December, 2019

Boost Team Flow with this Adjacent Disciplines Exercise

SolutionsIQ

A recent white paper “What Moves You” by the Business Agility Institute revealed that as business agility continues to flourish, so will the focus on employee engagement.

Liberating Structures — an Antidote to Zombie Scrum

Scrum.org

In collaboration with InfoQ, we wrote the article “ Liberating Structures — an Antidote to Zombie Scrum ”. Scrum.org published the article as a whitepaper. This blog post gives you an overview of the paper.

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Becoming a Better Manager Means Starting with Yourself with Johanna Rothman

Marcus Blankenship - Podcasts

Episode 34. To be a modern manager, you must manage yourself first. In this episode of Programming Leadership, Marcus and his guest, Johanna Rothman discuss how you must learn to manage yourself to be effective at managing other people.

Drowning in technical debt? Worse: You're trapped in a Ponzi scheme

TechBeacon

Surprise! It's your lucky day. Your colleagues have dropped off a present: an almost-finished code project, just begging for a last polish. They could finish it themselves, they say, but they've been assigned other tasks. It could be really useful to you, too.

From Build to Buy: The Path to Better Analytics for Your Application

Speaker: Ardeshir Ghanbarzadeh, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Logi Analytics

Making the transition from building your analytics in-house to investing in a third-party embedded solution can be complicated.Watch this webinar with Ardeshir Ghanbarzadeh, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Logi Analytics, for tips on making the transition as smooth as possible, and getting on the right path to better analytics for your app!

The Benefits of Test-Driven Design

DevOps.com

At John Hancock, we use Test-Driven Design (TDD) for all our new initiatives. TDD has three simple steps: Before you write functional code, write a test that proves if the implementation works or fails. Write the code and watch the test pass.

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Accelerating DevOps with Advanced Container Security

The New Stack

Lior Cohen. Lior Cohen is Senior Director of Products and Solutions for Cloud Security at Fortinet. He has over 20 years of experience working in the information security, data center network and cloud computing spaces.

Human Behavior in Software Development

Professor Beekums

I find behavioral economics fascinating. Many economists assume rational behavior among all people and it results in economic models that seem good in theory, but end up being completely inaccurate. Humans aren’t 100% rational and the real decisions we make are difficult to account for.

Definition of Done vs. User Stories vs. Acceptance Criteria

Agile Pain Relief Notes from a Tool User

One of the more frequently asked questions in my Scrum workshops is around the difference between Definition of “Done” and Acceptance Criteria, and how they relate to User Stories.

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The power of pause in leadership

Lead on Purpose

The most effective leaders know there’s only one thing they have complete control over: “the way in which I respond and react to another human.” They know their success depends on the unity and determination of their team members.

Data Analytics in the Cloud for Developers and Founders

Speaker: Javier Ramírez, Senior AWS Developer Advocate, AWS

You have lots of data, and you are probably thinking of using the cloud to analyze it. But how will you move data into the cloud? In which format? How will you validate and prepare the data? What about streaming data? Can data scientists discover and use the data? Can business people create reports via drag and drop? Can operations monitor what’s going on? Will the data lake scale when you have twice as much data? Is your data secure? In this session, we address common pitfalls of building data lakes and show how AWS can help you manage data and analytics more efficiently.

Top 6 Software Testing Trends to Look Out in 2020

Dzone - DevOps

Here's where software testing is going in 2020. We’ve reviewed the prominent trends in the software testing landscape throughout 2019. As the test automation industry is ever-evolving and the new year is all but here already, our team has cast a few predictions on what is going to turn out in 2020.

Article: Product Goals, not Sprint Goals

InfoQ Culture Methods

There is a myth that Sprint Goals are a way to focus Scrum teams towards a common purpose, and without Sprint Goals, teams would end up building a disparate list of Product Backlog Items, every Sprint.

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Leadership: A Global Perspective

N2Growth Blog

This fall, I embarked on a worldwide quest to gain insights and perspectives on global leadership in the 21st century.

3 Steps to Grow Your Impact and Influence

Scrum.org

You have a big heart and a lot of determination, and you want to create a better world. That may mean empowering and supporting your team. Perhaps it means challenging policies and systems that are holding people back.

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How to Choose the Best Embedded Analytics Solution to Modernize Your Application

If you are looking to modernize your application to improve competitiveness, then one of the quickest wins you can have is to embed sophisticated analytics that will wow your existing and prospective customers.

Compassionate Coding with April Wensel

Marcus Blankenship - Podcasts

Episode 32. ??Are Are you compassionate? In this episode of Programming Leadership, Marcus and his guest, April Wensel discuss compassion in technology and how it affects people. April shares how to become more compassionate as individuals and how we can bring more compassion into our organizations.

The power of working agreements: How to drive your agile team

TechBeacon

Teamwork is such a fundamental part of the human experience that you would think that, after 200,000 years of human evolution, we would have it figured out.

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Why Is Security Missing in Many DevOps Implementations?

DevOps.com

The exceptional and ground-breaking, technology-driven opportunities in today’s digitized age come with significant competitive pressures to transform promptly. Specific demands increase due to continuous repeating in response to customer preferences becomes the more deep-seated expectation.

Technical Debt

Allen Holub

The notion of technical debt is not well understood, so let’s start there. Agile is all about fast feedback loops. Deliberately lengthening your feedback loop in pursuit of the chimera of perfection destroys your agility. The cost of that delay is a real cost. It usually exceeds development costs by a large factor. Deliberately delaying… The post Technical Debt appeared first on Allen Holub

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Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, Applied to 5G

Dell EMC

From architecture to operations, 5G networks have the potential to drive industries towards digital transformation in ways that we’ve not seen with prior generations of mobile technologies.

10 Books Every Tech Leader Should Read

Daffodil Software

Books and their inexhaustible wisdom is no more limited to startups, students, or newbies in the industry. Bill Gates reportedly reads 50 books a year. Mark Zuckerberg reads a new book every two weeks and has a book club named ‘A Year of Books’. Software Development Digital Transformation

Actual stakeholders? Or just your audience?

Scrum.org

This post is an excerpt from the book that we’re writing, the ‘Zombie Scrum Survival Guide’. It’s our way of delivering small increments and involving our stakeholders. So we’d love to hear your feedback, encouragements and wild ideas. You can also listen to us reading this post on our podcast.

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Top Change Articles of 2019 at Enclaria

Change Starts Here

Another year is coming to a close! The following are the most popular posts of 2019 at the Enclaria blog. Which were your favorites, and what did you miss? Thank you for reading and sharing! What topics would you like to see covered next year? Please reply in the comments.

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Nine Developer Enablement Practices to Achieve DevOps at Enterprise Scale

In this eBook, Christian Oestreich, a senior software engineering leader with experience at multiple Fortune 500 companies, shares how a metrics-driven mindset can dramatically improve software quality and enable DevOps at enterprise scale.

6 Biggest Time Wasters at Work and How to Fight Them

Career Advancement

“When you kill time, remember that it has no resurrection.”. ? Tozer. By Molly Barnes, Digital Nomad Life. It can be hard to avoid time wasters at work, especially in the digital world we live in.

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DevSecOps Requires Teamwork for Success

DevOps.com

While the manifestos surrounding the current development pipelines may differ, there is one concept that remains constant: teamwork. All the various frameworks populating the development landscape bring together teams of people to build and deliver applications.

The 10 Best Examples Of How Companies Use Artificial Intelligence In Practice

CTOvision

All the world’s tech giants from Alibaba to Amazon are in a race to become the world’s leaders in artificial intelligence (AI). These companies are AI trailblazers and embrace AI to provide next-level products and services.

Impact of Release Automation in DevOps

Flexagon

Gartner has predicted[1] that by 2020 that over 50% of global enterprises will have implemented application release automation, up from less than 15% in 2017.

5 Signs It's Time to Replace Your Homegrown Analytics

If you built your analytics in house, chances are your basic features are no longer enough for your end users. Is it time to move on to a more robust analytics solution with more advanced capabilities? Follow this free guide for tips on making the build to buy transition.