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Bliki: ExploratoryTesting

Martin Fowler

Exploratory testing is a style of testing that emphasizes a rapid cycle of learning, test design, and test execution.

5 Ways OverOps Customers Save Weeks of Work

OverOps

Hello OverOps Community! Jonathan Seper here with my first ever blog post. I’ve been on the Customer Success Team at OverOps for two years now, working mostly with our existing customers to help them navigate our software and resources to enable massive success.

Show who is pair programming on tasks in your Azure DevOps boards

Xebia

Are you using pair programming to learn from your peers, write better code and save time spent on code reviews? In that case, you might want to make it visible on your digital issue board too. However, in Azure DevOps, you can only have a single assignee per task.

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The Visionary (A Preferred Product Owner Stance)

Scrum.org

What is a Visionary? Visionary Product Owners are people like Steve Jobs , Elon Musk , Thomas Edison and Winston Churchill. They have a clear vision about the future, they actively challenge the status quo and they are inspiring leaders to follow.

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Rapid Experimentation at Every Stage of Product Development

Speaker: Tanya Koshy, VP of Product, UserTesting

Experimentation isn't something you do once you have designs or once you’ve built the product; it's important to validate early and often to better understand your customer, their needs, and the market opportunity. Join Tanya Koshy, VP of Product at UserTesting, as she explores how, by using customer feedback at every stage of the product development process, you can better and more quickly iterate on your product ideas. Ultimately, this rapid experimentation during development will enable you to deliver customer value faster.

Is Agile Accountability an Oxymoron?

Agile Alliance

Despite what some people may think, accountability and Agile are not mutually exclusive. How does your organization incorporate accountability? Is it part of your organization’s value statement or part of your enterprise culture?

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Many Paths, Same Direction – Cloud-Native Adoption With Hyperconverged Infrastructure

Armughan Ahmad - Dell EMC

Innovation drives amazing changes in society, from self-driving cars to medicine that extends our lives. Innovation doesn’t happen in a bubble, however. It relies on human ingenuity, the right processes in place to remove obstacles, and technology which itself is a result of innovation.

The Quest for Capabilities

Edge Perspectives

At the Center for the Edge, we’re launching a new research effort and we would welcome suggestions and ideas. Redefining work.

The Story Writer (A Misunderstood Product Owner Stance)

Scrum.org

You’ve met them: slightly curved back, eyes glued to the screen, minimized font size and a 14 step template in Jira. Story, check. Acceptance criteria check. Examples, check. Logfiles, hmm still have to run that query. Mockups, check. Test scenarios, check.

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2019 DevOps Dozen Finalists Announced

DevOps.com

We are proud to announce the 2019 DevOps Dozen finalists. When we first launched five years ago, I hoped the DevOps Dozen would grow into an award that would honor the best of the best in the maturing DevOps space.

The Science of High-Impact Experimentation

Speaker: Holly Hester-Reilly, Founder and Product Management Coach, H2R Product Science

Too many product teams don't know what to test, which leads to poorly designed experiments and unclear results. How can a product manager be certain they’re making effective decisions when it comes to experimentation? Join Holly Hester-Reilly, Founder and Product Management Coach at H2R Product Science, as she walks us through the entire experimentation process, from deciding what to test to sharing the results with stakeholders, to illustrate what strong testing practices look like and how they can be implemented in every organization.

Seven quick rants

Marcus Blankenship - Daily Writing

PRE-S: I’ve got some free time in my consulting schedule. If you want help thinking through a sticky problem, tackling a change, or finding new options to move forward – I’m your guy. Just hit REPLY and let’s make magic happen.

5G and Me: And the Golden Hour

Armughan Ahmad - Dell EMC

What is the “Golden Hour”? The Golden Hour is within the first hours of the Stroke or acute CHF or MI. Every minute that the blood flow is not restored in the brain (where it is lost), nearly two million additional nerve cells die.

How Much Does It Cost To Develop Magento eCommerce Site Like Noon.com?

Xicom

Undoubtedly, eCommerce is gaining immense popularity all over the world, but in the Middle-East region, the trend of online shopping has been increased by 1500% in just a decade. And Dubai has become one of the high-tech and modern places that adopting a new trend with great zeal.

Stances of the Product Owner

Scrum.org

Creating the Stances of the Product Owner. With the launch of a brand-new Product Owner-Advanced class (including certification) coming up, we want to introduce you to some new and unpublished content: The Stances of the Product Owner.

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Design and Run Experiments That Actually Progress Your Business

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

Experimenting as a way to explore new products, services, and business models can help eliminate the guesswork involved in building something your customers actually value. That said, it's often quite tricky to take your vision and figure out the first experiment to run. How do you get started? How can you ensure your experiments are well-designed? Join Nick Noreña, educator, entrepreneur, and currently an Innovation Coach at Kromatic, as he walks us through how we can figure out the right experiments to run for any product or service, and in organizations of all sizes.

Operational Excellence and the Success of Software Deployments

DevOps.com

When we talk about best practices for software reliability, the conversation tends to focus on optimizing the applications themselves and the infrastructure that hosts them. The driving idea is reliability must be baked into system architectures and infrastructure from the beginning.

Combating Ransomware with Zero Trust

Edgewise

The scourge of ransomware attacks continues to plague nearly every kind of organization.

The King is Dead, Long Live the King! AWS Savings Plans Shake up the Cloud Cost Optimization Industry

CloudZero

Last week, Amazon announced the end of the reserved instance, commonly known as the “RI”, with the announcement of their new replacement, “ AWS Savings Plans ”.

Are your business and data strategies driving your cloud strategy?

Cloudera Engineering

Digital capabilities and the availability of new data sources are impacting how businesses are designing and evolving business processes in the connected world. Cloud is top of mind for many organizations today.

How to Design Strong Experiments

Speaker: Franziska Beeler, Head of Cloud Academy, and Tendayi Viki, Associate Partner, Strategyzer

When testing new business and product ideas, choosing the right experiment is just the beginning. After we have chosen our experiment, it’s important that we spend some time designing it well. Join Tendayi Viki, corporate innovation expert and associate partner at Strategyzer, and Franziska Beeler, Head of Cloud Academy at Strategyzer, as they walk us through the three key elements that help you design stronger experiments and come away with the evidence you need to advance your idea.

How Zipwhip Customers Improve Internal Communication with Texting

Zipwhip

Texting is a popular tool to foster better customer communication , but did you know that texting can also be used to improve internal communication? Staying in touch with your teams through email is common practice, but it’s likely causing a disconnect.

DevOps Chat: Robotic Process Automation with Tricentis

DevOps.com

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) has garnered a great deal of attention as organizations pursue automation routine tasks through automation software. RPA automates tasks integrated into digital business process automation.

Meet Groq — and Its Amazing Tensor Processing Unit

Armughan Ahmad - Dell EMC

A young California company has launched a simplified processing architecture with software-orchestrated control to bring predictable performance to compute-intensive workloads.

There’s a straight line between strong decision-making and good software architecture

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

Thoughtful and effective decision-making was a key trend at the O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference in Berlin 2019. The ability to make good decisions might be the most important aspect of a software architecture practitioner’s job.

Get Better User Insights With Wasteless Validation

Speaker: Tim Herbig, Product Management Coach and Consultant

Product teams tend to get ahead of themselves by rushing from idea straight to building a Minimum Viable Product (MVP). How can a product manager slow their team down and prevent them from wasting valuable resources? Join Tim Herbig, Product Management Coach and Consultant, as he introduces a new way of understanding MVPs and explores how you can approach validation without wasting the resources of your development team.

Avoid These Infuriating Phrases in End-of-Year Feedback

Let's Grow Leaders

For most managers, the only thing they dread more than going to their own end-of-year performance appraisal is holding end-of-year feedback discussions with their team. Because the performance appraisal system is unnatural by design. Imagine if we burdened our home relationships […].

Three parts to the mission

Marcus Blankenship - Daily Writing

Last week a lot of you told me you were on board with the ideas about a future where all programmers had a great boss, on a safe team, in a productive environment. This week I’ve been wordsmithing a vision and mission and wanted to share a working draft with you.

Vista Equity Partners Acquires Majority Interest in DevOps Leader Sonatype

DevOps.com

Partnership to Accelerate Global Growth and Innovation for Automating Open Source Governance and Software Supply Chain Hygiene FULTON, MD.,

An Excelent Start to a Career

The Daily WTF

Hal was a wiz kid computer programmer at age 15 in 1976. He could make the toggle switches and LEDs on his Altair 8800 dance at will. In college, he was class valedictorian after earning his computer science degree in 1984. Hal was destined for greatness and the real world was about to get rocked.

An Adult Conversation About Estimates

Speaker: Beekey Cheung, Software Consultant, Professor Beekums, LLC

Estimates are a contentious topic in software development. Most of our development teams hate providing estimates and many managers are starting to view them as unnecessary. As senior software leaders, how can we determine whether estimates are helpful or harmful to our teams? We are excited to be joined by Beekey Cheung, a software consultant and blogger known as Professor Beekums, who has helped many leaders and teams go from fearing estimates to using them appropriately. He'll walk us through the value of estimates, how to overcome the hesitancy many have in giving them, and how to provide better estimates.

California Consumer Privacy Act Looms Large

TechTalk

The U.S. doesn’t have a federal comprehensive privacy law like the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), but the legislatures in individual states have been moving to fill in the gaps by passing their own statutes to provide privacy protections to their residents.

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Are resumes the right indicator of tech talent?

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

“I’ve screened through a 1000 developer resumes but still haven’t found the right candidate”. Are you spending countless hours sifting through resumes yet not being able to find the right tech talent? Maybe, you have been screening them the wrong way all along.

Disaster Preparedness: Let's Talk About Go-Bags

TechSoup

As we watch whole communities burn in California and keep a watchful eye on storms developing in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, it's time for all of us to develop an emergency evacuation plan.