February, 2020

Debugging Distributed Systems: 3 Common Distributed Tracing Challenges & How to Overcome Them

OverOps

Below we outline common approaches to distributed tracing, the challenges these methods pose and how OverOps can help deliver greater insights when troubleshooting across microservices.

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Want to be more predictable? Do these two things every day…

Scrum.org

One of the things leaders often say they want most is predictability. Predictability is defined as the consistent repetition of a state, course of action, behavior, or the like, making it possible to know in advance what to expect.

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Product-Service Partnerships

Martin Fowler

When customer companies buy software products, they usually need skilled staff to install them. This staff is usually provided by a service provider company, since software product vendors don't find it makes business sense to build their own services arm. Customers need to be aware of the relationship between product vendors and service providers, and should require transparency on the relationship from those they work with.

My Team has Nothing to Say in our Retrospective!

Scrum.org

One the questions I get asked during almost every Scrum Master training course is "How do I get the team to engage in the Sprint Retrospectives?". Quite often the feeling within Scrum Teams is that once nothing is broken and the team is meeting their forecasts, there's "nothing to talk about".

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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.

Using Value Stream Mapping to Eliminate Waste

Xebia

You perceive your time to market for new features to be slow and want to speed up You experience that things are slow, and it’s hard to finish anything within an iteration.

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Serverless Scientist

Xebia

In a previous blog, we described a novel way for software QA for refactored code already running in production inspired by the Scientist approach GitHub published in 2016. In this blog we explain how we implemented this QA method for testing AWS Lambda functions and our experiences with that.

Bliki: OutcomeOverOutput

Martin Fowler

Imagine a team writing software for a shopping website. If we look at the team's output, we might consider how many new features they produced in the last quarter, or a cross-functional measure such as a reduction in page load time.

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Why Do You Need to Listen to Your Developer When Choosing Web Hosting?

The Crazy Programmer

A web developer is a person who’s responsible for a visual appeal of a website and performs tasks related to the website’s layout, development of web applications, and integration of graphics.

Innovation Games: Creating Breakthrough Products Through Collaborative Play

Agile Alliance

Innovation Games will be indispensable for anyone who wants to drive more successful, customer-focused product development: product and R&D managers, CTOs and development leaders, marketers, and senior business executives alike

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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.

27 Sprint Anti-Patterns

Scrum.org

TL; DR: 27 Sprint Anti-Patterns Holding Back Scrum Teams . Welcome to Sprint anti-patterns article from our series on Scrum anti-patterns, covering not just the three Scrum roles, but also the stakeholders as well as the IT management. Do you want to get this article in your inbox?

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How to protect your Ring from hackers (and Amazon partners)

The Parallax

The Ring doorbell spent much of 2019 getting buzzed by perceived security and privacy issues, from secret agreements with law enforcement agencies to cybersecurity practices that put its users at risk.

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Harnessing Big Data: Can Our Laws and Policies Keep Up?

CTOvision

Read Tim Molino explain how we can achieve big data revolution if our policies and laws are in order on Information Week : We are just at the beginning of the big data revolution. What was merely a prediction a few years ago is happening today.

Coping with Covid-19

Martin Fowler

The Covid-19 outbreak is getting more serious. With offices in China, we've already been affected and have taken various measures across our global business. Here's what we've learned so far about what we need to do to handle this crisis.

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Build vs Buy: 10 Hidden Costs of Building Analytics with UI Components

Many teams, as a logical first step, choose to build their own analytics with the help of UI components. But eventually you’ll find that doing it yourself and at scale has hidden costs. Consider these 10 factors when deciding whether you should build analytics features with UI components.

The DevOps Paradox: How to Balance Speed, Quality and Complexity

OverOps

OverOps sat down with the hosts of the DevOps Paradox podcast to discuss continuous reliability and the multitude of challenges facing today’s DevOps teams. We all know code is being shipped faster than ever these days, but this shifting velocity comes at a price.

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What the Octopus Teaches Us About Agile Organizational Design

Agile Alliance

This entry was written as part of the Supporting Agile Adoption program, an Agile Alliance initiative dedicated to supporting organizations and their people become more Agile. There are some questions in life that simply do not have good answers. “Why do we dream?”,

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Never serve raw chicken!

Scrum.org

Never serve raw chicken. The Story. A businesswoman enters a restaurant called Amazing Burgers. Amazing Burgers is renowned for its fresh and juicy burgers. It’s a small and popular place where the owner still serves his customers himself.

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Set your iPhone up as a Google 2FA key in 5 steps

The Parallax

You don’t need for an app for this. Google has made it possible to use your iPhone as a two-factor authentication key, just as it did last year for Android phones. Two-factor authentication adds an extra layer of security to account log-ins.

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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.

A brief history of artificial intelligence

CTOvision

Read why Steven Nunez says despite huge advances in machine learning models, AI challenges remain much the same today as 60 years ago on InfoWorld : In the early days of artificial intelligence, computer scientists attempted to recreate aspects of the human mind in the computer.

How to Begin Programming on Linux Platform

The Crazy Programmer

Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the last decade, you know that Linux has pretty much taken over the enterprise business world. From web servers, frameworks, clouds, containers, AI, and so much more, Linux powers it all.

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Quality pattern 2: Automate your acceptance tests

Xebia

In this blog, we will take a further look at these test cases and why it is important to automate these acceptance tests. Not just from a development team perspective, but also what this can bring to your business.

Join Us at deliver:Agile 2020

Agile Alliance

Around this time last year I tweeted, “XP is not dead; it’s just not where you left it.” I was tired of hearing longtime XP practitioners complaining about the decline (or even death) of XP practices. I was tired because I saw XP every day.

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BI Buyers Guide: Embedding Analytics in Your Software

The business intelligence market has exploded. And as the number of vendors grows, it gets harder to make sense of it all. Learn how to decide what features you need and get an evaluation framework for every technical and non-technical requirement you could imagine.

Product Owner vs Business Analyst

Scrum.org

Are you a Business Analyst and do you currently fulfil the role of the Product Owner? Or otherwise the Product Owner may have delegated some tasks to you, for lack of time to deal with those themselves. How well does that work for you? Can you manage it?

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Why stopping stalkerware confounds cybersecurity experts

The Parallax

SAN FRANCISCO—The greatest trick stalkerware, one of the most dangerous forms of malware , ever played was convincing the world that it didn’t exist.

97% of IT leaders majorly concerned by insider data breaches

CTOvision

An Egress study has found that 97% of IT leaders are concerned that data will be exposed by their own employees, leading to insider breaches.

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Predicting How People Will Cope With Change

Change Starts Here

An organization that had undergone years of tremendous growth realized that they had outgrown their purchasing spending rules. Too many people had authority to spend large amounts without approval or coordination.

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.