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.

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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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Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

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.

BI Buyers Guide: Embedding Analytics in Your Software

The business intelligence market has exploded. And as the number of vendors grows, it gets harder to make sense of it all. Learn how to decide what features you need and get an evaluation framework for every technical and non-technical requirement you could imagine.

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.

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!

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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2019 State of Engineering Performance Management Report

More than 100 software leaders were asked how they manage and measure engineering performance. How do the findings stack up to your own experience? The report includes the top engineering challenges and the most used performance metrics.

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.

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.

Objective and Key Results Examples to Help Your Company Set Effective Goals

Evolution4all

Objective and Key Results Examples to Help Your Company Set Effective Goals. It’s not enough that you have goals for your company. If your company is not experiencing growth, it’s either you are targeting the wrong goals or you are not utilising the right goal-setting methodology.

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.

More Effective Agile Leadership

Speaker: Steve McConnell, CEO, Construx Software

In this talk, Steve McConnell, CEO of Construx Software, distills hundreds of companies’-worth of real-world experience into the proven Agile leadership practices that work best. Steve will seamlessly thread together traditional approaches, early Agile approaches, modern Agile approaches, and the principles and context that underlie them all—creating an invaluable resource for Agile leaders, their teams, and their organizations.

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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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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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.

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.

The Essential Guide to Building Analytic Applications

Embedding dashboards, reports, and analytics in an existing application presents some unique opportunities—and poses unique challenges—to software teams. Download this eBook to hear 16 product experts share insights on business intelligence, UI/UX, security, and everything that goes into building a successful application with analytics at its core.

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.

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.

Agile Q&A: Why do Organizations Adopt Agile?

Agile Alliance

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

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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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Architect Your Organization for Effectiveness, Productivity, and Joy

Speaker: Ron Lichty, Consultant: Interim VP Engineering, Ron Lichty Consulting, Inc.

As a senior software leader, you likely spend more time working on the architecture of your systems than the architecture of your organization. Yet, structuring our teams and organizations is a critical factor for success. In fact, the impact of software architecture parallels the impact of organizational structure. We are excited to welcome Ron Lichty, co-author of a seminal book on managing software teams and a well-known speaker, he’ll speak to organizing for effectiveness, productivity and joy.

Sustaining machine learning in the enterprise

O'Reilly Media - Data

Drawing insights from recent surveys, Ben Lorica analyzes important trends in machine learning. Continue reading Sustaining machine learning in the enterprise

One Step Back, Two Steps Forward

3back

We were humming along as a Team; suddenly it feels like everybody’s got two left feet. What’s going on? Sometimes when a Team hits a rough patch, after a period of really working well together, it’s hard to understand what went wrong? We’ve faced tough challenges before… this feels different.

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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.