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

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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Your Post-Launch Toolkit for Understanding Your Users

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

If you've launched an MVP, you know that the journey has just begun. But what do you do after the launch? How do you figure out what to do next? After you launch, it's important to be able to look at how different segments of your users react and quickly uncover signal vs. 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 way 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 skill set to make the most of your launches.

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.

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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.

SCRUM 280

The Modern Leadership Challenge: An Exquisite Merger of Life and Business

Terry Starbucker

In my now 37 years in the business world, I’ve witnessed and participated in quite an evolution of what constitutes modern leadership.

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.

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.

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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Difference between Von Neumann and Harvard Architecture

The Crazy Programmer

Architecture of a micro computer or a micro controller refers to the arrangement of the CPU with respect of the RAM and ROM. Hence, the Von-Neuman and Harvard architecture are the two ways through which the micro controller can have its arrangement of the CPU with RAM and ROM.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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

Thrashing in Operating System (OS)

The Crazy Programmer

When a program need space larger than RAM or it need space when RAM is full, Operating System will try to allocate space from secondary memory and behaves like it has that much amount of memory by serving to that program. This concept is called virtual memory.

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!

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.

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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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.

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.

A Simple Framework for Complex User Goals

Speaker: Hannah Stegen

How can you measure and affect your users' behavior if they're not doing something that's easily measurable? You can monitor usage, activation, retention, and more, but those metrics don't always align with every one of your goals for your users. Hope is not lost, however: with the right framework, you can still make sure your users are on track. Join Hannah Stegen (she/her), Customer Success Manager at Crescendo as she explains how you can monitor even the most complex user journeys by breaking them up into Attitude, Intention, and Behavior.

Test Driving and Unit Testing Thread Safety

Agile Alliance

This session shows how to use TDD to drive the design of a multithreaded code. If you've confronted test driving for thread-safety this session is for you. Technology tdd unit test

Django – Getting Data from PostgreSQL and Showing it to Template

The Crazy Programmer

In this Django tutorial, we’ll see how we can get the data stored in the database and display it to the template. Prerequisites. Have a look on the previous article, in which we’ve seen how to create an app, model and create a super user to work with admin interface. link]. So let’s start.

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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.

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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The Magic of Intent: Start Knowing The Goals of Your Users

Speaker: Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, Zalando, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher, Zalando

It's important to know your users - what are their preferences, pain points, ultimate goals? With user research and usage data, you can get a great idea of how your users act. The tricky part is, very few users reliably act the same way every time they use your product. Join Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher at Zalando, as they explain how they were able to reach a new level of user understanding - by taking their user research and segmenting their users by point-in-time intent. You'll leave with a strategy to change how your product team, and organization at large, understands your users.