Culture & Methods Follow 799 Followers

Lessons from the UK Government's Digital Transformation Journey

by Ben Linders Follow 28 Followers on  Sep 27, 2018

Citizens can get the information and services they need more quickly because users' needs are considered in government service design, and suppliers can work with the government in modern agile ways: these are two benefits resulting from the UK Government's digital transformation. Having teams exposed directly to users motivates teams to make their products better.

Culture & Methods Follow 799 Followers

Jeff Patton on Fixing Agile Product Ownership

by Shane Hastie Follow 28 Followers on  Mar 23, 2018

At the recent Agile India conference, Jeff Patton gave a keynote talk in which he challenged the way agile development approaches Product Ownership. He holds that product management is a discipline which was around before the Scrum term Product Owner was coined, and the way it has been applied in most agile organisations is, at best, a watered-down approach and real product management is needed.

Culture & Methods Follow 799 Followers

Alan Cooper on Working Backwards for Better Product Design

by Shane Hastie Follow 28 Followers on  Mar 12, 2018

At the Agile India conference, design expert Alan Cooper gave a keynote talk on Working Backwards in which he described an approach to design and innovation centered on three key elements: know your user and their goals, see possible solutions, and see the big picture.

Culture & Methods Follow 799 Followers

Why Software Developers Should Take Ethics into Consideration

by Ben Linders Follow 28 Followers on  Mar 08, 2018 2

Most of the software that influences the behavior of human beings wasn’t created with strong ethical constructs around it. Software developers should ask themselves ethical questions like “who does this affect?”, “who could get hurt by this?”, and “who does this disadvantage or advantage?”, try to answer them, and be comfortable with questions they can’t answer yet.

Culture & Methods Follow 799 Followers

Q&A with Laura Bell on Continuous Security at QCon London

by Laura Bell Follow 1 Followers , Rafiq Gemmail Follow 6 Followers on  Mar 07, 2018

Q&A with Laura Bell at QCon London. We discuss her keynote, continuous security and her own professional security journey.

Culture & Methods Follow 799 Followers

The Importance of Learning, Psychological Safety, and Continuous Delivery: Agile on the Beach 2017

by Daniel Bryant Follow 762 Followers on  Jul 19, 2017

At the Agile on the Beach 2017 conference, run in Cornwall, UK, several hundred speakers and attendees gathered to discuss the latest developments within the field of agile and post-agile software development methodologies.

Culture & Methods Follow 799 Followers

Q&A with Michael Ong on Cycling and Agile and the Value of UX

by Hugo Messer Follow 1 Followers , Shane Hastie Follow 28 Followers on  Jun 16, 2017

Michael Ong is a product and user experience expert based in Singapore. He spoke to InfoQ about his shared passions of cycling and agile and how they are complimentary, the importance of good listening skills in user experience design, the tech industry in Singapore and Indonesia, and his talk at the upcoming Agile Indonesia conference.

Cloud Follow 331 Followers

Google Invests in Cognitive: Cloud Speech API Reaches General Availability

by Kent Weare Follow 11 Followers on  May 06, 2017

In a recent blog post, Google announced their Cloud Speech API has reached General Availability. The Cloud Speech API allows developers to include pre-trained machine learning models for cognitive tasks such as video, image and text analysis in addition to dynamic translation. The Cloud Speech API was launched, in open beta, last summer.

Culture & Methods Follow 799 Followers

Large Scale Experimentation at Spotify

by Ben Linders Follow 28 Followers on  Dec 08, 2016

When you want to scale the number of A/B tests to do many experiments at the same time, you need to adopt your processes and platform, and it might also impact your culture. Doing product research with controlled experiments helps to confront your ideas about how customers will use your product in reality, and check if those ideas actually impact user behaviour.

Culture & Methods Follow 799 Followers

Building a Scalable Minimum Viable Product

by Ben Linders Follow 28 Followers on  Sep 29, 2016 1

Scalability should be considered when developing a Minimum Viable Product (MVP). An MVP needs to be technically scalable and you need to have a plan on how to scale quickly when your MVP attracts many users and becomes successful. Knowing your possible performance bottlenecks and using common sense while developing your MVP will get you very far, says Erik Duindam, CTO at Unboxd.

Culture & Methods Follow 799 Followers

The Body as Interface and Interpreting the Body talks at Bristol Girl Geek Dinner Event

by Shane Hastie Follow 28 Followers on  Jul 14, 2016

Tamara Chehayeb Makarem and Jenny Gaudion of Scott Logic will be speaking at a Girl Geek Dinner event on 20th July in Bristol, UK on the complimentary topics of ‘Body as Interface’ and ‘Interpreting the body’. They spoke to InfoQ about the different ways the body can be an interface with technology systems, how our thinking about user experience needs to change and interpreting body-based data.

Culture & Methods Follow 799 Followers

Collision: Online Harassment and Machine Learning

by David Iffland Follow 4 Followers on  Apr 27, 2016

Online harassment is a serious issue, one that the engineers and designers behind the keyboard don't always think about when building software. Machine learning is become more prevalent but as more technology companies take advantage of it, they risk alienating their users even more by presenting content that isn't actually relevant.

Architecture & Design Follow 2412 Followers

Challenges of Microservices Deployments

by Mark Little Follow 14 Followers on  Apr 17, 2016

Recently ElectricCloud hosted a panel session on the challenges of microservice deployments and one of the panelists, Usman Ismail summarised the session, covering agreed problems the panelists had discussed as well as some recommendations based on their own experiences.

HTML5 Follow 67 Followers

Angular Material 1.0 is Here

by Abel Avram Follow 11 Followers on  Dec 18, 2015 1

Angular Material 1.0 has been released.

Mobile Follow 175 Followers

Most Common Issues Caused by Mobile Fragmentation

by Sergio De Simone Follow 18 Followers on  Dec 12, 2015

Device fragmentation can be a serious hindrance to providing great mobile user experiences. A review of the most common issues faced by developers.

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