January, 2019

The 4 Quality Gates Every SRE Team Must Check Before Promoting Code

OverOps

One of the main challenges QA, DevOps and SREs face is knowing when a release is good to go. More often than not, we release not because we think it’s ready, but because it’s time and we have to.

Expedite! Handling Unplanned Work in Scrum

Scrum.org

"You gotta flex. You gotta look good, bro." - Kiari "Offset" Cephus. Scrum stands on the three legs of transparency, inspection, and adaptation. Of these, transparency can arguably be said to come first.

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AI brings speed to security

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

Survey results indicate incident response times improve with AI-based security services.

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The 4 Keys to Effective Continuous Testing

DevOps.com

In the digital era, products no longer can win on capabilities alone. Speed to market and buyer experience now matter just as much to customers as the extent to which a product meets a pressing need or outperforms competitive offerings.

Encouraging Innovation in an Established Product Culture

Speaker: Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies

Innovation is both a process and an outcome. The place to begin innovating your products and services is by first bringing innovation to your internal process. We'll explore the innovation process including the challenges, solutions, and hands-on techniques for becoming a successful "agent of change" within a well-established product culture. We'll examine the importance of UX and user-centric feature analysis, the adaptation of Agile Methodologies to the creative process as well as a way to drive successful culture change for setting expectations and winning approvals with cross-functional stakeholders. Innovation and Leadership go hand in hand. Join Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies, as we assess some case studies and see how to lead with a clear strategy, well-defined tactics, and an unbiased 360 understanding of perhaps the most fundamental question of all; "why are you innovating?"

How Artificial intelligence (AI) is Enabling Creativity Across Businesses

OTS Solutions

How Artificial intelligence is Enabling Creativity Across Businesses. Finding ways to exercise creativity in the business world is essential to differentiate your brand, make meaningful innovations, and to serve customers effectively.

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How to Fully Maximise the OKR Benefits for Your Company

Luis Goncalves

Maybe you’ve heard about OKR in an executives-only grapevine. You heard other guys saying they’re having lesser headaches with their teams. Maybe you heard that everyone in Company A is breaking their performance score after many years of stalling the company’s growth. The culprit behind, OKRs.

Agile Q&A: What Do Business Analysts Do on an Agile Team?

Agile Alliance

I have the opportunity to talk to business analysts quite a bit, and the conversation usually turns to the topic of Agile. More often than not, the question that comes up is “there isn’t a business analyst role mentioned in Scrum. Does that mean that there is no place for business analysts?” The short answer … Continued. People agile teams business analyst

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The Path to Scrum Mastery: Avoiding 5 Common Scrum Master Traps

Scrum.org

In my career, I have had the great privilege to witness different companies undergo many different phases of agile transformations. I’ve met many amazing Scrum Masters along the way that have evolved to take on major responsibilities in their organizations.

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Gradually, then suddenly

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

Technological change often happens gradually, then suddenly. Tim O'Reilly explores the areas poised for sudden shifts. There’s a passage in Ernest Hemingway’s novel The Sun Also Rises in which a character named Mike is asked how he went bankrupt. Two ways,” he answers. Gradually, then suddenly.”.

Get Growth With Partner Integrations

Speaker: Mandy Howard, Product Manager, ServiceTitan

Once your SaaS product hits a certain level of revenue, you'll need to change things up to move past the plateau. One of the ways to do this is to move past your core product and introduce new business streams. If you're strategic about your integrations, you can strengthen your ties to your target market. Join Mandy Howard, Product Manager at ServiceTitan, as she takes you through the three key questions that you need to answer to grow your product with the right partner integrations. Whether you're a start-up, or working on a new product in an enterprise environment, you'll learn how to push through to a new level of growth.

Survey Sees Need for More Consistent Approaches to DevOps

DevOps.com

DevOps is arguably one of the most disruptive forces driving transformation of IT processes in recent memory. But a new survey finds that while IT organizations are making progress, adoption of DevOps processes remains uneven at best.

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How to Protect Your Small Business from a Hacker Attack

The Crazy Programmer

Data breaches and compromised websites frequently used to spread malware can be risky for your business; including small businesses. In fact, small or medium-sized businesses are likely to suffer more consequences of cyber-attacks than large enterprises.

How OKR Works: A Beginner’s Guide

Luis Goncalves

How OKR works? OKR is a phenomenal goal setting framework that many companies swear by. It’s easy and simple. Very straightforward and is results-driven. Google, Intel, Amazon, Spotify and many other leading brands have been using it for many years.

Things You Should Know Before Buying CRM Software

OTS Solutions

Things You Should Know Before Buying CRM Software. Customer relationship management (CRM) software, is one of the most powerful tools that a business can use to succeed.

Measure the Immeasurable: Beyond Vanity Metrics

Speaker: Sari Harrison, Product Management Instructor, Product School

As a product manager, it's your job to realize your product’s vision by executing your chosen strategy. It’s also your job to deliver value to the business. Ultimately, these two outcomes are aligned so the temptation is to focus primarily on business metrics. Doing this can cause you to lose focus on the real value you are trying to achieve, in favor of moving the vanity metrics such as launches and time spent. Join Sari Harrison, Product Management Instructor at Product School, as she explains how to use immeasurable success criteria along with your more standard KPIs to deliver products that don't just get used a lot, but deliver real value.

2019 Scrum Master Trends Report

Scrum.org

2018 was a big year for the Scrum Master with Glassdoor describing the importance of the role and LinkedIn listing Scrum Master as one of the most promising jobs of 2019. Slowly, the Scrum Master has moved out of the world of geek to mainstream acceptance. And that is not a surprise.

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It Depends on Context: You CAN get there from here, if you know where here is

Agile Alliance

Every Agile project must respond to organizational conditions and climate. Gaining awareness of context helps the core team and project community know how they fit into the larger organization.

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Why Root Cause Analysis is Important for IT Ops (And How to Do It)

OverOps

Common practice used to be throwing issues over the fence and expecting someone else to figure it out. But root cause analysis (RCA) should be standard across all tech teams. In this post, we’ll take a look at RCA from an operational perspective.

Types of Queues in Data Structure

The Crazy Programmer

Queue is an important structure for storing and retrieving data and hence is used extensively among all the data structures. Queue, just like any queue (queues for bus or tickets etc.)

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The Complete Predictive Analytics Lifecycle for Application Teams

Speaker: Sriram Parthasarathy, Senior Director of Predictive Analytics, Logi Analytics

Applications with predictive analytics are able to deliver massive value to end users. But what steps should product managers take to add predictive analytics to their applications? In this webinar, we’ll walk through an end-to-end lifecycle of embedding predictive analytics inside an application. Find out how a real-world application decided what predictive questions to ask, sourced the right data, organized resources, built models, deployed predictive analytics in production, and monitored model performance over time.

Despite ruling, pro-privacy biometric laws still face long road to change in U.S.

The Parallax

After a federal court ruling uncovered earlier this week sent privacy advocates hearts’ soaring, legal experts say nobody should expect U.S. regulations on forced biometric log-ins to change anytime soon. The decision , from Magistrate Judge Kandis Westmore of the U.S.

The reason India does not have enough awesome developers

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

A never-ending debate is that about the quality of Indian software developers. It is said that most developers around the world begin coding at a ridiculously young age. However, it will surprise many to know that in India, only one in ten start coding before the age of 15.

The illusion of agility (what most Agile transformations end up delivering)

Scrum.org

(fyi: this text has been slightly adapted from the original text that can be found at [link] ). Agility is a continuously evolving state that is unique to a specific organization, given that organization’s people, its constructs and its history.

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Mob Programming

Agile Alliance

Mob Programming is a software development approach where the whole team works on the same thing, at the same time, in the same space, and at the same computer

Embedding Operational Reports: Everything Product Managers Should Know

Speaker: Dean Yao, Sr. Director of Product Marketing, Logi Analytics

Businesses are run with analytics - but companies continue to struggle with interpreting, analyzing, and distributing data. Operational reports help get information to the people who need it most, in formats they understand, and in a timeframe that matters. Join the webinar to learn how embedding operational reports can give your users a precisely formatted, ready-to-analyze view of their operational activities. World-class software teams are embedding operational reports to empower end users with interactive data visualizations, detailed information, and highly precise formats that can be shared via email, PDF, print, or online.

On-Demand Webinar: Reframing the Dev vs. Ops Blame Game

OverOps

The New Dev and Ops Collaboration: Reframing the Dev vs. Ops Blame Game. Is DevOps really a common practice fueling Dev and Ops collaboration, or just another buzzword? How many enterprises have actually adopted CI/CD workflows, and what Ops tools do they use to support faster releases?

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Why Alert Fatigue Remains a Database Performance Threat

The Crazy Programmer

Unlike a decade ago, databases have become more complex than before, but so have the means to spot performance issues evolved.

A Guide to Getting Started with CRM Systems for Small Businesses

OTS Solutions

A Guide to Getting Started With CRM Systems for Small Businesses. Launching a small business takes tremendous planning and strategy, but growing that business requires even greater attention to detail and research. Once a business takes off, your primary goal is growth.

Even more Physical tools for Scrum Masters and their teams

Xebia

This is the 3rd post in a series. You can find the older posts here: Physical and Digital tools for Scrum Masters and their teams More Physical and Digital tools for Scrum Masters and their teams Based on LinkedIn and Twitter feedback on previous posts some additions from the field!

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How To Launch A Feature To Maximize Growth

Speaker: Brian Balfour, CEO, Reforge

Have you ever been part of a launch that, despite everyone's hard work, was more like a balloon deflating than a rocket taking off? It turns out that some of the most popular product and feature launch tactics can be counterproductive to achieving sustainable growth. Brian Balfour, Founder and CEO of Reforge, has taken a close look at these practices to figure out just why they can slow - or even hurt - growth. Now, he has a repeatable model for you to use in your next launches to get the growth you're looking for.

Reading the Scrum Guide is an empirical process itself

Scrum.org

A quick question for all you Scrum enthusiasts out there. . How familiar are you with Scrum Guide?". Scrum what now? I know that it exists but I've never actually read it. Experience is more important anyway. . I've heard about it, I'm planning to read it someday. .

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How to create effective problem statements for idea challenges and hackathons

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

Problem statements are concise descriptions of an issue that help understand the problems better and come up with effective solutions. They are like navigational compasses – the direction north being your desired outcome.

Managing Change in an Agile World: Principles and Practices

Agile Alliance

This book identifies the principles and practices for managing change in an agile, fast, iterative, environment. People change management

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