Wed.Nov 27, 2019

Decoding the Modern Enterprise Software Spaghetti

Modern enterprise software architecture is growing increasingly complex. Organizations are jumping on the digital transformation bandwagon in growing numbers. They are striving to become more agile and continuously deliver new code, whether on-premises or to support cloud migration efforts.

How SREs and Automation Can Save Your Security Infrastructure

The New Stack

SaltStack sponsored The New Stack’s news coverage of SaltConf19. Fail fast, fail often.

Compliance as Code and Applied DevOps

Dzone - DevOps

Use complaince as code for faster deployments. Compliance as code is an important form of applied DevOps. This idea resonates with enterprises, who often use DevOps to deploy applications that have a specific purpose.

Finding Your Balance with Camille Fournier

Marcus Blankenship - Podcasts

Episode 31. ?In In this episode of Programming Leadership, Marcus and his guest, Camille Fournier discuss some points from her book, The Manager’s Path. They discuss the importance of time management and how to effectively manage employee turnover in a leadership role. Show Notes.

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.

What’s New in Modern Data Warehousing for 2020?

Cloudera Engineering

Over several decades we have been using data warehouses to help us gain a better understanding of our business. We started with just trying to capture the essential data, centralizing and managing everything with governance, security, integrity and more.

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Can Kubernetes Orchestrate the Infrastructure?

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Back Up, Restore and Migrate Kubernetes with Velero

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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.

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Q&A: Epsagon Brings Automated Distributed Tracing to Microservices, Serverless

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Epsagon sponsored this post. With the move to a distributed, microservice software architecture, there can be more to take into consideration than you might first realize.

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Intelligent automation is the smart move for utilities


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The Definitive Guide to Predictive Analytics

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A/B Testing: Validating Multiple Variations

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An Adult Conversation About Estimates

Speaker: Beekey Cheung, Software Consultant, Professor Beekums, LLC

Estimates are a contentious topic in software development. Most of our development teams hate providing estimates and many managers are starting to view them as unnecessary. As senior software leaders, how can we determine whether estimates are helpful or harmful to our teams? We are excited to be joined by Beekey Cheung, a software consultant and blogger known as Professor Beekums, who has helped many leaders and teams go from fearing estimates to using them appropriately. He'll walk us through the value of estimates, how to overcome the hesitancy many have in giving them, and how to provide better estimates.

Software Development Outsourcing: Reasons to Opt for It

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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.

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Article: Using Kanban with Overbård to Manage Development of Red Hat JBoss EAP

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As planning the work for Red Hat JBoss EAP became harder and harder, Red Hat decided to adopt Kanban to make their development process more manageable, while maintaining a very high level of quality.

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The Six Principles of Persuasion

Speaker: Michael Carducci, CTO, Mago:Tech

As senior tech leaders, we often fall prey to thinking that a “good idea” and logical case is sufficient to get the desired response and result. We might be trying to get our CEO on-board with investment in a new technology or a rearchitecture effort, or we might want culture or process changes by our team. Our “good idea” is simply the beginning. An idea must be communicated; a case must be made; and ultimately other people must be persuaded to get onboard. Michael Carducci brings a fascinating background to this webinar. He’s a technologist and regularly works to help senior leaders improve their results. He’s also a professional mentalist and has been a student of psychology, human behavior and the principles of influence for nearly two decades.

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