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.

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.

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.

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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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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.

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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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.

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.

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.

Kindle edition of Refactoring now available from Amazon

Martin Fowler

Amazon is now selling the Kindle edition of Refactoring. As I write this, it's touch more expensive than the hardback since they are currently discounting the hardback but not the electronic version. more…. skip-home-page

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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 Signs It's Time to Replace Your Homegrown Analytics

If you built your analytics in house, chances are your basic features are no longer enough for your end users. Is it time to move on to a more robust analytics solution with more advanced capabilities? Follow this free guide for tips on making the build to buy transition.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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

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’.

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.

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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3 Challenges of Building Complex Dashboards with Open Source Components

Speaker: Ryan MacCarrigan, Founding Principal, LeanStudio

Many product teams use charting components and open source code libraries to get dashboards and reporting functionality quickly. But what happens when you have a growing user base and additional feature requests? Watch this webinar with Ryan MacCarrigan, Founding Principal of Lean Studio, to learn about key considerations for launching your next analytics project.

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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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.

Increase Your Agile Knowledge with Customized, Hand-Picked Information from Our Resident Content Curator

Agile Alliance

At Agile Alliance, we pride ourselves on the wealth of high-quality, in-depth Agile-related resources we offer you. But we also realize that sometimes too much of a good thing can be overwhelming.

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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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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.