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Collaboration Catalysts – Top Tools To Fuel Your Team John Clapham We hear a lot about the DevOps tools used to tackle crucial technical challenges such as automation, deployment and monitoring. But the efficacy of those tools often depends on their operators and how they collaborate, both with each and their organisation.   This talk takes a look at some of the unsung heroes – the agile tools that drive collaboration, speed learning, and acceler...
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Not long ago I went to one of the Agile Coaching Exchange's meetups in the lovely asos offices in London. Speaker for the night was none other than Rachel Davies who I worked with about a decade ag...
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A scalable pattern for building large multi-user system.
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Great to see the use of Agile practices such as SPrints in academic research!
"From Theory to Practice..." was presented by Beck Pitt at OER15, Cardiff, Wales during April 2015. This presentation was developed from the slide deck presented at CALRG 2014 at The Open University (UK) during Summer 2014 and the slide deck presented at OpenEd 2014 in Washington DC during November 2014.
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Talk given at Agile on the Bench 15 April 2015 I’ve never been a huge fan of user stories 'As a team member, In order to know what the hell I’m doing, I need a vast and sprawling backlog of 50 mill...
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Designing Environments for Agile Success
Agile & Beyond 2015 Keynote Traditional definitions of leadership emphasize position, formal authority and power, vision, heroics. Those definitions might have been sufficient in another time. Organizations that need to respond to a fast-changing environment and desire continuous improvement require a different kind of leadership and a different kind of leader. In this talk, we'll explore a different definition of leadership: “The ability to enha...
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Useful discussion about the different purposes of a traditional 'SQL' RDBMS
“Ding, dong! The witch is dead. Which old witch? The wicked witch! Ding, dong! The wicked witch is dead. Wake up sleepy head, Rub your eyes, get out of bed. Wake up; the wicked witch is dead. She's gone where the goblins go. Below, below, below; yo ho! Let's open up and sing and ring the bells ...
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… and using database lifecycle management Overview We’ve put together a Licensing Project team at Redgate, in order to begin rebuilding the systems that manage licences for our commercial database tools, and we’re aiming to get some useful feedback for the database tools team on the use of their new tools and the approach to database lifecycle management... Read more »
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What DONE Looks Like in DevOps | The Agile Management Blog
blogs.versionone.com

Have you ever wondered about the meaning of DONE in DevOps? If you’re including DevOps in the definition of DONE, what are the agile changes

Dropwizard, Hibernate, mySQL, & Deadlocks | Javalobby
java.dzone.com

Ignorance can be bliss. Well, it can be blissful until your application encounters production loads and begins to wail. Fortunately, you loa

Inspired by... Tech - "Did virtualisation create DevOps? Will Containeri...
jascbu.blogspot.com

--- My Inspiration --- Since mid/late 2014 I have noticed some interesting consequence of containerisation within areas of DevOps and people

Court invalidates four HP patents under Alice | Lexology
www.lexology.com

A California federal judge invalidated four out of eight technology patents that Hewlett-Packard accused a competitor of infringing. HP clai

Microsoft Announces Nano Server
www.petri.com

Microsoft announces Nano Server, a server OS optimized for cloud infrastructure and born-in-the-cloud applications.

A “definition of done” for Agile at scale
www.agileorgdesign.com

It seems everyone wants to scale Agile. Many say they have done so already. But there are different views on what the end state looks like.

Celebrating Ada Lovelace - An exhibition | BCS Academy of Computing
academy.bcs.org

In 2015 the University of Oxford will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of computer visionary Ada Lovelace. The centrepiece of th

The end of the good old ITIL world | | Vom Kennen zum Können zum Tun
blog.itil.org

Almost over decades, internal IT organizations have been busy trying to understand how to move away from technology focused 20th century typ

Data Governance and Your Company’s Legal Department - DATAVERSITY
www.dataversity.net

by Angela Guess Malcolm Chisholm of Information Management recently wrote, “As data governance becomes increasingly part of the business (ra

What's wrong with my private cloud ...
blog.gardeviance.org

These days, I tend not to get too involved in cloud (having retired from the industry in 2010 after six years in the field) and my focus is

Controlling SQL Configuration Drift
www.scriptrock.com

Controlling database configuration drift is a tricky subject, but learn how GuardRail makes it simple and easy.

Do men interrupt more than women? Yes, they do.
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About a month ago at work I overheard one woman complaining to another woman about a man’s habit of interrupting everyone in meetings. Then

Tasty, interesting xmas menu, with pork belly pizza and scrummy puddings. However, it was the service which really shone. One of our table was blind, and the skill, care, and understanding shown by our server (female, ex-music student) was exemplary; without fussing, she helped to make everyone feel at home, placing sauces and drinks at convenient arms-reach and noting verbally where they were on the table. Also, the Braille menu was easy to read, and even had amusing anecdotes at the back. Definitely worth a visit if you have Braille-reading friends or colleagues.
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