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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Encouraging Innovation in an Established Product Culture

Speaker: Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies

Innovation is both a process and an outcome. The place to begin innovating your products and services is by first bringing innovation to your internal process. We'll explore the innovation process including the challenges, solutions, and hands-on techniques for becoming a successful "agent of change" within a well-established product culture. We'll examine the importance of UX and user-centric feature analysis, the adaptation of Agile Methodologies to the creative process as well as a way to drive successful culture change for setting expectations and winning approvals with cross-functional stakeholders. Innovation and Leadership go hand in hand. Join Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies, as we assess some case studies and see how to lead with a clear strategy, well-defined tactics, and an unbiased 360 understanding of perhaps the most fundamental question of all; "why are you innovating?"

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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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.

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.

Get Growth With Partner Integrations

Speaker: Mandy Howard, Product Manager, ServiceTitan

Once your SaaS product hits a certain level of revenue, you'll need to change things up to move past the plateau. One of the ways to do this is to move past your core product and introduce new business streams. If you're strategic about your integrations, you can strengthen your ties to your target market. Join Mandy Howard, Product Manager at ServiceTitan, as she takes you through the three key questions that you need to answer to grow your product with the right partner integrations. Whether you're a start-up, or working on a new product in an enterprise environment, you'll learn how to push through to a new level of growth.

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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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.

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!

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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Measure the Immeasurable: Beyond Vanity Metrics

Speaker: Sari Harrison, Product Management Instructor, Product School

As a product manager, it's your job to realize your product’s vision by executing your chosen strategy. It’s also your job to deliver value to the business. Ultimately, these two outcomes are aligned so the temptation is to focus primarily on business metrics. Doing this can cause you to lose focus on the real value you are trying to achieve, in favor of moving the vanity metrics such as launches and time spent. Join Sari Harrison, Product Management Instructor at Product School, as she explains how to use immeasurable success criteria along with your more standard KPIs to deliver products that don't just get used a lot, but deliver real value.

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.

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.

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.

7 Talks to Add to Your Schedule at DevNexus 2019

OverOps

It’s hot, it’s relevant, and it’s the second largest Java conference in the nation. It’s DevNexus, the conference by developers for developers.

The Complete Predictive Analytics Lifecycle for Application Teams

Speaker: Sriram Parthasarathy, Senior Director of Predictive Analytics, Logi Analytics

Applications with predictive analytics are able to deliver massive value to end users. But what steps should product managers take to add predictive analytics to their applications? In this webinar, we’ll walk through an end-to-end lifecycle of embedding predictive analytics inside an application. Find out how a real-world application decided what predictive questions to ask, sourced the right data, organized resources, built models, deployed predictive analytics in production, and monitored model performance over time.

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.

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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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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How Google Sets OKRs: Everything You Need to Know to Grow Like Google

Evolution4all

Unlocking How Google Sets OKRs. Google owes its success to various factors. One of such is the goal-setting methodology that has played a key role in the company’s rapid success. This framework is known as Objectives and Key Results (OKRs).

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Embedding Operational Reports: Everything Product Managers Should Know

Speaker: Dean Yao, Sr. Director of Product Marketing, Logi Analytics

Businesses are run with analytics - but companies continue to struggle with interpreting, analyzing, and distributing data. Operational reports help get information to the people who need it most, in formats they understand, and in a timeframe that matters. Join the webinar to learn how embedding operational reports can give your users a precisely formatted, ready-to-analyze view of their operational activities. World-class software teams are embedding operational reports to empower end users with interactive data visualizations, detailed information, and highly precise formats that can be shared via email, PDF, print, or online.

Attracting quality talent through hackathons

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

This post was originally published on The HR Agenda Magazine’s blog on March 1st, 2019. Hackathons are a logical solution to addressing the unique challenges of hiring the ever-elusive top tech talent. Talent acquisition has been the biggest concerns for the C-suite year after year.

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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How To Avoid A Big and Demoralizing Leadership Fail (Unless You Are A Vulcan)

Terry Starbucker

How many times have we heard these words in a workplace? “We’re We’re in the dark here”. Nobody knows what’s going on”. “This is an information vacuum!” ” Too many times, right? These are classic signs of a (very) big leadership fail I call “ Leadership by Osmosis “.

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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How To Launch A Feature To Maximize Growth

Speaker: Brian Balfour, CEO, Reforge

Have you ever been part of a launch that, despite everyone's hard work, was more like a balloon deflating than a rocket taking off? It turns out that some of the most popular product and feature launch tactics can be counterproductive to achieving sustainable growth. Brian Balfour, Founder and CEO of Reforge, has taken a close look at these practices to figure out just why they can slow - or even hurt - growth. Now, he has a repeatable model for you to use in your next launches to get the growth you're looking for.

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.

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.

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Comparing Nuclio and AWS Lambda

DevOps.com

With serverless, you delegate the responsibility of running your infrastructure to a platform provider as much as possible.

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