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Achieving Observability: How to Address the Unknown Unknowns in Your Application


Imagine if nature documentaries were composed solely of stationary footage shot in the wild.

SafeBreach discloses vulnerabilities in Avast, AVG, Avira

The Parallax

If you’re one of the 500 million or so people using Avast, AVG, or Avira antivirus, newly revealed vulnerabilities—and exploits affecting them—should prompt you to upgrade to the latest version. The vulnerabilities and exploits were revealed by computer security company SafeBreach on Monday.

Use Git and Markdown to Store Your Team’s Documentation and Decisions


Do you sometimes feel like Bill Murray in Groundhog Day? Reliving the same day over and over again? I sure feel like that in some discussions with my team: revisiting the same discussion multiple times, because we fail to document decisions properly. Redrawing that diagram one more time, to come to the same conclusion. Searching […]. The post Use Git and Markdown to Store Your Team’s Documentation and Decisions appeared first on Xebia Blog.

Do You have Evidence of Your Agile Transformation?

The term Agile Transformation is often mingled together with a series of other things, for example a business transformation or a digital transformation. These are however very different things.

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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.

How Enterprise IT Teams Can Win the Hearts of DevOps

Take your average IT team in a young enterprise in the midst of skyrocketing growth. There’s a good chance the workflows they’ve used since the outset can’t keep up with the ever-increasing volume of requests from the business.

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A Conversation with Kenny Bass-Schwegler and Alberto Brandolini about the power of Event Storming

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How Do You Know Something Is A Bug? – Using Mental Models and Oracles in Testing


Did you ever find a problem of which you weren’t sure it was a bug? You probably thought it over, looked up the requirements or discussed with a team member. Perhaps you figured it out by yourself, the requirements made things clear or your team member could help you out. Either way, you needed some […]. The post How Do You Know Something Is A Bug? – Using Mental Models and Oracles in Testing appeared first on Xebia Blog. Testing Mental Model Oracle

How Well Does Your System Flow?

Photo by Mike Lewis HeadSmart Media on Unsplash. When working with a flow-based Kanban system there are a few statements that I would suggest most teams should bear in mind. One of my class attendees labelled these as “ Jose’s Rules for Flow ”.

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DevOps Deeper Dive: DevOps Accelerates Open Source Innovation Pace

In the span of a few short years, open source software has evolved from being a means to create the free equivalent of an existing commercial platform to now becoming the primary means of driving innovation across the IT industry.

The Six Principles of Persuasion

Speaker: Michael Carducci, CTO, Mago:Tech

As senior tech leaders, we often fall prey to thinking that a “good idea” and logical case is sufficient to get the desired response and result. We might be trying to get our CEO on-board with investment in a new technology or a rearchitecture effort, or we might want culture or process changes by our team. Our “good idea” is simply the beginning. An idea must be communicated; a case must be made; and ultimately other people must be persuaded to get onboard. Michael Carducci brings a fascinating background to this webinar. He’s a technologist and regularly works to help senior leaders improve their results. He’s also a professional mentalist and has been a student of psychology, human behavior and the principles of influence for nearly two decades.

This Is How Public-Private Partnerships Strengthen Grid Security


In recent years, the increased availability of IoT and OT devices has enabled the electric grid to operate more efficiently. But, these devices also expand the cyber threat landscape, creating prime targets for cybercriminals.

4 Interesting Ways Digital Transformation can Impact Businesses

Daffodil Software

It is not the strongest of the businesses that survive, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change. Believing in this theory of evolution, businesses are leveraging digitization, transforming the way legacy systems and operations are managed.

13 questions to get more feedback from your team

Marcus Blankenship - Daily Writing

“No one can see their own back.”. Some of you wanted to know how to get more feedback from your team, so you don’t feel like you’re driving blind. So, I whipped up thirteen questions which will give you more insights into how your team perceives you: “What would you do in my situation?”.

Criterios de Terminado "Releasable"

Los criterios de terminado deben cubrir todos los aspectos del ciclo de vida de desarrollo y que permiten lograr un incremento de producto que potencialmente se puede lanzar al mercado.


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.

Is Release Management Dead in the DevOps World?

In the world of enterprise application development and delivery, release management was born from the operations team attempting to reduce risk in the delivery pipeline.

Counting on Common Sense

The Daily WTF

Matt enjoyed teaching. He mentored junior devs and interns with no technological backgrounds, and helped them to be experienced programmers. He believed that employers should hire based on attitude and then train employees up on skills. That was before he met Derrick.

The Importance of Choosing a Good Software Architecture

Daffodil Software

Building a software application is a complex process, comprising of a number of elements of which coding is just a small part. In general, a software engineering cycle looks something like this: Software Development software architecture

CVE-2019-7609: Exploit Script Available for Kibana Remote Code Execution Vulnerability


An exploit script for the previously patched Kibana vulnerability is now available on GitHub. Background. On October 21, an exploit script was published to GitHub for a patched vulnerability in Kibana, the open-source data visualization plugin for Elasticsearch.

Walk a Mile in Your Customer's Shoes

Speaker: Steven Haines, Founder and CEO, Sequent Learning Networks

Product professionals use phrases like "voice of the customer," and "user experience" so often that it can be easy to lose sight of their actual meanings. How can we, as product professionals, learn to keep customers and users at the heart of our work? Join Steven Haines, globally recognized thought leader and author, as he guides us through a memorable journey demonstrating how you can walk a mile in their customer's shoes. He'll explore how, by developing true empathy for your users, you can ensure you're creating the features and products they actually want.

How to Align Your Product Strategy using the Product Strategy Canvas (pt 1)

Hello awesome people. Back with me again with new learning from the trenches. Over the years working with Product Owners mainly who works in large corporations, I see common challenges.

From the Bookshelf

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Improving Performance Visibility in the Software Development Lifecycle


Coding, deployment, monitoring, staging; everything within the software development lifecycle should be performance-oriented. If not, one of them quickly becomes a weak link and will negatively impact the rest. Maintaining this strict level of perfor. Software Development

Zipcast Episode 15: How Credit Unions are Growing Business with Texting


Fast and effective communication is becoming essential for credit unions, not only to improve member satisfaction, but also to help front-line employees like loan officers be more productive. Two-way texting brings a personal touch to communication, without sacrificing time.


Schema Evolution Patterns

Speaker: Alex Rasmussen, CEO, Bits on Disk

If you want to make your development team squirm, ask them about database schema changes or API versioning. Most development teams struggle with changing database schemas and updating API versions without breaking existing code. Alex Rasmussen is an expert in helping teams through these struggles. His talk will examine database schema changes and API versioning as two instances of schema evolution: how your systems respond when the structure of your structured data changes.

Panera Bread Delivers Fresh Customer Experiences with TIBCO EBX

TIBCO - Connected Intelligence

Panera Bread started as just a small 400-square-foot cookie store in Boston, Massachusetts. Now, it has over 2,300 bakery-cafes across the United States.

Liberating Structures for Scrum (5): Strategy w/ Critical Uncertainties

TL; DR: The Liberating Structures Strategy Meetup. During this Liberating Structures strategy for Scrum meetup we addressed dealing with uncertainty — a particularly useful skill in highly competitive markets.


Building Your Data Science Team from Within

The global machine learning (ML) industry is increasing at a compound annual growth rate of 42% and will be worth $9 billion toward the end of 2022. Despite this figure, there are many cases of data science teams’ failure to deploy a reliable artificial intelligence (AI) product or service.

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Lessons Learned: A Look Back at the First Year of TechSoup's Growth Capital Campaign


It has been nearly a year since we launched the TechSoup Growth Capital Campaign to scale and transform the resources and services we offer.

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.

How to Set Up Dark Mode for Images

Modus Create

Operating systems and browsers have been learning new accessibility tricks capable of improving our screen-dependant lives. One of the most popular features, dark mode, helps our eyes adapt to low-light environments.

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AWS offers online CCP certification: Pants-optional testing 24/7

A Cloud Guru

Want to get your AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner (CCP) certification but prefer to do so from the pants-free comfort of home? Good news! AWS recently announced the CCP exam can now be taken online, anytime and (almost) anywhere.

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Scrum & Agility, Time-Based Estimates, Output vs. Outcome vs. Impact, From Developer to PO

Food for Agile Thought’s issue #214 delves into Scrum agility; we follow a notion for time-based estimates, and we learn more about similarities and differences between Cynefin and the Stacey matrix.