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 Learn how individual incentives and outdated organizational structures — fostering personal agendas and local optimization efforts — manifest themselves in Scrum stakeholder anti-patterns which easily can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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Gartner Report - Introducing DataOps Into Your Data Management Discipline

Data teams are increasingly under pressure to deliver data to support a range of consumers and use cases. DataOps techniques can address the data delivery challenges through a more agile and collaborative approach to building and managing data pipelines.

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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Why Distributed Tracing is Essential for Performance and Reliability

Speaker: Daniel "spoons" Spoonhower, CTO and Co-Founder at Lightstep

Many engineering organizations have now adopted microservices or other loosely coupled architectures, often alongside DevOps practices. Together these have enabled individual service teams to become more independent and, as a result, have boosted developer velocity. However, this increased velocity often comes at the cost of overall application performance or reliability. Worse, teams often don’t understand what’s affecting performance or reliability – or even who to ask to learn more. Distributed tracing was developed at organizations like Google and Twitter to address these problems and has also come a long way in the decade since then. By the end of this presentation, you’ll understand why distributed tracing is necessary and how it can bring performance and reliability back under control.

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.

Data Analytics in the Cloud for Developers and Founders

Speaker: Javier Ramírez, Senior AWS Developer Advocate, AWS

You have lots of data, and you are probably thinking of using the cloud to analyze it. But how will you move data into the cloud? In which format? How will you validate and prepare the data? What about streaming data? Can data scientists discover and use the data? Can business people create reports via drag and drop? Can operations monitor what’s going on? Will the data lake scale when you have twice as much data? Is your data secure? In this session, we address common pitfalls of building data lakes and show how AWS can help you manage data and analytics more efficiently.

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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How to Choose the Best Embedded Analytics Solution to Modernize Your Application

If you are looking to modernize your application to improve competitiveness, then one of the quickest wins you can have is to embed sophisticated analytics that will wow your existing and prospective customers.

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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The Rise of Embedded Self-Service Analytics

Speaker: Chris Von Simson & Nat Venkataraman

Can your users get the data and analytics they need without leaving your application? Watch this webinar with Chris von Simson of Dresner Advisory Services as he shares why user enablement has emerged as the theme in today’s embedded analytics landscape.

Remote work - How to work from home efficiently

Scrum.org

. Interesting times have come. Due to danger of coronavirus spread many organizations decided to switch to the remote work model. Besides the influence on Scrum implementation, this might be a new situation for you personally.

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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.

Nine Developer Enablement Practices to Achieve DevOps at Enterprise Scale

In this eBook, Christian Oestreich, a senior software engineering leader with experience at multiple Fortune 500 companies, shares how a metrics-driven mindset can dramatically improve software quality and enable DevOps at enterprise scale.