August, 2019

Getting to the Heart of Digital Accessibility

A List Apart

Quick! Think of the word “developer” or “coder” — what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Maybe a whiteish male in his twenties living in a busy metropolis, wearing a nerdy t-shirt and hoodie? Someone a bit like Mark Zuckerberg? Or maybe a younger Bill Gates or Sergey Brin?

Why It Benefits Scrum Teams to Think Like a Millennial

Scrum.org

Agile and Scrum can help virtually any organization, from small startup tech businesses with mostly young employees to well established Fortune 2,000 companies with a much more experienced staff.

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Don't get locked up into avoiding lock-in

Martin Fowler

A lot of software architects expend time and energy trying to come up with ways to avoid lock-in. Sadly many of these discussions miss important elements of how lock-in works - it's certainly not a simple binary switch. Gregor Hohpe , who's probably spend more time in such meetings that he'd like to admit, has written what I think will be an essential article on the topic. This first installment looks at the different varieties of lock-in.

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Fractional CTO

SoCal CTO

Since the early 1990s, I’ve been a part of 50+ startup companies in various roles, and have informally advised 100s of other startups.

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Production Excellence: Practical Lessons from Site Reliability Engineering

Speaker: Liz Fong-Jones, Principal Developer Advocate, Honeycomb.io

Modern software organizations build increasingly complex distributed systems with many moving parts. As senior software leaders, we often struggle with noisy alerts, grumbling between Dev and DevOps, slow incident resolution and many other related pain points. It’s hard to figure out what to do with this increasingly difficult problem, yet it’s clearly our responsibility to deliver features and production quality. We are excited to be joined by Liz Fong-Jones, who has a deep understanding of what it takes to implement SRE-type practices in many different kinds of organizations. She brings together a picture and set of practices under the umbrella of Production Excellence that provides a clear and practical plan for senior software leaders.

Relentless Automation: The Roadmap to Success

DevOps.com

As digital transformation continues to shape organization-wide initiatives, CIOs are recognizing the benefits and value of automation in reducing errors and process variability, leading to lower operating risks and faster execution and innovation.

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Why Integration Tests won’t save you… or your software

Xebia

Did the title tease you? Great, job is done! Today I will tell you my story about Integration Tests; it came after another knowledge share lunch with my pal Kenny.

Organizational Open Space for Unleashing Innovation

Agile Alliance

Today’s pressure on companies from volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity (VUCA) as well as digitalization requires them to be innovative at all times.

Don’t Let Limited Perspective Destroy Your Team

Let's Grow Leaders

Limited perspective traps leaders and drives apart teams Recently, I’ve watched an organization of passionate and caring people disintegrate. The limited perspective of leaders and team members has frustrated communication and problem solving. They’ve devolved into camps of us vs them. It […].

Observability — A 3-Year Retrospective

The New Stack

Charity Majors. Charity Majors is the co-founder and CTO of Honeycomb.io, provider of tools for engineering and DevOps teams to debug production systems faster and smarter.

Organizing for Customer Centricity

Speaker: Tatyana Mamut, Head of Product, Nextdoor

Most companies today say they are “customer centric.” Yet many still make decisions primarily based on competitor threats, technical architecture, or executive opinions. So what sets apart those that talk the talk, and those that walk the walk? Join Nextdoor's Head of Product Tatyana Mamut, PhD as she outlines the 7 habits of truly customer-centric companies.

How To Remain a Balanced Leader

N2Growth Blog

Most high-performing leaders concern themselves with that which other people value most and if they do it well those leaders usually climb the corporate ladder fast.

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Why CIOs need to build cloud culture to drive digital transformation

TechBeacon

If you're a technology leader at a global enterprise, chances are you're thinking about digital transformation in 2019, or you are already transforming.

‘Documentation as code’ matters. Here’s why

DXC

There has long been a mindset to treat documentation and code as separate functions. But this thinking is obsolete. Organizations should start treating documentation as code. Development projects are not complete without documentation that is in the same state or better as the code.

Measuring Success in DevOps: Top Four DevOps KPIs

DevOps.com

There is no news in DevOps concept. Many companies have integrated DevOps to improve and accelerate software development and help drive their digital transformation, and that number continues to grow exponentially.

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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.

De-Risking Day 2 Is a Smart Career and Business Strategy

The New Stack

Is your organization looking to gain a sustainable business advantage, or trying to increase business velocity with cloud native applications? Chances are your answer is yes or soon-to-be yes — and that you’ve had or will have had a leading role in the app’s development.

Input, Output and Outcome

Scrum.org

Many years ago, I questioned myself about what makes a software product successful and what makes it fail. In project management, I observed that even we deliver the project within budget, scope, and time, it still has the jeopardy to be failed when launching into the market.

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Why Good Is The New Bad For Business Leaders

Terry Starbucker

“Good Job!”. I used to hear this early in my career and feel pretty satisfied about it – after all, someone was praising me, and succinctly to boot. And hey, who doesn’t want to be praised?

The Most Important Factor To Ensure Your Feedback is Heard

Let's Grow Leaders

Last week we shared reasons employees might resist your coaching. There’s one other vital factor to ensure your feedback is heard. Ground Yourself Here Before Giving Feedback Steve had thrown every ounce of energy into launching his most important strategic initiative. Everyone […].

Walk a Mile in Your Customer's Shoes

Speaker: Steven Haines, Founder and CEO, Sequent Learning Networks

Product professionals use phrases like "voice of the customer," and "user experience" so often that it can be easy to lose sight of their actual meanings. How can we, as product professionals, learn to keep customers and users at the heart of our work? Join Steven Haines, globally recognized thought leader and author, as he guides us through a memorable journey demonstrating how you can walk a mile in their customer's shoes. He'll explore how, by developing true empathy for your users, you can ensure you're creating the features and products they actually want.

Top 3 Takeaways from the State of DevOps 2019 Report

LaunchDarkly

The 2019 Accelerate State of DevOps report was published last week. This report is produced by DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA) team, which recently joined Google Cloud.

DevSecOps: Bridging the Missing Link

Kovair - DevOps

Overview of DevSecOps The practice of DevSecOps is all about implementing security in the development life cycle of an application. This minimizes the risk as. The post DevSecOps: Bridging the Missing Link appeared first on Kovair Blog.

Static vs Dynamic Code Analysis: How to Choose Between Them

OverOps

What’s the difference between static and dynamic code analysis, and how do you know which to use? Let’s start with a sporting analogy to help illustrate the difference between these two methodologies.

Can a Development Team Member Be the Scrum Master?

Scrum.org

“Can a Development Team member be the Scrum Master?”. This is a common question in my Professional Scrum classes. It often comes up early when we are still learning the basics of the Scrum framework.

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Monetizing Analytics Features: Why Data Visualizations Will Never Be Enough

Think your customers will pay more for data visualizations in your application? Five years ago they may have. But today, dashboards and visualizations have become table stakes. Discover which features will differentiate your application and maximize the ROI of your embedded analytics. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

Why DevOps Implementation is Often Unsuccessful – and How to Fix It

DevOps.com

Much like “blockchain” and “big data,” the term “DevOps” is another buzzword currently being thrown around the IT departments of large organizations.

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Escaping the Tragedy of WIP

Agile Alliance

It is quite easy to say that we are drowning in work, and most business leaders accept the fact that they're trying to do too many things, too quickly, and not getting the impact they want. At the same time, they are confronted with coaches and advisers stating the obvious that they need to do less and focus more. Unfortunately, this is not useful, merely correct.

10 Reasons Your Top Talent Will Leave You

N2Growth Blog

Have you ever noticed leaders spend a lot of time talking about people only to make the same mistakes over and over again? Without question, your top talent will leave you if you fail to lead and take care of them. Few things in business are as costly and disruptive as unexpected departures.

The Human Value in Driving Automated DevOps Testing

Kovair - DevOps

The increasing demand for IT companies to deliver high-quality software at a rapid speed has made it compulsory to shift towards using Agile and DevOps. The post The Human Value in Driving Automated DevOps Testing appeared first on Kovair Blog.

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.