Tue.Sep 10, 2019

The Development Team in Scrum - Just Developers or a Real Team?


Software developers are mostly guys, happy to work by themselves at night in dark rooms. And they turn coffee, cola and pizza into code. Right? My experience so far. To be honest, the longer I have worked in software development the more wrong this stereotype feels to me.


Automated Multiplatform Deployment for DevOps


In a simpler world, every CI/CD pipeline would need to support only one deployment platform. In the real world, multiplatform deployment (which means deploying an application to run on multiple OS platforms) is a must-have for many organizations.

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Living on the Disruptive Edge

Armughan Ahmad - Dell EMC

‘Get Disruptive’ is the theme of Entrepreneurs Organization’s event, EO Alchemy this year – and what a great topic for those creating new businesses!

Generate Innovation in a Predictable Way by Discovering the Root Cause of a Problem


Innovation is at the center of an organization’s health as a whole, and part of this health is the ability to solve problems. However, you cannot solve problems if you are not even aware of them. Problem discovery is necessary for a healthy, successful business to flourish. Innovation teams should view these problems as innovation opportunities to continue improving the functions and processes of the business.

Production Excellence: Practical Lessons from Site Reliability Engineering

Speaker: Liz Fong-Jones, Principal Developer Advocate, Honeycomb.io

Modern software organizations build increasingly complex distributed systems with many moving parts. As senior software leaders, we often struggle with noisy alerts, grumbling between Dev and DevOps, slow incident resolution and many other related pain points. It’s hard to figure out what to do with this increasingly difficult problem, yet it’s clearly our responsibility to deliver features and production quality. We are excited to be joined by Liz Fong-Jones, who has a deep understanding of what it takes to implement SRE-type practices in many different kinds of organizations. She brings together a picture and set of practices under the umbrella of Production Excellence that provides a clear and practical plan for senior software leaders.

Hey Scrum Master — What Are You Doing all Day? [Survey Results]


TL;DR: Scrum Master Duties, Serving a Single Team. Scrum Master Duties: supposedly, a great Scrum Master serves only one Scrum Team—that’s at least a popular narrative in the Scrum community.

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Reimagining Experimentation Analysis at Netflix

Netflix TechBlog

Toby Mao , Sri Sri Perangur , Colin McFarland Another day, another custom script to analyze an A/B test. Maybe you’ve done this before and have an old script lying around. If it’s new, it’s probably going to take some time to set up, right? Not at Netflix.

Hiring the right SM or PO


A customer I was working with asked me to help out with the intake process for recruiting a new Scrum Master and a new Product Owner. I asked them what they had so far. They provided a clear job description describing what they wanted to see from the candidates.


HashiCorp Consul Service on Azure: the First Fully Managed Service Mesh

The New Stack

HashiCorp sponsored this post, written independently by The New Stack. With some behind-the-scenes help from Microsoft, HashiCorp has launched what it calls the first fully managed service mesh, HashiCorp Consul Service (HCS) on Azure.

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7 Ways to See How Productive Your Software Team Is

Kovair - DevOps

Tracking the productivity of your software development team is not something to be taken lightly. Your business success depends upon how efficient your team is. The post 7 Ways to See How Productive Your Software Team Is appeared first on Kovair Blog.

Organizing for Customer Centricity

Speaker: Tatyana Mamut, Head of Product, Nextdoor

Most companies today say they are “customer centric.” Yet many still make decisions primarily based on competitor threats, technical architecture, or executive opinions. So what sets apart those that talk the talk, and those that walk the walk? Join Nextdoor's Head of Product Tatyana Mamut, PhD as she outlines the 7 habits of truly customer-centric companies.

Ushering in the Industry 4.0 Age with InfluxData and an OPC-UA Server

The New Stack

InfluxData sponsored this podcast. On this episode of The New Stack Makers, TNS founder and editor in chief Alex Williams sits down with Jeroen Coussement , co-founder and CEO of Factry, to focus on the use of the OPC unified architecture (OPC UA) and InfluxDB in industrial settings.

Cloud complexity: Why it's happening—and how to deal with it


With cloud computing on track to become the mother of all shifts, especially in regard to IT's approaches to development and operations, we yet again face the issue of conversion mistakes—this time a hundredfold greater than previous moves to distributed computing and the web.

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Aviation security is taking off—and taking after car security

The Parallax

LAS VEGAS—In 1990’s Die Hard 2 , rogue former U.S. military officers and soldiers hack into the Washington Dulles International Airport’s air traffic control system, kill the runway lights, and block plane-to-ground communication. ( Don’t worry about why.)

GraphQL: From PoC to Companywide Standardization

The New Stack

Matt DeBergalis. Matt DeBergalis is the co-founder and CTO at Apollo GraphQL. Before founding Apollo, Matt founded and ran ActBlue, the largest political fundraising platform in the world, which raised over 700 million dollars for candidates and political groups nationwide.

The 5 Levels of Analytics Maturity

Basic dashboards used to be enough to thrill end users. But over time, modern capabilities have emerged—and bare-minimum features are no longer cutting it. How have analytics changed? And where do your BI offerings fall short? Find out sophisticated ways to future-proof your application. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

When was Lars happy?


One thing that I love in coaching and consulting is when things stick. My way to try to get there is to tell stories (psst - there’s a book on that ) to try to emphasize or bring out certain points. What I find very rewarding is to hear people relate these stories to each other later on, when (they thought) I was not listening. Just the other day I walked passed two people and I heard: Yeah, exactly. Remember: when was Lars happy?

6 Tips for Making Your Warehouse Profitable

Strategy Driven

Warehousing and logistics is an industry in significant flux right now. External factors like the meteoric rise of eCommerce and the trucking capacity crunch have created an environment where few can predict what the next day will bring.

Five Tasks IT Should Be Having Automated

Dzone - DevOps

The right amount of automation could lead you here. One of the biggest issues in IT management today is a significant skills shortage, particularly when it comes to security. There will be approximately 3.5 million unfilled jobs in cybersecurity by 2021, according to Cybersecurity Ventures.

Unusual Hiring Practices

Strategy Driven

Interviews are terrible vessels for people to get to know each other truthfully. Everyone is putting on a show. To make a terrible analogy, consider dating.

Walk a Mile in Your Customer's Shoes

Speaker: Steven Haines, Founder and CEO, Sequent Learning Networks

Product professionals use phrases like "voice of the customer," and "user experience" so often that it can be easy to lose sight of their actual meanings. How can we, as product professionals, learn to keep customers and users at the heart of our work? Join Steven Haines, globally recognized thought leader and author, as he guides us through a memorable journey demonstrating how you can walk a mile in their customer's shoes. He'll explore how, by developing true empathy for your users, you can ensure you're creating the features and products they actually want.

Failure pays, but only if you learn and grow from it


Failure inherently is a negative word. But as entrepreneurs, scientists, and inventors around the world and throughout time know, failure has its benefits. For starters, the fact that you’re actively failing at least is an indicator that you’re trying. Don’t give up! Second, failure can get you one step closer to success. That’s a principle […]. Career Uncategorized adaptability digital economy risk success


Netlify pro tip: Using Split Testing to power private beta releases


Sometimes it can be useful to give your users early access to a new feature of part of your site or application. We often think of this kind of access as a “private beta”.

Working from Home with A Disability

Strategy Driven

It is estimated that around 19% of the UK population of the adult, working age suffer from a disability according to recent data obtains by the department of work and pensions (DWP.)

Cloud Native Masterless Puppet, with Bolt and PuppetDB

The New Stack

Puppet sponsored this post. Craig Watson. Craig is a senior systems engineer at ForgeRock, with systems administration experience spanning consultancy, enterprise and start-up organizations, including public cloud environments on Google Cloud and Amazon Web Services at global scale.

Monetizing Analytics Features: Why Data Visualizations Will Never Be Enough

Think your customers will pay more for data visualizations in your application? Five years ago they may have. But today, dashboards and visualizations have become table stakes. Discover which features will differentiate your application and maximize the ROI of your embedded analytics. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

How To Succeed As A New Business Owner

Strategy Driven

Being a new business owner is an exciting time in your life but may also be cause for some uncertainty. There’s a lot to learn and do as you embark on this journey and maneuver your way around as an entrepreneur.

GitHub Actions goes full stack: How to put it to work for your software team


GitHub has, for some time, been an innovator in software collaboration and communication styles. That's especially true with new event-driven scenarios. App Dev & Testing, App Dev, Continuous Integration (CI

AI Scaling and Other Musings

Armughan Ahmad - Dell EMC

Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), and Deep Learning (DL) are more than just flare for an expo booth. Companies are transforming their business practices, driving productivity, and creating new opportunities with the power of data and AI.

the joy of programming

I'm Programmer

Stackoverflow Humor 1 of 3 You mean you're not coding in 3D already You mean you're not coding in 3D already always there to help. always there to help. When is the end of the world When is the end of the world The post the joy of programming appeared first on I'm Programmer.

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How To Take Action on Customer Discovery

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

We all want to build successful products - and that means satisfied customers. Before anything else, you must understand what problems you can solve. The best way to do that is to get out of the building and start asking questions. But how can you make the most of those conversations, and ensure that you walk away with productive insights? Join Nick Noreña, educator, entrepreneur, and currently Innovation Coach and Advisor at Kromatic, as he covers how we can effectively action our findings from customer discovery conversations.