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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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

Erik Bernhardsson

When 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Seven Go-To Change Management Tools

Change Starts Here

Whenever I check in with people several weeks after they’ve taken my Fundamentals of Influencing Change at Work course, I ask which elements of the class have been most helpful now that they’ve had time to start implementing them.

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.

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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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.