April, 2022

27 Product Backlog and Refinement Anti-Patterns

Scrum.org

TL; DR: 27 Product Backlog and Refinement Anti-Patterns. Scrum is a tactical framework to build products, provided you identify what is worth making in advance.

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Gain Powerful Insights Into The Future With OODA Loop’s Technology Tracking

CTOvision

In a continuation of our journey to bring the best, most actionable technology content to enterprise decision-makers we have merged our research and reporting activities into the OODAloop.com site (both CTOvision.com and OODAloop.com are owned and operated by OODA LLC).

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The Argo Project: Making GitOps Practical

DevOps.com

If you’re a DevOps engineer, chances are you have at least heard the name “Argo,” seen the friendly squid logo, and wondered: What the heck is this tool everyone is talking about? In a nutshell, Argo is a popular open source tool that is making GitOps practical for anyone who uses Kubernetes.

?-driven project management: when is the optimal time to give up?

Erik Bernhardsson

It's your friendly project management theorician. You might remember me from blog posts such as Why software projects take longer than you think , which is a blog post I wrote a long time ago positing that software projects completion time follow a log-normal distribution.

7 Winning Lead Generation Strategies to Drive Growth

As B2B companies pivot to keep pace with a quickly changing marketplace, a data-centric approach to lead generation can be the difference between remaining competitive or being left behind. Get real-world examples and inspiration from leading B2B businesses in this whitepaper.

How to Develop IoT Applications: A Complete Guide for 2022

The Crazy Programmer

Imagine waking up to rhythmic sounds of the birds; the air conditioner lowers to 16 degrees from 18 degrees; your alarm clock tells you your heart rate, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels. The window blinds automatically spread open to let nature’s morning light into your room as you get up. You shower and dress up, but you do not have to go to the garage; your car is already parked in the driveway.

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Protected: Lightning Talks: Your Chance to Share at Agile2022

Agile Alliance

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. The post Protected: Lightning Talks: Your Chance to Share at Agile2022 first appeared on Agile Alliance. The Alliance

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?? 5 Tweaks for a Productive Terminal

Xebia

The terminal is a developer’s best friend. I’ll introduce five ways to make it an even better companion to your workflow. Why Tweak Your Terminal? Installing software, running tests, compiling code, managing servers. You name it, the terminal can do it.

Agile Book Club: Refactoring (with Martin Fowler)

Martin Fowler

Code rots. That’s what everyone says: entropy is inevitable, and chaos eventually turns your beautifully imagined, well-designed code into a big mess of spaghetti. It’s true. if you don’t refactor.

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How to increase UX Design maturity for Scrum teams

Scrum.org

In this article you will learn: Why enabling Scrum Teams with UX Design capabilities is important. Why introducing UX capabilities to Scrum team is frequently hard. What is the job of an UX Leader in a product development organization.

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Team x Culture x Tools x Prioritization = Value-Added Developer Productivity

Speaker: Kim Burgaard, Head of Engineering at Fernish

Join Kim Burgaard, Head of Engineering at Fernish, for this enlightening talk on how to maximize your developers' productivity.

Game Development Workflow – Getting the Most Out of It

The Crazy Programmer

Today, game development is one of the biggest industries in the world with thousands of developers creating games in every niche. By 2025, the game development market size is expected to reach over USD 250 billion.

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The Pros and Cons of Embedded SREs

DevOps.com

To embed or not to embed: That is the question. At least, that’s one of the questions that companies have to answer as they decide how to implement site reliability engineering. They can either embed SREs into existing teams, or they can build a new, separate team.

Stop Assessing People!

Agile Alliance

Stop using data as a weapon against your own people!! We’ve all heard at conferences, at meetups, and in books how important it is to collect data and make data-driven decisions. The post Stop Assessing People! first appeared on Agile Alliance. member

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Three practices managers can use gamification to drive enterprise change

Xebia

Managers within enterprise organizations are a success factor for enterprise change (sources). However, they do find themselves on a challenging playing field. Part of this playing field is that they are both managing people while at the same time being managed themselves.

How AI and ML Can Accelerate and Optimize Software Development and Testing

Speaker: Eran Kinsbruner, Best-Selling Author, TechBeacon Top 30 Test Automation Leader & the Chief Evangelist and Senior Director at Perforce Software

In this session, Eran Kinsbruner will cover recommended areas where artificial intelligence and machine learning can be leveraged for DevOps productivity.

Mentoring Conversations: How to Be Remarkably Helpful with Limited Time

Let's Grow Leaders

Even a few focused minutes. can lead to a great mentoring conversation. If you’ve ever had a great mentor, you know the power of honest and meaningful mentoring conversations.

Your Daily Scrum: Why is the Scrum Master Role So Uncomfortable?

Scrum.org

On a recent episode of Your Daily Scrum , Professional Scrum Trainers Todd Miller and Ryan Ripley address a very popular question in Scrum circles: Why is the Scrum Master Role So Uncomfortable?

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3 Best Programming Languages for Cyber Security

The Crazy Programmer

Coding is required in nearly every technology field, and cybersecurity is no different. To accurately assess the activities of dangerous actors on their networks, cybersecurity experts must comprehend a variety of coding principles. While coding abilities aren’t required for every cybersecurity profession, it’s difficult to conceive a cybersecurity career that wouldn’t profit from the ability to scribble a few lines of code now and again.

Dagger: Standardizing CI/CD is the Holy Grail of DevOps

DevOps.com

Continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) has become a hallmark of quick software release life cycles. Nowadays, many teams support CI/CD pipelines for their software, offering a repeatable pathway to build, test and deploy code.

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Omnichannel is Multichannel 2.0

Multichannel and omnichannel marketing are not the same. Many organizations are striving for omnichannel, but it can be a daunting journey—unless you have a map. Download your copy of the ultimate omnichannel guide today!

Test-Driven Development in Cobol

Agile Alliance

Mainframes, like Mark Twain, may well say, "The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated." Mainframe systems have always been around, quietly processing 80% or more of financial transactions worldwide while people's attention was focused on colorful and innovative front-ends.

Never stop learning – Thoughts after four years with our epic team

Xebia

On New Year’s Eve, I raised a glass (the last one for January) on four fantastic years at Xpirit (Part of Xebia) On a regular basis, I validate what I’m doing, both personal and professional. There’s definitely going to be a five-year celebration. My job gets a solid 10 out of 10.

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Programmer Imposter Syndrome: 6 Ways to Get Over Yours

Coding Dojo

Think you’re unqualified for the work you do? It’s called imposter syndrome and here’s how to handle it. Do you … Read more >>. The post Programmer Imposter Syndrome: 6 Ways to Get Over Yours appeared first on Coding Dojo Blog. All Posts Career Advice Coding

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A Quickstart To Improve Your Scrum Team's Morale

Scrum.org

This article is also available as a free PDF. It’s a nicely styled paper and allows you to easily share it with others. You can download the PDF here or check the package that includes 30 Quickstart workshops ! . Team morale indicates how willing members are to push on in the face of difficulties.

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Achieving Elite and High Performance DevOps Using DORA Metrics

Speaker: Nico Krüger, Senior Director of Solutions Engineering at Rollbar

Join Nico Krüger, Senior Director of Solutions Engineering at Rollbar, for advanced insight on taking the use of DORA Metrics to greater heights.

Python One Line if Statement

The Crazy Programmer

In our daily life whenever we are trying to solve any real life problems then we may have to write some conditional statements very often. A simple if condition takes 2 or 3 lines if we want to process a statement in it. Suppose we have to write more than 10 conditions in a program. We can see it will take approx 40 to 50 lines of code where we are just repeating the things. So, python allows us to write the if conditions in a single line which is often called one liner if in Python.

SRE Vs. Platform Engineering: What’s the Difference?

DevOps.com

Site reliability engineering (SRE) teams and platform engineering teams share similar goals—like maximizing automation and reducing toil—and similar methodologies. But they have different priorities, and use somewhat different tools to achieve them. What are SREs? What are platform engineers?

The process to solving anything

Agile Alliance

How would you like to crack the code of learning how to solve anything? Yes that's right, anything! Bold claim but this talk is using core solution focused coaching techniques and the art of co-creation, The post The process to solving anything first appeared on Agile Alliance. Process member

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React-native 0.68 with new architecture

Xebia

Since 2018 React Native team has been investing a lof of time and effort to re-build the current framework architecture. Last March 30, 2022 React Native version 0.68 was launched with a whole new main core implementation to get closer to Google Flutter framework.

Put Your Data to Work: The Complete Playbook

Turn your data into a competitive advantage. This playbook contains: Exclusive stats, research & insights on how the pandemic affected businesses. A comprehensive “Request For Proposal” (RFP) checklist and an interactive quiz to test your data knowledge.

Article: Design-First Approach to API Development: How to Implement and Why It Works and How to Implement It

InfoQ Articles

With the rapid growth of the API industry, developers and technology leaders alike need to know how to create a successful and scalable API program that will drive business value.

The Critical Agile Organization Design Guidelines

Scrum.org

Second blog, in a blog series about the upcoming book: Creating Agile Organizations - A Systemic Approach , by Cesario Ramos & Ilia Pavlichenko. Many problems at the workplace are not the fault of the individual managers or teams.

Web 3.0 is Future – But Why Will It Use Open-Source Coding And Decentralize Technology?

The Crazy Programmer

Web 3.0 is the buzzword amongst a community of decentralized devoted people. The current state of the internet is web 2.0 – one largely restricted in terms of creation and control. Still, there is more usability for end-users and more user-generated content. Two examples are websites like WordPress and social media sites like Facebook, which allow users to have creative control. Before this, you guessed it, it was Web 1.0, which was very much a what you see is what you get web. Web 3.0