Thu.May 23, 2019

Operating with Focus: Putting the 5-Day Design Sprint into Practice

Gitprime

GitPrime elevates engineering leadership with objective data. In this interview series, engineering leaders talk about building healthy and high-performing teams. One of the problems with traditional product development and testing is the pure investment in time.

How to move a large monolithic app to continuous delivery with zero downtime

TechBeacon

The first line of code of my company's internal communications platform was compiled more than 12 years ago. I remember it well, because it was my first job as a junior developer. And back then, our team of five engineers released changes to customers only two or three times per year.

Enterprise Apps Development Trends: Every Tech Leaders Need To Know

OTS Solutions

Enterprise App Development Trends to Watch Out For. The world of business is becoming more and more connected by web applications. Any tech leader today must become knowledgeable of all Enterprise Apps Development and prepare to upgrade their site’s own web development.

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Creative Reframing - Activities

Scrum.org

In the previous videos, I introduced the Creative reframing technique and discussed 2 Strategies for its practical use. In this final video, I will discuss several activities that agile coaches can use with their teams or clients to make use of the Creative reframing technique.

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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.

Applications of data science and machine learning in financial services

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

The O’Reilly Data Show Podcast: Jike Chong on the many exciting opportunities for data professionals in the U.S. and China. In this episode of the Data Show , I spoke with Jike Chong , chief data scientist at Acorns , a startup focused on building tools for micro-investing.

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Managing multiple databases in Rails 6

The Citus Data

If you’ve worked with Ruby on Rails you likely have some understanding of how your database works with Rails, traditionally that has always meant specifying a single database per environment in your config/database.yml , possibly together with an environment setting like DATABASE_URL.

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Successful DevOps Initiatives Start With Company Culture

DevOps.com

What initially drove the need for embarking on the DevOps journey in your team or at your company in the first place? Was it: Market shift? New leadership or an acquisition? New product or service idea? Cost savings or consolidation? All of the above?

Kafka Summit London 2019 Session Videos

Confluent

Let us cut to the chase: Kafka Summit London session videos are available! If you were there, you know what a great time it was, and you know that you had to make sometimes-agonizing decisions about which sessions to attend and which to miss.

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One Surprising Secret to Being Respected as an Expert

Let's Grow Leaders

I was having dinner with a group of senior leaders after a strategic executive offsite. So naturally, the conversation turned to… octopus hunting. Apparently, Carlos, the senior leader sitting across from me was an expert. He described his technique in intricate detail. […].

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.

Employee Retention

DevOps.com

The post Employee Retention appeared first on DevOps.com. Blogs ROELBOB

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Testing Failure Scenarios With Feature Flags

LaunchDarkly

One of the most important considerations when designing a system is its capacity to handle failures. This is particularly true of today’s increasingly popular distributed systems. However, when it comes to designing for failure, one hurdle is ensuring its testability.

How AWS Firecracker Makes Containers and Serverless More Efficient

ParkMyCloud

AWS Firecracker was announced at AWS re:Invent in November 2018 as a new AWS open source virtualization technology. The technology is purpose-built for creating and managing secure, multi-tenant container and function-based services.

Why MSPs Should Test Their Backup Solutions

Storagecraft

Imagine finding out the hard way that your home alarm system wasn’t working. You arrive home to an open front door with your personal items scattered around your place. Some expensive purchases—jewelry, your stereo system, or your computer—are missing.

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.

Top E-commerce Trends To Watch For In 2019

Xicom

In today’s digital era, keeping track for e-commerce trends shouldn’t be just a passing thought. Instead, each pattern needs to be observed and endorsed in due series, considering it a tried and true method to drive your E-commerce brand a step ahead.

Individual Plans vs. Employer Health Insurance

Women on Business

We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] If you haven't already done so, update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. link]. Women On Business Sponsors

How to Approach Design for Developers

Toptal

Developers often think of design as less important than functionality. But time developers spend learning design principles is saved in the future when working with designers or on their own products

CircleCI Adds Integration With Atlassian Jira

DevOps.com

One of the trickier issues IT vendors in the age of DevOps are dealing with is that very few organizations have standardized on a platform from a single vendor.

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.

Four short links: 23 May 2019

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

Deep Fakes, GPU-Friendly Codec, Retro OS, and Production Readiness. Few-Shot Adversarial Learning of Realistic Neural Talking Head Models -- astonishing work, where you can essentially do deep-fakes from one or two photos.

Working with TypeScript, Dependency Injection, and Discord Bots

Toptal

Types and testable code are two of the most effective ways of avoiding bugs. In this tutorial, discover TypeScript best practices while you create a Discord bot from scratch

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Vendors Compete for Users of Stream Processing Technologies

The New Stack

Enterprises are adopting commercial stream processing offerings from both their cloud providers and more specialized vendors.

Going Beyond the (Net)Flow: Introducing Universal Data Records

Kentik

Every story has a beginning. At Kentik, flow data was ours. It’s how we began to set the bar for what modern network analytics should look like.

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Make an Impact with Analytics and Journey Maps

Speaker: Kirui K. K., Co-founder and CEO of Tanasuk Africa

If you want to offer a better user experience, it can be tempting to track each and every data point in your product. However, this can quickly get complicated and overwhelming as you collect more and more data. How do you know which metrics will help you improve? Kirui K. K., Co-founder & CEO Tanasuk Africa, wants you to know that analytics don't have to be complicated to make an impact - no matter the size of your company. Join him as he explains how to create a customer journey map, then use that map to figure out the metrics you need to know - and how to use them.

Cinco formas de traducir los retrasos aéreos en experiencias positivas

DXC

Las aerolíneas saben muy bien que habrá retrasos. Pero aún siendo inevitables, hay formas de traducirlos en experiencias positivas. Todas ellas cuentan con datos comerciales muy valiosos (de los comercios del aeropuerto, áreas de descanso y del comportamiento de los viajeros) en este recinto acotado. Conocen sus preferencias. Con esta información, pueden mejorar mucho los […]. Analytics Travel, Transportation & Hospitality airlines customer experience

How my distributed team communicates so no context is left behind

CircleCI

My team at CircleCI is made up of seven engineers, a product manager, a designer, and an engineering manager, and we are distributed all across the world: in the US from West Coast to East Coast, then to Serbia, Thailand, and finally Japan.

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Are You Running Windows Server 2008 or SQL Server 2008?

Armughan Ahmad - Dell EMC

Windows Servers 2008 support ends on January 14, 2020. If you are running this version of the Windows operating system, here’s what you need to be thinking about now. Is it time to move? Server upgrades are moving.

How to Activate your Academic Project with Data

Dataiku

We talked to a project team from Georgia Tech with members in the Analytics MS and the Computer Science MS.

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Your Post-Launch Toolkit for Understanding Your Users

Speaker: Brittney Gwynn, former Director of Product, Simple Health

If you've ever launched an MVP, you know that the journey has only just begun. How do you figure out what to do next? You know that you need to look at how different user segments react, but how do you quickly distinguish signal from noise so you can iterate and improve? Join Brittney Gwynn, former Director of Product at Simple Health, as she explains how you can use early customer feedback, usage data, and continuous experimentation to optimize your journey to product-market fit. Whether you're at a brand-new company, or looking to innovate within a more mature organization, or anywhere in between, you'll come away with a new skill set, ready to make the most of your launches.