April, 2022

27 Product Backlog and Refinement Anti-Patterns


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.


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


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The Argo Project: Making GitOps Practical


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.

Monetizing Analytics Features: Why Data Visualization Will Never Be Enough

Five years ago, data visualizations were a powerful way to differentiate a software application. Today, free visualizations seem to be everywhere. Two trends are forcing application providers to rethink how they offer analytics in their products.

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.

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How AI/ML is changing the way businesses work

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

Businesses around the world are constantly evolving and with that comes new opportunities for companies to improve their operations and grow their reach. One of the most exciting and rapidly-growing fields in this evolution is Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML).

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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A Quickstart To Improve Your Scrum Team's Morale


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.


?? 5 Tweaks for a Productive Terminal


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.

The Changing World of HR: Prepare Your HCM for the Future

Speaker: Mark Stelzner - Founder & Managing Principal at IA

Join Mark Stelzner of IA as he discusses how to optimize your current HCM system and the opportunities for new tech.

Is Anonymous Feedback Useful?


How does feedback happen on your Team? A Scrum Team member recently told me that she receives feedback anonymously from her Teammates and the business as a whole, so she’s never told who made what comment in their feedback process—that’s normal in their organization.


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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Seeing Around Corners: How to Know What’s Coming Next (Video)

Let's Grow Leaders

Practical Approaches for Seeing Around Corners: A Conversation with Rita McGrath. On, this edition of Asking For a Friend, I talk with Rita McGrath, author of Seeing Around Corners. We discuss, “How to think strategically when you don’t know what’s coming next.”

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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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6 Steps to More Streamlined Data Modeling

Are you a developer, database architect, or database administrator that's new to Cassandra, but been tasked with developing a plan for implementing the technology anyway? Worry no more. Discover a streamlined methodical approach to Apache Cassandra® data modeling.

When will we get there?  How to estimate in Scrum.


When will we get there? It’s not just something you might hear from the back seat of a car on a long road trip. It’s something that a Scrum Team’s stakeholders, customers, managers and many others want to know. When will that thing you are working on be done?


Three practices managers can use gamification to drive enterprise change


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.

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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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.

Modern Data Architecture for Embedded Analytics

Data has gone from a mere result of applications & processes to being crowned king. Picking the right avenue to data architecture depends on your organization’s needs. Development teams should build in stages, starting with a task that can be solved.

Leading from the Jumpseat with Peter Docker

Let's Grow Leaders

Do you believe you’re capable of accomplishing extraordinary things? How about your team? In this episode, Peter Docker, author of Leading from the Jumpseat , talks about leadership that lifts people up and gives them the space they need so that, when the time is right, they can take the lead.

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.

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


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?


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


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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10 Rules to More Streamlined Data Modeling

Apache Kafka is a powerful piece of software that can solve a lot of problems. Like most libraries and frameworks, you get out of it what you put into it. Learn 10 rules that will help you perfect your Kafka system to get ahead.

The Pros and Cons of Embedded SREs


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.

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.

How to Be a Better Project Manager (or just run better projects)

Let's Grow Leaders

Don’t let these common project management mistakes. derail your influence. Every week we talk with deeply committed, human-centered project managers frustrated with their lack of influence. They yearn to be a better project manager, but something’s not quite clicking. They care deeply.

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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Blueprint to Modernize Analytics

The longer you wait to modernize your application’s analytics, the longer it will take for you to realize this value. A blueprint helps you define your new solution, plot out how to get there, and determine what you’ll need in terms of time and resources.

How to increase UX Design maturity for Scrum teams


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.


React-native 0.68 with new architecture


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.

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


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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