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. Let’s start with the purpose of a Sprint: a fixed period of time for the Team to focus and develop a product with quality high enough that they could release it to the customer.


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., 540 million records at Facebook, and more than 100 million records at Capital One. Security, Information Security, Information Security (Info Sec

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. Keep reading for our five tips on how to get your team motivated. Set Goals and Celebrate Them. One of the best ways to get your team motivated is to set goals and have a way to celebrate them.

The Pro’s Guide To Getting The Best ROI From Your New LMS

You need a Learning Management System when your courses and training programs need to be accessible online. Quickly build the perfect business case and easily determine which LMS will provide the best return on investment you need with this how-to eBook!

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. By Ben Linders, Peter Koning. Culture Change Book Review Leadership Coaching and Mentoring Culture Business InfoQ Agile Agile Manager Culture & Methods article

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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. While the terms are familiar, how you manage them […]. The post IoT, AIOps and OMG! appeared first on DevOps.com.

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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! Are you making any of these mistakes? Ignoring History Chances are the change you’re implementing … Change Agents

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.


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 […].

Are Your Embedded Analytics DevOps-Friendly?

Does your analytics solution work with your current tech stack and DevOps practices? If not, any update to the analytics could increase deployment complexity and become difficult to maintain. Learn the 5 elements of a DevOps-friendly embedded analytics solution.

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). Along with Zarakh Iliev, Nisanov owns Kievskaya Ploshchad Group of companies that is ranked #74 of the top 100 private companies in Russia by the Forbes with such projects as largest wholesale […]. CEO Insider

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. According to the RightScale 2019 State of the Cloud Report , software containers, and containers-as-a-service, are one of the most sought-after new uses of the cloud — and their popularity is growing year after year.

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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5 Things a Data Scientist Can Do to Stay Current

DataRobot together with Snowflake – a leading cloud data platform provider — is helping data scientists stay current with the latest technology and data science best practices so that they can excel in an increasingly AI-driven workplace. Five Things a Data Scientist Can Do to Stay Current offers data scientists guidance for thriving in AI-driven enterprises.

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? Here’s the trade-off between traditional three-tier and cellular IoT architecture […]. The post When Gateways Go Away with Cellular IoT appeared first on DevOps.com.

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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.

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. Let’s start with the purpose of a Sprint: a fixed period of time for the Team to focus and develop a product with quality high enough that they could release it to the customer.


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

Testing at Every Stage of Development

Up to 80% of new products fail. The reality is harsh and the reasons why are endless. Perhaps the new product couldn’t oust a customer favorite. Maybe it looked great but was too hard to use. Or, despite being a superior product, the go-to-market strategy failed. There’s always a risk when building a new product, but you can hedge your bets by understanding exactly what your customers' expectations truly are at every step of the development process.

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. Unfortunately, most development teams' security tools and controls are failing to meet the need. Security, Application Security, Quality Assurance (QA

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. Prior to Nirmata, Ritesh was responsible for private cloud strategy and business development at Brocade where he led various cloud and security-related initiatives and created a partner ecosystem.

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 Embedding AI-Powered Analytics Can Give You a Competitive Advantage

Embedding dashboards and reports aren’t enough. Futureproof your application by offering instant, actionable insights that will give you and your customers a competitive advantage.

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. In a world of mounting performance pressure, we have a natural human tendency to shrink our horizons. We focus only on the short-term. We focus only on ourselves. We focus only on external events that threaten us.

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. They worried about reliability, security, and the loss of direct control over their applications and data. More than a decade later, customers have come to embrace public cloud.

5G networks slowly being built out


Verizon rolled out 5G network service to four cities in October 2018, which I noted last March when I wrote, “Given that 5G is far from ubiquitous, it will be a few years before everyone everywhere is hurtling down the cyberspace fast lane.” ” Still true! That being said, definite progress has been made in rolling […].

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. On the curse end of the spectrum, the long tail of mind-bogglingly inventive edge cases can transform simple tasks into Sisyphean Hero’s Journeys.

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.