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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Monetizing Analytics Features: Why Data Visualization Will Never Be Enough

Five years ago, data visualizations were a powerful way to differentiate a software application. Today, free visualizations seem to be everywhere. Two trends are forcing application providers to rethink how they offer analytics in their products.

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.

Serverless360 – Ultimate Solution for All Custom Logging and Tracking Needs

The Crazy Programmer

Distributed tracing is a method used to trace messages flowing through your business applications built using various Azure services, where they are well-suited for tracking and identifying any unexpected performance failures.

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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.

The Changing World of HR: Prepare Your HCM for the Future

Speaker: Mark Stelzner - Founder & Managing Principal at IA

Join Mark Stelzner of IA as he discusses how to optimize your current HCM system and the opportunities for new tech.

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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Creating Clarity: Strategic Activities For Human Centered Leaders

Let's Grow Leaders

Without clear direction, it’s nearly impossible to motivate, accelerate, innovate or even celebrate. Your team can’t achieve breakthrough results if you don’t have a shared understanding of what success looks like.

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.

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.

6 Steps to More Streamlined Data Modeling

Are you a developer, database architect, or database administrator that's new to Cassandra, but been tasked with developing a plan for implementing the technology anyway? Worry no more. Discover a streamlined methodical approach to Apache Cassandra® data modeling.

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?

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.

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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Career Growth: How to Be More Creative as You Develop Your Team (Video)

Let's Grow Leaders

Beyond the Climb: 7 Additional Dimensions to Career Growth. As a human-centered leader, you truly care about your team and their career growth. But what if promotional opportunities are limited, or you have team members who are just not interested in taking on more?

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Modern Data Architecture for Embedded Analytics

Data has gone from a mere result of applications & processes to being crowned king. Picking the right avenue to data architecture depends on your organization’s needs. Development teams should build in stages, starting with a task that can be solved.

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.

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.

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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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?”. .

10 Rules to More Streamlined Data Modeling

Apache Kafka is a powerful piece of software that can solve a lot of problems. Like most libraries and frameworks, you get out of it what you put into it. Learn 10 rules that will help you perfect your Kafka system to get ahead.

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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The Simplest Way to Get Better Results From Your team (with Video)

Let's Grow Leaders

How I Learned the Secret to Better Results the Hard Way. Before I share this secret to getting better results, I’d like you to think back to your senior year in high school. Do you remember being really sensitive to all the “lasts?” ” The last big game.

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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

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.

Blueprint to Modernize Analytics

The longer you wait to modernize your application’s analytics, the longer it will take for you to realize this value. A blueprint helps you define your new solution, plot out how to get there, and determine what you’ll need in terms of time and resources.

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?

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.

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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