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Technical debt for Product Owners

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?

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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

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.

Three Keys to Successful AI Adoption

Over the past several years, we have begun to see the emergence of artificial intelligence (AI) in businesses. According to a study for the AI Index 2019 Annual Report, more than half of respondents report their companies are using AI in at least one function or business unit.

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Facebook Causes Continue to Show Little Promise as Fundraising Tools

Iterative is not necessarily incremental

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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Change to have a chance

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?


IoT security: Five things to change to make your smart devices really secure


Read Steve Ranger list five things to make you the Internet of Things secure on ZDNet : We’re in the middle of an Internet of Things gold rush, with big tech companies racing to persuade us to cram as many smart gadgets as possible into our homes, our offices, our cars.

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

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

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Worldwide Country AI Strategies and Competitiveness 2020


The race for competitive advantage in artificial intelligence (AI) is not just the domain of companies and organizations.

Intelligent Process Automation: Boosting Bots with AI and Machine Learning

Across all sectors, companies are learning that they can transform their businesses by embracing Intelligent Process Automation, or IPA. With the pairing of AI and RPA, IPA adds a new layer of intelligent decision-making processes to automated RPA tasks. By automating repetitive work, and adding the ability to automate intelligent decision making, intelligent automation frees up your most valuable resources – your employees – to spend more time on higher value and more strategic work. But in order to reap the rewards of Intelligent Process Automation, organizations must first educate themselves and prepare for the adoption of IPA. In our ebook, Intelligent Process Automation: Boosting Bots with AI and Machine Learning.

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.

The Importance of Self-Awareness for effective leadership

CEO Insider

In 1955 the psychologists Joseph Luft and Harrington Ingham developed a model to help people better understand their relationship with themselves and others. They called it ‘’Johari’s Window’’.

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.

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.

Building Like Amazon

Speaker: Leo Zhadanovsky, Principal Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services

Amazon's journey to its current modern architecture and processes provides insights for all software development leaders. To get there, Amazon focused on decomposing for agility, making critical cultural and operational changes, and creating tools for software delivery. The result was enabling developers to rapidly release and iterate software while maintaining industry-leading standards on security, reliability, and performance. Whether you're developing for a small startup or a large corporation, learning the tools for CI/CD will make your good DevOps team great. We are excited to be joined by Leo Zhadanovsky, a Principal Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services.

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.

When Innovation Talk Turns Toxic


Innovation thrives on meaning, but superficial innovation talk can lead to stress and fatigue, and thus less creativity, in a company culture. Today’s post is by Alf Rehn, author of Innovation for the Fatigued (CLICK HERE to get your copy).

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


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.

Enterprise Service Management with Jira Service Desk and Confluence

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.

6 Steps to Improving Your Application’s Analytics Experience

No one designs bad dashboards and reports on purpose. So why do so many applications have terrible analytics experiences? Download this ebook for secrets to creating dashboards and reports your users will love.

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


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.

Fostering a Data-Driven Recruiting Culture


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.

Why you don’t want to run a roll-your-own cloud


Thanks to my job, I have accounts on many public clouds. I also have production private clouds — open-source OpenStack and NextCloud spring to mind. But, but, as someone who cut his teeth on Unix system administration back in the 80s, I also run my own smaller private clouds using a homebrew of programs. Self-hosting […]. Cloud

Webinar Review: The 2020 State of DevOps for Oracle Cloud


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

Why Distributed Tracing is Essential for Performance and Reliability

Speaker: Daniel "spoons" Spoonhower, CTO and Co-Founder at Lightstep

Many engineering organizations have now adopted microservices or other loosely coupled architectures, often alongside DevOps practices. Together these have enabled individual service teams to become more independent and, as a result, have boosted developer velocity. However, this increased velocity often comes at the cost of overall application performance or reliability. Worse, teams often don’t understand what’s affecting performance or reliability – or even who to ask to learn more. Distributed tracing was developed at organizations like Google and Twitter to address these problems and has also come a long way in the decade since then. By the end of this presentation, you’ll understand why distributed tracing is necessary and how it can bring performance and reliability back under control.

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 […].

What is vendor privileged access management?


Read Tony Howlett explain what vendor privileged access management means on Secure Link : Most security and identity and access management (IAM) managers have heard of Privileged Access Management or PAM by now. This technology applies additional controls and processes to the management of top-level or privileged credentials in order to prevent them from being […].

Predictive analytics vs. AI: Why the difference matters


There are few movie scenes I can recall from my childhood, but I vividly remember seeing the 1968 Stanley Kubrick sci-fi movie 2001: A Space Odyssey in 1970 with my older cousin.

Four common challenges in public and private sector Cloud – Navigate the landscape for success


Moving into 2020, there are a number of Cloud computing challenges that both public and private sectors continue to wrestle with, namely: resourcing, data sovereignty and choice of Cloud provider. As with many aspects of IT they are related and, in some cases, will need to be solved together. Many Cloud and IT professionals choose […].

Nine Developer Enablement Practices to Achieve DevOps at Enterprise Scale

In this eBook, Christian Oestreich, a senior software engineering leader with experience at multiple Fortune 500 companies, shares how a metrics-driven mindset can dramatically improve software quality and enable DevOps at enterprise scale.