November, 2019

The Problem With Over-Engineering

Mentormate

Imagine you come up with a brilliant idea for a solution that solves the problems of thousands of customers.

Bliki: ExploratoryTesting

Martin Fowler

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

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DoD EvoCycle 2.0 - A Simple Technique to Effectively Manage your Definition of "Done"

Scrum.org

A couple of month ago I wrote a small blog about the DoD EvoCycle. A simple technique that I use to help the Development Team take ownership in managing their Defnition of Done. As time passes I've mondified the DoD EvoCycle to make it simplier and more intuitive.

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Your Request to Improve is Denied!

Agile Alliance

Your Request to Improve is Denied! A few weeks back I was at the Agile Testing Days conference in Germany, and I had a great conversation with one of the attendees about what they learned.

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.

Decoding the Modern Enterprise Software Spaghetti

DevOps.com

Modern enterprise software architecture is growing increasingly complex. Organizations are jumping on the digital transformation bandwagon in growing numbers. They are striving to become more agile and continuously deliver new code, whether on-premises or to support cloud migration efforts.

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Finding Your Balance with Camille Fournier

Marcus Blankenship - Podcasts

Episode 31. ?In In this episode of Programming Leadership, Marcus and his guest, Camille Fournier discuss some points from her book, The Manager’s Path. They discuss the importance of time management and how to effectively manage employee turnover in a leadership role. Show Notes.

Burnout at work: what to do about it

Apiumhub

If you feel like your brain is constantly on fire with thoughts about work and you’re beginning to suspect there’s a better way to live, then I guess this article is for you! It’s normal to feel stressed at work from time to time.

California Consumer Privacy Act Looms Large

TechTalk

The U.S. doesn’t have a federal comprehensive privacy law like the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), but the legislatures in individual states have been moving to fill in the gaps by passing their own statutes to provide privacy protections to their residents.

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Article: 13 Practices for Better Code Reviews

InfoQ Culture Methods

When done incorrectly, code review can be irritating, excessively time consuming, and have little or no impact on code quality. However, if done well, it can improve the quality of code and reduce the overall time spent delivering features.

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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.

5 guerrilla tactics for a DevOps-resistant organization

TechBeacon

So your development team wants to start using DevOps, but the ops team has dug in its heels, the infrastructure team is throwing up roadblocks left and right, and management is oblivious to the whole disagreement? DevOps, DevOps Trends, App Dev

How SREs and Automation Can Save Your Security Infrastructure

The New Stack

SaltStack sponsored The New Stack’s news coverage of SaltConf19. Fail fast, fail often.

DevOps 2020: The Top Nine Trends to Watch Out For

Dzone - DevOps

Here's what the future of DevOps holds. Software development has come a long way. The culture of DevOps is continuously evolving and refining itself.

Bliki: WaterfallProcess

Martin Fowler

In the software world, “waterfall” is commonly used to describe a style of software process, one that contrasts with the ideas of iterative, or agile styles.

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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.

Agile Transformation with Liberating Structures

Scrum.org

Liberating Structures are a very popular toolkit for Scrum Masters these days. Conferences, trainings and meetings make heavy use of them. Of course Liberating Structures also find their way into the Scrum events, for very good reasons.

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Diversity and Inclusion: What It Is and Why It Matters

Agile Alliance

Join our conversation with the Agile community about diversity and inclusion. Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) has become increasingly important to the Agile community over the past several years.

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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?

DevSecOps Adoption and the Web Security Myth

DevOps.com

As DevOps practices have become widespread in the tech community, many people have begun proclaiming the virtues of DevSecOps. As the name implies, DevSecOps is the addition of security into DevOps.

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.

Article: On Uncertainty, Prediction, and Planning

InfoQ Culture Methods

This article describes the software industry’s dismal history with predictions and planning in the face of uncertainty. It details some of the reasons why we fail to learn from our repeated mistakes.

Why teams fail with Kubernetes—and what to do about it

TechBeacon

Kubernetes offers a powerful operating model for running cloud-native systems, but adopting it is anything but straightforward. Enterprise IT, IT Ops, Kubernetes, KubeCon + CloudNativeCon, Special Coverage: KubeCon + CloudNativeCon 2019

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21 Sprint Retrospective Anti-Patterns

Scrum.org

TL; DR: Sprint Retrospective Anti-Patterns. What event could better embody Scrum’s principle of empiricism than the Sprint Retrospective?

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Is Agile Accountability an Oxymoron?

Agile Alliance

Despite what some people may think, accountability and Agile are not mutually exclusive. How does your organization incorporate accountability? Is it part of your organization’s value statement or part of your enterprise culture?

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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.

Regain focus on strategic software delivery

Xebia

When leading an IT department you are faced with numerous challenges across the board. Whilst attracting and retaining IT talent is one of the biggest challenge, it is often paired with the challenge of understanding and displaying the value of the IT department towards the organisation.

Hottest hiring trends for 2020

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

2020 looks like it’s going to be a phenomenal year for the recruitment industry. As a tech assessment company, we’re lucky to be able to regularly swap ideas with HR leaders, visit conferences, and read up on industry experts’ findings. Based on our findings, here’s the scoop: 1.

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The Phoenicorn Project

DevOps.com

The Unicorn Project is the sequel to the ground-breaking book The Phoenix Project. Most people know the story about Bill the IT manager at Parts Unlimited, who is tasked with fixing a derailed IT project or having his IT department outsourced.

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 […].

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.

The Sprint Goal takes center stage

Scrum.org

Originally posted on [link]. About 10 years ago I became part of a Scrum Team. It was my very first experience with Scrum. During these first few months I never heard anyone mention "Sprint Goal". I didn't even know it was something that existed.

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What’s New in Modern Data Warehousing for 2020?

Cloudera Engineering

Over several decades we have been using data warehouses to help us gain a better understanding of our business. We started with just trying to capture the essential data, centralizing and managing everything with governance, security, integrity and more.

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Focus on what was “Done” during Sprint Review

Xebia

As Scrum Trainer I get to meet a lot of teams and hear of many different ways to do Scrum. Most are valid ways, yet some seem more aligned with the values of Scrum or the purpose of the specific Scrum Element. In this post we’ll have a look at the Sprint Review. The Sprint […]. The post Focus on what was “Done” during Sprint Review appeared first on Xebia Blog. Agile Agile Coach Scrum