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Abandoning Scrum: Can a Scrum Team Decide to Quit Scrum?

TL; DR: Abandoning Scrum. Can a Scrum team simply decide to abandon Scrum? After all, the Scrum team is self-managing, according to the Scrum manual, also known as the Scrum Guide. So, let’s explore this question at the very heart of team autonomy. ?? Shall I notify you about articles like this one?


How Smart Leaders Help a Team Work Better Together: Plan Breakdowns

Let's Grow Leaders

Expect common breakdowns to help your team work better together. Does your team get derailed by miscommunication, hurt feelings, customer service challenges, or another department’s dropped balls? These common relationship breakdowns don’t surprise effective leaders.


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Stop Hiding the Cloud From Your Developers

If you say a person or organization “goes to great lengths” to achieve something, it means they try very hard and perhaps do extreme things to accomplish their goal.

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6 Barriers to Achieving Your Dream Job

Nathan Magnuson

Photo by Randy Tarampi on Unsplash. One of the highlights of last year was the time I spent hosting a webinar on dream jobs with my brother, U.S. Marine Harrier pilot Capt Cale “Rowdy” Magnuson.

How to Reach Peak Performance With the Product Management Organizational Health Checklist

Speaker: Rina Vernovskaya, CEO, 280 Group; and Roger Snyder, VP of Marketing, 280 Group

The degree of maturity of your product management organization can directly drive your ability to satisfy customers and become more profitable. Our Product Management Organizational Health Checklist and on-demand webinar can help.

Are You Wasting Money in the Cloud?

I’m not the first person to point out the issues with Andreessen Horowitz’s blog post outlining why Dropbox is repatriating from the public cloud to data centers and saving an enormous amount of money.

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Two stories are competing for the future of your business: The Heaviest Story Wins

CEO Insider

The executive team of Etres Technologies spent the last year discussing a strategy to offer a new product into its current market. This new “story of the future” had the potential to significantly benefit both customers and the business.

Forrester TEI Study Shows How Dataiku Can Drive 423% ROI Over 3 Years


When it comes to building a modern AI platform , we've said before that organizations shouldn’t spend time, energy and resources cobbling together tools across the AI lifecycle, which ultimately results in losing the larger picture of the full data pipeline (not to mention adds technical debt).

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Part 2: Human Factors in Agile Transformations


Our long-time partner, Sonja Blignaut from More Beyond, shares her insights on human factors within the realm of "complexity". She addresses the notion that, if we force too much change on people, we compromise their sense of coherence.

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Empowering the Financial Analyst With ESG Through Analytics and Data Science


The race to ESG continues to accelerate in the financial services space. All major players have now taken firm commitments to embed Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) criteria in all their critical processes, with a strong focus on global warming management.

Bridging the Online and Offline: How to Apply Product Thinking to Expanding Your eCommerce Business

Speaker: John Cutler, Product Evangelist and Coach at Amplitude

In a post-COVID world, online retailers are forced to reevaluate their position and address the challenge of adopting new customer experiences. Even brick and mortar businesses are integrating more digital approaches to CX -- testing out loyalty programs and subscription-based models. Join John Cutler, Product Evangelist and Coach at Amplitude, for this enlightening discussion on the current state of the ecommerce landscape.

CodeSOD: Without Any Padding

The Daily WTF

Years ago, Aleshia W started a job in an VB.Net shop. There's a lot I could say about those kinds of environments, but I'd really just be padding out the article, so let's just get right to the code- which pads out a Year string.

DevOps Metrics: Mean Time to Failure, Server Uptime, Mean Time Between Failures, Mean Time to Recovery, and More


Deployment frequency and quality of the product is something that gives competitive advantage on the market. The DevOps practice is one of the ways companies achieve faster deployments and better efficiency in general.

How Ivanti is Helping the Federal Government Make Zero Trust a Reality


As you may have heard, Ivanti was selected by the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST’s) National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) to participate as a collaborator in its Implementing a Zero Trust Architecture project.

How GitOps can secure your software pipeline


As more companies move operations to the cloud and look to streamline infrastructure management, adoption of GitOps is on the rise. GitOps is an effective way to streamline infrastructure management and directly impact business value. Security, Application SecurityArray

The Importance of PCI Compliance and Data Ownership When Issuing Payment Cards

This eBook provides a practical explanation of the different PCI compliance approaches that payment card issuers can adopt, as well as the importance of both protecting user PII and gaining ownership and portability of their sensitive data.

The 15 Best CFO Tools For Managing Software Financials


As businesses evolve thanks to technology advances, so must the role of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Business

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Clojure microservices for JavaScript developers part 3


This series was co-written by Tyler Sullberg and. Musa Barighzaai. This is the third and final post in a series of posts for JavaScript developers about how to set up Clojure microservices. The previous posts were: Thinking in JavaScript vs Thinking in Clojure.

DevOps Database Platforms Slash DX Bottlenecks

An enterprise with many databases and various data requirements for DevOps continuous delivery presents a problem. For example, test data provisioning is a challenge today, particularly in pre-release testing of database updates.

Business Continuity vs. Mother Nature: Protecting Your Data from Disaster


Hurricane season is here again. While the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicted back in May that we may not see the historic level of storm activity that was present in 2020, things aren’t playing out as expected—so far.

How to Scale a Data Literacy Program at Your Organization

Speaker: Megan Brown, Director, Data Literacy at Starbucks; Mariska Veenhof-Bulten, Business Intelligence Lead at; and Jennifer Wheeler, Director, IT Data and Analytics at Cardinal Health

Join data & analytics leaders from Starbucks, Cardinal Health, and for a webinar panel discussion on scaling data literacy skills across your organization with a clear strategy, a pragmatic roadmap, and executive buy-in.

Estimating Effort of Test Automation Projects

Dzone - DevOps

Software test estimation is a process that determines testing effort, schedule, staff, and other related metrics for software projects.

Clojure microservices for JavaScript developers part 2


This series was co-written by Musa Barighzaai and Tyler Sullberg. In the previous post , we explored high-level differences between thinking in Clojure compared to thinking in JavaScript. We are now ready to start building our first Clojure microservice.

13 Best Practices for Using Helm

Dzone - DevOps

Take Your Helm Charts to the Next Level. Helm is the package manager for Kubernetes. It reduces the effort of deploying complex applications thanks to its templating approach and rich ecosystem of reusable and production-ready packages, also known as Helm charts.

Employees Experience Distractions Every 31 Minutes: What Leaders Can Consider Before Making Decisions on Returning To the Workplace


A recent survey conducted by Mopria Alliance shows employees experience 77 distractions per week. Phil shares how employees are affected by work environments. Today’s post is by Phil Mazzilli, Marketing Working Group Chair for Mopria Alliance.

Assess and Advance Your Organization’s DevSecOps Practices

In this white paper, a DevSecOps maturity model is laid out for technical leaders to use to enable their organizations to stay competitive in the digital economy.

How will your Relationship with your Customers Evolve in the Future?


IDC’s Future of Customers and Consumers practice studies the relationship between consumers and business and the data and technologies that create frictionless customer engagement, superior customer experiences and customer loyalty.

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Article: How to Work Better Together: Building DEI Awareness in Tech

InfoQ Articles

We have a diversity problem in technology. Many of our visions and standards of success are centered around one group of people, even though there are many groups contributing to global advancement and growth. The main reason for this is legacy, similar to legacy code.

Cybersecurity Tips From Unit 42 to Help Stop Ransomware Attacks

Palo Alto Networks

Just five years ago, cybersecurity experts were warning that the threat from cyber extortion was poised to grow as criminals increasingly looked to profit from the use of ransomware.

dmesg – Unix/Linux Command, Beginners Introduction With Examples

Dzone - DevOps

‘dmesg’ (display message) is not a popular Unix/Linux command. However, it provides vital information that can be used for troubleshooting production performance problems. Kernel is the core part of the operating system responsible for the effective functioning of the device.

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Boost Your IT Success by Making the Move From Project-Driven to Product-Led

According to Gartner, 85% of organizations have adopted, or plan to adopt, a transition from being project-driven to product-led. Learn how to shape and accelerate digital innovation through a fundamental shift to a product-centric organization.

Data Movement in Netflix Studio via Data Mesh

The Netflix TechBlog

By Andrew Nguonly , Armando Magalhães , Obi-Ike Nwoke , Shervin Afshar , Sreyashi Das , Tongliang Liu , Wei Liu , Yucheng Zeng Background Over the next few years, most content on Netflix will come from Netflix’s own Studio.

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Do We Need Frameworks?


Do We Need Frameworks? by JJ Sutherland | July 23, 2021 | Blog. In a perfect world, there would be no systems or frameworks, or methodologies. . Any system is waste. Seriously. . All they do is put weight on the only thing that matters: doing the work.

Design Considerations for Cloud-Native Data Systems


Twenty years ago, the data warehouses of choice were Oracle and Teradata. Since then, growth and innovation has shifted to the cloud, and a new generation of data systems have […]. Cloud Native Cost Effective Elasticity Multi-Tenancy Scalability Confluent Cloud