October, 2019

Why you should hire DevOps enablers, not experts

TechBeacon

We are regularly asked if we know any DevOps or site reliability engineering (SRE) experts available for hire. Our answer is, invariably, "Not really." It's a tough market out there. DevOps, DevOps Culture, Special Coverage: DevOps Enterprise Summit Las Vegas 2019

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Mind your language (if you want to be Agile)

Scrum.org

There are four key words in the first value of the Agile Manifesto: “ Individuals and their interactions over processes and tools ”. Most of us can spend countless hours debating the value of focusing on people and the dangers related to focusing on processes and tools.

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How Do You Know Something Is A Bug? – Using Mental Models and Oracles in Testing

Xebia

Did you ever find a problem of which you weren’t sure it was a bug? You probably thought it over, looked up the requirements or discussed with a team member. Perhaps you figured it out by yourself, the requirements made things clear or your team member could help you out. Either way, you needed some […]. The post How Do You Know Something Is A Bug? – Using Mental Models and Oracles in Testing appeared first on Xebia Blog. Testing Mental Model Oracle

Zombie Standups (And How to Bring them Back to Life)

3back

Are you Trapped in a Zombie Standup? Do you find yourself tuning out during Standup (Daily Scrum)?

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Rapid Experimentation at Every Stage of Product Development

Speaker: Tanya Koshy, VP of Product, UserTesting

Experimentation isn't something you do once you have designs or once you’ve built the product; it's important to validate early and often to better understand your customer, their needs, and the market opportunity. Join Tanya Koshy, VP of Product at UserTesting, as she explores how, by using customer feedback at every stage of the product development process, you can better and more quickly iterate on your product ideas. Ultimately, this rapid experimentation during development will enable you to deliver customer value faster.

How Much Time Do Developers Spend Actually Writing Code?

The New Stack

Tidelift sponsored this post. Chris Grams. Chris is the head of marketing at Tidelift.

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Applying Secrets Management to DevOps

DevOps.com

DevOps has changed the way enterprises operate, allowing for quick and efficient product development.

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DevOps Skill: Become a Yes-Man Who Frequently Uses No

Dzone - DevOps

Sometimes you just have to. Sometimes ‘No’ is the kindest word,” says Vironika Tugaleva, author of The Love Mindset. The art of saying no is a skill you must have in DevOps. devops automation devops best practices devops approach devops skills say no

Achieving Observability: How to Address the Unknown Unknowns in Your Application

OverOps

Imagine if nature documentaries were composed solely of stationary footage shot in the wild.

The relationship-powered enterprise

DXC

In a workplace increasingly filled with intelligent machines, strong interpersonal relationships between actual humans will be critical to an enterprise’s success.

The Science of High-Impact Experimentation

Speaker: Holly Hester-Reilly, Founder and Product Management Coach, H2R Product Science

Too many product teams don't know what to test, which leads to poorly designed experiments and unclear results. How can a product manager be certain they’re making effective decisions when it comes to experimentation? Join Holly Hester-Reilly, Founder and Product Management Coach at H2R Product Science, as she walks us through the entire experimentation process, from deciding what to test to sharing the results with stakeholders, to illustrate what strong testing practices look like and how they can be implemented in every organization.

Toxic Team Members

Agile Alliance

Imagine this was your Agile team: Your Product Owner has expert domain knowledge but is more focused on career progression than on developing a great product. The Business Analyst is thorough but is a poor time manager and often misses deadlines.

An Easy Way to Check on Your Culture

Let's Grow Leaders

Check your culture by looking at shared resources Is there anything more gross than a neglected break-room microwave oven? If Marvel needs another super-villain, I’d recommend someone spawned from the splatter of last night’s warmed up spaghetti and powered by the fumes […].

How Google and Facebook do code analysis

TechBeacon

Over the past five years the internal developer productivity teams at Google and Facebook have been exploring a new approach to incorporating static code analysis into their development workflows.

How DevOps Can Prioritize Time and Energy for Software Development

The New Stack

Raygun sponsored this post. Freyja Spaven. Freyja writes for Raygun.com, the performance monitoring suite that enables you to build stronger, faster and more resilient web and mobile applications for your customers.

Design and Run Experiments That Actually Progress Your Business

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

Experimenting as a way to explore new products, services, and business models can help eliminate the guesswork involved in building something your customers actually value. That said, it's often quite tricky to take your vision and figure out the first experiment to run. How do you get started? How can you ensure your experiments are well-designed? Join Nick Noreña, educator, entrepreneur, and currently an Innovation Coach at Kromatic, as he walks us through how we can figure out the right experiments to run for any product or service, and in organizations of all sizes.

Going Back to the Basics: Agile Values

UruIT

Key takeaways from Ágiles Colombia 2019. Last month I had the opportunity of attending “Ágiles Colombia”, the Colombian Conference on Agile frameworks that draws in attendees from all over Latin America.

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Can a Sprint be Just One-Day Long?

Scrum.org

Scrum uses a concept called a “Sprint” to eliminate the risk of complex product development and deliver value sooner to stakeholders. These Sprints are no longer than 30 days in length. If you ask anyone doing Scrum how long their Sprints are, they will usually respond “2 weeks”.

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Preparation Is the New Leadership Differentiator

Next Level Blog

In watching and working with top executives and their teams over the past few years, I’ve come to a fresh conclusion. Preparation is the new leadership differentiator. You might argue that preparation has always been important. I would agree with you on that but would contend that preparation is in shorter supply than it used to be.

Common Cloud Security Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

DevOps.com

Over the last few years, it’s become apparent that traditional on-premise security policies are not a good fit for newer cloud-native environments. Even though the writing has been on the wall for a long time, the brewing security crisis still hasn’t been resolved.

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How to Design Strong Experiments

Speaker: Franziska Beeler, Head of Cloud Academy, and Tendayi Viki, Associate Partner, Strategyzer

When testing new business and product ideas, choosing the right experiment is just the beginning. After we have chosen our experiment, it’s important that we spend some time designing it well. Join Tendayi Viki, corporate innovation expert and associate partner at Strategyzer, and Franziska Beeler, Head of Cloud Academy at Strategyzer, as they walk us through the three key elements that help you design stronger experiments and come away with the evidence you need to advance your idea.

Robotic Process Automation: A New Spin on Old Challenges

The New Stack

Tricentis sponsored this post. Place yourself in “Jeopardy!” ” mode for a moment. Here’s the answer: Automatically driving an application via the UI or API to make manual work faster, less burdensome and more accurate. Time to give Alex Trebek your answer.

DevOps 100: Top leaders, practitioners, experts to follow

TechBeacon

As the DevOps movement continues to make significant headway into Corporate America, TechBeacon has updated our "DevOps 100" list to keep pace.

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Multiple products Scrum teams, how do you deal with that?

Xebia

Multi Products Scrum teams are in reality observed often. One team serving different stakeholders and customer segments. Both would like to use the same people to work on their improvements. In most organizations there tend to be more products than teams.

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Faking Agile Metrics or Cooking the Agile Books

Scrum.org

TL; DR: Faking Agile Metrics — An Eye-Opening Exercise. Imagine you’re a Scrum Master and the line manager of your team believes that the best sign for a successful agile transformation is a steady increase in the Scrum Team’s velocity.

Get Better User Insights With Wasteless Validation

Speaker: Tim Herbig, Product Management Coach and Consultant

Product teams tend to get ahead of themselves by rushing from idea straight to building a Minimum Viable Product (MVP). How can a product manager slow their team down and prevent them from wasting valuable resources? Join Tim Herbig, Product Management Coach and Consultant, as he introduces a new way of understanding MVPs and explores how you can approach validation without wasting the resources of your development team.

A Case-For-Change Story That Works

Let's Grow Leaders

Today, we’re excited to bring you a guest post by Paul Smith, one of the leading experts in business storytelling. As an experienced leader, no doubt you already tell a few stories. But how do you know you’re telling the right stories? […].

How the World Measures DevOps Quality

DevOps.com

With continuous everything, knowing whether each new release will ultimately enhance or undermine the overall user experience is essential. Yet, most of today’s go/no-go decision still hinge upon quality metrics designed for a different era.

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The Power of EventStorming

Agile Alliance

Learn about EventStorming, a collaborative workshop technique with roots in the Domain-Driven Design Community. Process eventstorming

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Tips for Succeeding with AI and IoT at The Edge

OTS Solutions

Tips for Succeeding with AI and IoT at The Edge. In the past few years, various businesses have benefited immensely from IT infrastructures, with most taking advantage of information technology to improve their businesses and attract clients.

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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.

Linux Kernel Finally Gets Its Lockdown

The New Stack

In news that has been a long time in coming, chief Linux maintainer Linus Torvalds has finally approved a new security feature, the Linux Security Module (LSM, nicknamed “lockdown”) to be part of the 5.4 branch of the Linux kernel.

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The power of real teamwork

Scrum.org

[link] . A few years ago, I was part of a team that was starting to work together under very difficult circumstances: We had to finish a showcase in the Industry 4.0 area within just six weeks.

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9 Creative Ways to Develop Your Managers

Let's Grow Leaders

You’ve done your talent assessment work, completed the nine-box grid, and now it’s time to create specific plans to develop your managers.