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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Build Product Progress with a Strong Data Culture

Speaker: Nima Gardideh, CTO, Pearmill

Have you ever thought your product's progress was headed in one direction, and been shocked to see a different story reflected in big picture KPIs like revenue? It can be confusing when customer feedback or metrics like registration or retention are painting a different picture. No matter how sophisticated your analytics are, if you're asking the wrong questions - or looking at the wrong metrics - you're going to have trouble getting answers that can help you. Join Nima Gardideh, CTO of Pearmill, as he demonstrates how to build a strong data culture within your team, so everyone understands which metrics they should actually focus on - and why. Then, he'll explain how you can use your analytics to regularly review progress and successes. Finally, he'll discuss what you should keep in mind when instrumenting your analytics.

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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Game of Code


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

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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. .


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).

The Changing Role of CX Testing in Digital Transformation

Speaker: Diego Lo Giudice and Chad Hendren

With new competition emerging every day, businesses are transforming themselves, and using software as a means to drive differentiation. Digital transformation has become a key initiative for businesses across the globe, and CX is ground zero. Register now for this webinar and hear from Cyara and their guest speaker, Diego Lo Giudice of Forrester, how testing and QA practices are changing to enable and accelerate digital transformation.

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.

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.

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.

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?

What Is (and Isn’t) Product Management?

Speaker: Steve Johnson, VP of Products, Pragmatic Institute

Product Management is one of the most exciting - and most misunderstood - functions in technical organizations. Is it strategic or tactical? Is it a planning role or a support role? Many product professionals are unclear about what is (and isn't) product management. After all, product management spans many activities from business planning to market readiness. In this session, we’ll examine many product activities and artifacts for product strategy, planning, and growth, and introduce a simple tool that you can use in your organization to clarify the roles of product management and others. Steve Johnson explores the many roles of Product Management in this fun talk focused on why product managers should obsess on problems instead of solutions.

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.

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.

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.

Cloud WAF for Easy Web Application Security | Signal Sciences

Signal Sciences

Today we are proud to announce the launch of the new Signal Sciences Cloud Web Application Firewall (WAF) deployment option for our award-winning WAF and RASP solution.

Innovation: Five Signs You Might Be Faking It

Every company wants to be a leader in innovation, but how can you tell if your company is really innovating or just going through the motions? See the 5 signs you might be faking innovation and what to do if you are.

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.

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).

Smart Predictive Maintenance Solution is a Winner

Beyond B2B

It comes as no surprise that Gardner Denver’s Smart Compressor Monitoring Service, iConn , is up for the Technical Innovation of the Year award from Motion Control. IoT manufacturing

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.


Embedded BI and Analytics: Best Practices to Monetize Your Data

Speaker: Azmat Tanauli, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Birst

By creating innovative analytics products and expanding into new markets, more and more companies are discovering new potential revenue streams. Join Azmat Tanauli, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Birst, as he walks you through how data that you're likely already collecting can be transformed into revenue!

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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Practical Deep Learning


If this month’s Google I/O conference is any indication , then incorporating machine learning (and deep learning) into existing products and processes to make them more efficient or useful is the future.

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.



Ask the "Right" Questions: Your Analytics-Guided Product Strategy

Speaker: Yoav Yechiam, Founder and Head Instructor, productMBA

Analytics are highly important for product managers - and yet, analytic implementations often fail to actually help us. It's not the technology, and it's not the tactics. In most cases, it's our approach that's misguiding us! Analytics are there to answer important product questions, not just to collect data. How can we be mindful of our analytics so they enable us, rather than confine us? Join Yoav Yechiam, Founder and head instructor at productMBA, as he explains best practices for a data-guided strategy that helps product managers get to the "why" of their biggest product goals.