March, 2019

Chatbots vs. Humans? Try Chatbots + Humans, Instead

Zipwhip

According to Zipwhip’s 2019 State of Texting report , 74 percent of people would rather talk to a real person than a chatbot. But we know that there will always be certain instances where an automated experience is preferable over a slower one that’s dependent on a human.

8 ways to hire a developer [Actionable tips]

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

Whether you are an employer or an employee, you need to think beyond résumés to stay ahead of the game. From hackathons to automated evaluation tools, semantic analysis to personality tests, social hiring to web scraping, recruiting is being reinvented and how.

Challenge Industry Norms and Redefine Your Technology Roles

The New Stack

Sharone Revah Zitzman. Sharone Zitzman is a marketing technologist and open source community builder, who likes to work with teams building products that developers love.

Report: Technical Debt is Costing You More Than You Think

OverOps

How many errors does the average application have? And, how much do these errors cost companies each year? We all know application issues cost money, but quantifying it – well, that’s a harder task.

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Organizing for Customer Centricity

Speaker: Tatyana Mamut

Most companies today say they are “customer centric.” Yet many still make decisions primarily based on competitor threats, technical architecture, or executive opinions. So what sets apart those that talk the talk, and those that walk the walk? Join Nextdoor's Head of Product Tatyana Mamut, PhD as she outlines the 7 habits of truly customer-centric companies.

Scrum Master Tips - Mind your "Say:Do" ratio

Scrum.org

. . How can I show the team what the Scrum values look like in action? How do I get my team to trust and/or respect me? How do I demonstrate servant leadership? . Typically, the person asking me these questions is either a new Scrum Master or someone who is just learning about Scrum in one of my Professional Scrum Master classes from Scrum.org. The answers are much like Scrum itself: simple but not easy. .

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Programming: Math or Writing?

Henrik Warne

Is programming like math, or is it like writing? I think there are elements of both in it, even though programming is a discipline of its own. Nevertheless, it is interesting to think about what aspects are like math, and what aspects are like writing.

Becoming Agile: Evidence Based Management

Scrum.org

"My advice would always be to ignore the perceived wisdom and look for the most reliable evidence on the ground" - D.T. Puttnam. Hearing a senior executive announce "We're committed to becoming agile!" is not the bombshell moment it used to be.

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Objective and Key Results Implementation from Top to Bottom Overview

Evolution4all

Objective and Key Results Implementation from Top to Bottom Overview. To properly implement Objectives and Key Results (OKRs), it is important to understand how this whole process works.

Application Errors: Are They Costing You More Than You Thought?

OverOps

You can figure out how much errors cost when they crash your application, but what about other errors and issues that are caught and known? They might end up costing you even more.

Build Product Progress with a Strong Data Culture

Speaker: Nima Gardideh, CTO, Pearmill

Have you ever thought your product's progress was headed in one direction, and been shocked to see a different story reflected in big picture KPIs like revenue? It can be confusing when customer feedback or metrics like registration or retention are painting a different picture. No matter how sophisticated your analytics are, if you're asking the wrong questions - or looking at the wrong metrics - you're going to have trouble getting answers that can help you. Join Nima Gardideh, CTO of Pearmill, as he demonstrates how to build a strong data culture within your team, so everyone understands which metrics they should actually focus on - and why. Then, he'll explain how you can use your analytics to regularly review progress and successes. Finally, he'll discuss what you should keep in mind when instrumenting your analytics.

5 Questions to Ask Remote Web Developers

DevOps.com

Great web developers are waiting to be hired. Your company could seize upon the opportunity—but only if you’re willing to be patient, dedicated and a little creative. Don’t scare away qualified remote web developers with a few poorly worded questions or a mistimed probe.

Programming Languages for Students

The Crazy Programmer

You do not have to enroll for a Computer Science degree to start doing some programming or coding. As a student, you can learn some programming languages that can help you achieve your dreams while still in school. Students can also make pocket money from coding.

Controlling the Flow: Why Today’s Leaders Have To Be Plumbers Too

Terry Starbucker

There’s a role a leader must play that in this day and age is even more important than being a teacher or mentor. It’s the role of a plumber. Yep, a plumber. Think about this for a minute – a plumber deals with pressure and flow all the time –in this case as it pertains to water.

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Improving your Definition of Done

Scrum.org

The purpose of Scrum is to create a potentially releasable Done Product Increment, in order to realize business value. Many teams struggle in improving their Definition of Done.

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What Is (and Isn’t) Product Management?

Speaker: Steve Johnson, VP of Products, Pragmatic Institute

Product Management is one of the most exciting - and most misunderstood - functions in technical organizations. Is it strategic or tactical? Is it a planning role or a support role? Many product professionals are unclear about what is (and isn't) product management. After all, product management spans many activities from business planning to market readiness. In this session, we’ll examine many product activities and artifacts for product strategy, planning, and growth, and introduce a simple tool that you can use in your organization to clarify the roles of product management and others. Steve Johnson explores the many roles of Product Management in this fun talk focused on why product managers should obsess on problems instead of solutions.

How OKR Works: A Beginner’s Guide

Evolution4all

In this article, we will explain how OKR works. Objectives and Key Results ( OKRs ) is a phenomenal goal setting framework that many organisations utilise. It’s a simple, easy, straightforward and results-driven system.

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Russell Ackoff

Agile Alliance

This entry was written as part of the Supporting Agile Adoption program, an Agile Alliance initiative dedicated to supporting organizations and their people become more Agile.

Designing Better Processes to Get Things Done

NeverFriday

The Rudolf Podcast is a podcast by Rudolf Olah covering technology, leadership, project management, web development and more. Transcript. Hey there listeners! Welcome to the latest episode of the Rudolf Podcast!

Tips for Secure Programming and Coding

The Crazy Programmer

While security has always been a concern for individuals and companies online, today this is more true now than ever. Hacks and data breaches are skyrocketing and hundreds of millions of people are being compromised every year.

The 5 Levels of Analytics Maturity

Basic dashboards used to be enough to thrill end users. But over time, modern capabilities have emerged—and bare-minimum features are no longer cutting it. How have analytics changed? And where do your BI offerings fall short? Find out sophisticated ways to future-proof your application. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

Top 7 Tips for Scaling Your Artificial Intelligence Strategy

OTS Solutions

There Are Top Seven Tips for Scaling Your Artificial Intelligence Strategy. In just the last few years, a large number of enterprises have started to work on incorporating an artificial intelligence strategy into their business.

The Importance of Agile Leaders

Scrum.org

An Agile mindset is crucial in management roles for organizations that are moving towards Agility. I observed this while working in various organizations and currently am a witness of it while assisting my customers.

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Full Maximisation Of OKR Benefits For Your Company

Evolution4all

Would your company or organisation benefit from Objectives and Key Results (OKRs)? Well, this is what we will explain in this blog post, the OKR benefits. This goal-setting framework is useful for any company regardless of the industry. Below are some of its major merits. OKRs is an Agile System.

Applications and innovations in the Internet of Things (IoT)

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a system of interrelated devices that have unique identifiers and can autonomously transfer data over a network. IoT ecosystems consist of internet-enabled smart devices that have integrated sensors, processors, and communication hardware to capture, analyze, and send data from their immediate environments. IHS Technology predicts that there will be over 30 billion IoT devices in use by 2020 and over 75 billion by 2025.

Walk a Mile in Your Customer's Shoes

Speaker: Steven Haines

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. This phrase blur is dangerous, as it can pull our attention from what should be our real focus: our our customers' and users' needs. 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. You'll come away understanding: How being customer focused gives you a competitive advantage. Tactics for developing empathy for your users. How to encourage innovation through better customer understanding. September 11th, 2019 11:00AM PDT, 2:00PM EDT, 7:00PM BST

Agile Q&A: What is a Self-Organizing, Cross-Functional Team?

Agile Alliance

Learn how project managers accustomed to a more traditional software development environment can adapt to a more Agile approach in this post from the Agile Alliance blog. People agile teams cross-functional teams

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Flexbox layout with Angular and Flex-Layout

NeverFriday

What are you using to create a grid layout with Angular? Whatever it is, Bootstrap or Material or something else, you should try the CSS flexbox layout system instead. Using the flex-layout Angular module you can create a responsive web app effortlessly.

Helpful Tips to Make Your New App More Secure

The Crazy Programmer

Up to 92 percent of all apps available today have security weaknesses or flaws that can be easily exploited by nefarious cyber-criminals. If you are creating an app or planning to launch one in the near future, then making sure it is secure is a must.

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Equality - the roles in Scrum

Scrum.org

The Scrum Team consists of three roles. The only three roles needed in Scrum. But all needed! And all equally important to be successful. This first sentence is all there is to it.

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The Magic of Intent: Start Knowing The Goals of Your Users

Speaker: Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, Zalando, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher, Zalando

It's important to know your users - what are their preferences, pain points, ultimate goals? With user research and usage data, you can get a great idea of how your users act. The tricky part is, very few users reliably act the same way every time they use your product. Join Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher at Zalando, as they explain how they were able to reach a new level of user understanding - by taking their user research and segmenting their users by point-in-time intent. You'll leave with a strategy to change how your product team, and organization at large, understands your users.