous Improvement Beyond Retrospectives

by Ben Linders Follow 8 Followers on  Sep 29, 2016

If you want continuous improvement you can start with retrospectives, but you must go far beyond that with change management, culture change, and innovation. The most important thing in order to make change happen in organizations is creating new habits and changing your culture.

Culture & Methods Follow 131 Followers

Microservices Imply a Distributed System

by Ben Linders Follow 8 Followers on  Sep 10, 2016

Moving towards microservices means moving towards distributed systems where you have to deal with latency, authorization and authentication, and messages that do not arrive, argues Sander Hoogendoorn. With microservices you can break down large systems into smaller components to regain control over the architecture.

DevOps Follow 173 Followers

DevOps Enterprise Adoption at ITV with Tom Clark

by Manuel Pais Follow 6 Followers on  Aug 31, 2016

Tom Clark, head of common platform at ITV, talked at the past DevOps Enterprise Summit 2016 in London on how their cloud platform has served as a medium for spreading DevOps practices and way of working across the entire organization, as well as how to grow a team of "smart and kind" engineers around it. In this Q&A Clark talks about ITV's DevOps journey, challenges faced and the road ahead.

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