November, 2018

Scrum from the trenches - Product Backlog refinement is a Scrum Team responsibility

Scrum.org

Time to read: 6 minutes. In the "Scrum from the trenches" blog post series I like to address topics that I encounter in practicing Scrum in the real world, with real Scrum Teams.

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Lessons learned while helping enterprises adopt machine learning

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

The O’Reilly Data Show Podcast: Francesca Lazzeri and Jaya Mathew on digital transformation, culture and organization, and the team data science process.

Growing as a Product Owner: Five Product Owner Maturity-Levels

Scrum.org

The Product Owner role is implemented in organizations in various different ways. The responsibilities and authorities of Product Owners vary across organizations, departments, teams and Product Owners. This can be explained to some extend, because it is a role that people need to grow into.

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Programming Language Techs: Which One Should You Use to Develop Your Business Website?

The Crazy Programmer

It is now easy for every business to have a website thanks to rapid advancements in web technologies. For a successful website strategy, you need to lay the right foundation which will be perfected by continuous maintenance and upkeep.

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.

The Top 100 Java Libraries in 2018 – Based on 277,975 Source Files

OverOps

What are the most popular libraries Java developers use? 2018 edition. Time flies when you’re having fun, and the past year was pretty crazy.

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Are You Doing Backlog Grooming? Here’s why You Should Do it

Luis Goncalves

What do you do when you notice that you have a lot of items or user stories in your product backlog and some of them are no longer relevant or necessary? Simple. You do some grooming or cleaning up. The best thing about the Scrum methodology is that it is very adaptive to change.

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Updated refactoring.com for second edition

Martin Fowler

With the new edition of my book on refactoring getting close to the bookshelves, I've spent some time to update refactoring.com. I've changed the visual design, put together a new home page to summarize what refactoring is, and updated the catalog.

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What Do Agile Leaders Do?

Scrum.org

I’ve had this ongoing discussion with a few of my colleagues who says that the term “agile leader” is an oxymoron - that the ideal organization is a bunch of Scrum Teams and not much else.

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How to Add HTML Template in Django

The Crazy Programmer

In last tutorial we have seen, how we can return a HTML code through a string from views.py.

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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.

My Alpine Desktop – Setting Up a Software Development Environment on Alpine Linux

OverOps

Whether you are into software development, DevOps or test engineering, if you have some work experience with Docker, you are most likely already familiar with Alpine Linux. Alpine has gained great popularity in recent years and nowadays is probably the most favored Linux for Dockers.

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Open source the secret sauce in secure, affordable voting tech

The Parallax

SAN FRANCISCO—The fastest, most cost-effective way to secure direct-record electronic voting machines in the United States, according to cybersecurity experts, is to stop using them. Switch to paper ballots and apply risk-limiting audits to ensure that vote tallies are conducted properly.

The Practice of Sizing Spikes with Story Points

Agile Alliance

Every once and a while it's good to take a tool out of its box and find out if it's still fit for purpose. Maybe even find if it can be used in a new way. I recently did this with the practice of sizing spikes with story points. I've experienced a lot of different … Continued.

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EventStorming; Continuous discovery beyond software modelling

Xebia

Moving towards a microservices architecture We see a lot of companies are moving towards a microservice architecture. The big pitfall of microservices architecture is to focus on the technology, how big the microservice needs to be, how many lines of codes, what entities do we put in a microservice, and using rest as the communication […]. The post EventStorming; Continuous discovery beyond software modelling appeared first on Xebia Blog.

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.

Why Scrum requires completely “Done” software every Sprint

Scrum.org

In the Scrum.org Headquarters there is a picture of Ken Schwaber?—?one one of the founders of Scrum?—?pointing pointing at a sticky saying “Done”. This picture underscores the most essential rule in Scrum: create “Done” software every Sprint. But many teams struggle with this rule.

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20 Simple Business Ideas For Programmers

The Crazy Programmer

Having a programming knowledge can bring you much more advantage than you could imagine. You can develop your own products, websites, and help out other people who are in trouble with their tech. Or you can simply sell computers. Here you’ll find 20 simple business ideas for a programmer like you. Image credit: Arif Riyanto. Blogging About Technology. You can always earn money by becoming a blogger.

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My Alpine Desktop – Setting Up a Software Development Environment on Alpine Linux

OverOps

Whether you are into software development, DevOps or test engineering, if you have some work experience with Docker, you are most likely already familiar with Alpine Linux. Alpine has gained great popularity in recent years and nowadays is probably the most favored Linux for Dockers.

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6 cybersecurity trends we’re thankful for

The Parallax

You might think of cybersecurity professionals as tech’s collective “ watchers on the wall ”—the guardians who let you know when doom is coming.

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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.

What’s Epic, User Story and Task in Scrum Work Hierarchy

Luis Goncalves

The moment you start using Scrum, you will encounter a lot of technical terms that you have to be familiar with. But that’s fine.

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Top Five Ways AI Will Change Your Business Operations in Future

OTS Solutions

The Top 5 Artificial Intelligence Will Improve Your Business Operations. More companies than ever are spending their revenue on artificial intelligence. It’s time to get your company onboard with this trend that’s not going away anytime soon.

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Improving SAFe Through Professional Scrum

Scrum.org

SAFe includes Scrum - so how come many Scrum practitioners and thought leaders consider it unsafe? The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe™) is one of the most popular approaches to applying agile at scale out there.

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Angular Best Practices – Make Angular Application Development Easier

The Crazy Programmer

Making an Angular application is not enough. Keeping the code simple and well-maintained is equally important. For doing so, you need to stick to some of the Angular best practices. Not does it only helps in making the application cleaner but also boosts the performance of the same.

Make an Impact with Analytics and 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.

Highlights from the JVM Ecosystem Report 2018

OverOps

A new report examining the JVM Ecosystem was recently published by Snyk with contribution by Oracle’s Java Magazine. They surveyed 10,000+ Java developers from the community (namely, members of Java User Groups and Java Magazine subscribers).

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How experts plan to secure the 2020 election

The Parallax

The 2018 midterm elections are over, mostly. But even with a few races still undecided , experts say election officials should be taking steps now to better secure the vote for the next presidential election, in two years.

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Do you really need to have Sprint Goal?

Luis Goncalves

At the end of every sprint is a goal that the Scrum team looks forward to achieving. After all, it’s what all the hard work, effort, time and commitment are for. As a rule of thumb, teams should work on a single goal at a time to ensure that everyone is focused and moves in the same direction.

Angular 7 is out (and what you missed in Angular 6)

NeverFriday

Angular 7 has been out since October but some of us haven’t upgraded quite yet from Angular 6 (which brought a lot of nice things of its own, covered further down). Let’s see what the latest version of the framework has in store for us! Angular 7 Updates.

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.