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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.
Risk is typically expressed as a function of likelihood and severity or impact. Probability is an important factor but this article is about understanding the potential impact of change on a production software environment.
All changes carry an element of risk. Key to managing that risk is understanding and quantifying the risks inherent in a change. Not all changes present the same level of risk. A single character change in an HTML file or template is much lower risk than the same level of change in a configuration setting that affects the behavior of the entire application or service. Let…
Estava vendo esse vídeo do Steve jobs sobre como a Apple é uma grande StartUp. “apple is an incredible collaborative company.” Dois aspectos me chamaram muita atenção: (1) collaboration, trust and feedback, e (2) Facilitador ativo Collaboration, trust and feedback Ele descreve o segredo do sucesso da Apple. E essas três palavras aparecem durante […]
Several years ago, Diana Larsen and James Shore came up with their Agile Fluency model. This categorizes agile usage into four zones, where later zones produce more benefit, but also require greater investment. I've found this model a useful way to understand how different groups of people use agile ideas in varying ways. James and Diana have revised their article, renaming the zones, and adding more material on the benefits from each zone, the proficiencies they expect to see, and the investments required to get there.
Segue um Q&A recorrente sobre Lean Inception e atividade ‘As Is / To Be’. Pergunta: Pensei em fazer um desenho de processo “as is” e “to be” e identificar os pontos de melhoria (bem tradicional, né? rs…), isso logo no início da Lean Inception; O que você acha? Resposta: Adorei o seu lado tradicional 🙂 […]
Evan Bottcher has been involved with several of our clients with microservices and platform building over the last few years. A couple of years ago, at one of our radar writing meetings, he gave a great presentation on what makes an effective way to think about platforms. We urged him to turn it into an article, but for a long time he was too busy to write it down. He talks about common un-platform problems, the danger of backlog coupling, and the balance between autonomy and efficient use of infrastructure.
Firms in industries ranging from financial services to retail pharmacy to fast food aspire to be "platform companies." In the minds of their chief executives, the emergence of Amazon and the evident superiority of platform economics make this necessary for their continued survival. It is also a good story to tell Wall Street as it allows a firm to create the aura of being the technology leader in their space while trafficking in the success of companies like Amazon.
"Platform" is conceptually conveyed as a technological phenomenon. But it stands to reason that the defining characteristic of the platform organization…
Quem é Paulo Caroli, o autor cofundador da Agile Brazil que trouxe um pouco do Vale do Silício para o Brasil. Descrito tanto como visionário quanto como facilitador, Caroli quer ajudar empreendedores brasileiros e explorar produtos digitais através do seu livro Direto ao Ponto: Criando Produtos de Forma enxuta. Além de escrever o livro […]
Our approach to integration testing avoids hitting real services in order to make testing easier and faster. But then a question rears up - how do we know the test doubles for our integration tests are true doubles of the collaborating service? Ham answers this question by discussing Contract Tests and showing the role they play in his example application.
Based on his popular blog, Dinker Charak brings a collection of tools, methodologies, and some unexpected approaches to Product Management. He also talks about his entrepreneurial journey from the eye of a Product Manager and discusses the strategy and its failures. Available as Kindle eBook
Deeply rooted in Indian philosophical, perplexing, soaring in imagination, wonderfully improbable, intelligently abstruse. In these stories, Dinker Charak weaves fifteen tales around characters whose insanity verges upon philosophical proclivity, whose simplicity only intensifies trifling incidents, whose circumstances rouses their dexterity, whose loneliness daunts and whose indiscriminate intelligence saves the day. Available as Kindle eBook | Paperback