February, 2019

Core technologies and tools for AI, big data, and cloud computing

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

Highlights and use cases from companies that are building the technologies needed to sustain their use of analytics and machine learning. Profiles of IT executives suggest that many are planning to spend significantly in cloud computing and AI over the next year.

Engage Everyone in Making Sense of Profound Challenges

Scrum.org

In this turbulent Age of “fake news” and increasing divisions between groups and communities, the format of the Conversation Café offers a refreshing alternative.

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Agile Q&A: How is Testing Incorporated into Agile Software Development?

Agile Alliance

When the topic turns to testing and Agile software development, I usually hear variations of the following two questions: We usually take six weeks to do systems testing after development is over. How could we possibly develop AND test something within two weeks? If developers are doing the testing, what do testers do? This post … Continued. Process

Headcount goals, feature factories, and when to hire those mythical 10x people

Erik Bernhardsson

Since I started building up a tech team for Better , I made a very conscious decision to pay at the high end to get people. I thought this made more sense: they cost a bit more money to hire, but output usually more than compensates for it.

Organizing for Customer Centricity

Speaker: Tatyana Mamut, Head of Product, Nextdoor

Most companies today say they are “customer centric.” Yet many still make decisions primarily based on competitor threats, technical architecture, or executive opinions. So what sets apart those that talk the talk, and those that walk the walk? Join Nextdoor's Head of Product Tatyana Mamut, PhD as she outlines the 7 habits of truly customer-centric companies.

Five OKR Disadvantages that May Affect the Way You Set Your OKR

Luis Goncalves

OKR, a goal-setting methodology that was first used by Intel and Google, has become widely popular in the world of business.

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The Bridge Between Dev and Ops Needs Automated Structural Visibility

OverOps

Guest post by Jason English, Principal Analyst, Intellyx. November 7, 1940. When the first Tacoma Narrows Bridge was completed in summer and opened for traffic, it was considered an engineering marvel of span and flexibility.

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Myth: The Product Backlog is maintained exclusively by the Product Owner

Scrum.org

Scrum is intended as a simple, yet sufficient framework for complex product delivery. Scrum is not a one-size-fits-all solution, a silver bullet or a complete methodology.

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Safeguarding Your Way to Improving Your Code, Your Processes, and Your Life!

Agile Alliance

Hi, my name is Brian Button. I’m one of the people who helped put together deliver:Agile 2019. I wanted to share with you one of the sessions I’m really looking forward to seeing.

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Top 10 Steps to Prepare Your Business for AI

OTS Solutions

There Are Top Ten Steps to Prepare Your Business for Artificial Intelligent. The business world of today is fast evolving on the basis of technological advancements. The innovative creations of technology couldn’t be of any success if it wasn’t for the reliability of Artificial Intelligent (AI).

Contact Center Cloud Migration Done Right

Speaker: Sheila McGee-Smith, Founder and Principal Analyst, McGee-Smith Analytics

Many companies are in the midst of migrating their contact center to the cloud. Understanding how best to execute the transition of premises to cloud is part of that process. Join contact center industry analyst and No Jitter blogger Sheila McGee-Smith as she discussed tried and true best practices for avoiding the potential pitfalls of CX migration.

The Basic Tenets of Objective and Key Results Implementation

Luis Goncalves

Objective and Key Results Implementation – to be able to effectively implement Objectives and Key Results (OKRs), it is important to understand how this whole process starts.

7 Recruiting Trends That Will Continue Into 2019

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

Time flies by in the blink of an eye. Not long ago, we were analyzing the trends unfolding in 2018 and in no time, we are talking about projections for the next year. What amazes us the most is the magnitude of change the industry has gone through in such a short time span. With cloud adoption becoming the norm and machine learning taking the top spot in every organizational agenda, talent leaders are facing challenges like never before. And surprisingly, the year 2019 looks to be no different.

Can Sev1 Issues Be Detected BEFORE They Hit Production?

OverOps

Sev1 issues in production cost companies money. In order to prevent them from ever happening, we need to be able to expect the unexpected using Anomaly Detection and Quality Gates.

Saying “Yes” is Crippling Organizations

Scrum.org

In my experience, the word YES is one of the biggest things holding the organization back from focusing on their desire towards innovation, disruption, agile, or more customer-centric.

Walk a Mile in Your Customer's Shoes

Speaker: Steven Haines, Founder and CEO, Sequent Learning Networks

Product professionals use phrases like "voice of the customer," and "user experience" so often that it can be easy to lose sight of their actual meanings. How can we, as product professionals, learn to keep customers and users at the heart of our work? Join Steven Haines, globally recognized thought leader and author, as he guides us through a memorable journey demonstrating how you can walk a mile in their customer's shoes. He'll explore how, by developing true empathy for your users, you can ensure you're creating the features and products they actually want.

Questions about Agile: Agile Beyond Software

Agile Alliance

This is part of a series of posts where I take a look at some commonly asked questions and provide my spin on them. The answers are all my own.

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Can Artificial Intelligence Help Businesses Make Better Decisions?

OTS Solutions

Can Artificial Intelligence (AI) Help Businesses Make Better Decisions? The current developments in technology have made it possible for the once unattainable artificial intelligence (AI) to now make its presence known across various sectors.

Unlocking How Google Sets OKRs

Luis Goncalves

For years, Google has made headlines for being a key leader in so many things – innovation, revenues, growth and expansion, people management, and leadership.

Team Lead as Coach

NeverFriday

In this podcast episode we talk about how a team lead should be a coach and mentor to the team. I talk about a few scenarios and about the contrasts between the “coach” and “fixer” mindsets that leaders can adapt. Transcript.

How To Take Action on Customer Discovery

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

We all want to build successful products - and that means satisfied customers. Before anything else, you must understand what problems you can solve. The best way to do that is to get out of the building and start asking questions. But how can you make the most of those conversations, and ensure that you walk away with productive insights? Join Nick Noreña, educator, entrepreneur, and currently Innovation Coach and Advisor at Kromatic, as he covers how we can effectively action our findings from customer discovery conversations.

Hacker Simple Nomad’s personal opsec tips (Q&A)

The Parallax

Never mind the never-ending, superheroic struggle to get consumers to care about best computer security practices.

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Why focus on velocity inhibits agility

Scrum.org

In this article, I will discuss the dangerous dynamic that can arise when a Product Owner, Scrum Master, or the management of an organization focuses a Development Team on velocity. What does velocity refer to?

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Agile Q&A: How Can Project Managers Adjust for Agile?

Agile Alliance

Learn how project managers accustomed to a more traditional software development environment can adapt to a more Agile approach in this post from the Agile Alliance blog. People project management

Top ways AI can help your business beat the competition

OTS Solutions

Top Ways AI Can Help Your Business Beat The Competition. Artificial Intelligence is advancing at neck-breaking speed and taking over every industry. Innovative thinkers are taking advantage of AI and leaning more on technology to transform their businesses.

Make an Impact with Analytics and Journey Maps

Speaker: Kirui K. K., Co-founder and CEO of Tanasuk Africa

If you want to offer a better user experience, it can be tempting to track each and every data point in your product. However, this can quickly get complicated and overwhelming as you collect more and more data. How do you know which metrics will help you improve? Kirui K. K., Co-founder & CEO Tanasuk Africa, wants you to know that analytics don't have to be complicated to make an impact - no matter the size of your company. Join him as he explains how to create a customer journey map, then use that map to figure out the metrics you need to know - and how to use them.

OKR History for the Leadership and Management Nerds

Luis Goncalves

If you landed on this page, you have my respect for researching a topic that only gets researched by management nerds Kidding aside, it’s also great to know about OKR history and the framework has evolved to what it is today so you will have full understanding of the rationale behind its final form.

Should I learn React.js or Vue.js?

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

React.js and Vue.js are two of the most popular JavaScript frameworks. The duo are on the list of 10 best JavaScript frameworks to use in 2019 , which says a lot about them. As such, both frameworks are great options to learn while aiming for learning or advancing in JavaScript.

Breaking through organizational silo’s with EventStorming

Xebia

Tedious and lengthy internal processes delay the delivery of value to end-users and lower your competitiveness. The bigger your organization, the more likely you are to encounter this problem. Visual collaboration tools like EventStorming can help with kickstarting the necessary focus shift. Internal Competition vs External Excellence Once an organization reaches a certain critical mass, […]. The post Breaking through organizational silo’s with EventStorming appeared first on Xebia Blog

Checklists Save Lives

Scrum.org

Most agile approaches recommend the use of explicit quality standards expressed as check-lists. Scrum has the Definition of Done to ensure the product is releasable, and Kanban teams use exit or entry criteria between stages to add rigor to the process.

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Your Post-Launch Toolkit for Understanding Your Users

Speaker: Brittney Gwynn, former Director of Product, Simple Health

If you've ever launched an MVP, you know that the journey has only just begun. How do you figure out what to do next? You know that you need to look at how different user segments react, but how do you quickly distinguish signal from noise so you can iterate and improve? Join Brittney Gwynn, former Director of Product at Simple Health, as she explains how you can use early customer feedback, usage data, and continuous experimentation to optimize your journey to product-market fit. Whether you're at a brand-new company, or looking to innovate within a more mature organization, or anywhere in between, you'll come away with a new skill set, ready to make the most of your launches.