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  • A Letter to the Manager: Release the Power of Your Agile Teams

    by Johan Dahlbäck on  Jun 27, 2016

    Agile is both simple and hard – and success depends on managers creating a suitable environment for their teams. Here a coach’s experiences from several agile transformations are made into concrete recommendations for strengthening agile teams. To create and sustain high-performing agile teams, these points are fundamental.

  • Johanna Rothman on Agile and Lean Program Management

    by Savita Pahuja on  Jun 25, 2016

    Johanna Rothman explores how to scale lean and agile processes to work in large programs in her book - Agile and Lean Program Management: Scaling Collaboration Across the Organization. It explains how to collaborate across the organization to create and steer an adaptive, resilient program.

  • Multi-Cloud is a Safety Belt for the Speed-Freaks

    by Michael Coté on  Jun 24, 2016

    Cloud bursting! On-premises! Hybrid cloud! Off-premises! Multi-cloud! These are phrases author Michael Coté heard over the past 10 years when covering cloud as an analyst, strategist, and now evangelist. Each of them makes logical sense, especially on a big whiteboard with boxes and arrows going to and fro. In recent times, it’s the last - multi-cloud - that he's seen in actual practice the most.

Big Data Analytics with Spark Book Review and Interview

Posted by Srini Penchikala on  Jun 23, 2016

Big Data Analytics with Spark, authored by Mohammed Guller, provides a practical guide for learning Apache Spark. InfoQ and the author discuss the book & development tools for big data applications.

Q&A with Roman Pichler about Strategize

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jun 21, 2016

The book Strategize by Roman Pichler provides practices, advice, and examples for product strategy and roadmapping that you can use to create successful products.

Configure Once, Run Everywhere: Decoupling Configuration and Runtime

Posted by Anatole Tresch on  Jun 17, 2016

Configuration is one of the most widely used cross-cutting concerns in application development. Apache Tamaya is a new incubator project that brings standardized property management to Java.

Virtual Panel on (Cloud) Lock-In

Posted by Richard Seroter on  Jun 17, 2016

There's no shortage of opinions on the topic of technology lock-in. InfoQ reached out to four software industry leaders to participate in a lively virtual panel on this topic.

Q&A with Johanna Rothman and Jutta Eckstein on Cost of Delay

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jun 16, 2016

The book Diving For Hidden Treasures by Johanna Rothman and Jutta Eckstein explores how projects become delayed and provides tools and methods to analyze and limit the costs of delay in projects.

Wiring Microservices with Spring Cloud

Posted by Rob Harrop on  Jun 15, 2016

As we move towards microservice-based architectures, we're faced with an important decision: how do we wire our services together?

An Organization Development(OD) Approach to Agile Adoption

Posted by Vijaya Devi on  Jun 10, 2016

To adopt Agile at a systemic level, take an Organization Development approach to redesign organizations, redefine learning, empower teams through self-organizing and to reduce resistance to change.

Pair Programming Is No Panacea

Posted by Wes Higbee on  Jun 09, 2016

Is pair programming all that it's cracked up to be? Wes Higbee discusses why it definitely shouldn't be mandated, and why you should consider other options where it could be beneficial. 3

Everything is “Lock-in”: Focus on Switching Costs

Posted by Richard Seroter on  Jun 08, 2016

It makes no difference how hard you try- some form of lock-in is unavoidable. What matters most is understanding the layers of lock-in, and how to assess and reduce your switching costs.

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