March, 2022

How to get out of the tech debt bottleneck

Martin Fowler

Tim Cochran and Carl Nygard finish their examination of the tech debt bottleneck by looking at how to get out of it. This includes close collaboration betwen product and engineering, a strategy for the four phases of a startup's journey, and empowering teams to fix the tech debt problems. more….

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Three Time’s The Charm—A Company So Nice, I Came Back Twice

Xebia

When I left Xebia for the first time, it was because I felt like I had failed the company. I was young and inexperienced, and I botched a project that was important to the team. It was a hard lesson learned, but it was also the point where I started to grow up and become a better leader.

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The 6 Stances Of A Scrum Master

Scrum.org

This blog post is also available as a nicely designed PDF. You can download it for free here. In 2010 I started my first assignment as a Scrum Master. From that moment on, I captured my struggles, failures, and successes in a series of blog posts.

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The 2030 Self-Driving Car Bet

Coding Horror

It's my honor to announce that John Carmack and I have initiated a friendly bet of $10,000* to the 501(c)(3) charity of the winner’s choice: By January 1st, 2030, completely autonomous self-driving cars meeting SAE J3016 level 5 will be commercially available for passenger use in major cities.

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7 Winning Lead Generation Strategies to Drive Growth

As B2B companies pivot to keep pace with a quickly changing marketplace, a data-centric approach to lead generation can be the difference between remaining competitive or being left behind. Get real-world examples and inspiration from leading B2B businesses in this whitepaper.

Agile2022: A New Hope

Agile Alliance

We’ve made some big changes to the program for Agile2022. Our conference chair Kevin Stevens breaks it all down and shares why this year’s conference will be different than in years past. The post Agile2022: A New Hope first appeared on Agile Alliance. The Alliance agile2022

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Bottlenecks of Scaleups: How did you get tech debt?

Martin Fowler

In its early days, a startup searches for a good product-market fit. When it finds one it looks to grow rapidly, a phase known as a scaleup. At this time it's growing rapidly along many dimensions: revenues, customer, headcount.

In Conversation: Colet Coelho, Head of Talent Acquisition, Recruit CRM

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

Hire IQ by HackerEarth is a new initiative in which we speak with recruiters, talent acquisition managers, and hiring managers from across the globe, and ask them pertinent questions on the issues that ail the tech recruiting world. .

Three Time’s The Charm—A Company So Nice, I Came Back Twice

Xebia

When I left Xebia for the first time, it was because I felt like I had failed the company. I was young and inexperienced, and I botched a project that was important to the team. It was a hard lesson learned, but it was also the point where I started to grow up and become a better leader.

Scrum Master Choices: Professionalising the ‘Teacher’ Stance

Scrum.org

We all have strengths and weaknesses with the preferred stances of a Scrum Master. Like many of the teams we work with, being ‘key-shaped’ comes to mind – cross-skilled and competent at many things but having a deeper knowledge of certain stances more so than others.

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Team x Culture x Tools x Prioritization = Value-Added Developer Productivity

Speaker: Kim Burgaard, Head of Engineering at Fernish

Join Kim Burgaard, Head of Engineering at Fernish, for this enlightening talk on how to maximize your developers' productivity.

Under-commitment leads to higher sprint velocity

Agile Alliance

A practice of under-commitment creates a motivated team that has the time and mental space to stretch within the sprint and achieve higher levels of task completion. The post Under-commitment leads to higher sprint velocity first appeared on Agile Alliance. Framework Mindset People

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VPS Hosting – Uses, Advantages, and Disadvantages

The Crazy Programmer

Web hosting is serious business, and if you are new to the game, getting your website up and running on the Internet can come with all sorts of unique challenges. The established industry standards like dedicated or shared web hosting are hard to ignore.

How scaleups get constrained by talent

Martin Fowler

The second bottleneck in the series looks at talent, and how scaleups struggle to hire enough good people.

6 things to look for in your coding assessment tool

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

Two years of the world adapting to new ways of working and the tech industry has pretty much seen it all. From working fully remote to transitioning to hybrid work models , recruiters know what kind of technology they need to streamline their hiring processes.

How AI and ML Can Accelerate and Optimize Software Development and Testing

Speaker: Eran Kinsbruner, Best-Selling Author, TechBeacon Top 30 Test Automation Leader & the Chief Evangelist and Senior Director at Perforce Software

In this session, Eran Kinsbruner will cover recommended areas where artificial intelligence and machine learning can be leveraged for DevOps productivity.

Authenticate Once with Playwright

Xebia

Suppose you have a web application for which you would like to write browser tests using Playwright. This web application contains a login screen and after successful authentication, all functionality is loaded.

Productivity and IT Organizations - Some questions answered

Scrum.org

Recently I was asked to answer some questions for a journalist on how to structure IT organizations. The questions were interesting and I wanted to share my responses here. What's the best way to restructure an IT organization for maximum productivity?

Agile Business: A Special Report in The Times

Agile Alliance

Today, Agile Alliance is excited to share a special report on Agile Business, produced in partnership with Raconteur and published in The Times of London. The post Agile Business: A Special Report in The Times first appeared on Agile Alliance. Business The Alliance

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The Importance of Having Proper DMARC Records

The Crazy Programmer

The email validation system, known as DMARC (Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting, and Conformance), is meant to safeguard your company’s email domain from being exploited for phishing, email spoofing , and other cybercrimes. For email authentication, DMARC records use SPF and DKIM.

Omnichannel is Multichannel 2.0

Multichannel and omnichannel marketing are not the same. Many organizations are striving for omnichannel, but it can be a daunting journey—unless you have a map. Download your copy of the ultimate omnichannel guide today!

Transitional Architecture

Martin Fowler

The core to a successful legacy displacement is the gradual replacement of legacy with new software, as this allows benefits to delivered early and circumvents the risks of a Big Bang.

D-Day in Kyiv

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

My experience working with Ukraine’s Offensive Cyber Team.

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Quality Management is Risk Management

Xebia

In my previous blog I wrote how embracing failure can be a viable strategy , depending on the current quality level. Before we can determine this quality level, we first need to understand what quality is and ask the question “why do we even want quality?”. .

Following Through After a Sprint Retrospective

Scrum.org

The previous Scrum Guide version contained language about how improvement ideas that have been identified, for example during a Sprint Retrospective, are handled in the subsequent Sprint.

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Achieving Elite and High Performance DevOps Using DORA Metrics

Speaker: Nico Krüger, Senior Director of Solutions Engineering at Rollbar

Join Nico Krüger, Senior Director of Solutions Engineering at Rollbar, for advanced insight on taking the use of DORA Metrics to greater heights.

The Future of Agile in a Hybrid World

Agile Alliance

Remote and hybrid work could be an incredible opportunity for agile practitioners around the world. In this panel conversation, we explore the impact of hybrid work environments on Agile work. The post The Future of Agile in a Hybrid World first appeared on Agile Alliance. Mindset People

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Overall Structure of DBMS

The Crazy Programmer

A database system is a very huge and complex application. To understand the complete structure of a database we should divide it into small modules. Let’s discuss them one by one in detail. Image Souce. Users. Those who interact with the database.

Investing in the hiring process

Martin Fowler

Tim Cochran and Roni Smith complete their article by looking at how scaleups need to invest in the hiring process to overcome the talent bottleneck. They add a case study from our experiences with talent acquisition at Thoughtworks. more…. skip-home-page

Behind the Scenes: How We Picked 2021’s Top Vulnerabilities – and What We Left Out

Tenable

The 2021 Threat Landscape Retrospective explored the top five vulnerabilities of the year. Learn about other high-impact vulnerabilities that nearly made our list.

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Put Your Data to Work: The Complete Playbook

Turn your data into a competitive advantage. This playbook contains: Exclusive stats, research & insights on how the pandemic affected businesses. A comprehensive “Request For Proposal” (RFP) checklist and an interactive quiz to test your data knowledge.

Authenticate Once with Playwright

Xebia

Suppose you have a web application for which you would like to write browser tests using Playwright. This web application contains a login screen and after successful authentication, all functionality is loaded.

Professionalism in Agile Coaching

Scrum.org

Professionalism is a key part of our identity at Scrum.org. We spend a lot of time thinking about how to bring professionalism alive for our learners, our trainers and the broader community. What does professionalism mean in a broader context than Scrum?

Communication Chaos vs. Communication Champions

Agile Alliance

Teams want to do high-quality work as quickly as possible – when we implement a few tweaks, we can help our teams go from suffering communication chaos to being communication champions! The post Communication Chaos vs. Communication Champions first appeared on Agile Alliance. People Process

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