Tue.May 21, 2019

Sage Advice For The First-Time Leader

Terry Starbucker

Dear First-Time Leader: Congratulations! You’ve just been given a fantastic opportunity. But before you dive in, I’d like to pass along a little sage advice. I remember my first day as a leader, 35 years ago.

Becoming a machine learning company means investing in foundational technologies

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

Companies successfully adopt machine learning either by building on existing data products and services, or by modernizing existing models and algorithms. In this post, I share slides and notes from a keynote I gave at the Strata Data Conference in London earlier this year.

Bliki: TechnicalDebt

Martin Fowler

Software systems are prone to the build up of cruft - deficiencies in internal quality that make it harder than it would ideally be to modify and extend the system further.

Native Java Debugging on Alpine Linux: GDB, OpenJDK and the Mysterious Unknown Signal


Porting a software project to a new operating system is always interesting and fun, and Alpine Linux with its musl libc brings a unique set of challenges. A while ago, I was tasked with porting OverOps’ native agent to Alpine Linux.

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Organizing for Customer Centricity

Speaker: Tatyana Mamut, Head of Product, Nextdoor

Most companies today say they are “customer centric.” Yet many still make decisions primarily based on competitor threats, technical architecture, or executive opinions. So what sets apart those that talk the talk, and those that walk the walk? Join Nextdoor's Head of Product Tatyana Mamut, PhD as she outlines the 7 habits of truly customer-centric companies.

Why is Openness Important to You as a Scrum Master?


As a Scrum Master, I know that serving Development Team, Product Owner and Organization to adopt Scrum is not easy. It takes time (and a lot of time) and patience. During that long journey, I recognize the importance of continuous improvement.


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Systems Thinking- From Local Optimization to Global Optimization


We judge others by what they do; we judge ourselves by our intentions.”. Stephen Covey. Your organization has been disturbed by late launches in its last few new products, and now management has charged you with “getting to the bottom of the problem.”

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A Better Wi-Fi Experience with Dual Channel Wi-Fi™


At least 15 percent of customer service calls are Wi-Fi related, ranging from poor connections to video playback issues, translating to more than $600 million in annual support costs for the cable industry (in North America alone).

Scaling Approvals and Decisions


When a lot of organizations are transitioning from the way they used to work to a more cross-functional, agile squad way of working, they usually look for scaling frameworks to help them do it. .


Game of Code


The post Game of Code appeared first on DevOps.com. Blogs ROELBOB

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Contact Center Cloud Migration Done Right

Speaker: Sheila McGee-Smith, Founder and Principal Analyst, McGee-Smith Analytics

Many companies are in the midst of migrating their contact center to the cloud. Understanding how best to execute the transition of premises to cloud is part of that process. Join contact center industry analyst and No Jitter blogger Sheila McGee-Smith as she discussed tried and true best practices for avoiding the potential pitfalls of CX migration.

Creative Reframing - Strategies


In the previous video , I spoke about the creative reframing technique, that coaches could use as a facilitation or professional coaching tool.

What Makes Product Managers Effective?


Product managers can specialize in all sorts of disciplines. Some are better at hardware development while others are better at staying on budget. However, there are a number of traits that are easily identifiable in great product managers regardless of specialty.

Schemas, Contracts, and Compatibility


When you build microservices architectures, one of the concerns you need to address is that of communication between the microservices. At first, you may think to use REST APIs—most programming languages have frameworks that make it very easy to implement REST APIs, so this is a common first choice.

CTOs Should Embrace, Stick to a No-Meeting Day


You know the feeling: You open your calendar in the morning to find a completely booked day, back-to-back meetings and not even 15 minutes of time to complete any of the items on your to-do list. In fact, your day tomorrow and the day after look just as booked.

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.

Avoiding cyber attacks while on the road to digital transformation


No matter where your organization may be on its digital transformation journey, beware the dangers lurking along the way.

3 effective ideas for giving a push for a new startup


Are you an entrepreneur that has a new startup carefully designed from scratch? Or do you need to come up with an effective creative idea of how to advertise a startup?

3 Characteristics and Benefits of Cloud Computing for Your Nonprofit


You may have heard that cloud computing can save your organization time and money. Here's how that works. The Cloud Tech Planning

Chef Extends Automation Reach and Scope


At its ChefConf 2019 conference today, Chef extended its core platform in ways that collectively serve to automate further the management of applications and the IT infrastructure they are deployed on.

How To Take Action on Customer Discovery

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

We all want to build successful products - and that means satisfied customers. Before anything else, you must understand what problems you can solve. The best way to do that is to get out of the building and start asking questions. But how can you make the most of those conversations, and ensure that you walk away with productive insights? Join Nick Noreña, educator, entrepreneur, and currently Innovation Coach and Advisor at Kromatic, as he covers how we can effectively action our findings from customer discovery conversations.

SaaS vs. PaaS vs. IaaS – Where the Market is Going


SaaS, PaaS, IaaS – these are the three essential models of cloud services to compare, otherwise known as Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).

FlexDeploy vs Jenkins for Git Sparse Checkouts


While working with many FlexDeploy customers on DevOps for middleware and enterprise applications, I have noticed that organizations setup a multitude of Git repositories and each repository is used to store source code for many artifacts.

The Good and the Bad of Ionic Mobile Development


So you are going to build a mobile application. Traditionally, you would develop an app for two main platforms, Android (using Java or Kotlin) and iOS (using Swift or Objective C ), natively.

5 Crucial Elements of Application Release Automation


Today’s IT departments are under increasing pressure to release new solutions and enhancements to existing capabilities. Many are expected to deliver updates and new applications in tight timeframes.

Make an Impact with Analytics and Journey Maps

Speaker: Kirui K. K., Co-founder and CEO of Tanasuk Africa

If you want to offer a better user experience, it can be tempting to track each and every data point in your product. However, this can quickly get complicated and overwhelming as you collect more and more data. How do you know which metrics will help you improve? Kirui K. K., Co-founder & CEO Tanasuk Africa, wants you to know that analytics don't have to be complicated to make an impact - no matter the size of your company. Join him as he explains how to create a customer journey map, then use that map to figure out the metrics you need to know - and how to use them.

Agile Mindset: Why You Should Think Like A Millennial


Agile Mindset: Why You Should Think Like A Millennial. . by Kim Antelo | May 21, 2019 | Blog. Right now you are probably wondering “What does this have to do with Scrum or the right Agile mindest?” . A lot, actually. Because perspective matters.


Conquering the Cloud Native Conundrum

The New Stack

Oracle sponsored this post. Cloud native has never been bigger or better — or so it seems. Conferences like KubeCon + CloudNativeCon are doubling in size every year. New projects are being adopted by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) every month.

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Four Customer Success Metrics You’re Not Watching (But Should)

Battery Ventures

Imagine trying to run your business if you could only monitor topline revenue. You’d be totally lost—you need so much more information to truly understand what’s working and what isn’t.

Four short links: 21 May 2019

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

Computational Socioeconomics, AI on Code, AMP, and Social Media's Effect on Adolescents.

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Your Post-Launch Toolkit for Understanding Your Users

Speaker: Brittney Gwynn, former Director of Product, Simple Health

If you've ever launched an MVP, you know that the journey has only just begun. How do you figure out what to do next? You know that you need to look at how different user segments react, but how do you quickly distinguish signal from noise so you can iterate and improve? Join Brittney Gwynn, former Director of Product at Simple Health, as she explains how you can use early customer feedback, usage data, and continuous experimentation to optimize your journey to product-market fit. Whether you're at a brand-new company, or looking to innovate within a more mature organization, or anywhere in between, you'll come away with a new skill set, ready to make the most of your launches.