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How to manage a program in a product-mode organization

Martin Fowler

My colleagues often talk about the important advantages of organizing a software development organization using products rather than projects. While this is an effective organizational approach, it does have its downsides.

Increasing business value by embracing Domain-Driven Design


By Paul de Raaij & Evelyn van Kelle Software development is at the core of most companies. We’re all digital enterprises that need to understand how technology is heavily influencing our core business and can make or break our competitive advantage. Making the right decisions when it comes to investing in technology has become a […]. The post Increasing business value by embracing Domain-Driven Design appeared first on Xebia Blog. Domain Driven Design socio-technical Socio-technical

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Koos Coach in the "This is not Scrum" comic (episode 1)

In my daily life as a Scrum Master, I witness many crazy situations. I want to share my experiences via this comic series featuring Koos Coach, the silly Scrum Master struggling to understand and master Scrum. We need Scrum.

DevSecOps: 10 Best Practices to Embed Security into DevOps

For companies that employ the agile approach, DevOps seems like a natural extension. Traditionally, enterprises started with integration, development and test automation early in the product lifecycle.

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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.

Koos Coach comic: We need Scrum

A comic series featuring Koos Coach, the silly Scrum Master struggling to understand and master Scrum. In this episode: Adopting Scrum involves a deep change in the mindset of people and cannot be taken lightheartedly.

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Collaboration by Examples

Collaboration is key to solve complex problems. I’ve always suffered from the evident lack of collaboration between people. It’s professionally frustrating when you’ve experienced effective teamwork. ???? Article en français sur notre site web ????.

It’s Almost Here: Predict 2020 Virtual Summit

We’re a little less than two weeks away from Predict 2020 Virtual Summit, our annual online event during which we ponder the future of DevOps, serverless, cybersecurity, digital transformation and IT. This year’s event will be held Jan.

Product Mindset: Encouraging Ownership in a Scrum Team

TL; DR: Product Mindset and OWnership in Scrum Teams. There is one product, one Product Owner, one Product Backlog — a simple rule.


How to Help Your Team Navigate the Chaos

Let's Grow Leaders

How do you help your team navigate the chaos, particularly when you’re feeling frustrated, overwhelmed (and maybe even a bit frightened)? In this article, I share three ways to help your team navigate the chaos of reorganization, shifts in direction or toxic […].

BI Buyers Guide: Embedding Analytics in Your Software

The business intelligence market has exploded. And as the number of vendors grows, it gets harder to make sense of it all. Learn how to decide what features you need and get an evaluation framework for every technical and non-technical requirement you could imagine.

DevOps Chat: Is the Software We Create More Secure? Veracode’s 10th Report

Application security is top of mind now more than ever. For more than a decade, Veracode examined increasing amounts of code as it passes through their source code vulnerability scanning service.

Representative Line: Gormless and Gone

The Daily WTF

There’s always a hope that in the future, our code will be better. Eventually, we won’t be dealing with piles of krufty legacy code and unprepared programmers and business users who don’t understand how clicking works. It’s 2020: we officially live in the future. Things aren’t better. Duane works in Go, and has a piping hot “Representative Line” written in 2020. If, like me, you don’t quite know Go, it still looks pretty terrible at first glance: db.Raw("update backlog set id = ?

4 Common Skills That Could Make You Can Exceptional Data Scientist

Coding Dojo

There is probably no job title loaded with more intimidating terms than “data scientist.” In “data,” you have words like … Read more >>. The post 4 Common Skills That Could Make You Can Exceptional Data Scientist appeared first on Coding Dojo Blog. All Posts

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Real Data for a Proper Kubernetes Security Review

The New Stack

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) sponsored this post. Container security has always been a concern — especially now in the wake of recent highly publicized vulnerabilities and breaches.

2019 State of Engineering Performance Management Report

More than 100 software leaders were asked how they manage and measure engineering performance. How do the findings stack up to your own experience? The report includes the top engineering challenges and the most used performance metrics.

The Difference Between Black Box And White Box Testing

Dzone - DevOps

Do you know the difference? Software testing is an essential activity in the software development process. Without testing, you’ll end up with a buggy product that doesn’t do what it’s supposed to do — a lemon.

How to Include Every Department in DevOps

The New Stack

GitLab sponsored this post. Bethan Vincent. Bethan is the marketing director at Netsells, a software and product development agency based in York, U.K.

The best cloud and IT Ops conferences of 2020


Maintaining and transforming data center operations is a tough job. Whether you've got public, private, or hybrid cloud infrastructure and services, each case presents unique challenges.

Machine Learning Challenges and Trends for the Enterprise, 2020 and Beyond

The New Stack

As we look to 2020 and what it’s set to bring for machine learning (ML) in the enterprise, growth is a key observation. As ML applications steadily become more mainstream in small, medium and large companies, use cases continue to evolve and deployments increase.

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.

Article: Q&A on the Book Quantum Leadership

InfoQ Culture Methods

Divide and Conquer: Distributed Deep Learning Exponentially More Efficient in Search

The New Stack

For many, shopping online has become a preferred alternative to hopping from store to store, spending hours looking for a certain size or for the best price.

New Roles Aren’t Cause For Losing Old Skills


When leaders take on more responsibility it’s important not to lose all the skills and qualities that got them there. Today’s post is by Graeme Findlay, author of Evolve (CLICK HERE to get your copy). Ahmed, the Vice President for Manufacturing in a large pharmaceutical company could hardly sit still as frustration boiled over.

7 Ways To Finance Your Business

Strategy Driven

Financing a business can be a big obstacle for new startups and established companies alike.

The Essential Guide to Building Analytic Applications

Embedding dashboards, reports, and analytics in an existing application presents some unique opportunities—and poses unique challenges—to software teams. Download this eBook to hear 16 product experts share insights on business intelligence, UI/UX, security, and everything that goes into building a successful application with analytics at its core.

3 Ways a Digital Business Can Get Customer Experience Right

TIBCO - Connected Intelligence

Reading Time: 3 mins 30 sec. There is a secret to success shared by top digital businesses today, and it has to do with providing a positive customer experience. Happy customers are loyal customers, and loyal customers are willing to pay more for better customer experience.

Things you have to know before you start your coworking marketplace

Strategy Driven

Coworking is a new concept of an open working environment that allows several unrelated companies to share office space and work together. According to Statista , there were around 22,4000 coworking spaces worldwide by the end of 2019.

Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life (Book Review)


Ikigai is the Japanese art of living. I am a fan of Japanese way of thinking whether it is related to how they led the quality movement or how they exercise their craftsman spirit in day to day life.

Four Qualities You Want in a Potential Employee

Strategy Driven

If you are involved in the hiring process for your company, you are very likely wise to the fact that searching for and hiring a new employee is no easy task.

Architect Your Organization for Effectiveness, Productivity, and Joy

Speaker: Ron Lichty, Consultant: Interim VP Engineering, Ron Lichty Consulting, Inc.

As a senior software leader, you likely spend more time working on the architecture of your systems than the architecture of your organization. Yet, structuring our teams and organizations is a critical factor for success. In fact, the impact of software architecture parallels the impact of organizational structure. We are excited to welcome Ron Lichty, co-author of a seminal book on managing software teams and a well-known speaker, he’ll speak to organizing for effectiveness, productivity and joy.

Creating Your Dojo: Upskill Your Organization for Digital Evolution

Agile Alliance

In Creating Your Dojo, experienced dojo coaches Joel Tosi and Dion Stewart guide you through creating a dojo—an immersive learning environment— within your organization

Why Companies Hire an External Consultant to Help Them

Strategy Driven

Many companies hire consultants but how widespread is the practice? The consulting market across the world is valued at 262 billion dollars. Are you trying to figure out why companies hire an external consultant? Read on to learn how consulting professionals can help your business. Expert Advice.

Retrospectives: A Scrum Master’s Guide

Agile Alliance

Running a successful retrospective can be challenging. Maybe you never run one before and you are not sure where to start. Maybe you run dozens of them and you see that they are not as productive as before. The solution is in the tools you can use to guide you to better retrospectives