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5 Steps To Better Team Retrospectives

The agile development process is a fast paced, iterative work environment that involves short sprints and frequent deliverables. But does it work? In …

Will self-driving cars lead to grade-separated cities?

The usually sensible people at MIT’s Senseable City Lab are looking at the future of the traffic light in the world of the self-driving car, and …

42 Recipes That Are a Zillion Times Better Because of Fish Sauce

Basically instant umami—and one of the most unexpectedly versatile condiments on earth.<p>If you look up umami in the dictionary, we bet you'll find a big ol' bottle of fish sauce (usually made from anchovies, salt, and water) as the entry. A staple in Southeast Asian cooking, fish sauce adds a hit of …

Sidewalk Labs is making a tool to prep cities for self-driving cars

Google's 'smart city' spin-off has a new platform called Flow<p>Sidewalk Labs, the "smart city" company spun off from Google last year, unveiled a new tool Thursday it built to help cities better manage traffic congestion, parking problems, and ultimately prepare themselves for the expected onslaught …

DevOps vs ITIL?

There is debate within the IT industry whether or not DevOps can replace ITIL.

Ocean is an amazing pocket-sized battery powered server

Today the wraps came off Ocean, a full server that’s the size of a mobile phone, with a built-in battery, so it can fit in your pocket and go where you do.<p>It’s a tiny computer that’s powerful enough to run a server — Node.js, to be precise — pre-loaded with Linux, a 1GHz dual-core CPU, 1 GB of RAM, …

The real reason germs spread in the winter

Flu season is a fact of life – but until recently, no one knew why. The answer hinges on the disgusting ways that germs pass between people.<p>It begins as surely as the leaves dropping off the trees. As the mercury drops and the sunlight fades, the sniffles set in. At best, it’s just a cold that …

Public Health

JIRA Service Desk 3: built for IT and service teams

At Atlassian, we love interacting and listening to you, our customers. Two years ago at Summit 2013, Atlassian introduced JIRA Service Desk in …

Meet the electric bus that could push every other polluting bus off the road

<i>By Adele Peters</i><p><i>This article originally appeared on Fast Company and is reprinted with permission.</i><p>Electric cars might be sexier. But Ryan Popple, who was an early employee at Tesla, is now convinced that electric buses are more interesting.<p>Gallery: Meet the electric bus that could push every other …

Transportation

Service Requests vs. Changes

Recently a couple of discussions raised in social media were regarding the clarity between a Service Request and Change. For those who has the right …

The Unexpected Influence of Stories Told at Work

Growing up on a Missouri farm, Walt Disney developed a love for drawing after his neighbor, a retired doctor known as “Doc” Sherwood, paid him to draw pictures of his horse. Disney later became a newspaper cartoonist and commercial artist, where he learned how to make commercials from cutout …

Howard Schultz

Health experts doubtful citizens’ jury on obesity will address problem in Victoria

Health experts are sceptical that a citizens’ jury on obesity being held by the Victorian government’s health promotion arm, VicHealth, will do anything meaningful to address expanding waistlines.<p>On Thursday, VicHealth announced that 100 community members would be recruited at random to form a …

Diabetes

Getting IT Change Management Right

This is the finial blog in our three-part series on “Successful IT Change Management.” Last time, we talked about how you can build consensus and …

Laying a Foundation for IT Change via @BMCSoftware

<i>This blog is the second in our three-part series on “Successful IT Change Management.” In</i> <i>our last blog</i><i>, we discussed resistance to change. This time,</i> …

Kill DevOps

There’s an interesting parallel between Zen and DevOps. This is best illustrated by a kōan. Just to refresh your memory, a kōan is a story, dialogue, …

My 8-year-old taught himself how to code Java. Here’s how yours can, too

My eight year old son is now getting quite advanced in Java, and is loving it. It wasn’t taught to him in school, and while I’ve helped him, he’s really taught himself, using some brilliantly intuitive products aimed at helping 8 to 14 year olds learn to code.<p>I am extremely passionate about finding …

Minecraft

Inside Marriott’s Attempt To Win Over Millennials

Marriott is known for creating perfectly predictable experiences for its guests. Turns out, millennials want the exact opposite of that.<p>The grand dames of the hotel industry–Marriott, Hilton, and Hyatt–built their reputations on creating a consistent, high-quality product that would ensure a guest …

Why Offices Full Of Ping-Pong Tables And Video Games Might Be Onto Something

New research suggests that how old you feel has a bigger impact on your productivity than how old you are. Playground offices FTW!<p>The wow-factor has faded for startup offices with playground-style amenities—slides, ping-pong tables, game rooms with an <i>Alice in Wonderland</i> theme, and so on—but these …

Developers have figured out the secret sauce for gentrifying neighborhoods

First came the new coffee shops—two of them—in 2009. Newcomers had been trickling in for a few years, but that’s when the gentrification of New York’s Crown Heights began to attract wider attention (paywall). Next up: The hipster bars, the fancy pizza, the new real estate brokers, all speaking …

Real Estate

75% of Cross-Functional Teams Are Dysfunctional

When I was in the midst of researching what caused cross-functional teams to succeed — and finding that many of them failed — I discovered a deeply dysfunctional development project in a huge multinational IT company. The company had invested $100 million in the project, which involved three …

Management

The Subtle Ways Our Screens Are Pushing Us Apart

I once asked a former U.S. Navy admiral in charge of a fleet of aircraft carriers how he felt about collaborating with people through email, computers, smart phones, etc. In response, he told me the following story:<p>“I would never send a rookie pilot to land a fighter jet on a carrier deck in the …

Management

Manage Your Team’s Collective Time

Most professionals approach time management the wrong way. People who fall behind at work are seen to be personally failing—just as people who give up on diet or exercise plans are seen to be lacking self-control or discipline. In response, countless time management experts focus on individual …

Cultural transformation and ITSM - the challenges are cultural and technical

<i>Every service management implementation is a cultural transformation.</i><p><i>And culture change is an even bigger issue for senior management than it is for</i> …