May, 2019

Why is Serverless Technology Ideal for Startups

Cabot Solutions

Ever wonder why serverless technology is ideal for startups Join us as we explore the benefits startups can enjoy when they go serverless

What does the Scrum Master do all day?

Scrum.org

. It was 8:59 am on Monday. It is another week which I think is going to be amazing. Last week our company just got another round of investment. The company is now strategizing to scale agility throughout the company. .

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Top Disadvantages to Adopting Microservices (And Why You Should Do It Anyway)

OverOps

Containers are taking over the software world, changing the way and pace in which we design, write and deliver software. The rise of containerization didn’t happen in a vacuum.

Is High Quality Software Worth the Cost?

Martin Fowler

A common debate in software development projects is between spending time on improving the quality of the software versus concentrating on releasing more valuable features.

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.

An Exercise Program for the Fat Web

Coding Horror

When I wrote about App-pocalypse Now in 2014, I implied the future still belonged to the web. And it does. But it's also true that the web has changed a lot in the last 10 years, much less the last 20 or 30. Websites have gotten a lot … fatter.

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Top 5 Ways AI Can Transform CRM Software in 2019

OTS Solutions

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Customer Relationship Management Software (CRM software) together are a powerful team that can tailor your business’s customer service needs. With CRM, powerful databases collect and store data. What is missing is the mining, analysis, and understanding.

The Value of Liberating Structures for Scrum Masters

Scrum.org

In August 2018, Scrum.org launched the Professional Scrum Master II class. The intention of this class is to offer the Scrum community an advanced class designed to support Scrum Masters in their professional development.

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5 You’re Probably F**king Up Your Microservices

OverOps

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on May 5, 2016. It has since been updated to reflect advancements in the industry. It seems like everyone is into microservices these days, and monolith architectures are slowly fading into obscurity.

Self-serve data platform

Martin Fowler

One of the main concerns of distributing the ownership of data to the domains is the duplicated effort and skills required to operate the data pipelines technology stack and infrastructure in each domain.

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The Six Principles of Persuasion

Speaker: Michael Carducci, CTO, Mago:Tech

As senior tech leaders, we often fall prey to thinking that a “good idea” and logical case is sufficient to get the desired response and result. We might be trying to get our CEO on-board with investment in a new technology or a rearchitecture effort, or we might want culture or process changes by our team. Our “good idea” is simply the beginning. An idea must be communicated; a case must be made; and ultimately other people must be persuaded to get onboard. Michael Carducci brings a fascinating background to this webinar. He’s a technologist and regularly works to help senior leaders improve their results. He’s also a professional mentalist and has been a student of psychology, human behavior and the principles of influence for nearly two decades.

Visualizing the Correlation of Unplanned Work with Feature and PI Objective Delivery

Agile Alliance

This article is specifically targeted toward RTE’s, Product Management, and coaches that are currently engaged in establishing a program level workflow (Kanban) that prioritizes the highest valued features as candidates for the Program Increment (PI) Planning event.

Android Q adds privacy, fragmentation

The Parallax

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—Google’s Google’s Android mobile operating system has long been criticized for fragmentation , as millions of older devices no longer receiving regular security and feature updates continue to connect to the Internet.

Top 10 Automation and RPA Predictions For 2019

OTS Solutions

Top 10 RPA Predictions For 2019. Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is a growing type of process automation technology within the world of business.

Cause Change by Learning & Growing Together as Scrum Masters

Scrum.org

Scrum Masters are often understood mostly as “team coaches”. Yet, their role is vastly more important.

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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.

Native Java Debugging on Alpine Linux: GDB, OpenJDK and the Mysterious Unknown Signal

OverOps

Porting a software project to a new operating system is always interesting and fun, and Alpine Linux with its musl libc brings a unique set of challenges. A while ago, I was tasked with porting OverOps’ native agent to Alpine Linux.

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How to Move Beyond a Monolithic Data Lake to a Distributed Data Mesh

Martin Fowler

Many enterprises are investing in a centralized data platform to provide support for business insights and (hopefully) automated decision making. Having worked with several of these organizations, my colleague Zhamak Dehghani feels there are fundamental problems with this common approach.

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Microsoft DevOps Transformation | Donovan Brown

Agile Alliance

This talk introduces a truly unified approach to design, development, and operations that goes beyond merely bolting them together. It presents the view that by making design a continuous part of everything we do, we can fulfill the Agile promise of harnessing change for competitive advantage.

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How to use your Android as a 2FA key

The Parallax

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—Google Google just made it much, much easier for Android device owners to protect themselves with one of the safest extra security layers available to consumers. If you have a phone or tablet running Android 7.0

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Walk a Mile in Your Customer's Shoes

Speaker: Steven Haines, Founder and CEO, Sequent Learning Networks

Product professionals use phrases like "voice of the customer," and "user experience" so often that it can be easy to lose sight of their actual meanings. How can we, as product professionals, learn to keep customers and users at the heart of our work? Join Steven Haines, globally recognized thought leader and author, as he guides us through a memorable journey demonstrating how you can walk a mile in their customer's shoes. He'll explore how, by developing true empathy for your users, you can ensure you're creating the features and products they actually want.

Top Benefits of Dynamics CRM Integration with SharePoint

OTS Solutions

Benefits of the Sharepoint integration with Dynamics CRM. Sharepoint is a highly used document management and team collaboration resource created and maintained by Microsoft.

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5 Ways Scrum Helps Manage Risks

Scrum.org

An organization’s ability to rapidly and deliberately respond to changing demand, while controlling risk helps ascertain its Agility. If practiced in true essence, Scrum helps teams and organizations mitigate risks through its rules. Let’s look into some of these –. Iterative Delivery.

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Strangler Pattern: How to Deal With Legacy Code During the Container Revolution

OverOps

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on April 26, 2018. It has since been updated to reflect advancements in the industry. When we say “technical debt”, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind?

Bliki: TechnicalDebt

Martin Fowler

Software systems are prone to the build up of cruft - deficiencies in internal quality that make it harder than it would ideally be to modify and extend the system further.

Driving Discovery and Experimentation in your Organization

Speaker: Teresa Torres, Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk, David Bland, Founder and CEO, Precoil, and Hope Gurion, Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product LLC

If you want to build what matters, you can't move forward blindly. But to make progress, you can't let things slow to a crawl while you focus resources on gathering data. This is where continuous discovery and experimentation come in. Join Teresa Torres (Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk), David Bland (Founder, Precoil), and Hope Gurion (Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product) in a panel discussion as they cover how - and why - to build a culture of discovery and experimentation in your organization.

6 Avenger powers developers need to be ready for their Endgame

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

The endgame is finally here. Seeing the heroes train themselves, evolve personalities, grow closer (or farther), and eventually reach where they are after 11 years and 21 movies has been nothing less than inspiring. As a developer, there are plenty of things that we can learn from their stories.

Book review: Accelerate

Henrik Warne

The book Accelerate details the findings of four years of research on how DevOps affects various outcomes, such as software delivery tempo and stability, as well as the organizations’ profitability and market share.

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Agile Q&A: How Far Ahead Should a Team Estimate Product Backlog Items?

Agile Alliance

Explore the main reasons organizations adopt Agile and why your organization's rationale for adopting Agile may impact the implementation's success. Process

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5 Critical Setbacks in Agile Transformation!

Scrum.org

We have been experiencing a radical change in terms of market dynamics and economic models for the last few decades. In fact, we are shifting from a world where giant companies are kings to a world where clients are kings, in other words, from a production-oriented world to a new service-based world.

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Schema Evolution Patterns

Speaker: Alex Rasmussen, CEO, Bits on Disk

If you want to make your development team squirm, ask them about database schema changes or API versioning. Most development teams struggle with changing database schemas and updating API versions without breaking existing code. Alex Rasmussen is an expert in helping teams through these struggles. His talk will examine database schema changes and API versioning as two instances of schema evolution: how your systems respond when the structure of your structured data changes.

#VelocityConf 2019 – Top 5 Talks from the Best Minds in the Nation

OverOps

Ready to network with some of the best and brightest in the industry? Reserve your spot at this year’s Velocity Conference, hosted in the center of Silicon Valley in San Jose from June 10 to 13, 2019. It’s the ideal place for learning from the nation’s technological frontrunners.

Domain-driven data architecture

Martin Fowler

Zhamak explains the first part of the data mesh concept - using the ideas behind Domain-Driven Design to structure the data platform. more…. skip-home-page

6 Avenger powers developers need to be ready for their Endgame

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

The endgame is finally here. Seeing the heroes train themselves, evolve personalities, grow closer (or farther), and eventually reach where they are after 11 years and 21 movies has been nothing less than inspiring. As a developer, there are plenty of things that we can learn from their stories.