August, 2019

Getting to the Heart of Digital Accessibility

A List Apart

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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

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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.

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

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.

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.

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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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.

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

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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 […].

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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.

Top 3 Takeaways from the State of DevOps 2019 Report

LaunchDarkly

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.

Icebreakers: Absolute Waste Of Time Or Do They Add Value?

Scrum.org

Using icebreakers to open a session is controversial to some people. I have attended many sessions in the past with different icebreakers and have facilitated many myself.

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.

Modeling conversion rates using Weibull and gamma distributions

Erik Bernhardsson

This is a blog post originally featured on the Better engineering blog. If you want to link to this article or share it, please go to the original post URL ! Separately, I’m sorry it’s been so long with no posts on this blog. Between kids, moving, and being a startup CTO, I’ve been busy.

5 Pitfalls to Avoid During your Cloud Migration

Armughan Ahmad - Dell EMC

A purpose-built cloud operating model needs to be an integral part of every organization’s technology strategy. Some organizations have implemented a cloud operating model and made substantial cloud investments. Many, however are still in the early phases of their cloud journey.

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

DevOps.com

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How Managers Can Reclaim Their Lost Soul

Let's Grow Leaders

In a recent leadership development program, we talked about “manager soul loss” – the isolation, bitterness, and despair that seeps into many leaders’ hearts. We share the stages of soul loss and symptoms to look out for to help leaders identify and prevent them […].

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.

7 Key Lessons the Latest Slack Outage Taught Us

OverOps

It was a beautiful day – July 22nd, 2019 – the hum of computers filled the air. Slack deployed a massive update to their desktop app that was supposed to increase load time and decrease memory consumption. What a stride!

Solving Impediments as a Scrum Team

Scrum.org

TL; DR: Solving Impediments as a Scrum Team. The main message of the retrospective was clear: there are too many interruptions by stakeholders and senior management. The interruptions impeded the flow of work through the team.

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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.