Wed.Feb 06, 2019

Questions about Agile: Agile Beyond Software

Agile Alliance

This is part of a series of posts where I take a look at some commonly asked questions and provide my spin on them. The answers are all my own.

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Why Every Company Needs a Data Policy

The New Stack

Matt Glickman. Matt is an industry leader in enterprise data platforms. For over 20 years, he led the development of business-critical analytics platforms at Goldman Sachs. As a Managing Director, he was responsible for the entire data platform of Goldman’s $1 trillion asset management business.

A Scrum Poster (A Visual Guide/Aid)

Scrum.org

Interested in receiving a visual aid to interpret the Scrum Guide? Grab a free copy of a very cool Scrum Poster and show off among your colleagues and friends.

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OKR History for the Leadership and Management Nerds

Luis Goncalves

If you landed on this page, you have my respect for researching a topic that only gets researched by management nerds Kidding aside, it’s also great to know about OKR history and the framework has evolved to what it is today so you will have full understanding of the rationale behind its final form.

Encouraging Innovation in an Established Product Culture

Speaker: Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies

Innovation is both a process and an outcome. The place to begin innovating your products and services is by first bringing innovation to your internal process. We'll explore the innovation process including the challenges, solutions, and hands-on techniques for becoming a successful "agent of change" within a well-established product culture. We'll examine the importance of UX and user-centric feature analysis, the adaptation of Agile Methodologies to the creative process as well as a way to drive successful culture change for setting expectations and winning approvals with cross-functional stakeholders. Innovation and Leadership go hand in hand. Join Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies, as we assess some case studies and see how to lead with a clear strategy, well-defined tactics, and an unbiased 360 understanding of perhaps the most fundamental question of all; "why are you innovating?"

3 steps to creating a culture that retains your best employees

Strategy Driven

Employees can do the minimum, or go the extra mile, and the difference between these two levels of performance, multiplied by the number of employees, can make or break a company. And when your employees are going the extra mile, it means they are engaged, and engaged employees don’t leave.

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Machine Learning with Python, Jupyter, KSQL and TensorFlow

Confluent

Building a scalable, reliable and performant machine learning (ML) infrastructure is not easy. It takes much more effort than just building an analytic model with Python and your favorite machine learning framework.

Open Networking Turns 5 – Looking Ahead

Armughan Ahmad - Dell EMC

Five years ago, Dell EMC embraced a radical notion — the disaggregation of networking hardware and software to give customers more flexibility, better investment protection and a clear path to future innovation.

Tackling the Cold Start Problem for Recommendation Engines

Dataiku

I recently moved to New York City, a true abundance of riches. I wanted to find “my coffee shop,” but sampling different locales is exhausting and disheartening. I cannot fathom trying a new cafe that could have watery coffee when I already know a spot that is perfectly fine.

Roaming free: The power of reading beyond your field

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

Glenn Vanderburg talks about the importance of letting your attention roam, and he shares examples of how insights from other fields have inspired software practitioners. Continue reading Roaming free: The power of reading beyond your field

Embedding Operational Reports: Everything Product Managers Should Know

Speaker: Dean Yao, Sr. Director of Product Marketing, Logi Analytics

Businesses are run with analytics - but companies continue to struggle with interpreting, analyzing, and distributing data. Operational reports help get information to the people who need it most, in formats they understand, and in a timeframe that matters. Join the webinar to learn how embedding operational reports can give your users a precisely formatted, ready-to-analyze view of their operational activities. World-class software teams are embedding operational reports to empower end users with interactive data visualizations, detailed information, and highly precise formats that can be shared via email, PDF, print, or online.

How Software Outsourcing Can Empower Digital Transformation

DevOps.com

Businesses are constantly readjusting themselves to become more agile and innovative while maximizing their opportunity in today’s digital economy.

Design after Agile: How to succeed by trying less

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

Stuart Halloway explains how to augment agility with principles for designing systems. Continue reading Design after Agile: How to succeed by trying less

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Kata Containers Now Works with AWS Firecracker for Ephemeral Workloads

The New Stack

With its latest 1.5 release, the open source Kata lightweight VM now works for Amazon’s Firecracker hypervisor. “Hyperscale public clouds, whether Amazon, Google or Microsoft, all had some kind of experience with containers, and yet none ran containers on their own.

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DevOps: Don’t Let Detection Be a Bottleneck for Security

DevOps.com

AI and automation can help ensure DevOps security doesn’t impact performance The world revolves around software and internet-based applications—and speed is crucial. Users have very little patience for delays and will quickly jump to something else if performance lags.

Measure the Immeasurable: Beyond Vanity Metrics

Speaker: Sari Harrison, Product Management Instructor, Product School

As a product manager, it's your job to realize your product’s vision by executing your chosen strategy. It’s also your job to deliver value to the business. Ultimately, these two outcomes are aligned so the temptation is to focus primarily on business metrics. Doing this can cause you to lose focus on the real value you are trying to achieve, in favor of moving the vanity metrics such as launches and time spent. Join Sari Harrison, Product Management Instructor at Product School, as she explains how to use immeasurable success criteria along with your more standard KPIs to deliver products that don't just get used a lot, but deliver real value.

What Open Source Really Means Today

The New Stack

Twistlock sponsored this post. The state of open source over the course of the past few decades has certainly changed. IBM last year purchased Red Hat, for example. But the original open source spirit of sharing remains intact — though the extent to which that is the case remains a subject of debate.

Sophisticated new phishing campaign targets the C-suite

CTOvision

A new phishing campaign to steal login credentials is being launched on businesses – specifically the C-suite. Researchers at GreatHorn first discovered the campaign which targets senior executives by claiming to be from the company’s CEO. The fake email regards the rescheduling of a board meeting. By following the link from this email and users are greeted […]. CTO Cyber Security News

Design and architecture: Special Dumpster Fire Unit

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

Matt Stine looks at the tricky situations that sometimes emerge from design and architecture. Continue reading Design and architecture: Special Dumpster Fire Unit

Why AI-Driven Sales CRM is Leading the Way in Customer Relations

Strategy Driven

Over the last several years, AI has become a popular trend for enhancing all areas of business.

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Get Growth With Partner Integrations

Speaker: Mandy Howard, Product Manager, ServiceTitan

Once your SaaS product hits a certain level of revenue, you'll need to change things up to move past the plateau. One of the ways to do this is to move past your core product and introduce new business streams. If you're strategic about your integrations, you can strengthen your ties to your target market. Join Mandy Howard, Product Manager at ServiceTitan, as she takes you through the three key questions that you need to answer to grow your product with the right partner integrations. Whether you're a start-up, or working on a new product in an enterprise environment, you'll learn how to push through to a new level of growth.

4 Low-Tech Action Steps to Implement When Starting a New Business

Women on Business

We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] If you haven't already done so, update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. link]. Female Entrepreneurs Women Business Owners start a business startups

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How does Infrastructure Maturity Impact Business KPIs?

Trigent

IT infrastructure, which includes hardware, software and human resources, is defining the present and the future of organizations across all industry segments.

Part 2: Micro-segmentation as a Composition Challenge — Intent, Enforcement and Change

Apstra

In a previous blog post , I covered some of the benefits of micro-segmentation and how Intent-Based Networking can help address the associated network implementation challenges. In this blog post, I’ll cover some approaches to help reduce operational intricacies and how to manage the network changes.

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Data-Centric Security and Zero Trust Architecture:

CTOvision

It’s been nearly ten years since John Kindervag first published a paper recommending what he called the “zero trust” model of information security. The time had come, he announced, to abandon the idea of unbreakable network perimeters, and to deal with the reality that intruders will inevitably find their way into protected networks. In the […]. Cyber Security Disruptive IT information technology National security

Build Delightful Products with Customer Validation

Speaker: John Little, Head of Product Marketing, Centercode

When it comes to delivering a solid product/market fit, customer validation is key. After all, you want to provide customers with a product that not only fills the need, but is delightful -- right? To get there, you need to commit to a vital blend of market research, strategy, and user testing. Join John Little, Head of Product Marketing at Centercode, as he explains a two-part approach to customer validation. First, how do you strategically identify your top product areas that need attention prior to release. And second, how do you turn user data into strategic priorities that help the right teams make the right decisions.

Chatbots VS Apps: What’s the Future?

Daffodil Software

By 2019, 20% of brands will abandon their mobile apps and invest to build a presence in customer messaging apps, such as Facebook Messenger and WeChat, to reach customers where they spend a high percentage of their time. Predicts Gartner. Artificial Intelligence

How Social Media Can Grow Your Business

Strategy Driven

If you’re a business owner, you have likely heard about how social media has a way of spreading the word about your business, even if you no clue on why or how it achieves results.

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Ransomware in 2019 and beyond: Don’t get complacent

CTOvision

Read why Nathan Eddy says that infosec and IT teams should expect more sophisticated ransomware attacks on Healthcare IT News : Although much of the buzz about ransomware has quieted down in the days since the NotPetya and WannaCry attacks, the threat persists and hospital IT and security teams should remain vigilant. Just like phishing attacks […]. CTO Cyber Security News

Meet the Women of the Dell EMC Partner Program: Kim Lasseter

Armughan Ahmad - Dell EMC

This is the sixth post in our Meet the Women of the Dell EMC Partner Program series, which provides insight into what drives the inspiring women of the Dell EMC channel. Missed the first posts?

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How To Launch A Feature To Maximize Growth

Speaker: Brian Balfour, CEO, Reforge

Have you ever been part of a launch that, despite everyone's hard work, was more like a balloon deflating than a rocket taking off? It turns out that some of the most popular product and feature launch tactics can be counterproductive to achieving sustainable growth. Brian Balfour, Founder and CEO of Reforge, has taken a close look at these practices to figure out just why they can slow - or even hurt - growth. Now, he has a repeatable model for you to use in your next launches to get the growth you're looking for.

The hidden truth about cyber crime: insider threats

CTOvision

Barely a day goes by without reports of another major cyber-attack. Whether the target is an illicit dating site, a leading business, charity or even the National Health Service (NHS), hackers have demonstrated a level of indiscriminate ruthlessness towards wreaking havoc and stealing confidential information. The ramifications of these attacks are profound. In September last year, […]. CTO Cyber Security News

How AI will transform IT service management

TechBeacon

Not long ago, Jan-Willem Middelburg was at a restaurant and noticed a rack of 25 good-quality umbrellas with the establishment's logo standing at the entrance. Enterprise IT, IT Ops, Pink Conference, Pink19 Conference, IT Service Management (ITSM), Predictive Analytics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning

With new security tools, Google looks to reduce the impact of data breaches

CTOvision

Google LLC wants to make the web a little safer by alerting consumers if one of their online accounts is compromised in a data breach. The core component of the company’s plan is Password Checkup, a free extension for Chrome that it launched today. The add-on detects when a user logs into a website and checks […]. CTO Cyber Security News

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