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.

Build Product Progress with a Strong Data Culture

Speaker: Nima Gardideh, CTO, Pearmill

Have you ever thought your product's progress was headed in one direction, and been shocked to see a different story reflected in big picture KPIs like revenue? It can be confusing when customer feedback or metrics like registration or retention are painting a different picture. No matter how sophisticated your analytics are, if you're asking the wrong questions - or looking at the wrong metrics - you're going to have trouble getting answers that can help you. Join Nima Gardideh, CTO of Pearmill, as he demonstrates how to build a strong data culture within your team, so everyone understands which metrics they should actually focus on - and why. Then, he'll explain how you can use your analytics to regularly review progress and successes. Finally, he'll discuss what you should keep in mind when instrumenting your analytics.

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.”.

The Changing Role of CX Testing in Digital Transformation

Speaker: Diego Lo Giudice and Chad Hendren

With new competition emerging every day, businesses are transforming themselves, and using software as a means to drive differentiation. Digital transformation has become a key initiative for businesses across the globe, and CX is ground zero. Register now for this webinar and hear from Cyara and their guest speaker, Diego Lo Giudice of Forrester, how testing and QA practices are changing to enable and accelerate digital transformation.

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.

What Is (and Isn’t) Product Management?

Speaker: Steve Johnson, VP of Products, Pragmatic Institute

Product Management is one of the most exciting - and most misunderstood - functions in technical organizations. Is it strategic or tactical? Is it a planning role or a support role? Many product professionals are unclear about what is (and isn't) product management. After all, product management spans many activities from business planning to market readiness. In this session, we’ll examine many product activities and artifacts for product strategy, planning, and growth, and introduce a simple tool that you can use in your organization to clarify the roles of product management and others. Steve Johnson explores the many roles of Product Management in this fun talk focused on why product managers should obsess on problems instead of solutions.

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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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.

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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Innovation: Five Signs You Might Be Faking It

Every company wants to be a leader in innovation, but how can you tell if your company is really innovating or just going through the motions? See the 5 signs you might be faking innovation and what to do if you are.

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.

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.

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

Embedded BI and Analytics: Best Practices to Monetize Your Data

Speaker: Azmat Tanauli, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Birst

By creating innovative analytics products and expanding into new markets, more and more companies are discovering new potential revenue streams. Join Azmat Tanauli, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Birst, as he walks you through how data that you're likely already collecting can be transformed into revenue!

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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Difference Between MySQL and ORACLE

The Crazy Programmer

Here you will get to know about difference between mysql and oracle database. Both MySQL and Oracle are popular relational database management software developed by Oracle Corporation. MySQL: Its name is combination of words “My” and “SQL”, where “My” is name of daughter of co-founder Michael Widenius. And SQL full form is Structured Query Language. It is most popular free and Open Source database management system Developed and maintained by Oracle Corporation.

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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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Top Technologies Your Business Can Take Advantage of Today

OTS Solutions

Top Technologies Your Business Can Take Advantage of Today. To stay ahead of the curve in today’s market, businesses can’t rely on the quality of their services alone.

Ask the "Right" Questions: Your Analytics-Guided Product Strategy

Speaker: Yoav Yechiam, Founder and Head Instructor, productMBA

Analytics are highly important for product managers - and yet, analytic implementations often fail to actually help us. It's not the technology, and it's not the tactics. In most cases, it's our approach that's misguiding us! Analytics are there to answer important product questions, not just to collect data. How can we be mindful of our analytics so they enable us, rather than confine us? Join Yoav Yechiam, Founder and head instructor at productMBA, as he explains best practices for a data-guided strategy that helps product managers get to the "why" of their biggest product goals.