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.

Add Value with a Dashboard Refresh: What You Need to Know

Speaker: Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, Motivational Speaker

Dashboards and analytics can really set your application apart, but that doesn't mean you can implement them and forget about them. Are they adding value to your product? Do your users benefit from them anymore? What should be improved, and what do we have the resources to improve? Join Miles Robinson, former UX and Design Manager, as he explains the different ways to refresh your dashboards - and how to determine what's the best path to product dashboard success. You'll leave with an understanding of how to figure out the best next steps specifically for you and your application.

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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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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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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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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The Complete Predictive Analytics Lifecycle for Application Teams

Speaker: Sriram Parthasarathy, Senior Director of Predictive Analytics, Logi Analytics

Applications with predictive analytics are able to deliver massive value to end users. But what steps should product managers take to add predictive analytics to their applications? In this webinar, we’ll walk through an end-to-end lifecycle of embedding predictive analytics inside an application. Find out how a real-world application decided what predictive questions to ask, sourced the right data, organized resources, built models, deployed predictive analytics in production, and monitored model performance over time.

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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5 Product Traps - And Better Paths

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Is your agile team overloaded with feature requests, with no time for discovery? Do your roadmaps read like impossible wish lists? Well, you’re not alone. It may seem impossible now, but what if we said that with a few changes, you could be meeting deadlines with the ability to predict progress with accuracy, be happy with your progress against the roadmap, and be making time for near-continuous discovery? Johanna Rothman has seen this all too often across many different organizations. She will take us through five common traps that agile product teams fall into – and likely you are in several of those traps right now. And good news - she has ways to avoid them!

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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How Product Managers Can Learn to Love Reporting

Speaker: Eric Feinstein, Professional Services Manager, Looker

For a long time, Product Managers have found it challenging to design interfaces inside their products that users could use for reporting. It seems like PMs and engineers have grown to hate embedded reporting. Fortunately, there are new technical approaches that are making this a significantly different picture, although there are still lots of interesting design challenges. Eric Feinstein, Professional Services Manager at Looker, has done workshops with lots of product managers who are looking to add effective reporting. He will use the example of a product manager of a learning management software system and how she would go through the process of defining reporting for users of the product. He will discuss working through personas, data types, reporting needs analysis and ultimately how this comes together to form a roadmap for reporting functionality and interface.

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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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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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 Angular 7 has in store for us! Angular 7 Updates.

5 Key Considerations for Top-Notch Product Dashboards

Speaker: Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, Motivational Speaker

So you want to set your product apart with the latest analytics, but you’re not sure where to start. How do you know what your customers want? And how can you make sure that you’re solving their problems? And wait a second, is it even feasible for your team to take this on right now? Join Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, as he covers five key considerations for you to keep in mind when you’re updating your software or app to offer the latest in embedded dashboards. You’ll leave with a better understanding of where to begin on creating actionable, insightful dashboards.

A Digital Service Canvas for Government and Enterprise

Scrum.org

“The important thing is to remember what most impressed you and to put it on canvas as fast as possible.” - Pierre Bonnard. Lessons from a start-up. Have you ever tried to kickstart a “Scrum of Scrums” in an organization?

Working with Virtual Environment for Django Project

The Crazy Programmer

In this tutorial we’ll talk about virtual environment for django project. Here we’ll discuss about: 1. What is virtual environment and why to use it? How to install virtual environment for django project? How to use virtual environment in django project? So let’s start with our very first question.

3 Reasons You Should Add AIOps to Your Tooling Arsenal

OverOps

AIOps, at its core, is a data-driven practice of bridging resources and leveraging AI and machine learning to make predictions based on historical data. AIOps seems to be all the rage these days, and it’s not hard to figure out why. It sounds like a new magical solution to resolving all errors ever!

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