Mon.Nov 18, 2019

Bliki: ExploratoryTesting

Martin Fowler

Exploratory testing is a style of testing that emphasizes a rapid cycle of learning, test design, and test execution.

Avoid These Infuriating Phrases in End-of-Year Feedback

Let's Grow Leaders

For most managers, the only thing they dread more than going to their own end-of-year performance appraisal is holding end-of-year feedback discussions with their team. Because the performance appraisal system is unnatural by design. Imagine if we burdened our home relationships […].

Stances of the Product Owner

Scrum.org

Creating the Stances of the Product Owner. With the launch of a brand-new Product Owner-Advanced class (including certification) coming up, we want to introduce you to some new and unpublished content: The Stances of the Product Owner.

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There’s a straight line between strong decision-making and good software architecture

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

Thoughtful and effective decision-making was a key trend at the O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference in Berlin 2019. The ability to make good decisions might be the most important aspect of a software architecture practitioner’s job.

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.

Pre-mortems, steering clear of the rocks.

Xebia

Are you worried your new project won’t be successful? Or afraid getting stuck applying these new techniques you just learned in a training? Or are you perhaps part of a very pro-active organization, but is a lack of focus crushing all new initiatives in the long run?

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SaltStack: Plugin-Oriented Programming Could Help Open Source Woes

The New Stack

SaltStack sponsored The New Stack’s news coverage of SaltConf19. Open source projects today, even purportedly successful ones, often stagnate as they become more maintenance-centric. They don’t continue to help solve new and complex problems as they did originally, some would argue.

Why you should shift your cloud security strategy up stack

TechBeacon

Traditional security concerns about the cloud—denial of service, shared technology vulnerabilities, and cloud service provider data loss and system vulnerabilities—appear to be waning in importance among security practitioners.

Cloudflow: A Framework for Streaming Data Pipelines on Kubernetes

The New Stack

Lightbend , the company that created the Scala programming language and Akka middleware, has launched Cloudflow , an open source framework to make it easier to develop and deploy streaming data pipelines on Kubernetes.

OODA Loop Launches A New Series Of Market Based Assessments Aimed At Your Success

CTOvision

Technology driven business transformation is never equal. Some businesses will not grasp the nature of change quick enough. Others will see new opportunities for innovation and will execute in ways that lead to market domination.

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.

Fargate Grows Faster Than Kubernetes Among AWS Customers

The New Stack

Unless your organization uses containers extensively and at-scale, Kubernetes is not a fait accompli for container orchestration.

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[VLOG] How to Evaluate the Scrum Master's Performance

Scrum.org

Hey everyone. How is your week been going? We are entering summer here in Perth. And in today's vlog, I'd like to share with you how to evaluate the Scrum Master's performance.

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Portshift Attempts ‘More Granular’ Security for What Istio Service Meshes Lack

The New Stack

Organizations often face a number of unforeseen challenges when making the shift to Kubernetes deployments. Even once teams use service meshes to help manage Kubernetes-platform infrastructures and policies, DevOps teams still often realize many issues remain — and often when it is too late.

What's the Right Scrum Training for Me? PSF or PSM?

Scrum.org

Scrum.org?offers offers different courses to provide you the best learning experience based on your focus of Scrum. The variety of courses makes choosing the best course difficult sometimes. This blog post aims at helping you choose the best course for you. We will look at the differences between the Professional Scrum Foundations (PSF) and the Professional Scrum Master (PSM) course, as these are the two courses we get the most questions about.

The Definitive Guide to Predictive Analytics

By embedding predictive analytics, you can future-proof your application and give users sophisticated insights. The Definitive Guide to Predictive Analytics has everything you need to get started, including real-world examples, steps to build your models, and solutions to common data challenges.

How a Research Project Makes Food Better

Beyond B2B

Tick, tick, tick, tick… The packaging machine in the chocolate factory rattles as it handles 550 bars per minute. Integration & APIs IoT

A Simple Way to Guide a Complex Topic: Culture

thoughtLEADERS, LLC

Creating company culture is the basis of every good organization. Today’s post is by Jesse Newton, author of Simply Work (CLICK HERE to get your copy). Culture is a bit of nebulous topic. There are many different definitions and approaches for identifying and evolving culture.

Which Business Sectors Are Attracting Investment?

Strategy Driven

When business owners are successful, it’s only natural to start considering how they can make the most of their profits and savings.

CodeSOD: Never Refuse a Fifth

The Daily WTF

Sometimes, you want your dates to look like this: 3/3/2019. Other times, you want them to look like this: 03/03/2019. There are plenty of wrong ways to do this. There are far fewer right ways to do it, and they mostly boil down to “use your language’s date library.”. And then there’s this, which “ QuakePhil ” found.

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.

A Small Business Guide to Coping with the Festive Rush

Strategy Driven

For most businesses, the festive period is tough, especially those that are focused on retail. You might be busier than ever before, which is excellent in many ways. You might be making more money, finding new customers, and growing your business much more successfully than you ever have before.

Drawn Out Conversations, featuring Okta President of Technology, Hector Aguilar

CircleCI

Security and two-factor authentication are becoming more and more ingrained in our day-to-day lives, especially at work.

Cybersecurity’s Secret Weapon to Diversity and the Job Shortage

Security Innovation

This week, the PCI Asia-Pacific community gathers in Melbourne, Australia for the 3rd and final installment of the 2019 PCI Community Meetings.

10 Emerging Cloud Computing Trends To Watch In 2020

CTOvision

Developments in the cloud industry move at a pace that can be maddening to follow and impossible to predict. But some big-picture trends that will characterize the market for the next year are coming into focus, even if the technologies that ultimately enable them and vendors that drive them seem constantly in flux and vulnerable […].

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.

Jenkins vs. Bamboo – Battle Of The Best CI/CD Tools

Dzone - DevOps

Learn which of these continuous integration tools is right for you. Jenkins and Bamboo are leading automation servers with plugins built for continuous integration. So before using them in your DevOps lifecycle, you must understand what exactly they are and how do they work.

Three Security Lessons for the Intelligent Enterprise

CTOvision

Read Susan Galer list three security lessons for businesses on CSO online : The good news about the next era of digital transformation is how companies are becoming intelligent enterprises.

How to Advertise Your Business to Generation Z

Strategy Driven

Move over Millennials, because Generation Z is here. These new kids on the block are slowly but surely leaving college, getting jobs, earning their own wages, and taking control of all the world’s buying power.

4 Ways to Impress Your Boss with Process Automation

Docuphase

Who doesn’t want to impress the boss? Any opportunity to stand out as a unique snowflake, apart from the crowd, is one you should always seize – provided you aren’t negatively affecting others. The how of this, though, isn’t always so apparent.

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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.

Investing in a Mobile Device Testing Lab

DevOps.com

It will likely come as no surprise that app downloads are on the rise, with no signs of slowing down. Today’s consumers use apps for everything from ordering food, to shopping for clothes, to managing money and more.

Agile Metrics Survey 2020 — Join Your Peers!

Scrum.org

TL; DR: The Agile Metrics Survey 2020. Let’s stop guessing and start crowdsourcing data and information on this critical topic: Who is using what metrics under which context to what success? Participate in the agile metrics survey now. Do you want to get this article in your inbox?

Catch Up With These TIBCO Tech Talks Podcast Episodes

TIBCO - Connected Intelligence

Since our launch of the TIBCO Tech Talks podcast , we’ve been busy putting out new episodes every two weeks so you can listen to a variety of customer success stories, industry trends, and cutting edge technology topics.