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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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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.

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.

5 Pitfalls to Avoid During your Cloud Migration

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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.


‘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.

5 Major Product Development Mistakes and How To Avoid Them

Luis Goncalves

Executives like you are worried about the major mistakes their companies make that stop them from becoming market leaders in digital era and attaining the growth level they want. LEAN PRODUCT MANAGEMENT GUIDE.

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.

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.


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.

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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.

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.

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

The New Stack

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

How to Help Your Team Solve Problems and Think Critically

Let's Grow Leaders

It’s the number one challenge we hear from managers – time. You need time to do the work only you can do, but how do you support your team and get your work done? It’s especially challenging when your team is […].

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.

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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Member of the Band – David Pérez Senior DevOps Engineer

Gorilla Logic

Much like a pod of whales or a pack of wolves, did you know that a group of gorillas is called a band? In this blog series, we’re going to introduce you to members of our band – engineers, technical recruiters, PMs, designers, and more who make up the most important asset in Gorilla Logic…our talent!

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.

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.

The Barriers to Robotic Process Automation, Part 1

It sounds alluring enough: Intelligent bots step up and do the menial tasks humans would rather (probably) not be doing–or employers would rather they not, in order to slash costs.

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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