March, 2020

Agile forecasting techniques for the next decade

Scrum.org

The Old Farmer’s Almanac is the oldest continuously published periodical in North America. It was first published in 1792 by Robert B. Thomas who wanted an almanac “to be useful with a pleasant degree of humor. Many long-time Almanac followers claim that its forecasts are 80% to 85% accurate. .

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Tips for Conducting Onsite Technical Interviews Virtually

CodeSignal

In the last few weeks, engineering teams have been forced to adapt their hiring processes, especially when it comes to onsite interviews. No longer can candidates come into the office for a technical interview – which means gone, at least for now, are the days of in-person onsite interviews.

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How COVID-19 Response Is Expanding the Cyberattack Surface

Tenable

As organizations rapidly move to a remote-work model in response to COVID-19, cybersecurity professionals are facing a sudden expansion of the attack surface. Here’s what you need to consider from a vulnerability management standpoint to keep your organization safe.

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32 Scrum Stakeholder Anti-Patterns

Scrum.org

TL; DR: Scrum Stakeholder Anti-Patterns. Learn how individual incentives and outdated organizational structures — fostering personal agendas and local optimization efforts — manifest themselves in Scrum stakeholder anti-patterns which easily can impede any agile transition.

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Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Six Steps Every Business Should Take to Protect Its Data

DevOps.com

Data may or may not be the new oil but it is the growth engine of today’s digital age. Data about a company’s customers, products, services and sales is worth a lot to the company itself, of course, but also to its competitors, as well as to business-savvy hackers.

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8 Tips for Holding Virtual Meetings During the COVID-19 Pandemic

TechSoup

In light of the increasing threat of the COVID-19 virus , a large number of nonprofits have temporarily transitioned to a remote workforce if possible. In this short post, we'd like to take a moment to share some best practices for holding virtual meetings during these times.

It’s Human Transformation, Not Digital Transformation

The Crazy Programmer

When asked about the defining process of the last decade, a lot of people would be tempted to answer with digital transformation. It’s understandable.

Ruinous Empathy of a Scrum Master

Scrum.org

You must have heard about the Radical Candor book and its quadrant model. Today I want to talk about how you can apply this model to a Scrum Master role.

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What is the Recommended Scrum Team Size?

Agile Pain Relief Notes from a Tool User

Nearly every client I work with asks me this question at some point. The Scrum Guide offers very limited guidance, suggesting 3-9 people per team (exclusive of ScrumMaster and Product Owner), without giving reasons or context for those numbers.

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Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

Whither Goest Thou, Enterprise Workloads?

IDC

Line of Business (LOB) applications or workloads determine the livelihood of enterprises and impact the success of enterprises directly.

The Elephant in the Architecture

Martin Fowler

Last week I gave one of the keynotes at O'Reilly's Software Architecture conference. When I was invited to do this last year, I asked my colleagues at a radar meeting dinner for suggestions on what to talk about. They commented about how they were often asked to do architectural assessments for clients, and almost always discovered that the architects neglected to properly understand the business value of the systems they were looking after.

A Deep Dive Into AI for IT Operations

DevOps.com

Traditional IT administration and management techniques are reforming. By employing artificial intelligence (AI), IT operations are taking an interesting turn in the field of advancements. The term “AIOps” stands for Artificial Intelligence for the IT Operations.

Why Testing is No Longer Sufficient for Today’s Software Delivery Pipelines

OverOps

The move to innovate at speed and scale is stressing software quality and exposing the limitations of testing. Don’t get me wrong – testing in all its forms is inseparable from the software delivery supply chain.

5 Signs It's Time to Replace Your Homegrown Analytics

If you built your analytics in house, chances are your basic features are no longer enough for your end users. Is it time to move on to a more robust analytics solution with more advanced capabilities? Follow this free guide for tips on making the build to buy transition.

Why organizations should commit to innersource in 2020

Github

Even if you’ve never heard the term “innersource” to describe how teams build their software, you’ll probably still recognize some of the principles behind it. They’re powering code at the world’s most influential companies, and they might even be important practices on your team.

Sprint Goal Template

Scrum.org

The Sprint Goal is mentioned numerous times in the Scrum Guide, however it can be over looked by many teams or seen as an "oh yeah" moment when teams are finishing Sprint Planning.

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How my team manages to stay connected in times of isolation

Xebia

The jokes must go on It sounds like a paradox. Contradictio in terminis, as the linguistic in me likes to put it. Staying connected in times of isolation. Now that most of us are working remotely, teams need to find ways to stay connected.

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Scrum Masters are People Too – Give ‘Em a Break, and a Hand

Agile Alliance

There are great Scrum Masters and lousy Scrum Masters. There are also great and lousy managers, developers, testers, salespeople, and neighbors. People are people – no matter what their profession or role in life. Scrum Masters are people too.

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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.

When I’m 54: Tackling ageism in tech with Kerry Gates

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

Now that I’m older and my resume. is too long for you. Will you still be sending me a meeting invite? Strategy session with a quick bite? If I’ve been out on caregiver leave. Would you lock the door? Will you still need me, will you still hire me. Now that I am 54?

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How to do effective video calls

Martin Fowler

During 2011-2012 there was a small but significant revolution in how we worked at ThoughtWorks. When we needed to communicate while separated we used to do telephone meetings, but within a year the telephone disappeared and we started using video calls instead.

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Never attribute to stupidity that which is adequately explained by opportunity cost

Erik Bernhardsson

Hanlon's razor is a classic aphorism I'm sure you have heard before: Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity. I've found that neither malice nor stupidity is the most common reason when you don't understand why something is in a certain way.

Secure by Design

Henrik Warne

I really like Secure by Design. The key idea is that there is a big overlap between secure code and good software design. Code that is strict, clear and focused will be easier to reason about, and will have fewer bugs. This in turn makes it less vulnerable to attacks.

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3 Challenges of Building Complex Dashboards with Open Source Components

Speaker: Ryan MacCarrigan, Founding Principal, LeanStudio

Many product teams use charting components and open source code libraries to get dashboards and reporting functionality quickly. But what happens when you have a growing user base and additional feature requests? Watch this webinar with Ryan MacCarrigan, Founding Principal of Lean Studio, to learn about key considerations for launching your next analytics project.

Alternative Scrum Framework Poster

Scrum.org

We have redesigned our Scrum Framework poster and have made some changes. . . . Here is an explanation of the elements we have presented differently compared to the Scrum.org poster [1] and the reasons why: . Scrum Events . The Sprint .

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Tips for Better Remote Meetings

Agile Alliance

As of this week, many people who are accustomed to going to the office are working from home. I myself am mostly staying at home, avoiding face-to-face interaction with colleagues and friends, especially those over 65 or with medical issues.

Top Trend of Microsoft Dynamic CRM in 2020

OTS Solutions

Here Are Top Seven Trends Of Microsoft Dynamic CRM In 2020. Arguably the most significant tool that a business can use is a customer relationship management tool. Also known as a microsoft dynamic CRM tool.

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The Robinhood Outage, Corornavirus and Keeping Your Software Healthy

OverOps

What’s the connection between Robinhood services, Coronavirus and your application’s health? It’s all about the environment.

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.