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Change to have a chance

Scrum.org

Wrong determination. People often think that persistence or not giving up will bring them to success. However, looking back to your past, how many times you tried, but did not get a good result? Your determination faced with many failures than successes or even just only failures?

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Join Us at deliver:Agile 2020

Agile Alliance

Around this time last year I tweeted, “XP is not dead; it’s just not where you left it.” I was tired of hearing longtime XP practitioners complaining about the decline (or even death) of XP practices. I was tired because I saw XP every day.

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Stop Measuring The Pizzas And The Cooks

Scrum.org

Good news! You’ve become the owner of a pizzeria. Gone are the days of writing code, being a Scrum Master or deciding over the Product Backlog. Instead, you are now responsible for a small Italian-themed restaurant. From now on, your world revolves around anchovies, mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil.

The biggest challenges faced by recruiters in university hiring (+ perfect solutions)

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

My name is Mark and I am an HR Generalist by profession. I have recently joined a SaaS company and I have been asked to hire fresh graduates for various roles from different universities.

How AI Can Radically Change Your Business

AI is quickly becoming mainstream, thanks to its value-driving capabilities. Yet, even with such widespread attention, it still is one of the most misunderstood technologies out there. Here's how to make the most out of it and bring a positive change to your company.

Agile Movers & Shakers (4): Dave West, CEO of Scrum.org

Scrum.org

TL; DR: The Agile Movers & Shakers Interview with Dave West of Scrum.org. Welcome to the Agile Movers & Shakers interview series. Today’s guest is Dave West. Dave West is the Product Owner and CEO at Scrum.org.

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Iterative is not necessarily incremental

Scrum.org

The terms "iterative" and "incremental" are used so frequently and naturally in the context of agile that their meaning is no longer challenged. Sometimes the two terms have even become synonymous. Agile development is often referred to as an iterative-incremental process.

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Enterprise Service Management with Jira Service Desk and Confluence

DevOps.com

Companies are looking to reduce cost, create efficiency and improve productivity of all internal and external customer services. In many organizations, different departments are using individual tools to provide their customers with the services they need.

Technical debt for Product Owners

Scrum.org

Technical debt seems like a topic that resides completely in the domain of a Development Team. They are responsible for delivering a potentially releasable Increment after all. But might there be more to it for a Product Owner? More to know, more to deal with, more to take care of it?

Dell Technologies Channel Executives Recognized as CRN’s 2020 Channel Chiefs

Dell EMC

CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, recognizes channel executives with its annual Channel Chiefs Awards. One of the highest honors in the industry, a CRN Channel Chiefs designation identifies those leaders who demonstrate exceptional leadership, vision, and commitment to their partner ecosystems.

Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life with Nir Eyal

Speaker: Nir Eyal

Ever get the feeling the world is full of too many distractions? Research shows the ability to stay focused is a competitive advantage, in work and in life. However, in an age of ever-increasing demands on our attention how do we stay productive and stay sane? In this webinar, Nir provides research-backed, practical advice, and memorable strategies for managing distraction and our time. Nir Eyal shares findings of his five years of research into how to master what he calls, "the skill of the century," the power to be "Indistractable."

Override window.alert

David Walsh

For years the only bit of feedback web developers could get was via alert("{str}") calls. These days we have the web console but, in rare cases, we don’t have a console and alert calls are our only window into a value at a given time. One problem: if an alert sneaks into production code, your site looks like it’s been hacked. Your site looks like it’s malware! To prevent any of those issues, you can add this snippet to your production build: window.alert = console.log.

How to Help a New Manager Be More Confident

Let's Grow Leaders

We were just wrapping up the first session of a six-month leadership program when “Sal” raised his hand. “How do you help a new manager be more confident?” ” He continued, “I mean it’s tricky to have a difficult conversation or run a […].

3 Lessons in Network Visibility from the A-List

DevOps.com

The network can be host to multiple performance killers. Here are three worth noting Like Ed Sheeran as a secret stormtrooper in “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” some cameos are hard to spot.

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The #1 Way to Make Your Data Science Team Succeed

Dataiku

This blog post is part of a series of guest publications by Excelion Partners. Check out their blog and read about their projects here.

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.

Corporate travel management companies: how to choose the best provider for business trips

Altexsoft

One million dollars invested in airfare annually — not long ago this figure was cited as a benchmark for businesses to start seeking help from a travel management company or TMC. At lower levels of expenses, it was a vain hope to negotiate bargain prices, perks, and commissions from airlines.

Measuring the Value of Developer Relations

The New Stack

No matter what you call the role — developer community manager, developer evangelist, developer advocate, developer relations, or, cheekily, developer avocado — it’s got two things in common: It’s one of the most expensive, travel-heavy roles in a tech org and it’s one of the hardest to measure. That combination means metrics often make or break your job. But first, what is this role? That’s a good question to which there are many, many answers. In this episode of The New Stack Makers podcast, Camunda’s Director of Developer Relations Mary Thengvall talked about her definition. And she should know, she wrote the book on the business case for developer relations (“DevRel” for short). Subscribe: SoundCloud | Fireside.fm | Pocket Casts | Stitcher | Apple Podcasts | Overcast | Spotify | TuneIn. To Thengvall, the DevRel arena is “anyone who is responsible for enabling developer audiences and making them successful.” Thengvall breaks this into three buckets: Awareness : making sure people know about the product. Enablement : the developer experience side, from tech writing to documentation, tutorials, and anything that makes sure the developer is successful in getting started and using the product. Community : engaging over forums, Slack channels, Meetups, and events, introducing different aspects of the community to each other. How this is done often varies by industry. These activities are a no-brainer if you are open source, an API-based product, or if you’re a SaaS with many integration partners. It’s a bit harder with proprietary software. Sure, you still have to have the awareness and enablement pieces, but the community bit is more of a challenge. Thengvall says that’s when you pursue the thought leadership angle. She offered up the example of PagerDuty. While the company doesn’t release its source code, it has set itself up as the go-to place for the principles of quality incident response and issue management. It offers educational resources accessible to all tech audiences. It’s also important for all developer relations to make sure customer feedback gets back to the right members of the product and support teams. It’s an essential part of contributing to long-term customer success. But how do you measure all this? “Any of the tasks that DevRel should be doing need to be directly tracked back to the corporate goals,” Thengvall said. She argues every DevRel person should be leveraging customer resource management software (CRM) to track all that she previously dubbed “warm hand-offs.” Thengvall says a CRM helps support a mix of measurability and owning your community — instead of risking them just getting dumped into the newsletter list. These “ DevRel qualified leads ” are owned by the developer advocate, who then makes introductions. Does someone have a great use case? Introduce them to marketing to produce a blog post. Somebody giving really solid feedback? Intro them to the product team as a beta tester. Someone really enthusiastic about your product and great at coding? An intro to HR may be in order. Like all things culture plus tech, this type of audience evangelism is only going to expand beyond a developer audience into AnyOps — you know DevOps, AIOps, DataOps and anything else that will need a good storyteller and translator to bridge the gap between tech and business. Unsure if you want to make the change from coding to this nascent community? Thengvall says try blogging or helping run a booth at a conference — no one’s going to turn down that help! And once you’ve found a DevRel position, join the DevRel Collective and connect with others in your industry. For Thengvall, whether you’re competitors or colleagues, the developer relations community is all about embracing empathy, good listening, inclusivity and “the desire to make other people successful and advance your careers.” Photo by William White on Unsplash. The post Measuring the Value of Developer Relations appeared first on The New Stack. Culture Podcast The New Stack Makers

Preview The New Audiobook of The Next Level

Next Level Blog

For everyone who likes to get their leadership development through their ears instead of their eyes, I have good news. The audio edition of my book, The Next Level: What Insiders Know About Executive Success has arrived and is ready to stream through your earbuds.

CodeSOD: Install Your Package

The Daily WTF

I use Python a lot at work, and if you're doing anything vaguely data oriented, you want to use NumPy. I gave a talk about how much I love NumPy. It's one of the things that I automatically include in every requriements.txt because it's so goddamn useful. Lanny supports a product which uses NumPy, which is why he was surprised to find this block: #################### Import Section of the code #############################.

BI Buyers Guide: Embedding Analytics in Your Software

The business intelligence market has exploded. And as the number of vendors grows, it gets harder to make sense of it all. Learn how to decide what features you need and get an evaluation framework for every technical and non-technical requirement you could imagine.

eBay Tweaks Mobile and Web Platforms for Faster Performance

The New Stack

A lot of little tweaks can yield big improvements. That’s the major takeaway from eBay’s year-long initiative to improve the site’s performance across all platforms — iOS, Android and the web. Don’t think there’s one thing that’s going to drastically move the needle. … A lot of things add up.

Fostering a Data-Driven Recruiting Culture

CodeSignal

As a recruiter, have you introduced data into your hiring process? Whether it’s implementing technical assessments or measuring different parts of the hiring funnel, any organization can transform itself with data-driven recruiting in just a few easy steps.

Planbox Sponsors Research Report on Delivering Quick Wins

Planbox

Click here to obtain a complimentary excerpt of the Quick Wins research report. The research report polled 132 innovation and R&D leaders on their strategies and experiences on introducing new tools, streamlining a processes, finding clever ways to cut costs and launching new offerings.

10 Tips to Ensure Mobile App Security

iTexico

10 Tips to Ensure Mobile App Security | iTexico. As times have progressed, we have become more obsessed with our smartphones. As businesses are trying to bridge the gap with their clients, they are introducing mobile applications to reach out to them quickly.

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.

A Cloud Guru named Top 10 ‘Best Places to Work’ to cap off a momentous year of growth

A Cloud Guru

A Cloud Guru closes a huge year of growth, which includes an acquisition and multiple rounds of funding, by being named one of Austin’s Best Places to Work. News Press Releases

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Webinar Review: The 2020 State of DevOps for Oracle Cloud

Flexagon

The Importance of DevOps for Oracle Cloud More and more businesses are adopting DevOps and Oracle Cloud. And for very understandable reasons!

Why MSPs Need to Practice What They Preach in Regards to Cybersecurity

Storagecraft

Managed Service Providers (MSPs) often have their hands full managing the IT and data protection services of their clients. But are they being vigilant about their own cybersecurity? Increasingly, MSPs are targets of cyberattacks.

Top 8 Reasons Why ASP.NET Core is the Best Framework for Web Application Development

Radixweb

Paving way for efficient and simple web application development, ASP.NET Core is a powerhouse of advanced features that has gained immense popularity among developers. Dotnet Development

2019 State of Engineering Performance Management Report

More than 100 software leaders were asked how they manage and measure engineering performance. How do the findings stack up to your own experience? The report includes the top engineering challenges and the most used performance metrics.