Thu.Jan 09, 2020

What Really Causes Technical Debt?

Advances in Technology, Maintenance & Updates are not Technical Debt. Although I am going to use the term technical debt in this discussion.


How to Combine DevOps and Agile

In recent years, application development and deployment have become an increasingly critical part of business operations. Because of this, various entities have sought to optimize their product development process.

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AIOps 2020 Predictions - What the Data Tells Us (Part 1)

Loom Systems

2019 was the year that AIOps graduated from skunk works shops to mainstream enterprises. At least that is what a recent, independent survey indicates.

How to Prepare Your Successor For Success

Let's Grow Leaders

The same mentor who jokingly told Karin that if you want people to think you’re a rock star “always follow an idiot” also smiled and said, “and always leave an idiot as your successor.” ” Not the best advice – but leadership transitions […].

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.

How much autonomy should teams get from their agile leader?

The agile movement really has changed the way we lead our people. Giving them more freedom and autonomy to do their job often improves the quality, productivity ánd happiness of the people.

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Error'd: Are You Old Enough to Know Better?

The Daily WTF

"I guess my kid cousins won't be putting these together for a while," Travis writes. . Noah writes, "Who doesn't want a little error in their coffee first thing in the morning?" " . "It

The Role of Developers in Digital Transformation

Developers are an integral part of digital transformation. They architect the modular systems that overcome legacy and build the applications and solutions that allow firms to deliver products and services in new and innovative ways.

How Hotels Can Improve Customer Satisfaction With Text Messaging


Hotel managers and hospitality workers know there’s more to running a successful business than simply providing comfortable beds, flat-screen TVs and hot coffee in the morning. Today’s travelers are savvier than ever, and they know that hotels are competing for their business.

Value Stream

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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.

Software Developers Need Soft Skills Too – and Meetups Are Here to Help


Why software developers should get involved in communities like meetups in order to enhance their soft skills. Being part of a software company these days shouldn’t be seen as just a job. It’s rather an experience that adds value to what we do as professionals and to who we are as people.

How Performance Metrics and Distributed Tracing Will Drive User Experience

The New Stack

New Relic sponsored this podcast. Increasingly in software development, user experience reigns supreme. But as architecture becomes more advanced and more distributed, finding not only what went wrong, but what is causing it to be, also becomes nearly impossible.

Synopsys acquires Tinfoil Security, DAST and API testing solutions provider


Synopsys welcomes Tinfoil Security, whose DAST and API testing solutions broaden our market-leading security portfolio and strengthen the Polaris platform. The post Synopsys acquires Tinfoil Security, DAST and API testing solutions provider appeared first on Software Integrity Blog.

How challenging do you find it to lead across generations?


Our reader poll today asks: How challenging do you find it to lead across generations? Somewhat challenging. It takes effort to cut across generations. 45.4% Not hard at all. People are people. There are so many different issues and dynamics to deal with. 10.4%

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.

4 New Year’s Resolutions to Integrate Security into DevOps

The New Stack

GitLab sponsored this post. Brian Levine. Brian is chief product security officer for Axway.


The emerging risks of 5G


The emerging risks of 5G. sraikow. Thu, 01/09/2020 - 09:03. The stage is being set for a 5G planet. Blazing fast wireless 5G networks are already beginning to pop up in a few major metropolitan areas in the U.S. and across Asia and Europe.

How to Enable Cloud Native DevOps with Kubernetes and Hyper-Converged Infrastructure

The New Stack

Diamanti sponsored this post. The new era of cloud native DevOps brings various new tools and best practices that have offered significant advantages for application development.

Ancient Android bug returns to bite you in the apps


A two-year-old Linux kernel vulnerability , which Android only patched in October, has been exploited for about 10 months. To make matters worse, the exploits were in Play Store apps. Security, Application Security, Security Blogwatch, Mobile, App Dev, Android

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More Effective Agile Leadership

Speaker: Steve McConnell, CEO, Construx Software

In this talk, Steve McConnell, CEO of Construx Software, distills hundreds of companies’-worth of real-world experience into the proven Agile leadership practices that work best. Steve will seamlessly thread together traditional approaches, early Agile approaches, modern Agile approaches, and the principles and context that underlie them all—creating an invaluable resource for Agile leaders, their teams, and their organizations.

Bespoke Software Development Spending Pops. Is That Good?

The New Stack

As a percentage of IT budgets, software development and maintenance declined from 27% in 2018 to 19% in 2019, with almost no change expected in 2020 according to the Society of Information Management’s (SIM) annual survey of senior IT executives.

Article: Q&A on The Host Leadership Field Book

InfoQ Culture Methods

The Host Leadership Field Book: Building Engagement for Performance and Results provides 30 cases and experiences from people who are applying host leadership in different settings. The book emerged from the 2019 Host Leadership Gathering, and was edited by Mark McKergow and Pierluigi Pugliese.

Crypto Trading Bots – Next Step to an Epic Future

Strategy Driven

By traveling at an untraceable speed, the face of technology has witnessed several transformations over time. As everything around us has flipped over into the screens, there is no more turning back into the age of physicality.

The Rest-Assured Way to Overcome RPA Challenges

OTS Solutions

The Rest-Assured Way To Overcome (Robotic Process Automation) RPA Challenges. Robotic process automation (RPA) is a way to automate business processes.

The Essential Guide to Building Analytic Applications

Embedding dashboards, reports, and analytics in an existing application presents some unique opportunities—and poses unique challenges—to software teams. Download this eBook to hear 16 product experts share insights on business intelligence, UI/UX, security, and everything that goes into building a successful application with analytics at its core.

When Small Things Get Big and Big Things Get Small

Strategy Driven

There are things in our lives that seem big, but they are really temporary or minor problems. The small things get big when we focus too much attention on them. When we make small things big, we can overlook the big things that become the elephant in the room that we are not seeing.

Planning for the Outages You’re Going to Cause


Ways to shrink the blast radius of failures in your software. At the November Test in Production Meetup in San Francisco, Ramin Khatibi, a Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) and infrastructure consultant, laid out strategies software teams can employ to minimize the impact of failure.

2020 Exit Planning Checklist

Strategy Driven

All business owners will stop being business owners at some point. So, there is no better time to begin planning for the inevitable than the present. The earlier you begin planning, the more options you will have for a successful exit.

Strengthening Testing through Mutation: A DevOps Engineer’s Experience

Dzone - DevOps

I work as a DevOps engineer for a large public-facing application, which has around 90+ microservices (Java-based). Consistently, we are hit by scenarios that we’d discover in the field, which were not caught in any of our testing.

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 Services Does Your Business Need To Soar?

Strategy Driven

As a business, there are certain services that you are going to need to ensure that the day-to-day operations of your company are running smoothly. As well as this, you are going to need help bringing in more customers and keeping everything going, which is why we have written this article.

[VLOG] How to Order the Product Backlog in Scrum

Hey everyone. First of all I would like to thank you for your support spreading out my last week's vlog on the differences between Project Manager and Scrum Master.

How Can You Know Whether Your Scrum Masters are Effective?

Agile Alliance

I had the opportunity to speak with Sarah Baca at Agile2019 where she reported on her experiences assessing team performance and Scrum Masters’ competency. Sarah is a people manager of Scrum Masters at Express Scripts.