December, 2018

Speed up your development with mobbing

Scrum.org

Development Team Organises Its Own Work. The Development Team is both self-organising and cross-functional and by the end of each Sprint provides an increment that is ‘done’ and releasable. The team defines how to organise work in a Sprint.

The One Thing You Need to do Before Promoting Code to Production

OverOps

Writing, building, compiling and deploying code might seem easier in an automated workflow, but we still need to make sure our code is, indeed, ready for a ‘promotion’.

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4 Data Security Mistakes Most Businesses Make

The Crazy Programmer

Being competitive in the 21 st century requires a business to stay on the cutting edge of technology. For years, companies all over the world have used customer data to make important decisions about the direction they should take.

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Developer On Call

Henrik Warne

For the system at work, I am on call one week every seven weeks. For most of the past ten years, I have been on organized on call rotations for the systems I have been developing. I think being on call is a logical way of taking responsibility for your work. You also learn a lot from it.

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.

What you need to know about the Marriott breach

The Parallax

Obama was president of the United States, Apple introduced its first watch, Russia invaded Crimea, and the San Francisco Giants won the World Series.

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Where is the Manager Role in Scrum?

Scrum.org

The Scrum Framework defines three distinct roles; the Product Owner, the Development Team and the Scrum Master. The scrum guide does elude to Stakeholders, but does not mention anything about managers, executives and leaders.

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The Top 13 Sessions From 2018 Ops and Dev Conferences

OverOps

It’s our favorite tradition of the season; Sit back, grab some popcorn and catch up on the top talks you might have missed, or want to watch again. December is almost over, and it’s that time of the year when we look back at all the great things that happened.

5 Best Programming Languages for Kids

The Crazy Programmer

The rate at which children handle gadgets in this technology savvy era is quite interesting. The fact they are able to easily operate the gadgets, run programs on it easily shows that they are intrigued by it.

6 steps to create a recruiting budget (Template Included)

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

As the new year approaches, most of the organizations, before closing their finances, are looking at managers across teams to collaborate and share the most optimized recruiting budget for the coming year.

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.

Election hackers are ‘waiting for the bigger prize in 2020’ (Q&A)

The Parallax

LEIPZIG, Germany?Just Just days before heading to Australia for his wedding, University of Michigan computer science professor and electronic voting-machine security expert J.

Yes, Cross-functional Teams — but Real Ones!

Agile Alliance

If you start with Agile, one of the first things you typically do is come up with a team. And yes of course, the team will be cross-functional. But what’s actually meant by cross-functionality? People in software understand this to mean different kinds of developers (e.g.

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What Small Businesses Need to Know About CRM

OTS Solutions

What Every Small Businesses Need to Know About CRM. Customer relationship management (CRM) software is designed to streamline your business’ interaction with customers and prospects. While it is used regularly in large corporations, many small business owners have not fully embraced CRM systems.

Drive Innovation in Software Development: How to Choose Between Incremental and Fundamental Change

OverOps

Business success is driven by making the right choices so that desirable products or services can be delivered to customers with intended profit margin and customer satisfaction.

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!

Data Visualization in R

The Crazy Programmer

R programming was developed in 1993 for making graphs and producing statistical results. There are many libraries in R language that can be used for making graphs and producing statistical data.

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Application of advanced analytics and machine learning in the banking industry

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

Banks have always been custodian of customer data, but they lack the technological and analytical capability to derive value from the data. On the other hand, fintech companies have the analytical capabilities and, thanks to payments services directives, they now have access to valuable data.

How hackers are approaching medical cybersecurity

The Parallax

PHOENIX—Within minutes of each other, two patients were wheeled into the hospital emergency department with emergency haste. The first patient, a woman in her early 70s, was suffering from what appeared to be a stroke: She was weak on the left side of her body and had difficulty speaking.

Servant Leadership 101: The 4 V’s to Create a Strong Foundation

Scrum.org

Servant-leaders must create a strong foundation that helps people feel empowered to take action, enables them to move forward in a common direction despite uncertainty, and to feel inspired and resourceful during challenging times.

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.

OKRs: The Ultimate Guide That Explains Everything You Need To Know

Luis Goncalves

OKRs (Objectives and Key Results) is a recent leadership foundation that helps organisations set, communicate, and measure their goals. Primary function of OKRs is to connect an individual´s personal objectives with the team and the company in a hierarchical way.

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[2018 Dev vs. Ops Survey] Why is DevOps Culture Creating Chaos in Enterprises?

OverOps

There has long been a divide between development and operations teams. But recently, there has been a movement to break down these metaphorical walls and build bridges of shared accountability between the two functions.

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Common Problems New Computer Programmers May Experience

The Crazy Programmer

Choosing the right career path can be extremely challenging. For people who love figuring out the complexities of computer code, a career as a programmer is a great option. With over 300,000 existing computer programming positions.

Google and Facebook Diversifying Away from Advertising

NeverFriday

Rick Webb wrote an article last year on how Google and Facebook will eventually suffer from a massive devaluation. This is because while they dominate the digital advertising market, they cannot displace TV advertising easily.

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.

Is Gmail’s Confidential Mode a safe bet?

The Parallax

When email goes boom, it’s usually because somebody’s account got hacked, and his dirty laundry has exploded all over the Internet. But Google now offers a feature in Gmail that can help prevent the private contents of your messages from leaking out.

Is Scrum hurting your agility?

Scrum.org

By Chris Lukassen & Sjoerd Kranendonk. By now, most organisations are using Scrum, however, many of them feel like the agility of their organisation has degraded, and they might be right!

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How 3 women technologists built a career of their dreams

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

Did you know that women seeking leadership roles often report a lack of good mentors as an obstacle to their career growth. We recently ran a survey for women technologists and almost 47% of the respondents claimed that they had no tech mentors or role models to look up to.

Selling the Investment to Pay Down Technical Debt: The Code Christmas Tree

Agile Alliance

The story of a team trying to solve their technical debt problem by making that problem visible. Technology technical debt

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.

Working with Apps in Django

The Crazy Programmer

In this tutorial, we’ll learn about: What is app in django project and why to use it? How to create app in django project? So let’s start with very first question. What is app in django project and why to use it? We’ve seen that how to create a project in django.

Five Important Practices For A CIO To Go Digital Transformation

OTS Solutions

5 Reasons Why a CIO Needs to Go Digital Transformation. Digital transformation offers your company new ventures and opportunities you never imagined. Your company can add revenue streams while keeping up with customer demands.

Here’s what Facebook shared about you in its latest scandal

The Parallax

Facebook doesn’t seem to be learning much from its growing list of data-oriented scandals. Instead of responding by revamping its business practices, the social network appears to keep telling its 2.27 billion active monthly users , “Hold my beer!”. It’s not exactly reassuring.