Better Software Magazine Jul/Aug 2014

How Can You Get More Effective with DevOps?

Here’s the excerpt of my recent article published in Better Software Magazine, : The promise of DevOps is to provide a basis of collaboration between organizations and IT that produces superior customer value. One of the most recent changes in the operations and delivery surrounding…

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How to Be a Stellar Product Owner

Here’s the repost of my recent post on ScrumAlliance.org: As we get into the routine of releases and sprints, over time the Scrum team establishes its work pattern, and the product owner (PO) becomes more familiar with not only the team but with methods for developing the product…

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Lean Building: Understanding Waste and Managing It with Agile

Here’s the excerpt of my recent post on ScrumAlliance.org: Within the context of product development and manufacturing, Lean management is essentially an efficient means of controlling production costs and maximizing profit over the product life cycle while avoiding and reducing defects and scrap (wasted effort,…

How to effectively Manage Today’s IT Challenges

The Agile Manifesto states: We are uncovering better ways of developing software by doing it and helping others do it. Through this work we have come to value: Individuals and interactions over processes and tools Working software over comprehensive documentation Customer collaboration over contract negotiation…

Challenges in managing IT Operations

It can be a real challenge for a large organization to manage its IT operations when it doesn’t have the right fusion of people, an effective delegation of leadership, the appropriate set of tools and processes in place, and the correct type of environment and…

Stepping ahead into ‘trust’ based learning

This is the continuation of previous post “Building Learning Communities”. As we move into the mechanism of how learning could be further improved, using some techniques, that would challenge the learners, as well as, the coach; we find that one thing that  binds these two…

Building Learning Communities (part 1)

For past couple of months I’ve been working on my latest book on Agile Learning and Knowledge Sharing – and have found a very close association of coaching with building a learning community within an organization. As someone said – “It is hapless without the…

Innovation. Microsoft. Amazon. Trend Vs. Lag. Apple.

So with Windows 8, Microsoft is pretty much on its way in being a trendsetter quietly while the rest of the markets are going ga-ga over mobile devices and what not. Microsoft, is doing good, and they are being very innovative the experience from Windows…