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Building a Distributed Team


I recently saw a post on Twitter that claimed something along the lines of “Remote work is mostly BS”, which inspired me to write this blog.

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“Not Everything that can be counted…” (Cameron, 1963)

Have you heard the term “lamp post metric”? [i] i] This is a measurement that is easy to gather and may even seem like common sense. If you lose something on a dark night, where are you going to look? Without a doubt, you will look under the lighted areas of the lamp posts where you last walked.

7 Ways to Introduce DevOps in Your Work Culture

As many industries are going through a wave of digital transformation, a number of key technologies and principles are being deployed to business advantage. One such principle is DevOps.

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Report: Technical Debt is Costing You More Than You Think


How many errors does the average application have? And, how much do these errors cost companies each year? We all know application issues cost money, but quantifying it – well, that’s a harder task.

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Encouraging Innovation in an Established Product Culture

Speaker: Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies

Innovation is both a process and an outcome. The place to begin innovating your products and services is by first bringing innovation to your internal process. We'll explore the innovation process including the challenges, solutions, and hands-on techniques for becoming a successful "agent of change" within a well-established product culture. We'll examine the importance of UX and user-centric feature analysis, the adaptation of Agile Methodologies to the creative process as well as a way to drive successful culture change for setting expectations and winning approvals with cross-functional stakeholders. Innovation and Leadership go hand in hand. Join Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies, as we assess some case studies and see how to lead with a clear strategy, well-defined tactics, and an unbiased 360 understanding of perhaps the most fundamental question of all; "why are you innovating?"

What Do Communities of Practice Look Like in Organisations


What Do Communities of Practice Look Like. Being someone who has an executive position, you’ve probably joined several clubs, communities, and networking opportunities before. Having a community of practice in your company is similar to that.


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How To Avoid A Big and Demoralizing Leadership Fail (Unless You Are A Vulcan)

Terry Starbucker

How many times have we heard these words in a workplace? “We’re We’re in the dark here”. Nobody knows what’s going on”. “This is an information vacuum!” ” Too many times, right? These are classic signs of a (very) big leadership fail I call “ Leadership by Osmosis “.

Comparing Nuclio and AWS Lambda

With serverless, you delegate the responsibility of running your infrastructure to a platform provider as much as possible.

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Do Communities of Practice Work? 7 Tips to Start it in Your Company


Do Communities of Practice Work? The concept of communities of practice has been around for a long time already.

Agile Q&A: Why do Organizations Adopt Agile?

Agile Alliance

Explore the main reasons organizations adopt Agile and why your organization's rationale for adopting Agile may impact the implementation's success. Framework agile adoption

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Get Growth With Partner Integrations

Speaker: Mandy Howard, Product Manager, ServiceTitan

Once your SaaS product hits a certain level of revenue, you'll need to change things up to move past the plateau. One of the ways to do this is to move past your core product and introduce new business streams. If you're strategic about your integrations, you can strengthen your ties to your target market. Join Mandy Howard, Product Manager at ServiceTitan, as she takes you through the three key questions that you need to answer to grow your product with the right partner integrations. Whether you're a start-up, or working on a new product in an enterprise environment, you'll learn how to push through to a new level of growth.

Leadership?—?Succession Planning and Philanthropy

I have been fortunate enough to have a successful career as a change agent. I leverage my experience of navigating the world with Cerebral Palsy?—?a a world that was not yet ready to deal with a person with a disability?—?to

A health check playbook for your Postgres database

The Citus Data

I talk with a lot of folks that set their database up, start working with it, and then are surprised by issues that suddenly crop up out of nowhere. The reality is, so many don’t want to have to be a DBA, instead you would rather build features and just have the database work.

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Top Communities of Practice Tips For Your Organisation


Communities of practice have become a major knowledge management resource in modern organisations.

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Adobe Strategy Revolves Around DevOps

At the Adobe Summit 2019 conference this week, Adobe detailed that its Adobe Experience Cloud customer experience ecosystem is reliant on a set of best DevOps processes that is wrapped around a modern microservices architecture and layered on top of big data platform deployed on the Azure cloud.

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Measure the Immeasurable: Beyond Vanity Metrics

Speaker: Sari Harrison, Product Management Instructor, Product School

As a product manager, it's your job to realize your product’s vision by executing your chosen strategy. It’s also your job to deliver value to the business. Ultimately, these two outcomes are aligned so the temptation is to focus primarily on business metrics. Doing this can cause you to lose focus on the real value you are trying to achieve, in favor of moving the vanity metrics such as launches and time spent. Join Sari Harrison, Product Management Instructor at Product School, as she explains how to use immeasurable success criteria along with your more standard KPIs to deliver products that don't just get used a lot, but deliver real value.

Weekly Scrum Interview Question: What Is Velocity?

What is Scrum Team Velocity? This is a tricky one, and you need to be answering it in the context of the organization you are interviewing with and its complementary practices. Let’s start with the basics. Velocity is mentioned quite a few times in connection with Scrum in various contexts. First thing you might hear is that the velocity is a measure of the team’s ability to deliver value to the customer. That’s quite an okay definition you might give to your interviewer.


Highlights from the Strata Data Conference in San Francisco 2019

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

Watch highlights from expert talks covering AI, machine learning, data analytics, and more. People from across the data world are coming together in San Francisco for the Strata Data Conference. Below you'll find links to highlights from the event.

Responsible JavaScript: Part I

A List Apart

By the numbers, JavaScript is a performance liability. If the trend persists, the median page will be shipping at least 400 KB of it before too long, and that’s merely what’s transferred.

When DevOps and Marketing Collide: Insights From Adobe Summit 2019

I attended Adobe Summit 2019 to research the intersection of DevOps and marketing. Below are insights from my interviews with leading marketing technology experts. Is DevOps making its way into marketing? In a short answer, a soft “Yes.”

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Embedding Operational Reports: Everything Product Managers Should Know

Speaker: Dean Yao, Sr. Director of Product Marketing, Logi Analytics

Businesses are run with analytics - but companies continue to struggle with interpreting, analyzing, and distributing data. Operational reports help get information to the people who need it most, in formats they understand, and in a timeframe that matters. Join the webinar to learn how embedding operational reports can give your users a precisely formatted, ready-to-analyze view of their operational activities. World-class software teams are embedding operational reports to empower end users with interactive data visualizations, detailed information, and highly precise formats that can be shared via email, PDF, print, or online.

Metrics: What Happens in Vegas stays… Does It Though?

In the previous 3 articles I reviewed some of the most important Agile metrics that Dan Vacanti’s ActionableAgile software helps you to get with ease. Those were Cycle Time with the help of the Cycle Time Scatterplot , and a multitude of metrics, provided by the Cumulative Flow Diagram (CFD).

Visualise coupling between contexts in Big Picture EventStorming


A Big Picture EventStorming is a type of EventStorming where you get business and IT from an organisation into one room to explore the entire line of that business. This way we can find competing goals, ambiguity in the language, communication boundaries between contexts, and most important we share knowledge! We end up with a visual […]. The post Visualise coupling between contexts in Big Picture EventStorming appeared first on Xebia Blog.

The next CEO of Stack Overflow

Joel on Software

Big news! We’re looking for a new CEO for Stack Overflow. I’m stepping out of the day-to-day and up to the role of Chairman of the Board. Stack Overflow has been around for more than a decade. As I look back, it’s really amazing how far it has come.

Lessons from a Successful Large-Scale Agile Transition

Completing a large-scale agile transition can seem intimidating for any business. Agile pushes teams to change their cultural expectations and work processes—a combination that is tough on any work environment. Larger organizations, however, often face an especially daunting migration.

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How To Launch A Feature To Maximize Growth

Speaker: Brian Balfour, CEO, Reforge

Have you ever been part of a launch that, despite everyone's hard work, was more like a balloon deflating than a rocket taking off? It turns out that some of the most popular product and feature launch tactics can be counterproductive to achieving sustainable growth. Brian Balfour, Founder and CEO of Reforge, has taken a close look at these practices to figure out just why they can slow - or even hurt - growth. Now, he has a repeatable model for you to use in your next launches to get the growth you're looking for.

CYBERFORCE Hero Profile: Unlocking Customer Value

Palo Alto Networks

. This is the third in a series of blogs featuring a Palo Alto Networks CYBERFORCE engineer and the business challenges they tackle.

Retrospectives should be a natural and continuous process


As a Xebian my typical day is spent working on one of the projects we do for our clients. And for those projects that I do together with other Xebians I end every day with a fifteen minute chat; discussing what we have done that day, sharing our observations, learning lessons and adjusting our plans […]. The post Retrospectives should be a natural and continuous process appeared first on Xebia Blog


What are the Top-Paying Cloud Certifications for 2019?

A Cloud Guru

So you’ve chosen to pursue a career in cloud infrastructure and development. Or you’re leaning that way. It’s a major decision, but not the only one you’ll have to make.

Modern Workers Demand Modern Technology

Companies today must think of their employees as customers and employ technology, including mobile apps, that employees want to use. I have always been a bit of a technophile.

Build Delightful Products with Customer Validation

Speaker: John Little, Head of Product Marketing, Centercode

When it comes to delivering a solid product/market fit, customer validation is key. After all, you want to provide customers with a product that not only fills the need, but is delightful -- right? To get there, you need to commit to a vital blend of market research, strategy, and user testing. Join John Little, Head of Product Marketing at Centercode, as he explains a two-part approach to customer validation. First, how do you strategically identify your top product areas that need attention prior to release. And second, how do you turn user data into strategic priorities that help the right teams make the right decisions.

Scrum Master Tips - Mind your "Say:Do" ratio

. . How can I show the team what the Scrum values look like in action? How do I get my team to trust and/or respect me? How do I demonstrate servant leadership? . Typically, the person asking me these questions is either a new Scrum Master or someone who is just learning about Scrum in one of my Professional Scrum Master classes from The answers are much like Scrum itself: simple but not easy. .


Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For March 29th, 2019

High Scalability

Wake up! It's HighScalability time: Uber's microservice Graph. Thousands of microservices. Crazy like a fox? Or just crazy? ( @msuriar ). Do you like this sort of Stuff? I'd greatly appreciate your support on Patreon. I wrote Explain the Cloud Like I'm 10 for people who need to understand the cloud.

Fleet Management Software: Key Functions, Solutions, and Innovations


When Uber introduced its Uber Freight app in 2017, the company was seeking to reach the same level of disruption their ride-sharing app did but failed to succeed. It appeared to be that shippers and carriers need to know more than simply a truck’s location and vehicle characteristics.