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Effective refinement, part I

In this article we shall investigate how an effective product backlog refinement can be conducted in Scrum. The Scrum Guide defines it as “ an ongoing process in which the Product Owner and the Development Team collaborate on the details of Product Backlog items ”, but doesn’t give many details. .


How DevOps Training and Certification Benefits the Team

Cisco Systems recently announced sweeping changes to its training and certification programs to increase the real-world value of both.

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Can the Scrum Master also be the Product Owner?

“Can the Scrum Master also be the Product Owner?”. This is a common question in my Professional Scrum classes. The topic of combining Scrum roles often comes up early when we are still learning the basics of the Scrum framework.


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Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

An Agile Triple Play: Business Process Re-Engineering meets SOA meets Large Scale Agile

Agile Alliance

This experience report will address the volatility, challenges and solutions implemented within a Fortune 500 Order to Delivery manufacturing program with the goal of re-engineering and aligning global business processes with Web-services and Service Oriented Architecture. The program utilizes large scale agile to manage multi-year planning of incremental releases with delivery of quantifiable business value in each release.

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Telematics and the Digital Makeover of the Insurance Industry


Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution banks on the idea that the species that survive natural selection is not the most intellectual or the strongest but the one that is adaptable to change.

CodeSOD: The Bogus Animation

The Daily WTF

Animations have become such an omnipresent part of our UI designs anymore that we tend to only notice them when they're bad. Ben is working on an iOS application which appeared to have a "bad" animation. In this case, it's bad because it's slow. How slow? Well, they have a table view with ten items in it, and the items should quickly tween to their new state- position, text, colors all could change in this process. And it was taking four seconds.

How Much Does it Cost to Develop an E-commerce Mobile App?


Did You Know? Mobile applications can propel an e-commerce website with a quantum of leaps. But, this might be lying on the line of lacking concrete costing for developing E-commerce mobile apps.

Geospatial Anomaly Detection (Terra-Locus Anomalia Machina) Part 4: Cassandra, meet Lucene! – The Cassandra Lucene Index Plugin


Massively Scalable Geospatial Anomaly Detection with Apache Kafka and Cassandra.

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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.

Five Steps to a Successful Upgrade


Learn the five key steps to minimize downtime and ensure a seamless analytics software upgrade

If you’re wondering what’s next after Agile or are tired of limited offerings, here’s a place to go

Net Objectives

While Agile has made a definite improvement in the world since it started 2 decades ago, it is hard to argue that it hasn’t stagnated. We hear about dark Scrum and fake Agile almost as much as the real thing. 4 or 5 organizations dominate a focus on frameworks and certification and not on true … Continue reading "If you’re wondering what’s next after Agile or are tired of limited offerings, here’s a place to go


Geospatial Anomaly Detection (Terra-Locus Anomalia Machina) Part 3: 3D Geohashes (and Drones)


Massively Scalable Geospatial Anomaly Detection with Apache Kafka and Cassandra. In this blog we discover that we’ve been trapped in Flatland, and encounter a Dimension of the Third Kind.

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Process is not the enemy, waste is

Net Objectives

“Just enough process to let people do their best work” is an Agile thought not a Lean one. Lean suggests process should be the explicit workflow and policies that enable people to do their best. We’re not going for more or less process, but rather clarity on what is the best way to get work … Continue reading "Process is not the enemy, waste is". Lean Agile Adoption

5 Signs It's Time to Replace Your Homegrown Analytics

If you built your analytics in house, chances are your basic features are no longer enough for your end users. Is it time to move on to a more robust analytics solution with more advanced capabilities? Follow this free guide for tips on making the build to buy transition.

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I'm Programmer

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Evaluation and Control Program Warning Flag 1 – The Illusion of Accuracy

Strategy Driven

“Measure with a micrometer, mark with a crayon, and cut with a chainsaw” Author Unknown. Evaluation and control programs provide executives and managers with the critical information they need to make effective business decisions.

The Real National Security Challenges at the Border

The Cipher Brief

The Cipher Brief is taking a look this week at the national security situation along the southern border. On NBC , the only Congressional Republican who represents a district along that border said on Sunday that officials aren’t focused enough on the issue of human smuggling. Congressman Will Hurd said he believes the issue should be a national intelligence priority. “We

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The Story Behind all the Animals on O’Reilly’s Book Covers

The New Stack

In March, on International Women’s Day, O’Reilly Media president Laura Baldwin noted that 50% of the company’s executive and management positions were held by women. And women also constituted 47% of their workforce.)

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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.