Sat.Feb 23, 2019 - Fri.Mar 01, 2019

The Bridge Between Dev and Ops Needs Automated Structural Visibility

OverOps

Guest post by Jason English, Principal Analyst, Intellyx. November 7, 1940. When the first Tacoma Narrows Bridge was completed in summer and opened for traffic, it was considered an engineering marvel of span and flexibility.

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Break Down Silos! Enhance User-Centricity with UX on Scrum Teams

Scrum.org

I often see User Experience (UX) Designers struggle to align focus, work, and approach with Scrum Teams building increments of product in iterations of 30 days or fewer. Common concerns and questions I hear include: "Developers aren't really interested in the user, they just want to build.". I'm trying to work side-by-side with the team, but I'm always a bit ahead of them, so what should we talk about in our Daily Scrum?". "I I don’t work in sort cycles, or tactically. My work is strategic.".

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3 reasons to add deep learning to your time series toolkit

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

The most promising area in the application of deep learning methods to time series forecasting is in the use of CNNs, LSTMs, and hybrid models.

Test Driving and Unit Testing Thread Safety

Agile Alliance

This session shows how to use TDD to drive the design of a multithreaded code. If you've confronted test driving for thread-safety this session is for you. Technology tdd unit test

How To Take Action on Customer Discovery

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

We all want to build successful products - and that means satisfied customers. Before anything else, you must understand what problems you can solve. The best way to do that is to get out of the building and start asking questions. But how can you make the most of those conversations, and ensure that you walk away with productive insights? Join Nick Noreña, educator, entrepreneur, and currently Innovation Coach and Advisor at Kromatic, as he covers how we can effectively action our findings from customer discovery conversations.

5 Important AI Predictions (For 2019) Everyone Need to Know

OTS Solutions

Five Important AI Predictions (For 2019) Everyone Needs to Know. The News about AI for 2019 Just one year ago, the words “artificial intelligence” or “AI” was rarely understood by average computer users. One year later, these are words on everyone’s lips.

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How Mainframes Live On

DevOps.com

TL/DR: Highly controlled change is sometimes the best answer. For much of my career, I’ve worked in mainframe shops. I have never worked on a mainframe team, but I have worked closely with them.

DevOps 114

Agile Q&A: Is There a Place for Managers in an Agile Organization?

Agile Alliance

Learn how project managers accustomed to a more traditional software development environment can adapt to a more Agile approach in this post from the Agile Alliance blog. People agile development agile teams

Agile 171

Hacker Simple Nomad’s personal opsec tips (Q&A)

The Parallax

Never mind the never-ending, superheroic struggle to get consumers to care about best computer security practices.

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When Done is Too Hard

Scrum.org

"The Development Team consists of professionals who do the work of delivering a potentially releasable Increment of "Done" product at the end of each Sprint." - The Scrum Guide. The Scrum Guide is markedly ambitious in the standard of professionalism it demands of a team.

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Build Product Progress with a Strong Data Culture

Speaker: Nima Gardideh, CTO, Pearmill

Have you ever thought your product's progress was headed in one direction, and been shocked to see a different story reflected in big picture KPIs like revenue? It can be confusing when customer feedback or metrics like registration or retention are painting a different picture. No matter how sophisticated your analytics are, if you're asking the wrong questions - or looking at the wrong metrics - you're going to have trouble getting answers that can help you. Join Nima Gardideh, CTO of Pearmill, as he demonstrates how to build a strong data culture within your team, so everyone understands which metrics they should actually focus on - and why. Then, he'll explain how you can use your analytics to regularly review progress and successes. Finally, he'll discuss what you should keep in mind when instrumenting your analytics.

Top Trends in DevOps for 2019

DevOps.com

DevOps is poised for healthy growth over the next several years, with analysts large and small weighing in with forecasts. For instance, IDC predicts the worldwide DevOps software market will reach $8 billion by 2022, up from $3.9 billion in 2017.

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Agile Transformation – What to do with managers?

Agile Alliance

This session describes the experiences of a manager who went through an agile transformation and explains how he became a leader in an agile organization. People

Agile 159

How Your Failure Inspires Connection and Success

Let's Grow Leaders

We hear all the time that learning from past failure is the key to success. But what about TALKING about failure, particularly with people who already see you as a success? Do failure stories damage your brand or make it stronger? After […].

The best order to get all Scrum.org certifications

Scrum.org

Questions about agile certifications (especially those from Scrum.org) are an integral part of my routine. People always come to me saying that they are going to act as a Scrum Master / Product Owner / Developer on an agile project and they want to know what to study and what`s the best first certification.

SCRUM 156

What Is (and Isn’t) Product Management?

Speaker: Steve Johnson, VP of Products, Pragmatic Institute

Product Management is one of the most exciting - and most misunderstood - functions in technical organizations. Is it strategic or tactical? Is it a planning role or a support role? Many product professionals are unclear about what is (and isn't) product management. After all, product management spans many activities from business planning to market readiness. In this session, we’ll examine many product activities and artifacts for product strategy, planning, and growth, and introduce a simple tool that you can use in your organization to clarify the roles of product management and others. Steve Johnson explores the many roles of Product Management in this fun talk focused on why product managers should obsess on problems instead of solutions.

Enhance DevOps Experience with AWS Smart Tools

DevOps.com

DevOps has become the champion of business operations by fostering collaboration between disparate teams, providing a common work framework and paving way for continuous delivery that greatly boosted software development.

AWS 110

You’re Not Failing Fast Enough: Tips & Tricks for an Agile Build System

Agile Alliance

In this session, Sarah Goff-Dupont discusses ways to shorten the feedback cycle related to system builds. She describes these techniques via examples. Technology automated build continuous integration

System 159

Mindsets You Must Have To Be Successful Working At Home: Part One

Women on Business

We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] If you haven't already done so, update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. link]. Work at Home/Telecommute work at home

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Iterating towards Professional Scrum

Scrum.org

The 2019 Scrum Master Trends Report by scrum.org and the State of Agile 2018 shows numbers that provide insight in the maturity of agile adoptions. More than 80% of the Scrum Masters (respondents) claim their organization is in or below a “still maturing” level.

SCRUM 144

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.

How SRE Creates a Blameless Culture

DevOps.com

People in tech love to praise failure as essential to innovation. But at far too many organizations, when failure happens, it is punished. When an IT system goes down, an individual or a team is immediately ID’d, blamed and shamed. This is counterproductive.

Introduction to Agile Requirements: User Stories, Backlogs, and Adaptive Planning

Agile Alliance

This session introduces a common-sense, tested approach to agile requirements that helps you replace change management with value management. Business user stories

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Facilitated discussion as a format for learning and improvement

Xebia

Sharing knowledge is import to us at Xebia. It’s one of the four core values the company is built on. We share knowledge at our clients and with the community, through meetups and conferences. Every second week we organise a Xebia Knowledge Exchange (XKE), our bi-weekly mini-conference. Filled with lots of different sessions, on all sorts of topics. There is always […]. The post Facilitated discussion as a format for learning and improvement appeared first on Xebia Blog.

How to Stop Bad Releases From Being Deployed to Production with OverOps

OverOps

Following on our latest launch of OverOps Reliability Dashboards, it’s time to take a closer look at the dashboards themselves and see what added value they can bring to DevOps/SRE, QA and dev teams.

Make an Impact with Analytics and Journey Maps

Speaker: Kirui K. K., Co-founder and CEO of Tanasuk Africa

If you want to offer a better user experience, it can be tempting to track each and every data point in your product. However, this can quickly get complicated and overwhelming as you collect more and more data. How do you know which metrics will help you improve? Kirui K. K., Co-founder & CEO Tanasuk Africa, wants you to know that analytics don't have to be complicated to make an impact - no matter the size of your company. Join him as he explains how to create a customer journey map, then use that map to figure out the metrics you need to know - and how to use them.

Special Agents

DevOps.com

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Spring for Apache Kafka Deep Dive – Part 1: Error Handling, Message Conversion and Transaction Support

Confluent

Following on from How to Work with Apache Kafka in Your Spring Boot Application , which shows how to get started with Spring Boot and Apache Kafka ® , here we’ll dig a little deeper into some of the additional features that the Spring for Apache Kafka project provides.

How to Get Your Boss Excited About Your Idea

Let's Grow Leaders

You’ve got a great idea you just know will improve the business. How do you get your boss excited? Okay, let’s be real, not just excited, but as excited as you are? 7 Ways to Get Your Boss Excited About Your Great Idea […].

Semantics to Screen Readers

A List Apart

A note from the editors: We extended our From URL to Interactive series with this fifth installment to include what happens when screen readers access our page. In the illustration, our fisher has caught the fish and is now ready to weigh it.

The Magic of Intent: Start Knowing The Goals of Your Users

Speaker: Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, Zalando, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher, Zalando

It's important to know your users - what are their preferences, pain points, ultimate goals? With user research and usage data, you can get a great idea of how your users act. The tricky part is, very few users reliably act the same way every time they use your product. Join Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher at Zalando, as they explain how they were able to reach a new level of user understanding - by taking their user research and segmenting their users by point-in-time intent. You'll leave with a strategy to change how your product team, and organization at large, understands your users.