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The Bridge Between Dev and Ops Needs Automated Structural Visibility


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

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.".


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

Add Value with a Dashboard Refresh: What You Need to Know

Speaker: Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, Motivational Speaker

Dashboards and analytics can really set your application apart, but that doesn't mean you can implement them and forget about them. Are they adding value to your product? Do your users benefit from them anymore? What should be improved, and what do we have the resources to improve? Join Miles Robinson, former UX and Design Manager, as he explains the different ways to refresh your dashboards - and how to determine what's the best path to product dashboard success. You'll leave with an understanding of how to figure out the best next steps specifically for you and your application.

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 to Stop Bad Releases From Being Deployed to Production with 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.

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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

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Enhance DevOps Experience with AWS Smart Tools

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.

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When Done is Too Hard

"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.


The Complete Predictive Analytics Lifecycle for Application Teams

Speaker: Sriram Parthasarathy, Senior Director of Predictive Analytics, Logi Analytics

Applications with predictive analytics are able to deliver massive value to end users. But what steps should product managers take to add predictive analytics to their applications? In this webinar, we’ll walk through an end-to-end lifecycle of embedding predictive analytics inside an application. Find out how a real-world application decided what predictive questions to ask, sourced the right data, organized resources, built models, deployed predictive analytics in production, and monitored model performance over time.

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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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

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How SRE Creates a Blameless Culture

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.

The best order to get all certifications

Questions about agile certifications (especially those from 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.


5 Product Traps - And Better Paths

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Is your agile team overloaded with feature requests, with no time for discovery? Do your roadmaps read like impossible wish lists? Well, you’re not alone. It may seem impossible now, but what if we said that with a few changes, you could be meeting deadlines with the ability to predict progress with accuracy, be happy with your progress against the roadmap, and be making time for near-continuous discovery? Johanna Rothman has seen this all too often across many different organizations. She will take us through five common traps that agile product teams fall into – and likely you are in several of those traps right now. And good news - she has ways to avoid them!

Journey to Event Driven – Part 3: The Affinity Between Events, Streams and Serverless


With serverless being all the rage, it brings with it a tidal change of innovation.

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

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Special Agents

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Facilitated discussion as a format for learning and improvement


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.

5 Key Considerations for Top-Notch Product Dashboards

Speaker: Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, Motivational Speaker

So you want to set your product apart with the latest analytics, but you’re not sure where to start. How do you know what your customers want? And how can you make sure that you’re solving their problems? And wait a second, is it even feasible for your team to take this on right now? Join Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, as he covers five key considerations for you to keep in mind when you’re updating your software or app to offer the latest in embedded dashboards. You’ll leave with a better understanding of where to begin on creating actionable, insightful dashboards.

Iterating towards Professional Scrum

The 2019 Scrum Master Trends Report by 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.


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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SoulCycle Flexes Its Muscles with DevOps and CI/CD

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


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 Product Managers Can Learn to Love Reporting

Speaker: Eric Feinstein, Professional Services Manager, Looker

For a long time, Product Managers have found it challenging to design interfaces inside their products that users could use for reporting. It seems like PMs and engineers have grown to hate embedded reporting. Fortunately, there are new technical approaches that are making this a significantly different picture, although there are still lots of interesting design challenges. Eric Feinstein, Professional Services Manager at Looker, has done workshops with lots of product managers who are looking to add effective reporting. He will use the example of a product manager of a learning management software system and how she would go through the process of defining reporting for users of the product. He will discuss working through personas, data types, reporting needs analysis and ultimately how this comes together to form a roadmap for reporting functionality and interface.

Design Of A Modern Cache—Part Deux

High Scalability

This is a guest post by Benjamin Manes , who did engineery things for Google and is now doing engineery things as CTO of Vector. The previous article described the caching algorithms used by Caffeine , in particular the eviction and concurrency models.

You created a machine learning application. Now make sure it’s secure.

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

The software industry has demonstrated, all too clearly, what happens when you don’t pay attention to security. In a recent post , we described what it would take to build a sustainable machine learning practice. By “sustainable,” we mean projects that aren’t just proofs of concepts or experiments. A sustainable practice means projects that are integral to an organization’s mission: projects by which an organization lives or dies.

Top Trends in DevOps for 2019

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.

DataRobot Acquires Cursor


DataRobot , the leader in automated machine learning, is proud to announce its acquisition of Cursor , a San Francisco-based company that provides a data collaboration platform which helps organizations find, understand and use data more efficiently. AI in the News

Monetizing Analytics Features: Why Data Visualizations Will Never Be Enough

Think your customers will pay more for data visualizations in your application? Five years ago they may have. But today, dashboards and visualizations have become table stakes. Discover which features will differentiate your application and maximize the ROI of your embedded analytics. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

Give Meaning to 100 Billion Events a Day — The Shift to Redshift

High Scalability

In part one , we described our Analytics data ingestion pipeline, with BigQuery sitting as our data warehouse. However, having our analytics events in BigQuery is not enough. Most importantly, data needs to be served to our end-users. TL;DR?—?Teads —?Teads

Calculated Security

The Daily WTF

Carl C spent some time in the late 1980's at a software firm that developed avionics and global positioning systems for military and civilian customers.

Helping the Little Guy: The Power of Open Source Software for Startups

It’s no secret that open source software holds many benefits for businesses looking to reap the rewards of these innovative, collaborative and incidentally free efforts of developers around the world.