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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. .


Consultants: Resistance Is Futile

N2Growth Blog

When you look back on your career, you remember the jobs you took, the jobs you declined, the opportunities realized and the opportunities lost. You remember the special people along the way; the great bosses, mentors, coaches and the lifelong friends. You also remember the Consultants.

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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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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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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.

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

You’re not alone

I'm Programmer

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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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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.