Mon.Mar 11, 2019

DONE (DoD): An Incomplete Definition or a Lack of Trust?

???? Leggere in Italiano ???? / ???? Lire en français ????. A few days ago, I was observing a Sprint Retrospective. The Scrum Team decided to work on the Definition of Done (DoD) , identified as the most important topic to adapt for the next Sprint.


How Google Sets OKRs: Everything You Need to Know to Grow Like Google


Unlocking How Google Sets OKRs. Google owes its success to various factors. One of such is the goal-setting methodology that has played a key role in the company’s rapid success. This framework is known as Objectives and Key Results (OKRs).


Why You Need DevOps and the Cloud

DevOps and the cloud are not only two of today’s biggest tech trends, but are inextricably linked.

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Which companies use OKR? Take A Look At These Successful Companies


Which companies use OKR? When Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) is mentioned, the name Google may first come to mind because they are one of the pioneering companies that adopted the methodology. There are many other companies that have adopted it.

Add Value with a Dashboard Refresh: What You Need to Know

Speaker: Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, Motivational Speaker

Dashboards and analytics can really set your application apart, but that doesn't mean you can implement them and forget about them. Are they adding value to your product? Do your users benefit from them anymore? What should be improved, and what do we have the resources to improve? Join Miles Robinson, former UX and Design Manager, as he explains the different ways to refresh your dashboards - and how to determine what's the best path to product dashboard success. You'll leave with an understanding of how to figure out the best next steps specifically for you and your application.

Let's remove "Agile" from agile leadership

. What exactly is “agile” or even an Agile leader? This is one of the biggest problems our industry faces. Ask a room full of people to answer and you may get as many answers. Common ones include “it’s a mindset” or “it’s a software methodology” etc…. I think of this word “agile” as being synonymous with “nimble” or “flexible”. Just ask Google to define the word for you and see which answer comes first.

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Times Are Changing for Remote Access

Palo Alto Networks

What’s the Difference Between Remote Access and VPN? Remote access VPN has been a staple for large enterprises for years, and it’s easy to understand why many people think that “remote access” and VPN are synonymous with one another. I often find it’s useful to have a discussion about the terminology before diving into what the requirements are for securing today’s application mix.

How To Set OKR: A Quick Guide


How To Set OKR. Do you wish to implement Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) the way Google does it? Do you want to be successful in executing the processes and empowering your team? If yes, this article will guide you. Google usually starts with their company OKRs whenever they want to set objectives.

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Got DevOps Skills? A Look at the Upskilling: Enterprise DevOps Skills Report

IT recruiting is at an all-time high and organizations want T-shaped professionals with cross-functional skill sets to join their teams.

Objective and Key Results Examples to Help Your Company Set Effective Goals


Objective and Key Results Examples to Help Your Company Set Effective Goals. It’s not enough that you have goals for your company. If your company is not experiencing growth, it’s either you are targeting the wrong goals or you are not utilising the right goal-setting methodology.

The Complete Predictive Analytics Lifecycle for Application Teams

Speaker: Sriram Parthasarathy, Senior Director of Predictive Analytics, Logi Analytics

Applications with predictive analytics are able to deliver massive value to end users. But what steps should product managers take to add predictive analytics to their applications? In this webinar, we’ll walk through an end-to-end lifecycle of embedding predictive analytics inside an application. Find out how a real-world application decided what predictive questions to ask, sourced the right data, organized resources, built models, deployed predictive analytics in production, and monitored model performance over time.

What’s the difference between containers and virtual machines?


I was at a conference recently when I realized the person I was talking with thought that containers were just smaller versions of virtual machines (VM). Ah, no. No, they’re not. Yes, they can function in the same ways from a practical viewpoint. For example, they’re both commonly used to run server applications. How they […]. Applications Cloud cloud virtual machine containers cloud computing Virtualization

OKR Cheat Sheet: Guidelines, Tools, and Vital Frameworks


OKR Cheat Sheet: Guidelines, Tools, and Vital Frameworks. Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) is one of the most widely acclaimed goal-setting methodologies used today. You may have heard much about it and how it has helped companies like Google and Amazon to attain tremendous growth.

Leadership Development That Makes a Difference

Strategy Driven

As a leader, there are multiple competing demands on your time. Too often, leadership development falls by the wayside. It’s too easy to file that under ‘get to it later.’ Yet, most leaders expect results. If you didn’t spend time on your financial portfolio, would you expect results?

How Did OKR Start? A Brief OKR History


If you landed on this page about the evolution of Objectives and Key Results (OKRs), you have our respect for researching a topic that only gets researched by management nerds : ). Kidding aside, it’s great to know about OKR history and how the goal-setting framework has evolved to what it is today.


5 Key Considerations for Top-Notch Product Dashboards

Speaker: Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, Motivational Speaker

So you want to set your product apart with the latest analytics, but you’re not sure where to start. How do you know what your customers want? And how can you make sure that you’re solving their problems? And wait a second, is it even feasible for your team to take this on right now? Join Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, as he covers five key considerations for you to keep in mind when you’re updating your software or app to offer the latest in embedded dashboards. You’ll leave with a better understanding of where to begin on creating actionable, insightful dashboards.

‘DevOoops’ Moves: SCM Conflicts

DevOps’ ultimate aim is to create efficiencies in the software delivery process. But it doesn’t always work out that way. Sometimes DevOps initiatives lead to mistakes—something we lovingly call a “DevOoops.”

Objective and Key Results Implementation from Top to Bottom Overview


Objective and Key Results Implementation from Top to Bottom Overview. To properly implement Objectives and Key Results (OKRs), it is important to understand how this whole process works.


Get IIoT Projects into Perspective

Beyond B2B

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has almost infinite potential but implementations can prove challenging. manufacturing supply chain

Everything You Need to Know About OKR Basics


Everything You Need to Know About OKR Basics. John Doerr introduced Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) to Google in 1999. This goal-setting methodology has helped Google and other big companies to achieve tremendous growth over the years.


5 Product Traps - And Better Paths

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Is your agile team overloaded with feature requests, with no time for discovery? Do your roadmaps read like impossible wish lists? Well, you’re not alone. It may seem impossible now, but what if we said that with a few changes, you could be meeting deadlines with the ability to predict progress with accuracy, be happy with your progress against the roadmap, and be making time for near-continuous discovery? Johanna Rothman has seen this all too often across many different organizations. She will take us through five common traps that agile product teams fall into – and likely you are in several of those traps right now. And good news - she has ways to avoid them!

F5 to Buy NGINX to Enhance Cloud Native and Multicloud Capabilities

The New Stack

Application controller delivery software provider F5 is planning to acquire NGINX Inc. which manages the popular open source web server/load balancer and reverse proxy of the same name. For the acquisition, F5 will purchase all privately held NGINX shares for $670 million.

Why Use OKRs? Here’s Why…


WHY USE OKRs? HERE’S WHY. There are many goal-setting methodologies. However, very few are as effective as Objectives and Key Results (OKRs). This framework is presently the most popular people-management and goal-setting framework because of two main reasons. The first reason is that OKRs are built on two strong principles: Management by Objectives (MBO) and S.M.A.R.T. The second reason is the OKRs process.


Primer: Kubeflow Streamlines Machine Learning with Kubernetes

The New Stack

This article is a post in a series on bringing continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD) practices to machine learning. Check back to The New Stack for future installments. Kubeflow was created to make it easier to develop, deploy and manage machine learning applications.

Blockchain - CTF Challenge Winners Announced

Security Innovation

Winners Announced for Security Innovation Blockchain CTF Challenge. Last week we announced two new challenges were to be added to the Security Innovation Blockchain CTF, our free platform for learning to identify and exploit vulnerabilities in smart contracts. link].

UX and Design Tips for Better Dashboards: Product Manager Laura Klein Explains How to Improve Your Analytics

Speaker: Laura Klein, Principal at Users Know and Author of UX for Lean Startups

No one makes poorly designed products on purpose. And yet we have so many of them in our lives. That's why Laura Klein, product manager and UX designer, has a set of tips to help application teams improve their embedded dashboards and reports.

PwC: On GDPR and the Future of Data Privacy Regulations


The effects of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) swept across the globe last year as the enforcement deadline came and went in May 2018.

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Why Empathy in Open Source Matters More Than You Think

The New Stack

Cloud Foundry sponsored this post. Denise Yu. Denise is a senior software engineer at Pivotal Cloud Foundry, based in Toronto. She speaks regularly at conferences and meetups in North America, Europe and Asia on topics ranging from continuous delivery, to distributed systems, to product management.

Civil Society Leads the Way in Open Transit Data


As part of the 2019 India-U.S. Public Interest Technology Fellows Exchange, New America is sending three people who work on technology issues in the United States to India, and seven people who work in India to the U.S.

F5 Acquires NGINX to Bridge NetOps & DevOps, Providing Customers with Consistent Application Services Across Every Environment

F5, the global leader in multi-cloud application services, announces the acquisition of NGINX, an open source leader in application delivery. Strategic acquisition and organic investment to secure long-term revenue and EPS growth. Together, F5 and NGINX will enable multi-cloud application services across all environments, providing the ease-of-use and flexibility developers require while also delivering the […].

What Users Want: How and Why to Build Knowledge into Your Product

Speaker: Nils Davis, Principal, NPD Associates

Usage data allows PMs, the product team, and the whole organization to make better decisions. Good usage intelligence gives you the ability to be smarter, more active, more decisive, nimbler, and to minimize risk. But what if you don't have that data - such as before you have users? Or, what if the right decision seems to fly in the face of the data you have? Or, what if your product offers more than just the standard features? To get deeper into these questions, Nils Davis asks, "What is the most interesting thing about Instagram?" (Because who doesn't like a product that Facebook paid $1 billion for when it had fewer than 50 employees and no revenue?) Nils will use the example of Instagram’s Filters to talk about how putting prebuilt knowledge in your product can change the way your product is used for the better - putting you in the company of most market-leading products. Finally, he’ll tie it all together by explaining how the way you interpret and use usage data can impact the way your tell your product’s story, and ultimately, how your users use your product.

Five Questions in Five Minutes with the CEO of CHEQ

Battery Ventures

Portfolio Spotlight: Guy Tytunovich, CEO of CHEQ*. Each month, Battery highlights a different portfolio-company CEO with our “Five Questions in Five Minutes” feature, showcasing the diversity of the Battery portfolio across investment stages, sectors and geographies.

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Auditing Microsoft Security Compliance Toolkit Baselines


Security baselines are helpful but to be sure of their effectiveness you need to perform regular audits. Here’s how you can use and Nessus Professional to audit the security baselines included within the Microsoft Security Compliance Toolkit.

Should I Build or Buy Compliance and Integrations in 2019?


Our goal in building the Datica Portfolio of products was to reduce the barriers of compliance in the cloud for makers of digital health products.