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Leadership in times of Corona

A couple of weeks ago we were happily following our daily routines. We grabbed our coffee mugs, slowly walked over to our teams and chatted with them. If there was a problem, people approached us (or we approached them), we hopped into a meeting room and solved the issue.

Six Steps Every Business Should Take to Protect Its Data

Data may or may not be the new oil but it is the growth engine of today’s digital age. Data about a company’s customers, products, services and sales is worth a lot to the company itself, of course, but also to its competitors, as well as to business-savvy hackers.

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How to securely connect and manage remote workers


All of a sudden, in response to the threat of COVID-19 infection, you’ve got a remote work force. That means you have employees surfing the web using their own Wi-Fi networks, while also trying to connect to your company network. You have to be sure that connection is fast and, above all, secure.

The Value of Defining Business Needs in a Software Project


Articulating business needs is a thorough and extensive process. Similar to meticulously creating architectural designs for skyscrapers, there are multiple steps involved including the identification and understanding of a business’s goals.

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.

Digital Business in the Time of COVID-19


OverOps CTO Tal Weiss shares some thoughts on application reliability in a time of economic uncertainty and increased reliance on software. These are tumultuous times we live in. As of this post, almost a third of the U.S, and over a billion people around the world, are in virtual lockdown. Virtual not just because we are mostly limited to leaving our homes for performing only the essential activities required for everyday life, but also virtual in the sense that much of life has now gone online.

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5 ways to attract the best information security pros


RSA Conference 2020 was focused on the human element for the first time, and thankfully so. While this is great progress, we still have lots of work to do if we're going to meet our workforce needs. Security, Information Security, Special Coverage: RSA Conference 2020, RSA Conference, Careers

Increase Your Business Volume with These 9 eCommerce Website Development Strategies


Using eCommerce website development is a great way to boost traffic to your online store and allow new and existing customers to easily access your products.

How Small Businesses Can Survive COVID-19

CEO Insider

If you own or manage a small business today, you most likely are concerned about the health and welfare of your employees, customers, and your business itself. The whole world seems to be fighting this dreaded pandemic, and the future for all of us is cloudy at best.

An Introduction to Data Pipelines


Data is at the heart of all modern enterprise applications, so facilitating its seamless flow from one location to another is a vital part of the software development process. A data pipeline is a set of processes or actions that enable the efficient. Software Development

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.

Secure by Design

Henrik Warne

I really like Secure by Design. The key idea is that there is a big overlap between secure code and good software design. Code that is strict, clear and focused will be easier to reason about, and will have fewer bugs. This in turn makes it less vulnerable to attacks.

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[VLOG] What Are The Differences Between Scrum Master And Product Owner

Hello awesome people! I hope you all are staying safe and healthy in the midst of this global turbulence. So many things changed in my life in just a week, which made me to have to reorder my life backlog including the vlogs that I have already planned.


Helping Friends and Family Reduce Risks In The Age of Remote Work and Social Distancing


Our readers are a technically oriented group with a good awareness of the dynamic nature of the cyber threat. You do not need lists of best practices, you live them by continuously assessing your environment and taking action to reduce risk as appropriate.

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Certs to go: All AWS exams now available online

A Cloud Guru

Today, AWS announced an expansion of its online-proctored exams. All AWS Certification exams will now be offered with online proctoring via Pearson VUE. AWS notes that wait time for online-proctored appointments may be longer than usual due to high demand. Certification News azure GCP AWS

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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.

How to Build Creativity into Distributed DevOps Teams

Today, more people than ever work remotely or are part of distributed teams. The DevOps world is no different. While working remotely has definite advantages, it also poses distinct challenges for teams trying to build strong internal cultures, coordinate product launches and hit shipping deadlines.

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3 Steps to becoming an Agile Coach

Completing an Agile Coaching certification doesn’t make you an Agile Coach. So where do you start and how do you chart your own journey? I thought about my own journey and interviewed a number of successful active coaches. The following is a brief guide drawn from our collective experience.

Design During Pandemic: an Inspiring Visual Collection

Scott Berkun

Good design is a critical part of all that’s going on during this crisis: the design of respirators, of supply chains and of public policy in times of crisis. But there’s also some excellent visual design work happening to help the cause.

Brazeal: In praise of S3, the greatest cloud service of all time

A Cloud Guru

25,000 #CloudMadness voters can’t be wrong: Amazon S3 is the greatest cloud service of all time. Serverless AWS

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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.


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Virtual Agile Transformations

COVID-19 forces millions of Scrum teams members currently to work from home. Online collaboration tools are getting a real stress test through an influx of new users these days.

Everything you need to know about… Big Data


The Big Data hype isn’t new, but it shows no signs of slowing down. Whether you’re at the start of the big data journey or implementing it with AI teammates, big data plays a vital role in today’s business.

Fundraising in the Time of COVID: A TechSoup Roundup


These are certainly strange days. People are sheltering in place and taking a much closer look at their finances in case of sickness and emergency. It just doesn't seem like the right time for business-as-usual nonprofit fundraising — and it probably isn't.

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.

Startup Aims to Manufacture Ventilators Using 3D Printers

A startup company is in the early stages of building a proof-of-concept that would allow local hospitals to employ 3D printers to manufacture ventilators and other medical equipment to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Remote Agile (Part 2): Virtual Liberating Structures

TL; DR: Remote Agile (Part 2): Virtual Liberating Structures. Last week, we addressed basic practices and tools of remote agile with distributed teams. Based on that article, I also ran a live virtual class, the recording of which will be made available soon on the Age-of-Product’s Youtube channel. This follow-up post now delves into virtual Liberating Structures, answering the question of how we can make use of the powerful toolbox of inclusive and collaborative practices in a remote setting.

Internet of Things – opportunity or risk?


Read Andrea Gaglione take a look at whether the Internet of Things are an opportunity or a risk to businesses on IT Pro Portal : The Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem has radically evolved in the last two decades, facilitated by the evolution of distributed network technologies.

We’re Here to Help: Securing Your Remote Workforce


Many of us around the globe are now experiencing the new reality of a large remote workforce virtually overnight. We're here to help our customers manage the new risks.

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.