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.

Make an Impact with Customer 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.

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.

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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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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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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.

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.

R vs Python for Machine Learning

The Crazy Programmer

There are so many things to learn before to choose which language is good for Machine Learning. We will discuss each and everything about R as well as Python and the situation or problem in which situation we have to use which language. Let’s start.

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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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.

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.

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.

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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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

Introduction to Flutter – New Mobile Application Development Technology

The Crazy Programmer

Flutter is already found in headlines of mobile app development industry. The popularity waves are no surprise as top known companies like Alibaba, Google Ads, App Tree, Birch Finance and many more has already adopted Flutter.

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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.

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.

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

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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Why The More Human Leader Must Be Tough, As Well As Nice

Terry Starbucker

I believe leadership should be more human , because it paves the way for an atmosphere of trust and a culture of accountability, two absolute essentials for success.

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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.

Top Tips For PCB Design Layout

The Crazy Programmer

Are you thinking about designing a printed circuit board? PCBs are quite complicated, and you need to make sure that the layout that you choose is going to operate as well as you want it to. For this reason, we have put together some top tips for PCB design layout.

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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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

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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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.