Mon.Oct 07, 2019

Faking Agile Metrics or Cooking the Agile Books

TL; DR: Faking Agile Metrics — An Eye-Opening Exercise. Imagine you’re a Scrum Master and the line manager of your team believes that the best sign for a successful agile transformation is a steady increase in the Scrum Team’s velocity.

Building Effective Digital Transformations

Enterprises have reportedly spent upwards of $5 trillion on their digital transformation efforts, yet they’re also not hitting their objectives.

Mind your language (if you want to be Agile)

There are four key words in the first value of the Agile Manifesto: “ Individuals and their interactions over processes and tools ”. Most of us can spend countless hours debating the value of focusing on people and the dangers related to focusing on processes and tools.

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How Developers Can Make It Past Kubernetes’ Infrastructure Hump 

The New Stack

One can assume most developers would prefer to spend their talents and creativity designing great code. The rest of the work involved during deployment and post-deployment stages can be less … less fulfilling.

Design and Run Experiments That Actually Progress Your Business

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

Experimenting as a way to explore new products, services, and business models can help eliminate the guesswork involved in building something your customers actually value. That said, it's often quite tricky to take your vision and figure out the first experiment to run. How do you get started? How can you ensure your experiments are well-designed? Join Nick Noreña, educator, entrepreneur, and currently an Innovation Coach at Kromatic, as he walks us through how we can figure out the right experiments to run for any product or service, and in organizations of all sizes.

6 Reasons to Give Your Team Better Executive Exposure

Let's Grow Leaders

You want to give your team executive exposure but you’ve learned the hard way that it can backfire. After all, not all executive exposure is good exposure. It can be tempting to hold back visibility in an effort to protect, you or […].


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KISS Clean Architecture With Domain-Driven Design

Dzone - DevOps

Pucker up. My original title was The Perfect Clean Architecture with Domain-Driven Design. Provocative? Egotistical? Yeah, maybe. But I am an idealistic, problem-solving organizer, and I have not yet seen a software architecture that lights my fire.

Don’t Let SREs Leave Cybersecurity Behind

The New Stack

VMware sponsored this podcast. Alex Delgado , a security engineer at the Gremlin chaos testing service, points to the disconnect many enterprises have. It’s not that the developers aren’t building with the newest technologies like Kubernetes and microservices.

When TDD Is Not a Good Fit

Dzone - DevOps

Without knowing the solution, is TDD worth it? I like to use Test-Driven Development (TDD) when coding. However, in some circumstances, TDD is more of a hinderance than a help. This happens when how to solve the problem is not clear.

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The Building Blocks for Zero Trust


With Zero Trust emerging as the next generation of cyber security, federal managers must understand how to make their agencies “Zero Trust protected

How to Design Strong Experiments

Speaker: Franziska Beeler, Head of Cloud Academy, and Tendayi Viki, Associate Partner, Strategyzer

When testing new business and product ideas, choosing the right experiment is just the beginning. After we have chosen our experiment, it’s important that we spend some time designing it well. Join Tendayi Viki, corporate innovation expert and associate partner at Strategyzer, and Franziska Beeler, Head of Cloud Academy at Strategyzer, as they walk us through the three key elements that help you design stronger experiments and come away with the evidence you need to advance your idea.

Article: Liberating Structures - an Antidote to Zombie Scrum

InfoQ Culture Methods

Although many organizations use Scrum, the majority struggle to grasp both the purpose of Scrum as well as its benefits. They do Zombie Scrum; it looks like Scrum from a distance, but you see that things are amiss when moving closer. This article describes what Zombie Scrum is about and gives you tangible examples of how to recognize, treat and prevent Zombie Scrum by using Liberating Structures. By Barry Overeem, Johannes Schartau, Christiaan Verwijs.


5 Reasons to Model During QA, Part 4/5: Faster QA Reaction Times

Dzone - DevOps

Model based testing links scripts to help QA move faster. Welcome to part 4/5 of 5 Reasons to Model During QA !

How to tap the power of an operating model in your enterprise


Many enterprises struggle to bring operating silos together into a cohesive unit that can power the business forward. It doesn't matter whether the operating silos are different service providers in the enterprise—IT, HR, legal, accounting, or office and services—or silos solely within IT.

Four Lessons in Employee Engagement We Can Learn from Nature


Taking a few lessons from Nature about how to keep and engage employees. Today’s post is by Dr. Kathleen E. Allen, author of Leading from the Roots (CLICK HERE to get your copy). Most organizations struggle with generating authentic employee engagement. There is an unlikely teacher, however, that can provide some interesting strategies on creating […]. This is only the beginning of the thought. Please click the article headline above or go to [link] for more. Books Guest Blogger Leadershi

Get Better User Insights With Wasteless Validation

Speaker: Tim Herbig, Product Management Coach and Consultant

Product teams tend to get ahead of themselves by rushing from idea straight to building a Minimum Viable Product (MVP). How can a product manager slow their team down and prevent them from wasting valuable resources? Join Tim Herbig, Product Management Coach and Consultant, as he introduces a new way of understanding MVPs and explores how you can approach validation without wasting the resources of your development team.

Apple May Have Acquired Motion Capture Company IKinema


Apple may have recently acquired UK-based motion capture company IKinema, based on evidence from company filings and information shared by a MacRumors reader. IKinema offers animation technology that’s used for games, virtual reality, and more. Earlier this year, for example, IKinema partnered with Ubisoft for IKinema’s RunTime software for character creation. IKinema specialized in technology that […].

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The Principles of Agile Planning

Strategy Driven

Agile methodology has taken the IT industry by the storm, and now it’s spreading to other sectors. Many companies have managed to gain an edge tapping into its transformative power. The benefits linked to adoption are indeed many, but there’s just one problem.

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Practice Your Agile Transformation with a Kata (Whitepaper)

Imagine for a moment what frequently asked questions around agile transformations look like. Which questions do you hear most often as it seems agile transformation has been a hot topic lately? Here are a few FAQ’s which we encounter quite often: .


What Is a Data Hub and Why Should You Care?


If you are still using point-to-point integrations to move data through your IT environment, then you are spending too much money and missing the opportunities a modern data hub can provide. A data hub is a centralized service that connects all of your IT systems, whether they be Web applications, IoT devices, SaaS solutions, or core business platforms, such as CRM or ERP. A data hub manages the connections to each of the systems and orchestrates the data flow amongst them.

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.

Creating an Open Standard: Machine Learning Governance using Apache Atlas

Cloudera Engineering

Machine learning (ML) has become one of the most critical capabilities for modern businesses to grow and stay competitive today.

Red Hat Streamlines Operating System Update Cycle

Red Hat is looking to make it easier for DevOps teams to absorb leading-edge innovations as they are slipstreamed into a new distribution of CentOS. CentOS is a distribution of Linux based on a fork of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). The team that oversees CentOS operates independently of Red Hat.

Moving Towards the Next Gen Financial Crimes Platform

Cloudera Engineering

Financial crime is both pervasive and rapidly-evolving in nature and has compelled financial institutions to push the innovation envelope with regard to data, analytics, machine learning, and AI technologies.

DevOps Chat: Value Stream Management With HCL UrbanCode

Value stream management (VSM) is a term we hear with higher frequency. DevOps, Agile, Lean and contemporary application development are very dynamic. These rapid, dynamic approaches can make the software development process opaque to the broader organization.

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How User Acceptance Testing Can Save You Time and Money

Speaker: J.B. Siegel, VP of Client Services, Seamgen

Before a new product or feature goes into development, you have to gauge whether it will be a worthwhile investment. But what’s the best way to do so - and how can you get honest insights from your end users? Join J.B. Siegel, VP of Client Services at Seamgen, as he explores how to use wireframes and clickable prototypes to validate your product. He’ll discuss how user testing allows you to really understand your users - and how to use the insights to inform your product strategy.

How to Run Apache Kafka with Spring Boot on Pivotal Application Service (PAS)


This tutorial describes how to set up a sample Spring Boot application in Pivotal Application Service (PAS), which consumes and produces events to an Apache Kafka ® cluster running in Pivotal Container Service (PKS).

WhiteSource Extends DevSecOps Reach

WhiteSource has extended its platform that enables developers to more easily address application security issues to provide integrations with GitLab Core and integrated development environments (IDEs) based on the open source Eclipse project.

Aqua Celebrates Open Source at Hacktoberfest

Aqua Security

It’s that time of the year again - for some people October is a month of beer, and for others (like us) it’s hacking time!

Trend Micro Survey Finds Lack of IT Security Input In DevOps Introduces Cyber Risk for 72% of Companies

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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.

Solving the Data Science Talent Shortage


Data and AI talent is notoriously hard to hire. Not only is there a general disparity between available and needed talent; there is also the fact that the fancy data scientists with the PhDs tend to be unavailable (not to mention expensive), because 80 percent of them are taken by Google. Scaling A

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Announcing TechSoup Chile!


Desplácese hacia abajo para la versión en español. On October 10, 2019, DonaTec officially becomes TechSoup Chile. DonaTec is the NGO tech marketplace that is run by Comité para la Democratización de la Informática (CDI Chile) in partnership with TechSoup. TechSoup


Signal Sciences Announces Integration with Pivotal Container Service

Integration Allows Pivotal Customers to Leverage Award-Winning Next-Gen WAF and RASP Solution Austin, Texas – October 7, 2019 Signal Sciences, the fastest growing web application security company in the world, today announced its Pivotal Container Service (PKS) integration.