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.

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.

A Scrum Poster (A Visual Guide/Aid)

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.


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.

How Software Outsourcing Can Empower Digital Transformation

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

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

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.

Comparing 4G and 5G Authentication: What You Need to Know and Why


The 5G (fifth generation) of cellular mobile communication is among the hottest technologies today and is under development by 3GPP. Besides providing faster speed, higher bandwidth, and lower latency, 5G also supports more use cases, such as: Enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB).

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

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

Build Product Progress with a Strong Data Culture

Speaker: Nima Gardideh, CTO, Pearmill

Have you ever thought your product's progress was headed in one direction, and been shocked to see a different story reflected in big picture KPIs like revenue? It can be confusing when customer feedback or metrics like registration or retention are painting a different picture. No matter how sophisticated your analytics are, if you're asking the wrong questions - or looking at the wrong metrics - you're going to have trouble getting answers that can help you. Join Nima Gardideh, CTO of Pearmill, as he demonstrates how to build a strong data culture within your team, so everyone understands which metrics they should actually focus on - and why. Then, he'll explain how you can use your analytics to regularly review progress and successes. Finally, he'll discuss what you should keep in mind when instrumenting your analytics.

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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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.

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


The hesitation point


Technology mastery has become table stakes in the pursuit of innovation—everyone has access to the same tools and platforms. So how can companies gain a competitive advantage when obstacles like security and compliance can make any IT exec hesitate? Digital Transformation Cloud & Hybrid IT

What Is (and Isn’t) Product Management?

Speaker: Steve Johnson, VP of Products, Pragmatic Institute

Product Management is one of the most exciting - and most misunderstood - functions in technical organizations. Is it strategic or tactical? Is it a planning role or a support role? Many product professionals are unclear about what is (and isn't) product management. After all, product management spans many activities from business planning to market readiness. In this session, we’ll examine many product activities and artifacts for product strategy, planning, and growth, and introduce a simple tool that you can use in your organization to clarify the roles of product management and others. Steve Johnson explores the many roles of Product Management in this fun talk focused on why product managers should obsess on problems instead of solutions.

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

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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The Ultimate Guide to Smart Software Pricing Strategies


Smart software pricing strategies can make or break success. Pricing impacts design decisions and should be reviewed with the long term in mind. Stay competitive and agile with pricing to keep ahead of the competition.

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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.

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.

Tackling the Cold Start Problem for Recommendation Engines


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.

How does Infrastructure Maturity Impact Business KPIs?


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

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.

FlexDeploy Loves Containers: Build FlexDeploy Plugins with Docker


There is exciting news for those who develop FlexDeploy plugins. So exciting, we’re adding another post to our FlexDeploy Loves Containers Blog series.

Make an Impact with Analytics and Journey Maps

Speaker: Kirui K. K., Co-founder and CEO of Tanasuk Africa

If you want to offer a better user experience, it can be tempting to track each and every data point in your product. However, this can quickly get complicated and overwhelming as you collect more and more data. How do you know which metrics will help you improve? Kirui K. K., Co-founder & CEO Tanasuk Africa, wants you to know that analytics don't have to be complicated to make an impact - no matter the size of your company. Join him as he explains how to create a customer journey map, then use that map to figure out the metrics you need to know - and how to use them.

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


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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An Agilist at WIRED25, Part 3


Drones, Robots, and Flying Cars (Finally!). Welcome to the third and final installment of this blog series about the WIRED25 festival last year. This series has been my reflections as an Agile coach and Technologist on that event, which happened in October in San Francisco.

How AI will transform IT service management


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

A Warehouse in a Lake, Data Virtually

Data Virtualization

Fresh from her success in supplying real-time transaction data to the call center using the Denodo Platform, Alice Well, recently appointed CIO of Advanced Banking Corporation (ABC), hears the three familiar, demanding raps on her office door. She glances toward.

The Magic of Intent: Start Knowing The Goals of Your Users

Speaker: Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, Zalando, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher, Zalando

It's important to know your users - what are their preferences, pain points, ultimate goals? With user research and usage data, you can get a great idea of how your users act. The tricky part is, very few users reliably act the same way every time they use your product. Join Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher at Zalando, as they explain how they were able to reach a new level of user understanding - by taking their user research and segmenting their users by point-in-time intent. You'll leave with a strategy to change how your product team, and organization at large, understands your users.