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GraphQL Search Indexing

Netflix TechBlog

by Artem Shtatnov and Ravi Srinivas Ranganathan Almost a year ago we described our learnings from adopting GraphQL on the Netflix Marketing Tech team. We have a lot more to share since then!

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Diversity and Inclusion: What It Is and Why It Matters

Agile Alliance

Join our conversation with the Agile community about diversity and inclusion. Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) has become increasingly important to the Agile community over the past several years.

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Turnover: “It’s not me, it’s you”

Marcus Blankenship - Podcasts

Episode 28. ?Turnover Turnover is a huge problem in our industry.

Choosing a Scrum Sprint Length – Shorter Beats Longer

Agile Pain Relief Notes from a Tool User

How long should a Scrum Sprint be? A Scrum Sprint is a short period of time when the Scrum Team works, but there is no hard rule as to how long that should be – in this post, we cover the pros and cons of shorter and longer Sprints and how you can discover what works best for you.

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Architect Your Organization for Effectiveness, Productivity, and Joy

Speaker: Ron Lichty, Consultant: Interim VP Engineering, Ron Lichty Consulting, Inc.

As a senior software leader, you likely spend more time working on the architecture of your systems than the architecture of your organization. Yet, structuring our teams and organizations is a critical factor for success. In fact, the impact of software architecture parallels the impact of organizational structure. We are excited to welcome Ron Lichty, co-author of a seminal book on managing software teams and a well-known speaker, he’ll speak to organizing for effectiveness, productivity and joy.

Business Efficiency? Watch the Ball, not the Player

Scrum.org

In football, the team that wins is the one that gets the ball in the other team’s goal most times. Not the one that runs the most. What matters most is what is happening to the ball. So, we need to watch the ball, not the player. Business is no different.

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Five Challenges of Machine Learning DevOps

DevOps.com

As organizations add machine learning (ML) to their workflows, it’s tempting to try to squeeze model creation and deployment into the existing software development lifecycle (SDLC).

How to navigate risk in today's fast-changing security world

TechBeacon

Enterprises face a challenging and fast-changing risk environment, and that's only going to increase for the foreseeable future.

DevSecOps Executive Insights

Dzone - DevOps

Here's how the industry feels about DevSecOps. To understand the current and future state of DevSecOps, I gathered insights from 29 IT professionals in 27 companies. Here’s who shared their thoughts: Anne Baker , V.P. of Product Management & Marketing, Adaptiva.

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Article: Q&A on the Book Change-friendly Leadership

InfoQ Culture Methods

Friendliness is the core denominator for active and willful participation of people when being affected by change, according to Rodger Dean Duncan. In his book CHANGE-friendly LEADERSHIP, he explores how to effectively lead and manage change, transition, and implementation issues in organizations.

2019 State of Engineering Performance Management Report

More than 100 software leaders were asked how they manage and measure engineering performance. How do the findings stack up to your own experience? The report includes the top engineering challenges and the most used performance metrics.

4 steps to prepare your workforce for the future

DXC

What’s the best way to prepare for the workforce of the future? With news of Amazon, JPMorgan Chase, and others investing billions in training, you’d be forgiven for thinking the answer is simply “reskilling the workforce.” And yet, reskilling is only one part of the solution.

How the Organization Can Help Empower the Product Owner Role

Scrum.org

While working with plenty of Scrum Teams and teaching Professional Scrum Product Owner classes, I observed a similar anti-pattern regarding Product Owners, which resembles anti-patterns of Scrum Masters who are not empowered. .

IoT, AIOps and OMG!

DevOps.com

The task of keeping networking straight while expanding the definition of network to include both physical and virtual networking has fallen heavily upon the op-centric side of DevOps–or what I like to call devOPS. What is defined as networking has grown, sometimes at a ridiculous rate.

IoT 83

7 Questions to Ask Yourself to Be a Better Leader

Let's Grow Leaders

To be a better leader, start with you. When we work with leaders, the first questions we ask usually produce a pause, followed by a thoughtful, “That’s a great question.” If you want to be a better leader, you can use these […].

The Definitive Guide to Predictive Analytics

By embedding predictive analytics, you can future-proof your application and give users sophisticated insights. The Definitive Guide to Predictive Analytics has everything you need to get started, including real-world examples, steps to build your models, and solutions to common data challenges.

What is multi-cloud anyway and why do we use it?

DXC

Many companies are moving to multi-cloud deployments. For example, most EMEA and North American financial services businesses are moving to multi-clouds within the next two years. Gartner reports 81 percent of surveyed public cloud users are already working with multi-clouds. But, Gartner states that multi-cloud is a subset of hybrid clouds. I disagree. In a […]. Cloud hybrid cloud multi-cloud

Can People Be on Multiple Scrum Teams?

Scrum.org

This is a common question in my Professional Scrum classes. It often comes up early when we are still learning the basics of the Scrum Framework. And it comes up because people are already splitting their time between multiple Scrum Teams or are being told by their organizations that they will be.

SCRUM 130

What Are AWS Application Patterns?

DevOps.com

The cloud-native approach is not just about compute power and cloud services. A “set it and forget it” attitude won’t work with cloud native; there are far too many moving pieces and there is just way too much complexity. Instead, this approach requires constant testing, optimization and improvement.

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Jenkins CI/CD With Git Secrets

Dzone - DevOps

Connect all your Git secrets to the Jenkins pipeline. It's a common practice to encrypt the secrets/credentials we use in our code and then save it in some secure place. We have a number of options to achieve this, with tools like Vault, Git-crypt, and more.

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An Adult Conversation About Estimates

Speaker: Beekey Cheung, Software Consultant, Professor Beekums, LLC

Estimates are a contentious topic in software development. Most of our development teams hate providing estimates and many managers are starting to view them as unnecessary. As senior software leaders, how can we determine whether estimates are helpful or harmful to our teams? We are excited to be joined by Beekey Cheung, a software consultant and blogger known as Professor Beekums, who has helped many leaders and teams go from fearing estimates to using them appropriately. He'll walk us through the value of estimates, how to overcome the hesitancy many have in giving them, and how to provide better estimates.

Kubernetes Debugging: What Works and What Fails

The New Stack

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon sponsored this post, in anticipation of KubeCon + CloudNativeCon NA , Nov. 18-21 in San Diego. Or Weis. Or Weis, co-founder and CEO of Rookout, started playing with computers at the age of five, proceeded to be a developer, military officer and researcher.

3 things to make a giant leap towards Agility

Scrum.org

I believe there are three things you need to do regardless of the framework, methodology or program you are embracing with your organization. If you don’t do take decisions , focus on the outcome and get things done ?

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AIOps: The Path to Greater Resilience and Uptime

DevOps.com

Large organizations with complex IT infrastructures are facing a significant challenge when it comes to data. The complexity is such that many IT operations teams are struggling to detect, or predict, the complex failure conditions and circumstances that can adversely impact resilience and uptime.

Give transparency in small doses

Marcus Blankenship - Daily Writing

When you’re honest about your struggles, it will connect you with some people. But it will surprise and confuse others. To them, your honesty might be seen as a lack of confidence, lack of skills, or lack of motivation — an admission of failure, or of giving up, or giving in.

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The 5 Levels of Analytics Maturity

Basic dashboards used to be enough to thrill end users. But over time, modern capabilities have emerged—and bare-minimum features are no longer cutting it. How have analytics changed? And where do your BI offerings fall short? Find out sophisticated ways to future-proof your application. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

The Best Way To Help Employees Have More Confidence

Let's Grow Leaders

A few years ago, I wrote an article for Success Magazine, called 7 Ways to Build Your Employees Confidence. Highlights include: Start with a foundation of deep respect Be specific about what they are doing well Give them an opportunity to teach […].

What's the right Scrum training for me? Professional Scrum Foundations (PSF) or Professional Scrum Master (PSM)?

Scrum.org

Scrum.org?offers offers different courses to provide you the best learning experience based on your focus of Scrum. The variety of courses makes choosing the best course difficult sometimes. This blog post aims at helping you choose the best course for you. We will look at the differences between the Professional Scrum Foundations (PSF) and the Professional Scrum Master (PSM) course, as these are the two courses we get the most questions about.

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Becoming a Data Company: A Tale of Two Trends

DevOps.com

Data is back, baby! Well, that seems like an odd statement. It never quite left. Nevertheless, Google’s recent acquisition of Looker and Salesforce’s acquisition of Tableau seems to highlight this mindset in magnified ways.

Continuous deployment without downtime

CircleCI

As engineering teams increasingly adopt DevOps as their software development strategy, they are becoming faster and more efficient. Unfortunately, this speed and efficiency can expose cracks in the delivery system as well as other bottlenecks to productivity.

The Six Principles of Persuasion

Speaker: Michael Carducci, CTO, Mago:Tech

As senior tech leaders, we often fall prey to thinking that a “good idea” and logical case is sufficient to get the desired response and result. We might be trying to get our CEO on-board with investment in a new technology or a rearchitecture effort, or we might want culture or process changes by our team. Our “good idea” is simply the beginning. An idea must be communicated; a case must be made; and ultimately other people must be persuaded to get onboard. Michael Carducci brings a fascinating background to this webinar. He’s a technologist and regularly works to help senior leaders improve their results. He’s also a professional mentalist and has been a student of psychology, human behavior and the principles of influence for nearly two decades.

How automation can boost your security compliance

TechBeacon

With every day seeming to bring news of fresh security breaches, protecting the enterprise seems like an impossible task. Already this year, to name just a few, we've seen 885 million records compromised by malicious actors at First American Financial Corp.,

[VLOG] What are the differences between Product Manager & Product Owner

Scrum.org

Hello awesome people. It's me again with new learnings from the trenches. In my Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO) class, there is at least one person who will ask, " what is the difference between Product Manager and Product Owner? ".

Implementing Message Queue in Kubernetes

DevOps.com

The adoption of Kubernetes as enterprises’ tool of choice is increasing very rapidly. Consequently, the architectural consideration and operational requirements to support production environments have gained increasing attention.