July, 2019

The Last Step In The Journey To Leadership Greatness

Terry Starbucker

As a good more human leader, you’ve framed your vision, set your strategy, built your model, hired your team, designed your processes, set expectations, established a culture of accountability , and pushed confidently forward on executing your path to success.

Addressing The Elephant: And Why Most Conflicts In Teams Are Invisible

Scrum.org

Conflicts are fascinating. Now, this may be the organisational psychologist in me talking, or the facilitator who senses them in the groups I work with. But the other part of me dreads them. They scare me. They make me anxious.

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Open source security: 4 metrics that matter to app sec teams

TechBeacon

Open-source software components are incorporated into almost every major development effort, but the security of those components continue to be a problem.

DevOps Quality Metrics Ranked: From Overrated Distractions to Hidden Gems

The New Stack

Tricentis sponsored this post. Wayne Ariola. Wayne, from Tricentis, is a recognized thought leader on software testing topics such as continuous testing, risk-based testing, service virtualization and API testing.

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.

EventStorming cheat sheet

Xebia

EventStorming is the smartest approach to collaborate beyond silo boundaries. The power of EventStorming comes from a diverse multi-disciplined group of people who, together, have a lot of wisdom and knowledge.

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Cloud Computing – Overview, Types, Benifits and Future Scope

The Crazy Programmer

Cloud Computing is a type of online on-demand service that includes resources like computer system software, databases, storage, applications, and other computing resources over the internet without any use of physical components.

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What Quality Metrics Matter Most for DevOps?

DevOps.com

The way we develop and deliver software has changed dramatically in the past five years—but the metrics we use to measure quality remain largely the same.

How Betway Tests in Production – Hypothesis-Driven Development and More

LaunchDarkly

In June, our friends at Intercom opened their offices in London for our Test in Production Meetup. Michael Gillett started the evening with a talk on how his team at The Betway Group has embraced hypothesis-driven development, and how testing in production is a key part of these practices.

Book Review: Designing Data-Intensive Applications

Henrik Warne

What a great book Designing Data-Intensive Applications is! It covers databases and distributed systems in clear language, great detail and without any fluff.

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.

PO Perspective: Team development for the Development Team

Scrum.org

A while ago I was brushing the teeth of my 3 year old son when I thought of something. This little dude can walk, run, talk (A LOT!), climb, undress, etcetera, but somehow every morning and evening I’m brushing his teeth, instead of him doing it himself.

Fish Heads and The Value of Great Leadership: An Unforgettable Lesson

Terry Starbucker

“Terry, don’t you see? A fish stinks from its head down”. It was three months into my maiden voyage as a cable TV executive, at age 27. I was in the middle of going over a laundry list of problems with my boss that had been vexing me for weeks.

Are you being agile—or just doing agile?

TechBeacon

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DevOps Before and After Kubernetes

The New Stack

As Kubernetes turns five, we explore the changing face of DevOps in the K8s world. DevOps Inception and Shortcomings. Anoop Balakuntalam. Anoop Balakuntalam is a curious technologist based out of Hyderabad, India.

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The Definitive Guide to Predictive Analytics

By embedding predictive analytics, you can future-proof your application and give users sophisticated insights. The Definitive Guide to Predictive Analytics has everything you need to get started, including real-world examples, steps to build your models, and solutions to common data challenges.

Cultural needs designing bounded contexts

Xebia

Without a doubt, the bounded context pattern from Eric Evans book is one of the more essential patterns for designing and building modern software. Especially in the land of microservices architectures, where setting proper bounded context which is highly linked with the business goals aka the domain is essential to not get into the distributed […]. The post Cultural needs designing bounded contexts appeared first on Xebia Blog.

Serverless is not a Technology

Stackery

The benefits of having a Product Discovery Phase with your dev team

UruIT

How a Product Discovery phase can help your business. In the software development industry, it’s really common that clients approach development agencies like ours with a product they want to create.

Hey Scrum Master! Are You a Serving Leader?

Scrum.org

Scrum Masters lead by serving others; It sounds paradoxical, but it works. This is a blog about leadership: leadership in Scrum teams, communities, and businesses.

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An Adult Conversation About Estimates

Speaker: Beekey Cheung, Software Consultant, Professor Beekums, LLC

Estimates are a contentious topic in software development. Most of our development teams hate providing estimates and many managers are starting to view them as unnecessary. As senior software leaders, how can we determine whether estimates are helpful or harmful to our teams? We are excited to be joined by Beekey Cheung, a software consultant and blogger known as Professor Beekums, who has helped many leaders and teams go from fearing estimates to using them appropriately. He'll walk us through the value of estimates, how to overcome the hesitancy many have in giving them, and how to provide better estimates.

How to improve candidate experience using developer assessments

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

David Heinemeier, the creator of Ruby on Rails tweeted: Several organizations still use whiteboard interviews as a standard process to hire developers. . In a whiteboard interview, developers are given a problem statement for which they have to provide the solution on a whiteboard.

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Easy Button Leadership (EBL)

Nathan Magnuson

In my book Ignite Your Leadership Expertise , I wrote that leaders make life easier, less complicated and more fun for those around them. When I first drafted those words several years ago, I’ll admit they felt a little cheesy. But over the years, I’ve come to realize their merit all too well.

Everything You Need to Know About the 4 Stages of Software Reliability

OverOps

FYI – The maturity model presented in this post is based on the concept of Continuous Reliability, which you can read more about here.

How to Talk With Your Boss When You Totally Disagree

Let's Grow Leaders

Talk with your boss when you disagree—you might be surprised at the results I was seething. The CEO had just asked my team to do something that I felt lacked integrity, was unprincipled, manipulative, and put our clients in a bad position. […].

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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.

3 Reasons Why DevOps Is More Popular Than Ever

DevOps.com

How popular is DevOps? More popular than ever, if Google Trends is to be believed. Here’s a look at how the popularity of DevOps has increased over time, and what has driven the change.

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Scrum Has a Messaging Problem

Scrum.org

You Are not Doing Scrum. You are not doing Scrum." How many times have you heard that? Scrum Police are a legion. If you are not doing , you are not doing Scrum.

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7 Fundamental Steps to Complete a Data Project

Dataiku

It's hard to know where to start once you’ve decided that yes, you want to dive into the fascinating world of data and AI. Just looking at all the technologies you have to understand and all the tools you’re supposed to master is enough to make your dizzy.

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5 Critical Reasons Your Business Website Needs an SEO Audit

Women on Business

We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] If you haven't already done so, update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. link]. Women On Business Sponsors

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The Six Principles of Persuasion

Speaker: Michael Carducci, CTO, Mago:Tech

As senior tech leaders, we often fall prey to thinking that a “good idea” and logical case is sufficient to get the desired response and result. We might be trying to get our CEO on-board with investment in a new technology or a rearchitecture effort, or we might want culture or process changes by our team. Our “good idea” is simply the beginning. An idea must be communicated; a case must be made; and ultimately other people must be persuaded to get onboard. Michael Carducci brings a fascinating background to this webinar. He’s a technologist and regularly works to help senior leaders improve their results. He’s also a professional mentalist and has been a student of psychology, human behavior and the principles of influence for nearly two decades.

Continuous Reliability: How to Move Fast and NOT Break Things

OverOps

Development and IT Ops teams commonly find themselves in a game of tug-of-war between two key objectives: driving innovation and maintaining reliable (i.e. stable) software. To drive innovation, we’re seeing the emergence of CI/CD practices and the rise of automation.

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How to Stop Wasting People’s Courage

Let's Grow Leaders

Eliminate courage sinkholes to energize your team When you think about inspiring courage at work, what comes to mind? Encouraging your team to… Speak their truth in meetings? Challenge your thinking? Share new ideas? Question the way we’ve always done it? Find […].

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3 Examples of AI at Work in DataOps

DevOps.com

Artificial intelligence (AI) is making all the difference between innovators and laggards in the global marketplace. Yet, implementing a state-of-the-art DataOps operation involves a long-term commitment to putting in place the right people, processes and tools that will deliver results.