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Q&A with Jeff Smith on His DevOpsDays NZ Keynote on DevOps Transformations

by Rafiq Gemmail Follow 6 Followers on  Oct 20, 2018

InfoQ catches up with Jeff Smith on Centro transformation to a DevOps culture, which will feature in his forthcoming keynote at DevOpsDays NZ. Smith also discusses his recent DevOpsDays Indianapolis talk on the misalignment which can arise due to the different lenses through which collaborators see the world.

Culture & Methods Follow 802 Followers

Recognitions of 2018 World Agility Announced

by Ben Linders Follow 28 Followers on  Oct 11, 2018 1

The 2018 world agility recognitions have been announced by the World Agility Forum. Next to regional recognitions for companies in Europe, Africa, and America, there are also recognitions for creativity agility, agile in defense, team agility, personal agility, and lifetime agility.

Development Follow 688 Followers

Readable Code - Why, How and When You Should Write It

by Thomas Betts Follow 48 Followers on  Oct 02, 2018

Most people would say they want readable code, and may even prefer readability over functionality. But when it comes down to asking people to define readability, opinions will start to diverge. At Explore DDD 2018 , Laura Savino covered why we want readable code, what it really means to be readable, and when readability absolutely must take priority over other considerations.

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Creating a Multi-Team Test Automation Solution

by Ben Linders Follow 28 Followers on  Sep 22, 2018

A solid test framework with automated tests can increase the confidence to release. Cross-team pairing on the framework made it possible for a team to build quality in from the start; it also brought the teams together and upskilled the testers in test automation.

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Atlassian Announces Solutions for Incident Management

by Ben Linders Follow 28 Followers on  Sep 20, 2018

Atlassian announced on September 4 that they have launched a new product called Jira Ops and that they will acquire OpsGenie. Organizations can use Jira Ops for resolving incidents and doing post-mortems to learn from them. OpsGenie adds prompt and reliable alerting to Jira Ops.

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Leading within: Evolving into Agility

by Ben Linders Follow 28 Followers on  Sep 12, 2018

Adaptive organizations rely on horizontal leadership where awareness is a fundamental quality for leadership. When we are able to really listen with curiosity, empathy and courage, then our listening changes our perceptions, our relationships, and therefore, our environment.

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How to Work Effectively with Agile in a Remote Team: Trust, Accountability and Communication

by Angela Wick Follow 4 Followers on  Sep 10, 2018

In a session titled Being Agile in a Remote Team at the recent Agile2018 conference, Shane Hastie and Shannon Ewan addressed the topic of distributed agile teams and what makes them work. They discussed qualities of high performing teams, myths of remote teams and strategies to make remote teams work while sharing their story of how they work at ICAgile (a fully remote team and organization).

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Psychological Safety in Post-Mortems

by Ben Linders Follow 28 Followers on  Sep 06, 2018 1

Emotions often come to the fore when there is an incident; psychological safety in blameless post-mortems is essential for the learning process to happen. The post-mortem session must be fairly moderated, preferably by an outsider, giving everyone a turn to speak without criticism. Don’t start the analysis of the incident before there is a clear and common understanding of what actually happened.

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Heroes Are Expensive - Extinguishing the Firefighting Culture

by Angela Wick Follow 4 Followers on  Aug 30, 2018

Sue Johnston gave a talk at the recent Agile2018 Conference in San Diego titled "Heroes Are Expensive - Extinguishing The Firefighting Culture". She identified how to spot a hero, what leads team members and leaders to heroics, what the impact is, what we can do about it, and how we can redefine what a Hero is.

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Keeping Distributed Teams in Sync

by Ben Linders Follow 28 Followers on  Aug 16, 2018

The biggest challenge of distributed teams is communication, which is essential for establishing ground rules on collaboration. Shifting working hours to accommodate each other and team liaisons help to communicate and synchronize work. Teams based on trust, respect, and openness will encourage themselves to help people throughout the organization and foster a culture that keeps teams in sync.

Architecture & Design Follow 2424 Followers

Strategies for Microservices Communication

by Jan Stenberg Follow 37 Followers on  Aug 16, 2018

When moving from a monolith to a microservices architecture, complexity implicitly hidden within the monolith becomes explicitly visible and the challenges for communication will grow exponentially, Michael Plöd explained in a presentation at GeeCON 2018, describing different strategies for communicating between microservices.

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Spark the Change: Unleashing People’s Talent

by Ben Linders Follow 28 Followers on  Aug 09, 2018

Make curiosity our priority, fundamentally question how and when work should happen, enable fragmentation with technology to become a task-based society, maximize the possibility of authentic human connection in recruiting, ask questions to spark the change, and look for ways to integrate refugees into the workforce: These are some of the conclusions and suggestions to unleash people’s talent.

Culture & Methods Follow 802 Followers

Digital Disruption via Space: High-Speed Internet Access through Satellites

by Ben Linders Follow 28 Followers on  Aug 02, 2018

Satellites are enabling high speed access to the internet in rural areas, on airplanes, and for internet service providers to the core network. Space technology innovations like electric propulsion, digitalization revolutionize telecommunications and new entrants like SpaceX are forcing launch costs down. These developments will enable new services and lower the costs of existing ones.

Culture & Methods Follow 802 Followers

Spark the Change: Building Tomorrow’s Company

by Ben Linders Follow 28 Followers on  Jul 19, 2018

Tomorrow’s company has to invest in well being, should move away from individual silos to team delivery, needs to have psychological space and safety, and must be able to deal with uncertainty. To build such companies we can use gamification, pretotyping, IoT, artificial intelligence, robots, chatbots and other conversational interfaces. We should focus on teams and question how we work together.

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Ben Gracewood on Learning from an Organisational Train Wreck

by Shane Hastie Follow 28 Followers on  Jul 16, 2018

At the recent JAFAC conference, Ben Gracewood told the story of how POS developer Vend transformed their development organisation following catastrophic disruption and losses. He explored what happened after they reduced headcount by over 30%, what they had in place that enabled them to survive, and what they did differently as a result of the changes.

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