Sat.Jan 19, 2019 - Fri.Jan 25, 2019

The U.S. Department of Defense on How To Detect ‘Agile BS’

The New Stack

Agile is one of the most common development methodologies — and one of the most commonly misimplemented. So it’s not surprising that the world of online programmers responded strongly to the release of an informative new document from the U.S.

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A Scrum Team Increases Their Velocity by Doing Less Work

Sub-title: Breaking the Iron Triangle. Sub-title #2: Jeff Sutherland’s book could have been called: “Scrum: Twice the decision-making in half the time leading to half the work and twice the output.”. A discussion is raging at LinkedIn about the Iron Triangle because the co-authors of Scrum say that “Scrum breaks the Iron Triangle”. This, you can imagine, causes ripples through the Project Management community.


Why Alert Fatigue Remains a Database Performance Threat

The Crazy Programmer

Unlike a decade ago, databases have become more complex than before, but so have the means to spot performance issues evolved.

AWS App Mesh: Amazon’s Own Service Mesh for Microservices

The New Stack

The service mesh technology has become a key component of the microservices architecture. Open source projects such as Envoy , Istio , Linkerd , and Consul that contribute to the service mesh platforms have gained importance in the recent past.

Encouraging Innovation in an Established Product Culture

Speaker: Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies

Innovation is both a process and an outcome. The place to begin innovating your products and services is by first bringing innovation to your internal process. We'll explore the innovation process including the challenges, solutions, and hands-on techniques for becoming a successful "agent of change" within a well-established product culture. We'll examine the importance of UX and user-centric feature analysis, the adaptation of Agile Methodologies to the creative process as well as a way to drive successful culture change for setting expectations and winning approvals with cross-functional stakeholders. Innovation and Leadership go hand in hand. Join Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies, as we assess some case studies and see how to lead with a clear strategy, well-defined tactics, and an unbiased 360 understanding of perhaps the most fundamental question of all; "why are you innovating?"

The 4 Quality Gates Every SRE Team Must Check Before Promoting Code


One of the main challenges QA, DevOps and SREs face is knowing when a release is good to go. More often than not, we release not because we think it’s ready, but because it’s time and we have to.

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How OKR Works: A Beginner’s Guide

Luis Goncalves

How OKR works? OKR is a phenomenal goal setting framework that many companies swear by. It’s easy and simple. Very straightforward and is results-driven. Google, Intel, Amazon, Spotify and many other leading brands have been using it for many years.

Things You Should Know Before Buying CRM Software

OTS Solutions

Things You Should Know Before Buying CRM Software. Customer relationship management (CRM) software, is one of the most powerful tools that a business can use to succeed.

It Depends on Context: You CAN get there from here, if you know where here is

Agile Alliance

Every Agile project must respond to organizational conditions and climate. Gaining awareness of context helps the core team and project community know how they fit into the larger organization.

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Scrum Master is the Master of Coaching

. Hello, great people of the world. Welcome back to the Scrum Master blog series with yours truly. As we enter the new year, we are seeing Scrum becoming the most commonly used framework to manage complex product delivery in the industry. As Scrum is becoming the de-facto standard for product delivery, the expectations from a Scrum Master from the industry is becoming higher. For example at iPrice , the company that I currently work with, we have set the bar high for the Scrum Master role.

Get Growth With Partner Integrations

Speaker: Mandy Howard, Product Manager, ServiceTitan

Once your SaaS product hits a certain level of revenue, you'll need to change things up to move past the plateau. One of the ways to do this is to move past your core product and introduce new business streams. If you're strategic about your integrations, you can strengthen your ties to your target market. Join Mandy Howard, Product Manager at ServiceTitan, as she takes you through the three key questions that you need to answer to grow your product with the right partner integrations. Whether you're a start-up, or working on a new product in an enterprise environment, you'll learn how to push through to a new level of growth.

The reason India does not have enough awesome developers

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

A never-ending debate is that about the quality of Indian software developers. It is said that most developers around the world begin coding at a ridiculously young age. However, it will surprise many to know that in India, only one in ten start coding before the age of 15.

On-Demand Webinar: Reframing the Dev vs. Ops Blame Game


The New Dev and Ops Collaboration: Reframing the Dev vs. Ops Blame Game. Is DevOps really a common practice fueling Dev and Ops collaboration, or just another buzzword? How many enterprises have actually adopted CI/CD workflows, and what Ops tools do they use to support faster releases?

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Build and secure containers to support your CI/CD pipeline


There are 2 systems in any company that are critical: the payroll system, and the CI/CD system. You may ask… If the payroll system doesn’t work, people will leave the company and the company (may) face legal problems; the CI/CD system is the gateway to production. If it is down and there is a […]. The post Build and secure containers to support your CI/CD pipeline appeared first on Xebia Blog.

Creating Authentic Connections

How are you interacting with your employees today? Are you taking the time to make an authentic connection? Aae you taking the time in a variety of formats to have a true understanding of: Who they are? What they struggle with? What do they aspire to become?

Measure the Immeasurable: Beyond Vanity Metrics

Speaker: Sari Harrison, Product Management Instructor, Product School

As a product manager, it's your job to realize your product’s vision by executing your chosen strategy. It’s also your job to deliver value to the business. Ultimately, these two outcomes are aligned so the temptation is to focus primarily on business metrics. Doing this can cause you to lose focus on the real value you are trying to achieve, in favor of moving the vanity metrics such as launches and time spent. Join Sari Harrison, Product Management Instructor at Product School, as she explains how to use immeasurable success criteria along with your more standard KPIs to deliver products that don't just get used a lot, but deliver real value.

10 things to keep in mind while conducting a hackathon

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

A hackathon can be the wind to the sails of your business. Regardless of the niche or industry, your business belongs to, conducting a hackathon can be an excellent choice for generating new ideas, and potential fusion of existing ideas that could lead to a fresh perspective altogether.

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Agile Q&A: Team Qualities

Agile Alliance

I recently received a question about the basic qualities Agile teams should have via the website. I replied with a reader’s digest version to the requester and promised a more complete answer in a blog post. Here’s that more complete answer. Basic qualities for an Agile team What are basic qualities should Agile teams have? … Continued. People agile teams

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Data Encryption Standard (DES) Algorithm

The Crazy Programmer

Data Encryption Standard is a symmetric-key algorithm for the encrypting the data. It comes under block cipher algorithm which follows Feistel structure. Here is the block diagram of Data Encryption Standard.

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The State of the Octoverse: machine learning


In our 2018 Octoverse report, we noticed machine learning and data science were popular topics on GitHub. tensorflow/tensorflow was one of the most contributed to projects, pytorch/pytorch was one of the fastest growing projects, and Python was the third most popular language on GitHub.

Embedding Operational Reports: Everything Product Managers Should Know

Speaker: Dean Yao, Sr. Director of Product Marketing, Logi Analytics

Businesses are run with analytics - but companies continue to struggle with interpreting, analyzing, and distributing data. Operational reports help get information to the people who need it most, in formats they understand, and in a timeframe that matters. Join the webinar to learn how embedding operational reports can give your users a precisely formatted, ready-to-analyze view of their operational activities. World-class software teams are embedding operational reports to empower end users with interactive data visualizations, detailed information, and highly precise formats that can be shared via email, PDF, print, or online.

10 things to keep in mind while conducting a hackathon

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

A hackathon can be the wind to the sails of your business. Regardless of the niche or industry, your business belongs to, conducting a hackathon can be an excellent choice for generating new ideas, and potential fusion of existing ideas that could lead to a fresh perspective altogether.

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9 trends to watch in systems engineering and operations

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

From artificial intelligence to serverless to Kubernetes, here’s what on our radar. If your job or business relies on systems engineering and operations, be sure to keep an eye on the following trends in the months ahead. AIOps.

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Beyond Requirements Dictator: How Agile Helped a Business Analyst Discover Her Real Value 

Agile Alliance

Discover how to provide value as a business analyst on an agile team and see how BAs can broaden their roles and step outside of their role boundaries. Business business analyst Coaching collaboration continuous learning culture facilitation Testing

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How to Fully Maximise the OKR Benefits for Your Company

Luis Goncalves

Maybe you’ve heard about OKR in an executives-only grapevine. You heard other guys saying they’re having lesser headaches with their teams. Maybe you heard that everyone in Company A is breaking their performance score after many years of stalling the company’s growth. The culprit behind, OKRs.

How To Launch A Feature To Maximize Growth

Speaker: Brian Balfour, CEO, Reforge

Have you ever been part of a launch that, despite everyone's hard work, was more like a balloon deflating than a rocket taking off? It turns out that some of the most popular product and feature launch tactics can be counterproductive to achieving sustainable growth. Brian Balfour, Founder and CEO of Reforge, has taken a close look at these practices to figure out just why they can slow - or even hurt - growth. Now, he has a repeatable model for you to use in your next launches to get the growth you're looking for.

How Scrum Improves Gender Parity in the Workplace


How Scrum Improves Gender Parity in the Workplace. by Avi Schneier | January 22, 2019 | Blog. Equal treatment. Equal pay. Equal opportunities. In a perfect world, these would not be issues to be debated, they would just be the norm.


An Interview


I was asked to to take part in an e-mail interview recently. I found the questions quite interesting - so I decided to post the interview here. Caution: The answers are brief and lack context.

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Creating strong passwords: why it’s vital and how to do it.


Have you been pwned? Creating strong passwords: why it’s vital and how to do it. Infosec researcher Troy Hunt has revealed last week that 773 million email addresses have been shared in a “a popular hacker forum” – along with a very large number of plain text passwords.

Seven OKR Best Practices to Guide Your Team

Luis Goncalves

OKR (Objective and Key Result) is a promising framework for keeping your team aligned with the long term vision and mission of your company.

Build Delightful Products with Customer Validation

Speaker: John Little, Head of Product Marketing, Centercode

When it comes to delivering a solid product/market fit, customer validation is key. After all, you want to provide customers with a product that not only fills the need, but is delightful -- right? To get there, you need to commit to a vital blend of market research, strategy, and user testing. Join John Little, Head of Product Marketing at Centercode, as he explains a two-part approach to customer validation. First, how do you strategically identify your top product areas that need attention prior to release. And second, how do you turn user data into strategic priorities that help the right teams make the right decisions.

7 web dev trends on our radar

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

Experts weigh in on GraphQL, machine learning, React, micro-frontends, and other trends that will shape web development. The Greek philosopher Heraclitus’ saying that “change is the only constant in life” resonates strongly with web developers.

Difference between Class and Structure

The Crazy Programmer

Here you will learn about difference between class and structure. A class and a structure, both are user defined data types and understanding the difference between both of them might be confusing at times. In order to understand this, the following table shows clear differences between the two. Class. Structure. It is a reference data type and uses the keyword “class”. It is a value data type and uses the keyword “struct”. Object for a class is created in the heap memory.

Scout Extended: The Full Power of Algolia in Laravel


We are thrilled to announce the release of Scout Extended — the official Algolia Laravel integration.

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