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  • Teaching Modern Software Development Techniques at University

    by Robert Chatley on  Oct 11, 2016 3

    We often hear how there is a skills shortage in the software industry, and about the apparent gap between what people are taught in university and the “real world”. This is how Imperial College London aims to bridge this gap, providing students with relevant skills for industrial software engineering careers, and teaching tools and techniques for professional developer working in a modern team.

  • Internal Tech Conferences - How and Why

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

    Software engineering today is every bit as much about the people as it is about technology - empowered teams don’t appear overnight. We need to oil the wheels of collaboration so they roll smoothly. Here, 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.

  • The Top 5 Problems with Distributed Teams and How to Solve Them

    by Hugo Messer on  Sep 17, 2016 2

    In this article, Hugo Messer shares the top 5 challenges distributed teams face along with practical solutions. They are based on his 6 books, many workshops and a decade of hands on experience. The top 5 challenges: 1. We're thinking 'us versus them'; 2. Keeping the team in the dark; 3. Culture is a mystery; 4. We stop communicating; 5. The black box.

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.

Q&A and Book Review on Liftoff, Second Edition

Posted by Ben Linders on  Sep 10, 2016

The book Liftoff, Second Edition provides practices and insights for chartering teams by understanding needs, building trust, and defining how to interact in the team and align with the organization.

Why Agile Is Critical for Attracting Millennial Engineers

Posted by Zubin Irani on  Aug 30, 2016

More and more companies are realizing that having an Agile organization is critical to attracting and retaining the latest generation of millennial engineers. Here’s why.

Christine Doig on Data Science as a Team Discipline

Posted by Srini Penchikala on  Aug 26, 2016

Christine Doig spoke at OSCON Conference about data science as a team discipline and how to navigate data science Python ecosystem. InfoQ spoke with Christine about challenges of data science teams.

Q&A with Jurgen Appelo on Managing for Happiness

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jul 20, 2016

The book Managing for Happiness provides practices, games and tools to manage organizations and make work fun, with suggestions for applying the practices to achieve organizational greatness.

Don't Break Your Silos - Push Out the Silo Mentality

Posted by Alex Novkov on  Jul 13, 2016

Organizational silos may cause a variety of problems for your company. Learning more about how and why they form is the first step towards dealing with them. This article suggest using ventilators.

10 Tools to Help Remote Web Developers Collaborate with Their Team

Posted by Benjamin Brandall on  Jul 05, 2016

Use the right tools, and remote web developers can easily out-perform those who work face-to-face. Here are 10 tools for bug tracking, collaborative coding and knowledge management.

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.

A Reference Architecture for the Internet of Things (Part 2)

Posted by Daniel Karzel, Hannelore Marginean, Tuan-Si Tran on  May 25, 2016

This is the second article of a two article series in which we try to work from an abstract level of IoT reference architectures towards a concrete architecture for actual use cases. 1

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