Tue.Nov 05, 2019

Choosing a Scrum Sprint Length – Shorter Beats Longer

Agile Pain Relief Notes from a Tool User

How long should a Scrum Sprint be? A Scrum Sprint is a short period of time when the Scrum Team works, but there is no hard rule as to how long that should be – in this post, we cover the pros and cons of shorter and longer Sprints and how you can discover what works best for you.


Kubernetes Debugging: What Works and What Fails

The New Stack

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon sponsored this post, in anticipation of KubeCon + CloudNativeCon NA , Nov. 18-21 in San Diego. Or Weis. Or Weis, co-founder and CEO of Rookout, started playing with computers at the age of five, proceeded to be a developer, military officer and researcher.

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How automation can boost your security compliance


With every day seeming to bring news of fresh security breaches, protecting the enterprise seems like an impossible task. Already this year, to name just a few, we've seen 885 million records compromised by malicious actors at First American Financial Corp.,

Wondering How to Get Your Team Motivated? Here Are 5 Helpful Tips

Strategy Driven

For some people, motivation is a difficult thing to possess on the job. As a business owner or manager, there will be many times that you need to get your team motivated. Getting your team ready and motivated to work together is a skill you can learn and practice along the way.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Article: Q&A on the Book Agile Leadership Toolkit

InfoQ Culture Methods

Agile leadership is the art and craft of creating the right environment for self-managing teams. The book Agile Leadership Toolkit by Peter Koning is a practical book that supports existing agile managers and leaders in growing their agile teams and creating the right environment for them.

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IoT, AIOps and OMG!


The task of keeping networking straight while expanding the definition of network to include both physical and virtual networking has fallen heavily upon the op-centric side of DevOps–or what I like to call devOPS. What is defined as networking has grown, sometimes at a ridiculous rate.

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Three Common Mistakes that Make Your Project Go Off Track

Change Starts Here

As I’ve helped people influence change in their organizations over the years, I’ve noticed some common oversights change agents make that prevent them from taking action to keep their projects on track. I recognize them because I’ve done them myself!

CEO Spotlight: Interview With Real Estate Mogul God Nisanov

CEO Insider

God Nisanov is a prominent real estate investor and developer, known for regularly appearing on Forbes lists (#617 for the Billionaires of 2019).

What's the right Scrum training for me? Professional Scrum Foundations (PSF) or Professional Scrum Master (PSM)?


Scrum.org?offers offers different courses to provide you the best learning experience based on your focus of Scrum. The variety of courses makes choosing the best course difficult sometimes. This blog post aims at helping you choose the best course for you. We will look at the differences between the Professional Scrum Foundations (PSF) and the Professional Scrum Master (PSM) course, as these are the two courses we get the most questions about.


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.

Questioning The Long-Term Importance Of Big Data In AI


Read Rob Toews take a long hard look at the long term importance of big data in artificial intelligence on Forbes : No asset is more prized in today’s digital economy than data. It has become widespread to the point of cliche to refer to data as “the new oil.” ” As one recent Economist headline […].

When Gateways Go Away with Cellular IoT


Gateways have been an essential piece of three-tier IoT architecture for years. Their traditional spot between the edge and the cloud is in flux as cellular IoT technology rolls out. When are gateways still the right approach? How will gateways go away with cellular IoT?

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Micron: Why a memory chip maker is moving into AI processing


I did a double-take last week when Micron Technology, one of the world’s largest memory chip makers, acquired artificial intelligence hardware and software startup Fwdnxt. The move could be very interesting. If it bears fruit, Fwdnxt could bring Micron into direct competition with partners such as Intel and Nvidia, as Micron believes that memory and AI […].

Primer: What Is Container Security?

The New Stack

The tech behind software containers has existed since at least the early 2000s. However, software containers have only become a trending topic in software development in the last few years — after the launch of container development platforms like Kubernetes and Docker.

5 Signs It's Time to Replace Your Homegrown Analytics

If you built your analytics in house, chances are your basic features are no longer enough for your end users. Is it time to move on to a more robust analytics solution with more advanced capabilities? Follow this free guide for tips on making the build to buy transition.

Microsoft debuts Azure Synapse Analytics, updates database offerings


Workflow automation was a predictable focus as Microsoft Ignite kicked off in Orlando, Florida this morning. To this end, the company took the wraps off new cloud-hosted AI, data analytics, and managed database services in preview and announced updates to existing offerings like Azure SQL Database Edge. Perhaps the headliner is Azure Synapse Analytics, a […].

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Choosing a Scrum Sprint Length – Shorter Beats Longer

Agile Pain Relief Notes from a Tool User

How long should a Scrum Sprint be? A Scrum Sprint is a short period of time when the Scrum Team works, but there is no hard rule as to how long that should be – in this post, we cover the pros and cons of shorter and longer Sprints and how you can discover what works best for you.


How Kubernetes Can Future-Proof Your Development Process


Four reasons Kubernetes will future-proof your development process, including being self-healing, system agnostic and automatically scalable

Fostering Employee Engagement: Let Your Employees Have their Cake and Eat it Too


If your sights are set on continuous innovation and implementing new but ever-changing technology, then it is critical for your business to attract and retain valuable employees. In our previous blog 5 Things Most Innovative Companies Have In Common , we discuss the importance of encouraging and rewarding employees for taking part in the broader workplace culture and sharing their ideas.

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.

4 Keys to Navigating the AI/ML Modernization Journey

The New Stack

Kristin Simonini. Kristin Simonini is VP of Product at Applause. A 20-year veteran of the product management space, Kristin leads Applause’s product organization. Her team is responsible for defining the strategic roadmap for Applause's industry-leading crowdsourced testing platform.

World Quality Report: Shift your focus to QA for an app sec win


The fight to educate developers is far from over, but the majority of application security specialists believe that their companies and developers now have the policy chops and awareness to secure their software.

The Rude Wake Up Call That Comes When Adopting Kubernetes

The New Stack

Nirmata sponsored this post. Ritesh Patel. Ritesh is founder and vice president, products at Nirmata, a cloud native application-management platform built on Kubernetes. Ritesh has around 20 years of enterprise software development experience and has led software development teams.

Expanding Our Horizons

Edge Perspectives

I’ve written about the paradox of the Big Shift – the forces reshaping our global economy are simultaneously creating exponentially expanding opportunity and mounting performance pressure. Here’s the challenge.

3 Challenges of Building Complex Dashboards with Open Source Components

Speaker: Ryan MacCarrigan, Founding Principal, LeanStudio

Many product teams use charting components and open source code libraries to get dashboards and reporting functionality quickly. But what happens when you have a growing user base and additional feature requests? Watch this webinar with Ryan MacCarrigan, Founding Principal of Lean Studio, to learn about key considerations for launching your next analytics project.

Know Your Role: Getting It Right in the Cloud

Dell EMC

It’s hard to remember now, but attitudes to the public cloud have changed massively in a short period of time. When public cloud services first become available around 2006, most organizations were understandably skeptical. The idea of storing data in a remote location made them uncomfortable.

Detect to Correct: 9 Bug Tracking Tools for Smooth Workflow


This is a guest article by a tech writer Mary Hampton. Finding bugs in the software development process is one of the most critical stages. Without doing so, it is impossible to imagine the normal operation of the finished application. The process of finding bugs, analyzing, and solving a problem is a laborious task that can take a lot of time.

How to run a customer-focused product launch


As a developer tool, CircleCI is uniquely positioned with a talented customer base. Our customers are smart. They are infinitely creative, and sometimes surprise us in ways we did not design our system to support. This is both a blessing and a curse.

Employee Experience Dynamic Duo: ITSM and IT Operations


Technology’s prevalence and our dependence on said technology in the workplace is only growing.

More Effective Agile Leadership

Speaker: Steve McConnell, CEO, Construx Software

In this talk, Steve McConnell, CEO of Construx Software, distills hundreds of companies’-worth of real-world experience into the proven Agile leadership practices that work best. Steve will seamlessly thread together traditional approaches, early Agile approaches, modern Agile approaches, and the principles and context that underlie them all—creating an invaluable resource for Agile leaders, their teams, and their organizations.