April, 2019

8 Google Cloud Security Best Practices

Palo Alto Networks

If you’ll be at Google Next this week in San Francisco, stop by booth S1739 and check out a demo of how we help secure public cloud environments. Google has been making some great inroads with their cloud expansion.

Meet ‘misinfosec’: Fighting fake news like it’s malware

The Parallax

VANCOUVER—The last thing Emmanuel Vincent expected to do with his Ph.D. in oceanography and climate science was fact-checking news reports. But he found a compelling reason to dive into the fraught world of online journalism: He wanted to stop fake news.

Here’s what's wrong with maturity models

Scrum.org

I always assume that the people I work with are professionals - and not children. This is why I don’t like maturity models in whatever shape or form. And we’ve got a lot of those in our industry.

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Why software projects take longer than you think – a statistical model

Erik Bernhardsson

Anyone who built software for a while knows that estimating how long something is going to take is hard. It’s hard to come up with an unbiased estimate of how long something will take, when fundamentally the work in itself is about solving something.

Production Excellence: Practical Lessons from Site Reliability Engineering

Speaker: Liz Fong-Jones, Principal Developer Advocate, Honeycomb.io

Modern software organizations build increasingly complex distributed systems with many moving parts. As senior software leaders, we often struggle with noisy alerts, grumbling between Dev and DevOps, slow incident resolution and many other related pain points. It’s hard to figure out what to do with this increasingly difficult problem, yet it’s clearly our responsibility to deliver features and production quality. We are excited to be joined by Liz Fong-Jones, who has a deep understanding of what it takes to implement SRE-type practices in many different kinds of organizations. She brings together a picture and set of practices under the umbrella of Production Excellence that provides a clear and practical plan for senior software leaders.

Passing execution context to domain probes

Martin Fowler

Calls to instrumentation require various bits of execution context. Pete extends his discussion of domain probes to show how factory functions help simplify the data plumbing. more…. skip-home-page

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Basic Points to Choose The Right CRM for Your Business

OTS Solutions

6 Tips to Choose the Right CRM Solutions for Your Business. Sixty-three percent of CRM solutions fail to meet businesses’ expectations. A poor CRM system can cost you time and money. It’s important to choose the right CRM software.

6 cybersecurity revelations from the redacted Mueller report

The Parallax

From the earliest moves by Russian hackers to influence the 2016 U.S.

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A Scrum Master Works on Three Levels

Scrum.org

Through my professional experience, while serving my customers, working with Scrum Teams and training people in Professional Scrum, I have observed that some Scrum Masters only work to serve the Development Team and the Product Owner.

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Remote Pair Programming: A Guide for Distributed Teams

Agile Alliance

Learn how to implement remote pair programming so that you can realize the benefits of pairing and address some challenges of distributed development. Technology pair programming subscriber

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.

Domain-Oriented Observability

Martin Fowler

Any serious software system needs some form of observability, so we can figure out how it is working and keep track of problems. But adding the code for this often results in lots of low-level cruft.

The 7 Key Components of True Root Cause Analysis

OverOps

Root Cause Analysis (RCA) or simply “Root Cause” are terms often used when troubleshooting enterprise application behavior. A quick web search shows that “Root Cause” is a term that describes a wide range of approaches, tools and techniques to uncover the cause of an issue.

Agile Software Development Mistakes to Avoid

The Crazy Programmer

According to a survey taken of the Scrum Alliance, approximately 70 percent of all groups handling Agile software development believe there are issues present between various internal departments within the company. The fact is, Agile groups work at a much faster pace.

Chernobyl’s lessons for critical-infrastructure cybersecurity

The Parallax

CHERNOBYL EXCLUSION ZONE, Ukraine—The stray dog looking directly at me was hard to resist. Her ears perked up, her fur appeared clean—free of mange, at any rate—and she held a large stick firmly between her jaws. She looked like a good dog.

The 5 Levels of Analytics Maturity

Basic dashboards used to be enough to thrill end users. But over time, modern capabilities have emerged—and bare-minimum features are no longer cutting it. How have analytics changed? And where do your BI offerings fall short? Find out sophisticated ways to future-proof your application. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

Epic Fail - Why Product Backlog Refinement is Essential for Scrum Teams?

Scrum.org

This is the first part of a 2-part blog post series about dealing with very large Product Backlog items. Part 1 intends to focus on the Scrum Team, Part 2 will be released shortly after our Webinar on April 29th and will focus on the “Epic” challenges agile leaders are facing.

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Agile Alliance Announces AGILE2019 Program

Agile Alliance

Global Agile Conference in Washington, D.C. is the Industry’s Premier Event PORTLAND, Ore., April 23, 2019 — Today Agile Alliance is pleased to announce the program for AGILE2019, the largest annual international gathering of Agilists.

Other implementations for domain-oriented observability

Martin Fowler

Pete completes his discussion of domain-oriented observability by comparing domain probes to using events and aspect-oriented programming. more…. skip-home-page

Grep the Word “Error” in Your Logs – Can You Find the One That’s Costing You $1M?

OverOps

You may not take all of your errors seriously, especially your caught errors, but they’re still costing you money. According to a report from the Consortium for IT Software Quality, developers introduce an average of 100 to 150 errors for every thousand lines of code they deploy.

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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.

5 Communities of Practice Rules To Improve Your Company Knowledge Capital

Evolution4all

Communities of Practice Rules. So you’ve heard about Communities of Practice from the grapevine? Exciting isn’t it? It’s just the most natural way to harness the inner genius of your team.

How to wipe location data from mapping apps

The Parallax

As somebody who repeatedly got lost along the winding, poorly sign-posted alleys of Tokyo while living there before smartphones existed, I found great relief in having Google Maps on hand during a trip back to Japan in February. It was a lifeline of sorts.

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What Good is Agility without Alignment?

Scrum.org

One of the biggest misconceptions of agile is that it focuses on speed. How fast can we deliver? How fast can we deliver on this project/product? This short-sighted view of agile is causing a bigger problem?—?misalignment. misalignment.

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9 creative recruitment strategies to hire developer on a budget

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

Recruiting top-class talent is challenging in itself and doing it on a low budget can be quite a daunting task!

Monetizing Analytics Features: Why Data Visualizations Will Never Be Enough

Think your customers will pay more for data visualizations in your application? Five years ago they may have. But today, dashboards and visualizations have become table stakes. Discover which features will differentiate your application and maximize the ROI of your embedded analytics. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

Testing Domain Probes

Martin Fowler

Now he's shown you the basic idea, Pete shows how using domain probes makes it much easier to test observability behavior. more…. skip-home-page

The Rise of Hybrid Cloud: 7 Reasons Why It Might be a Better Choice

OverOps

The past few years have witnessed the hybrid cloud becoming the default choice for most organizations across industries.

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How Communities of Practice and Leadership Build Your Workforce Leadership Skills

Evolution4all

Communities of Practice and Leadership. The idea behind Communities of Practice (CoPs) is straightforward – every individual learns from the communities they find themselves in. In ancient times, members of a tribe had to learn to survive.

Done with Signal? Not so fast

The Parallax

In one revealing nugget of the Mueller Report , the Special Counsel says Trump administration officials used end-to-end encrypted messaging to conceal and delete communications that should be part of the public record.

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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.