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.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

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.”.

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

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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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.

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.

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

5 Signs It's Time to Replace Your Homegrown Analytics

If you built your analytics in house, chances are your basic features are no longer enough for your end users. Is it time to move on to a more robust analytics solution with more advanced capabilities? Follow this free guide for tips on making the build to buy transition.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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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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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3 Challenges of Building Complex Dashboards with Open Source Components

Speaker: Ryan MacCarrigan, Founding Principal, LeanStudio

Many product teams use charting components and open source code libraries to get dashboards and reporting functionality quickly. But what happens when you have a growing user base and additional feature requests? Watch this webinar with Ryan MacCarrigan, Founding Principal of Lean Studio, to learn about key considerations for launching your next analytics project.

Seven OKR Best Practices to Guide Your Team

Luis Goncalves

OKR (Objective and Key Result) is a promising framework for keeping your team aligned with the long term vision and mission of your company.

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.

How emerging technologies can improve the hiring and retention process

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

When you think about hiring and retention, you often think about the role of the individual conducting the interview, or the person the member of staff reports to once they’ve been hired.

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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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.