Mon.Sep 09, 2019

Beyond Building Software: Agile as an Organization-Wide Initiative  

The New Stack

Jonathan Fries. Jonathan Fries is VP of Engineering and Digital Transformation at Exadel ( Jonathan has more than 20 years of experience in software development and technology management. He brings a wealth of experience from product companies and consulting firms.


The actual cost of lock-in and how to reduce it

Martin Fowler

Gregor completes his article by totting up the total cost of avoiding lock-in, and considering some examples of the decisions around lock-in. more…. skip-home-page

The Agile Manifesto from a Lean Perspective

“Everybody has their manifesto; let them talk their language, come to the people, and the people will decide” -- Prakash Raj. So where were you between February the 11th and 13th, 2001? Well, since you appear to have difficulty remembering, let me narrow things down.

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The Barriers to Robotic Process Automation, Part 2

Enterprises are rushing to embrace robotic process automation (RPA) but, as we covered in The Barriers to Robotic Process Automation, Part 1, they’re also hitting considerable challenges along the way.

Production Excellence: Practical Lessons from Site Reliability Engineering

Speaker: Liz Fong-Jones, Principal Developer Advocate,

Modern software organizations build increasingly complex distributed systems with many moving parts. As senior software leaders, we often struggle with noisy alerts, grumbling between Dev and DevOps, slow incident resolution and many other related pain points. It’s hard to figure out what to do with this increasingly difficult problem, yet it’s clearly our responsibility to deliver features and production quality. We are excited to be joined by Liz Fong-Jones, who has a deep understanding of what it takes to implement SRE-type practices in many different kinds of organizations. She brings together a picture and set of practices under the umbrella of Production Excellence that provides a clear and practical plan for senior software leaders.

Experiments Tracking and Model Deployment in CD4ML

Martin Fowler

The team tackles some more technical components of Continuous Delivery for Machine Learning. This time they look at Experiments Tracking and Model Deployment. more…. skip-home-page

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How We Built Support for High Availability Oracle RAC Databases Powered by FlashGrid


This post was written in collaboration with Artem Danielov, CTO of FlashGrid. We all expect our phones to make and take calls and our credit cards to process payments whether day or night. Business transactions are expected to always be completed on time, with no margin for downtime.

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Don’t blame “agile” for existing problems

Why is it that when the going gets tough, “agile” gets the blame? There is so much online bashing of [insert random agile framework or method] going on, that it made me wonder if there is a pattern behind it. I believe there is. Where did “agile” start? Agile is nothing new.

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The Bedrock of Digital Transformation

Trends come and go. I’m old enough to have been persuaded, twice, about the good sense of flared jeans. I had a space hopper. I had a Betamax video player. Fads and cool ideas are a constant white noise, vying for our attention. Some will stick, some won’t. And that’s true in technology.

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Articulating paradoxical challenges with Wicked Questions

. Liberating Structures are a collection of interaction patterns that allow you to unleash and involve everyone in a group — from extroverted to introverted and from leaders to followers. In this series of posts, we show how Liberating Structures can be used with Scrum.


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.

Kubernetes: A simple overview

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

Get a basic understanding of Kubernetes and then go deeper with recommended resources. This overview covers the basics of Kubernetes : what it is and what you need to keep in mind before applying it within your organization.

My EventStorming learning: use visual anchors before the discover of Bounded Contexts


EventStorming is a visual collaboration technique, invented by Alberto Brandolini. This post will not go into the details of EventStorming, and you can find useful resources on the web. Instead, I will share learning from the many sessions that I facilitated!

COBOL at 60: The legacy and future of the original business language


Sixty years after COBOL's debut, programs written in the programming language are still quietly running some of the world's largest companies.

DevOps-as-a-Service: Overcoming Challenges in Large Organizations

Dzone - DevOps

It might take a minute for DevOps to get clearance here. DevOps transformation can require a major shift in organizational culture and "the way things are done." " This can be difficult in any organization, but gets incrementally more difficult as the size of the organization grows.

The 5 Levels of Analytics Maturity

Basic dashboards used to be enough to thrill end users. But over time, modern capabilities have emerged—and bare-minimum features are no longer cutting it. How have analytics changed? And where do your BI offerings fall short? Find out sophisticated ways to future-proof your application. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

What We Must Do to Avoid the Tragedy of the Commons in Open Source

The New Stack

Cloud Foundry sponsored this post. Abby Kearns. With nearly 20 years in the tech world, Abby is a true veteran of the industry. Her lengthy career has spanned product marketing, product management and consulting across Fortune 500 companies and startups alike.

MSPs are the Holy Grail for Cybercriminals! Are You Protected?


Indiana Jones fans will likely remember the line from the “Last Crusade,” where Dr. Henry Jones tells his son, “The search for the holy grail is not about archeology. It’s a race against evil!”

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In the Age of Agile/DevOps Reviving Software Product Quality Assurance

Kovair - DevOps

Software product ‘Quality Assurance’ or ‘Testing’, as the popular terminology goes, traditionally is one of the most unappreciated jobs. It takes place at the conclusion. The post In the Age of Agile/DevOps Reviving Software Product Quality Assurance appeared first on Kovair Blog.

How DataOps Can Accelerate Your Data Journey


Read Mike Capone’s article about how data management can help you transform your business on Forbes : The potential for data to transform organizations is huge, but the ability to achieve this potential is continually threatened by the inherent vastness of data and the ever-increasing needs of data consumers. Many organizations are trying unsuccessfully to […].

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 Interview For Courage and Innovation

Let's Grow Leaders

Violet recruited Brian into the General Manager role because of his long track record of success at an established Fortune 500. Her company was on a trajectory of fast growth, so she wanted Brian to up their game. In the interview, he […].

DataOps and the Problem with ‘Ops’ Terminology

The New Stack

Almost every trend regarding how IT operations are handled gets an “Ops” moniker: DevOps , DevSecOps , AIOps , MLOps, GitOps , NoOps, FinOps , etc. We wholeheartedly believe that many of these terms explain real phenomenon.

“Server Utilization” is a nonsense metric


Not surprising that even in 2019, there are still people in IT who think that a single server’s utilization should be a significant measurement, completely forgetting the importance of holistically looking at the system as a whole.

The leader’s blind-spot

Marcus Blankenship - Daily Writing

Manager, leaders, and consultants all suffer from the same blind spot. We may recommend others do things which we’ve not done ourselves. This may make us blind to how difficult something actually is.

Monetizing Analytics Features: Why Data Visualizations Will Never Be Enough

Think your customers will pay more for data visualizations in your application? Five years ago they may have. But today, dashboards and visualizations have become table stakes. Discover which features will differentiate your application and maximize the ROI of your embedded analytics. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

To Save the DevOps World [Comic]

Dzone - DevOps

More From Daniel Stori. Programmer Levels [Comic]. My Adorable Useless Code [Comic]. docker comic linux containers

Vantage: A Cloud-First Integrated Data & Analytics Platform


There are a lot of misperceptions about Teradata. Learn more about what Teradata Vantage really is: a cloud-first integrated data and analytics platform

Ask the experts: What’s the top cloud migration security risk?


We’ve gathered some expert opinions about the top cloud migration security risks that organizations should think about when moving to the cloud. The post Ask the experts: What’s the top cloud migration security risk? appeared first on Software Integrity Blog. Cloud Security Featured

3 Key Takeaways From the 2019 State of IT Operations Survey


Kaseya conducted its fifth annual IT Operations Survey this past June, aiming to delve into current IT operational state and trends affecting IT professionals in small and midsize businesses (SMBs). The results shed light on the various priorities and challenges of IT teams in 2019.

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.