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.

SCRUM 273

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.

The Changing Role of CX Testing in Digital Transformation

Speaker: Diego Lo Giudice and Chad Hendren

With new competition emerging every day, businesses are transforming themselves, and using software as a means to drive differentiation. Digital transformation has become a key initiative for businesses across the globe, and CX is ground zero. Register now for this webinar and hear from Cyara and their guest speaker, Diego Lo Giudice of Forrester, how testing and QA practices are changing to enable and accelerate digital transformation.

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.

SCRUM 195

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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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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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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Innovation: Five Signs You Might Be Faking It

Every company wants to be a leader in innovation, but how can you tell if your company is really innovating or just going through the motions? See the 5 signs you might be faking innovation and what to do if you are.

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.

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.

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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The Ultimate Embedded Analytics Guide

In today’s ambitious business environment, many companies are taking an embedded analytics approach to capitalizing on the value of their information. Learn all about embedded analytics in this guide by Sisense, including a general overview of embedded analytics, the different approaches to embedding BI and analytics, and the benefits and challenges of the most popular BI solution technologies.

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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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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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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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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Assessing the Five Styles of Enterprise Business Intelligence

The world of BI and analytics has evolved. Discover the five styles of reporting and analysis, and learn the pros and cons of each in an enterprise scenario.

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.

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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.

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!

Lessons Learned 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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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.

Choosing the Right CRM Platform for Your Business

OTS Solutions

Choosing the Right CRM Platform for Your Business. A customer relationship management (CRM) system is imperative to improve your business. Before you select one, you should keep in mind a number of aspects from your overall goals and features to application integration and reports. Problem to Solve.

Top 5 Analytics Features to Reach More Users with Valuable Data Insights

Ready to expand the benefits of your BI and analytics? This eBook describes the key capabilities that product, IT, and business owners must consider when charting a plan to scale up business benefits from data and analytics.