Agile is legacy nowadays but needs being advocated even more!

Yes, I hesitate to continue writing on agile and agile methods as most is said elsewhere. Yet I have to claim that many people still don’t get the core concepts and values as crisp and sharp as needed.

It is also to be repeated again: It is not a method for developers or tech teams, it is a business method to create or adopt services and increase value for customers – and leadership needs drive the mind sets needed.

If agile don’t work out for you, it is an alarm sign on the healthiness of your organisation. I recommend you to analyse the root causes – not for the sake to implement agile, as it is still just a methodology – but for the sake to understand the issues of your organisation that are present independent on any method applied.

Why trying to explain the method for repetition myself, when Henrik Kniberg has produced excellent and easy2understand content already?!!

Please see his awesome video on “P(roduct) O(wner) in a Nutshell: https://youtu.be/502ILHjX9EE

If you want to understand how it can be scaled out into larger organisations, I recommend as step 2 to check on his videos on the Spotify model:
https://labs.spotify.com/2014/03/27/spotify-engineering-culture-part-1/

My talk DevOps drives culture and vice versa @VOICE THEMENFORUM on March 7th, 2019

At the event from Voice eV. & heise.de on DevOps and culture (https://www.heise-events.de/konferenzen/voice-themenforum) I had the pleasure to have a talk on the interference of culture and DevOps.

My slides can be found here:

Some impressions with Stefan Schumacher from https://voice-ev.org, Matthias Patz, VP Innovation & New Ventures, DB Systel GmbH and Kevin Wennemuth, Senior IT Security Consultant from codecentric and some notes from the joint workshop.

My talk @ Bitkom – AK Big Data & Advanced Analytics | AK Cloud-Services & Digital Ecosystems

Today I am talking on contract driven self service and infrastructure as code approach to foster new, micro service based business architectures.

See my slides here: 20181107BitkomVortragLeibfried4Web

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Architecture in an agile context – Slides and Links

Slides and references to material from my talk yesterday at DB Systel GmbH

A big thank you to DB Systel GmbH and  @mschauber for the invite, the opportunity to share my thoughts and a perfect organisation.

Thank you for Henrik Kniberg on his Video: Agile PO in a Nutshell from Henrik Kniberg that excels in explaining the role of an PO and how the Scrum process works

I was using ideas and materials from strategyzer.com for a brief analysis of stakeholder need

And finally the slides for download: Leibfried_ArchInAgileContext4Publication

Pics of my talk in front of a great and engaged audience below:

Large Scale Web Site Goes Enterprise – The Secrets of Successful Web Brands

Here is my presentation from my presentation today at OOP Conference in Munich. The session outlined the evolution of a fictive but typical successful web enterprise from start up over scale out to a cost sensitive business with specialized teams, processes and product owners.
In an interactive workshop we drafted the evolution of the architectural challenges, driven by business needs, and how high scalable web architectures and classical enterprise architecture fit together.

Some stuff about GIT

GIT is an advanced (source code) versioning system. See some links and infos related to GIT here:

If you are interested in why git is hyped so much I suggest to understand the idea and new possibilities of distributed repositories. So, for git’s architecture I recommend the article here and after that I suggest to jump to Git Pro Book and check on Chapter 5.
Furthermore I suggest to take the warning in this article serious. It also gives a hint to use gerrit as tool for code reviews.
From my perspective release management strategy, build processes and tooling is part of both technical project management and architecture.
So, ambitious developers, be motivated to care about those aspects early!