Fri.Oct 18, 2019

Article: Psychological Safety: Models and Experiences

InfoQ Culture Methods

This paper discusses psychological safety that refers to a climate in which people are comfortable being (and expressing) themselves. A proposed model (called S.A.F.E.T.Y.)

ML Platform Meetup: Infra for Contextual Bandits and Reinforcement Learning

Netflix TechBlog

Faisal Siddiqi Infrastructure for Contextual Bandits and Reinforcement Learning?—? theme of the ML Platform meetup hosted at Netflix, Los Gatos on Sep 12, 2019. Contextual and Multi-armed Bandits enable faster and adaptive alternatives to traditional A/B Testing.

Kubernetes security audits: What admins need to know—and do


Kubernetes has come of age. Enterprise organizations across nearly all verticals, including those with strong security requirements, such as financial services, healthcare, government, and telecommunications, are deploying production applications to Kubernetes clusters.

Scrum & Agility, Time-Based Estimates, Output vs. Outcome vs. Impact, From Developer to PO

Food for Agile Thought’s issue #214 delves into Scrum agility; we follow a notion for time-based estimates, and we learn more about similarities and differences between Cynefin and the Stacey matrix.


Rapid Experimentation at Every Stage of Product Development

Speaker: Tanya Koshy, VP of Product, UserTesting

Experimentation isn't something you do once you have designs or once you’ve built the product; it's important to validate early and often to better understand your customer, their needs, and the market opportunity. Join Tanya Koshy, VP of Product at UserTesting, as she explores how, by using customer feedback at every stage of the product development process, you can better and more quickly iterate on your product ideas. Ultimately, this rapid experimentation during development will enable you to deliver customer value faster.

A Conversation with Kenny Bass-Schwegler and Alberto Brandolini about the power of Event Storming

Agile Alliance


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Classic to Touch UI Migration for AEM: Multifields


In our previous post on Classic to TouchUI migration we focused on one quirk of this migration, Page Properties. In this post, we focus on one more quirk about what are called multifields. Adobe Experience Manager provides a lot of different out-of-the-box fields for creating component dialogs.

Survey Suggests DevOps Drives Digital Business Transformation

A survey published this week by New Relic, a provider of IT monitoring services, suggests there is a high correlation between organizations that have embarked on digital business transformation initiatives and adoption of best DevOps practices.

What to Do When You Feel Like a Fraud

Let's Grow Leaders

Do you ever feel like you don’t belong in the room – that you’ve somehow fooled everyone into thinking you’re better than you are. Any minute now they’ll find out and then you’re in trouble… Or maybe you have that internal voice […].


The Science of High-Impact Experimentation

Speaker: Holly Hester-Reilly, Founder and Product Management Coach, H2R Product Science

Too many product teams don't know what to test, which leads to poorly designed experiments and unclear results. How can a product manager be certain they’re making effective decisions when it comes to experimentation? Join Holly Hester-Reilly, Founder and Product Management Coach at H2R Product Science, as she walks us through the entire experimentation process, from deciding what to test to sharing the results with stakeholders, to illustrate what strong testing practices look like and how they can be implemented in every organization.

DevOps Chat: CI/CD Scalability Lessons with CircleCI

The software development tool needs of a two to three person team can be much different than those of a large enterprise. CI/CD is a common approach nearly all software teams establish.

New News About the HITRUST Scoring Rubric and PRISMA Model


This is a high-level overview of the most significant changes about the updated HITRUST scoring rubric and PRISMA model that will affect all organizations using the HITRUST framework. It contains tips and guidance for how to prepare for upcoming HITRUST assessments.

What Do You Need to Know to Be a Software Test Engineer?

Dzone - DevOps

Here's what you need to know to score that test engineer position. When you're looking for a job as a software test engineer, you know you'll run a gauntlet of questions before you get a handshake and a new job. What do you need to know? When I want to know about software testing, I ask Angie Jones.

SSL/TLS Decryption Can Help with GDPR Compliance

Palo Alto Networks

By John Harrison, Regional Product Marketing Manager, EMEA, and Fred Streefland, Regional Chief Security Officer.

Design and Run Experiments That Actually Progress Your Business

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

Experimenting as a way to explore new products, services, and business models can help eliminate the guesswork involved in building something your customers actually value. That said, it's often quite tricky to take your vision and figure out the first experiment to run. How do you get started? How can you ensure your experiments are well-designed? Join Nick Noreña, educator, entrepreneur, and currently an Innovation Coach at Kromatic, as he walks us through how we can figure out the right experiments to run for any product or service, and in organizations of all sizes.

How To Create An Effective Business Strategy

Strategy Driven

You wouldn’t make a cake without a recipe, you wouldn’t drive somewhere you’ve never been before without looking at the map, and you shouldn’t run a business without a strategy. Some people underestimate the importance of a business strategy and particularly writing it.

Digital Accessibility Standards Checklist: Is Your Software Accessible Enough?


Digital Accessibility Standards Checklist : Is Your Software Accessible Enough? We explain the basics of digital accessibility , plus provide a checklist to help ensure your teams are designing and developing software that complies with standards.

3 Strategies To Build Brand Awareness

Strategy Driven

Brand awareness is crucial to any business, particularly when launching a new product or service. Think about it – customers aren’t going to buy from a company they don’t recognize or believe is trustworthy and credible.

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5 Tips for DevSecOps Education and Training

Dzone - DevOps

Thinking of a master DevSecOps plan. Whether it was the millions of users left vulnerable by Fortnite , or hackers gaining access to Dunkin’ customer accounts , 2019 has already seen some of the worst data breaches to date.

How to Design Strong Experiments

Speaker: Franziska Beeler, Head of Cloud Academy, and Tendayi Viki, Associate Partner, Strategyzer

When testing new business and product ideas, choosing the right experiment is just the beginning. After we have chosen our experiment, it’s important that we spend some time designing it well. Join Tendayi Viki, corporate innovation expert and associate partner at Strategyzer, and Franziska Beeler, Head of Cloud Academy at Strategyzer, as they walk us through the three key elements that help you design stronger experiments and come away with the evidence you need to advance your idea.

How to Boost Your Website Traffic Organically

Strategy Driven

The most important challenge, and usually the biggest, for any business, is to make sure they stand out from their competitors. This is especially true in the digital landscape today because consumers are constantly bombarded by content and different marketing messages from brands.

DevSecOps Explained in 5 Minutes

Dzone - DevOps

The history, tools, and metrics of DevSecOps. Where Did DevSecOps Come From? Traditionally, software development involved two separate siloed departments: development and operations.

Party Circuit: Pivotal SpringOne Platform Finds Harmony in Austin

The New Stack

Pivotal chose the second week in October to host a conference centered around its Spring Framework, and what it does to enhance the performance of the Java platform. SpringOne Platform took place at the Convention Center in Austin, Texas, a city nicknamed the “Live Music Capital of the World.”

Intelligent CI/CD with CircleCI: Test Splitting


At CircleCI, our team works every day to build the best high-performance platform for engineering productivity. There are some features we’re known for: workflows, orbs, and first-class Docker support.

Get Better User Insights With Wasteless Validation

Speaker: Tim Herbig, Product Management Coach and Consultant

Product teams tend to get ahead of themselves by rushing from idea straight to building a Minimum Viable Product (MVP). How can a product manager slow their team down and prevent them from wasting valuable resources? Join Tim Herbig, Product Management Coach and Consultant, as he introduces a new way of understanding MVPs and explores how you can approach validation without wasting the resources of your development team.

Researchers Use AI to Create Super-Compressible Meta-Material

The New Stack

We are slowly but surely getting used to the idea of having some form of artificial intelligence in our everyday lives, from smart personal assistants to the algorithms that drive online recommendation engines.

Writing About DevOps [Prompts]

Dzone - DevOps

If you're having trouble thinking of DevOps writing topics, let us supply your aha moment. Ever struggle with what to write? No worries, we've got you covered. Here's a list of cloud prompts and article ideas to help cure even the worst cases of writer's block.

Context: Spring for Microservices, the Future of the Cloud Computing Market

The New Stack

VMware sponsored this podcast. Welcome to The New Stack Context podcast, where we discuss the week’s hottest news around cloud native technology.

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Using DataConnect to Acquire, Prepare and Deliver Data to Avalanche


Actian recently announced the availability of Avalanche on the Azure platform, extending the capabilities already available on AWS. This announcement is exciting news for customers because it means greater flexibility and choice in selecting cloud operating environments as well as creating the opportunity for a multi-cloud deployment.

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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.

Open Application Model: A Vendor-Neutral Spec for Modular Apps

The New Stack

A newly announced open source project from Microsoft and Alibaba Cloud, the Open Application Model (OAM) aims to separate the concerns of the developer, application operator and infrastructure operator.

Food for Agile Thought #214: Scrum & Agility, Time-Based Estimates, Output vs. Outcome vs. Impact, From Developer to PO

Food for Agile Thought’s issue #214 delves into Scrum agility; we follow a notion for time-based estimates, and we learn more about similarities and differences between Cynefin and the Stacey matrix.

How experience management helps companies thrive in the ‘experience economy’


“Poor experiences can demolish even the best strategy.” That’s what Bruce Temkin, Head of Qualtrics XM Institute, told us during “Executive Masterclass: Building Your Experience Management (XM) Roadmap” at a global SAP meeting in Melbourne.