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.

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.

Rapid Experimentation at Every Stage of Product Development

Speaker: Tanya Koshy, VP of Product, UserTesting

Experimentation isn't something you do once you have designs or once you’ve built the product; it's important to validate early and often to better understand your customer, their needs, and the market opportunity. Join Tanya Koshy, VP of Product at UserTesting, as she explores how, by using customer feedback at every stage of the product development process, you can better and more quickly iterate on your product ideas. Ultimately, this rapid experimentation during development will enable you to deliver customer value faster.

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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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.

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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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.

The Science of High-Impact Experimentation

Speaker: Holly Hester-Reilly, Founder and Product Management Coach, H2R Product Science

Too many product teams don't know what to test, which leads to poorly designed experiments and unclear results. How can a product manager be certain they’re making effective decisions when it comes to experimentation? Join Holly Hester-Reilly, Founder and Product Management Coach at H2R Product Science, as she walks us through the entire experimentation process, from deciding what to test to sharing the results with stakeholders, to illustrate what strong testing practices look like and how they can be implemented in every organization.

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.

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.

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 […].

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.

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.

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 […].

Are Your Reports Unloved and Unused?

TIBCO - Connected Intelligence

Every company today is producing massive amounts of data each day, but most organizations struggle with using and distributing it effectively. A lack of data is not the problem. Your company’s systems provide heaps of essential business information.

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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Know Your Role: Getting It Right in the Cloud

Armughan Ahmad - 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 […].

Height and Depth of Binary Tree

The Crazy Programmer

In this tutorial, we will learn how to find height and depth of binary tree with program implementation in C++. It is one of the most commonly used non-linear data structures. We will learn about: What is the height of a binary tree? Algorithm and implementation for finding height of Binary tree.

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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.

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.

10 Tips to Improve Automated Performance Testing Within CI Pipelines (Part 2)

Dzone - DevOps

Take a look at this second set of CI/CD tips. The following is part two of our three-part series, "10 Tips to Improve Automated Performance Testing within CI Pipelines."

Employee Experience Dynamic Duo: ITSM and IT Operations


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

The Most Secure Option

The Daily WTF

“The auditors have finished examining our codebase.”. That was how Randy ’s boss started the meeting, and she delivered the line like a doctor who just got the tests back, and is trying to break the news gently.

An Adult Conversation About Estimates

Speaker: Beekey Cheung, Software Consultant, Professor Beekums, LLC

Estimates are a contentious topic in software development. Most of our development teams hate providing estimates and many managers are starting to view them as unnecessary. As senior software leaders, how can we determine whether estimates are helpful or harmful to our teams? We are excited to be joined by Beekey Cheung, a software consultant and blogger known as Professor Beekums, who has helped many leaders and teams go from fearing estimates to using them appropriately. He'll walk us through the value of estimates, how to overcome the hesitancy many have in giving them, and how to provide better estimates.

How Retailers Can Improve Customer Engagement and Conversions with Beacons?

Daffodil Software

Location is the next big thing on mobile. Walmart, McDonald’s, Macy, Red Bull, Eat, Urban Outfitters, and many other successful brands are realizing the opportunities that location-based marketing brings in and are cash in on it. CMS & Ecommerce

FireMon and Palo Alto Networks – Unbeatable Value, Together


Not all security platforms are created equal. This is a reason why CISOs opt to bring best-of-breed solutions into their environment as they face the prospect of changing regulations, an expanding attack surface, and the growing sophistication of threats.

Marcusoft - Untitled Article


From time to time I find myself in the position where I ask “stupid” questions. I’ve found that it’s often the case that the question is not that “stupid” after all and if it is you get to learn a lot in the process.

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