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ThoughtWorks embraces the individuality of the people in the organization and hence the opinions expressed in the blogs may contradict each other and also may not represent the opinions of ThoughtWorks.

Speaking at ThoughtWorks Rethink in Dallas

I’ll be speaking in Dallas on Saturday December 6th for a ThoughtWorks event We have also got Dave “Pragmatic” Thomas in, to talk about the death of agile. I’ll be speaking with my colleague, Molly Bartlett Dishman, about how architecture works in an agile environment.

Blog post by Martin Fowler
24 November 2014

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A Tech Lead Paradox: Delivering vs Learning

Agile Manifesto signatory Jim Highsmith talks about riding paradoxes in his approach to Adaptive Leadership.

A leader will find themselves choosing between two solutions or two situations that compete against each other. A leader successfully “rides the paradox” when they adopt an “AND” mindset, instead of an “OR” mindset. Instead of choosing one solution over another, they find a way to satisfy both situations, even though they contradict one another.

A common Tech Lead paradox is the case of Delivering versus Learning.

The case for delivering

In the commercial of software development, there will always be pressure to…

Blog post by Patrick Kua
24 November 2014

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North East diaries - Meghalaya, you beauty!

Day 1 | Day 2(morning) | Day 2(the rest) | Day 3 | Day 4


Nov 6th, 2014. Cheerapunji, Nongriat, Meghalaya

Fortified by a quick breakfast at the cottage, I hired a taxi, thanks to help from the lovely owners of the cottage, and headed out to Cheerapunji.

A picture taken on my way back

Super solid breakfast earlier that day
While the "world's rainiest place" is supposed to be a fabulous visit during the monsoon, this time of the year also offered some fantastic sights.
My one single aim for the day however, was not to look at…

Blog post by Apoorv Gawde
24 November 2014

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Arnold Arboretum, Boston, MA

Blog post by Martin Fowler
23 November 2014

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Role of Community Management in Workplace Learning Today


When I read Rachel Happe’s (@rhappe) post, The Emerging Career Path of Community Professionals, I was reminded of my older posts on community management and the skills required. I wrote about the tenets of community management based on my experience. In this post, I want to highlight the importance of community management as a discipline that can enable organizations to take on the challenges and complexities of the future of work.

Organizations investing in enterprise social platforms (IMHO, more and more organizations are doing it and will continue to do so) require community managers who can

Blog post by Sahana Chattopadhyay
22 November 2014

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To Deploy or Not to Deploy - decide using Test Trend Analyzer (TTA) in AgilePune 2014

I spoke on the topic - "To Deploy or Not to Deploy - decide using Test Trend Analyzer (TTA)" in Agile Pune, 2014.

The slides from the talk are available here, and the video is available here.



 

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Blog post by Anand Bagmar
22 November 2014

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Working out Loud and Serendipity


I started my day reading a post by Rawn Shah called Work Out Loud because Everyone is Figuring Out Their Job. The post of course struck a chord and reminded me that this is #wol week. It is serendipity that I also happen to be reading Austin Kleon's Show Your Work! at this time. All of this made me think I should write a post on working out loud and its place in workplace learning.

As is my wont, I tend to look at everything mostly through my L&D lens, especially when it comes to learning and

Blog post by Sahana Chattopadhyay
21 November 2014

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ThoughtWorks Anthology Brazil; the newest addition to the family

Over the past few years ThoughtWorks has been releasing a series of books called ThoughtWorks Anthology.

This month one more installment of this successful journey has been released:
ThoughtWorks Antologia Brasil: Histórias de aprendizado e inovação
(ThoughtWorks Anthology Brazil – Essays of learning and innovation)

With an amazing foreword by Luca Bastos and Ronaldo Ferraz, editing by Paulo Caroli, TW Antologia Brasil has 16 chapters covering tech practices, patterns, innovation stories, social impact projects, soft skills, management and even cognitive psychology from passionate ThoughtWorkers who have been working together from different parts of the world to get this book in production.

Blog post by Paulo Caroli - Blog
20 November 2014

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Integration and Component tests for Microservices

Toby Clemson continues his discussion of techniques for testing microservices, with two more styles of testing. Integration tests probe the interaction a service has with its data stores and external components. Component tests provide a coarse-grained test of the entire service, which can be usefully performed both in-process and out-of-process.

Blog post by Martin Fowler
20 November 2014

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Changing Face of ID: An Experiment

I am trying to experiment with different ways of putting out bits and snippets of my work, thoughts and ideas. I thought I would try to put out my modern workplace learning presentation as a Pinterest board. I am not sure how good or bad the idea is but thought it would be interesting to have each slide as an individual image and see how much sense they make as a single, standalone image. The rationale being: Should anyone find any of the images useful, they can--in the spirit of share and share alike and combinatorial nature of creative work--freely

Blog post by Sahana Chattopadhyay
20 November 2014

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