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Applying Netflix DevOps Patterns to Windows

Netflix TechBlog

Baking Windows with Packer By Justin Phelps and Manuel Correa Customizing Windows images at Netflix was a manual, error-prone, and time consuming process.

Solving Impediments as a Scrum Team

TL; DR: Solving Impediments as a Scrum Team. The main message of the retrospective was clear: there are too many interruptions by stakeholders and senior management. The interruptions impeded the flow of work through the team.


Putting the Emotion Into EQ with Etienne de Bruin

Marcus Blankenship - Podcasts

Episode 17. Emotional intelligence is essential to good leadership, but many CTO’s stress the importance of IQ instead. To move from contributor to manager, it’s a good idea to invest the time to explore EQ, as well as personality profiles to better understand how to manage people. Show Notes.

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Measuring Success in DevOps: Top Four DevOps KPIs

There is no news in DevOps concept. Many companies have integrated DevOps to improve and accelerate software development and help drive their digital transformation, and that number continues to grow exponentially.

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Production Excellence: Practical Lessons from Site Reliability Engineering

Speaker: Liz Fong-Jones, Principal Developer Advocate,

Modern software organizations build increasingly complex distributed systems with many moving parts. As senior software leaders, we often struggle with noisy alerts, grumbling between Dev and DevOps, slow incident resolution and many other related pain points. It’s hard to figure out what to do with this increasingly difficult problem, yet it’s clearly our responsibility to deliver features and production quality. We are excited to be joined by Liz Fong-Jones, who has a deep understanding of what it takes to implement SRE-type practices in many different kinds of organizations. She brings together a picture and set of practices under the umbrella of Production Excellence that provides a clear and practical plan for senior software leaders.

The Most Important Factor To Ensure Your Feedback is Heard

Let's Grow Leaders

Last week we shared reasons employees might resist your coaching. There’s one other vital factor to ensure your feedback is heard. Ground Yourself Here Before Giving Feedback Steve had thrown every ounce of energy into launching his most important strategic initiative. Everyone […].

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Static vs Dynamic Code Analysis: How to Choose Between Them


What’s the difference between static and dynamic code analysis, and how do you know which to use? Let’s start with a sporting analogy to help illustrate the difference between these two methodologies.

Icebreakers: Absolute Waste Of Time Or Do They Add Value?

Using icebreakers to open a session is controversial to some people. I have attended many sessions in the past with different icebreakers and have facilitated many myself.

The Human Value in Driving Automated DevOps Testing

Kovair - DevOps

The increasing demand for IT companies to deliver high-quality software at a rapid speed has made it compulsory to shift towards using Agile and DevOps. The post The Human Value in Driving Automated DevOps Testing appeared first on Kovair Blog.

‘Documentation as code’ matters. Here’s why


There has long been a mindset to treat documentation and code as separate functions. But this thinking is obsolete. Organizations should start treating documentation as code. Development projects are not complete without documentation that is in the same state or better as the code.

Organizing for Customer Centricity

Speaker: Tatyana Mamut, Head of Product, Nextdoor

Most companies today say they are “customer centric.” Yet many still make decisions primarily based on competitor threats, technical architecture, or executive opinions. So what sets apart those that talk the talk, and those that walk the walk? Join Nextdoor's Head of Product Tatyana Mamut, PhD as she outlines the 7 habits of truly customer-centric companies.

5 Tips to Eliminate Knowledge Gaps in Dev and QA

To create and release high-quality software, the software development lifecycle (SDLC) was established using different roles and processes designed to work seamlessly together.


Sprint Reviews with Kanban

“A good review from the critics is just another stay of execution” -- Dustin Hoffman. I’ve always been intrigued by the different ways in which Scrum Teams go about their Sprint Reviews. It isn’t as though I coach a range of techniques, and suggest that teams just pick whatever format they like.


Netflix Discovers Severe Kubernetes HTTP/2 Vulnerabilities

The New Stack

Taking a look at how the internet’s HTTP/2 protocol works , Netflix engineers discovered a set of vulnerabilities in Kubernetes. The main issue was found in the net/https library of the Go language.

Actian Datacast IT Decision-Maker Survey


We have just announced the findings of the Actian Datacast Hybrid Data Trends Survey which offers new insights into the current challenges and opportunities for data-driven organizations when it comes to managing hybrid data environments.

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.

Successful Transformation: Challenge the Status Quo

If enterprises are going to succeed in their digital transformations, they need to be able to shake-up and challenge the status quo within their organizations. In fact, not being able to challenge the status quo is one of the biggest barriers to successful digital transformations.

The Meta-Retrospective — How To Get Customers and Stakeholders Onboard

TL; DR: The Meta-Retrospective. A meta-retrospective is an excellent exercise to foster collaboration within the extended team, create a shared understanding of the big picture, and immediately create valuable action-items.


Why Are So Many Developers Hating on Object-Oriented Programming?

The New Stack

Object-oriented programming: Some developers love it — but some hate it.

5 Pitfalls to Avoid During your Cloud Migration

Armughan Ahmad - Dell EMC

A purpose-built cloud operating model needs to be an integral part of every organization’s technology strategy. Some organizations have implemented a cloud operating model and made substantial cloud investments. Many, however are still in the early phases of their cloud journey.

Walk a Mile in Your Customer's Shoes

Speaker: Steven Haines, Founder and CEO, Sequent Learning Networks

Product professionals use phrases like "voice of the customer," and "user experience" so often that it can be easy to lose sight of their actual meanings. How can we, as product professionals, learn to keep customers and users at the heart of our work? Join Steven Haines, globally recognized thought leader and author, as he guides us through a memorable journey demonstrating how you can walk a mile in their customer's shoes. He'll explore how, by developing true empathy for your users, you can ensure you're creating the features and products they actually want.

Autonomous Security in Containers

With the advent of DevOps, the development world has quickly moved to agile development practices and containerized applications.

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Agile Leadership Toolkit - new book

A leader is like a farmer, who doesn’t grow crops by pulling them but instead creates the perfect environment for the crops to grow and thrive. Early September a new book will be added to the Professional Scrum Series : Agile Leadership Toolkit - by Peter Koning.

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What Is AIOps — And Why You Should Care

The New Stack

It’s hard to visit a tech website these days without reading an article about how artificial intelligence (AI) is poised to uproot entire industries and workflows. As it turns out, IT systems operations fall under the umbrella of things that are likely to change or already have due to AI.

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Cloud Trends of 2019 Including Repatriation, Hybrid and Multi-Cloud

OTS Solutions

Cloud computing can have multiple benefits for your business. It can make remote and flexible work arrangements possible while maintaining communication and data integrity.

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.

Best Practices for Software Change Assessment

Business spending on enterprise software has been on a constant rise over the past decade with 64% of businesses spending more on IT operations in 2018. It is estimated that in 2019, the number will reach $462 billion worldwide.

DevOps to DevSecOps: All about the Journey

Kovair - DevOps

The services you create must reach your clients efficiently. That is exactly what DevOps is there for. It is a revolutionary concept and ensures cooperation. The post DevOps to DevSecOps: All about the Journey appeared first on Kovair Blog.

DataOps and the Problem with ‘Ops’ Terminology

The New Stack

Almost every trend regarding how IT operations are handled gets an “Ops” moniker: DevOps , DevSecOps , AIOps , MLOps, GitOps , NoOps, FinOps , etc. We wholeheartedly believe that many of these terms explain real phenomenon.

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Turf Wars: Why Your Management Job Is Filled with Whiny Children


Employees having internal wars on work distribution and work load shouldn’t be the problem you’re dealing with and your management style might be the cause. Today’s post is by Ed Muzio, author of Iterate (CLICK HERE to get your copy). It’s happening again.

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.