Wed.Jan 22, 2020

These Three Approaches Will Help Your Enterprise Be More Agile

Nearly every organization that tries to change its culture to be more agile and better adapt to changing environments discovers that it’s harder than it looks. Agile transformation can’t be superficial or only embraced by the IT department–it needs to be completely pervasive throughout the business.

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Shifting Left with Feature Flags and Bug Bounty Programs


In this blog post, we’re going to cover a method to reduce your risk exposure by leveraging feature flags and your existing bug bounty program. Our goal is to catch and patch more bugs before attackers have a chance to find them. * * *. The internet has become a very hostile place.

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Forecasting a Committed Goal

Overview. Whilst in a meeting I heard a colleague explaining to another colleague. ".that that within Scrum a Development team commits to deliver what they bring into the Sprint Backlog". Listening to the conversation a little longer the same belief was expressed again.


The Future of High Speed Transportation by Anita Sengupta

Agile Alliance


How AI Can Radically Change Your Business

AI is quickly becoming mainstream, thanks to its value-driving capabilities. Yet, even with such widespread attention, it still is one of the most misunderstood technologies out there. Here's how to make the most out of it and bring a positive change to your company.

Minimal measures for minimal stability in a complex environment

Scrum, in its more general definition, is a simple framework to help us address complex challenges.


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Free pass to Interaction 20

Scott Berkun

[UPDATE – WINNER HAS BEEN CHOSEN : will reveal who won once they confirm.]. I have a free conference pass for IXDA’s Interaction 20 , in Milan, Italy this year.

The Golden Age of Agile Coaching – Shane Hastie

Agile Alliance


Hottest tech skills to hire for in 2020

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

The benefits of honing technical skills go far beyond the Information Technology industry. Strong tech skills are essential in today’s changing world, and if your employees consistently and proactively enhance their IT skills, you will help them improve both personally and professionally.

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Scaling Enterprise Agility amidst Cross Border Merger – Rocky Woestenborghs

Agile Alliance


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Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life with Nir Eyal

Speaker: Nir Eyal

Ever get the feeling the world is full of too many distractions? Research shows the ability to stay focused is a competitive advantage, in work and in life. However, in an age of ever-increasing demands on our attention how do we stay productive and stay sane? In this webinar, Nir provides research-backed, practical advice, and memorable strategies for managing distraction and our time. Nir Eyal shares findings of his five years of research into how to master what he calls, "the skill of the century," the power to be "Indistractable."

Scrum Values meet Agile Principles

Part I of this Evidence-Based Management (EBM) blog post series covered a general introduction to show how evidence-based management can be a powerful instrument when being used in agile transformations.

Accelerate Improvements through Retrospectives – Mia Horrigan

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Scrum Values meet Agile Principles (EBM)

Part I of this Evidence-Based Management (EBM) blog post series covered a general introduction to show how evidence-based management can be a powerful instrument when being used in agile transformations.

The magic number is 10 – Gabor Devenyi & Alex Sloley

Agile Alliance



Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

NRF 2020: Putting the “AI” in Retail


As always too common, retail is often written about as an industry that is in decline and needs triple bypass heart surgery to bring it back to the good old days where stores were packed with excited customers ready to spend their hard-earned cash.

Design for Prosperity – Dan Makoski

Agile Alliance



DevOps Chats: Simplifying Digital Adoption, With WalkMe

WalkMe recently announced a funding round of $90 million, bringing its total raised to over $300 million.

All Track Development – Ant Boobier

Agile Alliance


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.

Frontend Monitoring: Why it is an Inevitable Part of Software Development?

Daffodil Software

When we talk about the success of a software-dependent business, high availability, accessibility, and consistent performance become the success defining metrics

Design Teams are a Design Exercise – Philip Joe

Agile Alliance


DataOps: Drives Data with SQL, Kafka

The New Stack

With the high failure rate of data projects, founder Antonios Chalkiopoulos maintains data management should be more like driving a car. You just jump in the car and drive from point A to point B. You don’t have to know all about whether your engine is gas-powered, diesel or electric.

Build Agile Organization Lessons Learned from Aikido – Marc Gong

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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.

Application security and your career: 5 key areas to focus on


With the number of software vulnerabilities soaring to new heights—topping 17,000 last year—and breaches constantly in the news, demand for technical experts that can help companies secure their applications has risen dramatically.

Representative Line: A Short Year

The Daily WTF

Are we sick of of year rollover bugs yet? Well, let’s just agree that people aren’t sick of making these kinds of bugs. A long time ago, someone at Oleksandr ’s company needed to write a Python script that shipped a 4-digit year to a system that only accepted 2-digit years. So 2010 needed to turn into 10. They could have used date formatting to format the date into a two digit year, but that involves understanding how to format dates.

Quantifying Technical Skills


Today, many recruiters and hiring managers assume that measuring skills is difficult and resource-intensive. Thus, they feel that they can’t afford to include the skill assessment step in their hiring process or they put it off till the very end of the process.

Stale-while-revalidate Data Fetching with React Hooks: A Guide


Inspired by stale-while-revalidate cache control logic, modern sites implement stale-while-refresh logic on the UI side. Thankfully, React Hooks make this logic painlessly reusable across components

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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.