Mon.Sep 09, 2019

Beyond Building Software: Agile as an Organization-Wide Initiative  

The New Stack

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

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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.

How AI Can Radically Change Your Business

AI is quickly becoming mainstream, thanks to its value-driving capabilities. Yet, even with such widespread attention, it still is one of the most misunderstood technologies out there. Here's how to make the most out of it and bring a positive change to your company.

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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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.


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 […].

Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life with Nir Eyal

Speaker: Nir Eyal

Ever get the feeling the world is full of too many distractions? Research shows the ability to stay focused is a competitive advantage, in work and in life. However, in an age of ever-increasing demands on our attention how do we stay productive and stay sane? In this webinar, Nir provides research-backed, practical advice, and memorable strategies for managing distraction and our time. Nir Eyal shares findings of his five years of research into how to master what he calls, "the skill of the century," the power to be "Indistractable."

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.

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.

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.

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

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.

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.

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.

BI Buyers Guide: Embedding Analytics in Your Software

The business intelligence market has exploded. And as the number of vendors grows, it gets harder to make sense of it all. Learn how to decide what features you need and get an evaluation framework for every technical and non-technical requirement you could imagine.

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 […].

To Save the DevOps World [Comic]

Dzone - DevOps

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

“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.

Article: Remote Meetings Reflect Distributed Team Culture

InfoQ Culture Methods

Are you having problems connecting with people in your distributed meetings? Do you feel like you and your remote colleagues don’t meet goals in your meetings? The problem may not be with the meetings. It might be the culture in which you run your meetings. By Mark Kilby.

Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

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.

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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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

Blockchain: hype vs reality


Read Stuart Burns take a look at the hype of blockchain technology on Computer Weekly : Industry experts believe blockchain is a technology that has the potential to affect the business of most IT professionals in the next five years. Analyst Gartner has forecast that by 2023, blockchain will support the global movement and tracking […].

2019 State of Engineering Performance Management Report

More than 100 software leaders were asked how they manage and measure engineering performance. How do the findings stack up to your own experience? The report includes the top engineering challenges and the most used performance metrics.