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

Scrum.org

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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The Path to Scrum Mastery: Avoiding 5 Common Scrum Master Traps

Scrum.org

In my career, I have had the great privilege to witness different companies undergo many different phases of agile transformations. I’ve met many amazing Scrum Masters along the way that have evolved to take on major responsibilities in their organizations.

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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.

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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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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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!

Scrum Master is the Master of Coaching

Scrum.org

. 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.

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

OverOps

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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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.

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 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.

Creating Authentic Connections

Scrum.org

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?

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.

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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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.

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.

Build and secure containers to support your CI/CD pipeline

Xebia

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.

APIs and DevOps

DevOps.com

As always, there are interesting trends in DevOps, and I wanted to point out one that is starting to bother me: the “API economy,” and how it impacts DevOps decision-makers. Traditional infrastructure—SAN, LAN, physical systems, etc.—were were generally controlled the best from the command line.

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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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How OKR at Google Works and Approach You Can Learn From Them

Luis Goncalves

Google is probably the largest (and richest) multinational technology company in the world today. Everybody knows Google and the name has been part of many people’s daily lives.

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.

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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Google Rolls Out Additional Cloud Certifications

DevOps.com

Google is moving to address a chronic shortage of cloud skills necessary to advance DevOps.

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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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OKR Guidelines: How to Set and Reach Your Goals

Luis Goncalves

OKR Guidelines. First introduced in the mid-1980s, OKRs is a goal-setting methodology is still being used today by many companies, including Google and Intel. It was developed by Andy Grove of Intel and Gary Kennedy of Oracle.

What Users Want: How and Why to Build Knowledge into Your Product

Speaker: Nils Davis, Principal, NPD Associates

Usage data allows PMs, the product team, and the whole organization to make better decisions. Good usage intelligence gives you the ability to be smarter, more active, more decisive, nimbler, and to minimize risk. But what if you don't have that data - such as before you have users? Or, what if the right decision seems to fly in the face of the data you have? Or, what if your product offers more than just the standard features? To get deeper into these questions, Nils Davis asks, "What is the most interesting thing about Instagram?" (Because who doesn't like a product that Facebook paid $1 billion for when it had fewer than 50 employees and no revenue?) Nils will use the example of Instagram’s Filters to talk about how putting prebuilt knowledge in your product can change the way your product is used for the better - putting you in the company of most market-leading products. Finally, he’ll tie it all together by explaining how the way you interpret and use usage data can impact the way your tell your product’s story, and ultimately, how your users use your product.

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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Identifying Cloud Migraines Before Cloud Migration: 6 Tips

DevOps.com

Migrating to the cloud isn’t as simple as signing up for a SaaS application or deploying applications on a cloud infrastructure or platform; there are other factors at play.

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How Scrum Improves Gender Parity in the Workplace

scruminc

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.

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