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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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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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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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.

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.

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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Impact of Robotic Process Automation on the Existing Workforce and Workplace

OTS Solutions

Impacts of Robotic Process Automation on the Existing Workforce and Workplace. In what seems like an obvious upward trend, technology is steadily improving the ways it impacts the business industry. It’s fascinating to see how impactful it will be in the future.

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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How to Stop the Destructive Power of Sarcasm at Work

Let's Grow Leaders

An audience member asked us recently, “Can you talk about the danger of sarcasm? Our VP uses it all the time it ruins presentations, derails meetings, and shuts people down.” ” We thought, “We know that guy.” ” We bet you do too. Sure, […].

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.

Is Agile Killing or Helping Innovation?

Agile Alliance

A few weeks ago, I got into an interesting discussion at the eXperience Agile event over in Portugal about whether Agile helps or kills innovation.

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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Hardest tech roles to fill (+ solutions!)

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

Technology has evolved drastically over the last decade and is only expected to continue transforming. With the changing landscape, the skill sets that organizations look for in tech professionals is also changing.