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Grep the Word “Error” in Your Logs – Can You Find the One That’s Costing You $1M?


You may not take all of your errors seriously, especially your caught errors, but they’re still costing you money. According to a report from the Consortium for IT Software Quality, developers introduce an average of 100 to 150 errors for every thousand lines of code they deploy. It’s pretty shocking that an estimated 10-15% of code running in production contains errors, but don’t worry. There’s a bright side. Kind of.

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5 Major Product Development Mistakes and How To Avoid Them


5 Major Product Development Mistakes and How To Avoid Them. What are the major mistakes companies make that stop them from becoming market leaders and attaining the growth level they want? There are five major mistakes! Sadly, these mistakes have devastating effects on a company’s ability to deliver products with a high acceptance rate in the market. It is no longer news that within 40% – 50% of products fall short of their market acceptance expectations.

Why The More Human Leader Must Be Tough, As Well As Nice

Terry Starbucker

I believe leadership should be more human , because it paves the way for an atmosphere of trust and a culture of accountability, two absolute essentials for success. To put it even more simply, a more human leader needs to be two things that are seemingly at opposite ends of the spectrum: Tough, AND Nice. Nice , in the ability to nurture, coach, inspire, respect, and truly care for those you lead.

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The Pro’s Guide To Getting The Best ROI From Your New LMS

You need a Learning Management System when your courses and training programs need to be accessible online. Quickly build the perfect business case and easily determine which LMS will provide the best return on investment you need with this how-to eBook!

This hack could take control of your Ford

The Parallax

Using a $300 software-defined radio , a security researcher says he has figured out how to take control of some of Ford’s newer and higher-end cars and trucks. Through a radio frequency capture-and-manipulation technique he described to The Parallax, Dale “Woody” Wooden, the founder and president of Weathered Security , says a hacker could unlock a Ford vehicle, interfere with its onboard computer systems, and even start its engine.

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Top 10 Automation and RPA Predictions For 2019

OTS Solutions

Top 10 RPA Predictions For 2019. Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is a growing type of process automation technology within the world of business. With RPA Solutions, the RPA system constructs the action list through learning how a user carries out a task in an application’s graphical user interface (GUI), and then the RPA automates the task by repeating the user’s steps in the GUI. Here are the top 10 predictions for RPA and RPA Solutions in 2019.

Why is Communities of Practice Important in Organisations


Why is Communities of Practice Important. A community of practice (CoP) has long been recognised as a means of learning and sharing knowledge within organisations. It serves many important purposes, from educating to supporting your company’s talent, encouraging their growth, driving performance, and even resolving conflicts. In this article, we answer the most critical questions of every executive and leader – why are communities of practice important?


How to wipe location data from mapping apps

The Parallax

As somebody who repeatedly got lost along the winding, poorly sign-posted alleys of Tokyo while living there before smartphones existed, I found great relief in having Google Maps on hand during a trip back to Japan in February. It was a lifeline of sorts. GPS-connected navigation apps such as Google Maps, Apple Maps, Google’s own Waze, and their competitors have given people like me a major sense of freedom.

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Contextless Scrum: a principles or rules driven framework?

have been doing Scrum trainings for a long time. During the last years, I have stressed even more the importance of understanding the nature and purpose of the Scrum Framework just at the begginning of the classes. Most of us know that Scrum is oftenly understood in the IT industry as a process-oriented framework and that is one of the original sins that spoils the goal of obtaining what it was designed for, helping people to address complex problems.


Are Your Embedded Analytics DevOps-Friendly?

Does your analytics solution work with your current tech stack and DevOps practices? If not, any update to the analytics could increase deployment complexity and become difficult to maintain. Learn the 5 elements of a DevOps-friendly embedded analytics solution.

How to Help Managers Communicate Change

Change Starts Here

One of the primary avenues for influencing change is to communicate, communicate, communicate. Unfortunately, communication can’t all come from a centralized, official source to ensure it stays aligned and accurate. You need managers throughout the organization to communicate change to demonstrate its importance and to make it more relevant for their teams. The challenge is […]. Change Management

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Why You Should Have Communities of Practice in Business


Communities of Practice in Business. Picture this, Employee 1 is having a problem operating a machine. During a break, he joined his teammates. While drinking coffee, Employee 1 casually brought up about the issue he’s been having about the machine he uses. Everybody seems to experience the same problem and they’re all frustrated because they’re spending way too much time fixing the machine rather than doing the real work they ought to do.


Ansible Roles Explained | Cheat Sheet

Linux Academy

Roles are a robust feature of Ansible that facilitate reuse and further promote modularization of configuration, but Ansible roles are often overlooked in lieu of straightforward playbooks for the task at hand. The good news is that Ansible roles are simple to get set up and allow for complexity when necessary. Join me as I go through the basics of how to set up and deploy a simple Ansible role. Not sure what Ansible is? Check out this post ). BONUS : download the Ansible Roles cheat sheet below!

New Open Space Poster (In addition to Scrum Poster)

After the huge ongoing success of our complimentary Scrum Poster, which is a visual representation of the Scrum Guide, we have decided to offer more learning aids to help teams and organizations in their transition towards more agility. . Today’s reveal is a very important for us as we have facilitated Open Space events for more than 10 years with clients and in our annual conferences for example in Munich or Amsterdam and New York City.


5 Things a Data Scientist Can Do to Stay Current

DataRobot together with Snowflake – a leading cloud data platform provider — is helping data scientists stay current with the latest technology and data science best practices so that they can excel in an increasingly AI-driven workplace. Five Things a Data Scientist Can Do to Stay Current offers data scientists guidance for thriving in AI-driven enterprises.

A quest in finding the perfect EventStorming backpack


Over recent years, a tool called EventStorming became one of the go-to techniques for Domain-Driven Design consultants to collaboratively explore complex business domains at customers. Since consultants travel a lot from company to company helping with their questions about approaching software delivery this poses a small 1st world problem; How can we still comfortably travel while still carrying […].

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The Nightmare of Hiring a Great Product Owner


The Nightmare of Hiring a Great Product Owner. On LinkedIn at the moment, there are over 3500 available job positions for Product Owners across Germany. Product Owners are very rare and finding a great one is similar to finding a unicorn, an extremely difficult task. Demand for skilled talents in the digital business space is constantly rising and some crucial and difficult positions such as Product Owners are extremely difficult to fill, more like an endangered species.

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Samsung plans $116 billion investment in non-memory chips to challenge TSMC, Qualcomm


Samsung Electronics Co Ltd plans to invest $116 billion in non-memory chips through 2030, to cut its reliance on the volatile memory chip market and develop chips to power self-driving cars and AI-enabled devices. The plan underscores the South Korean firm’s ambition to challenge bigger rivals – Taiwan’s TSMC in contract chip manufacturing and San Diego-based […]. Artificial Intelligence News

What Living with Cerebral Palsy has Reminded Me Recently About Agile

Organizations look to Agile to overcome challenges. Many organizations struggle in their implementation of Agile and/or their evolution of agile once they start their journey. They use practices, people, and technology to find a way to overcome their disability of delivering value to market too slowly. In the beginning, they have trouble seeing how it will work in their current day to day environment. It’s a lot of change and uncertainty. It’s learning to work differently.

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Testing at Every Stage of Development

Up to 80% of new products fail. The reality is harsh and the reasons why are endless. Perhaps the new product couldn’t oust a customer favorite. Maybe it looked great but was too hard to use. Or, despite being a superior product, the go-to-market strategy failed. There’s always a risk when building a new product, but you can hedge your bets by understanding exactly what your customers' expectations truly are at every step of the development process.

Managing Storage in Kubernetes

Linux Academy

Kubernetes is a container orchestration tool that incorporates the idea of pods as ephemeral items. This temporary nature would have us assume that storage would be difficult to manage. In reality, the opposite is true. Kubernetes allows you to natively create and manage storage decoupled from pods. To show you what I mean, let’s go through an exercise that will provision a persistent disk in Google Cloud using a Cloud Sandbox environment in Linux Academy’s Cloud Playground.

3 Terrible Mistakes of Digital Product Companies And How to Avoid Them


3 Terrible Mistakes of Digital Product Companies And How to Avoid Them. Are you offering products nobody is interested in? About 72% of all newly launched products fall short of their revenue targets, according to a recent HBR blog post. In fact, as soon as you launched a new startup or release a new product, the odds are already not in your favour.

OODA Research Report – The Iranian Threat


OODA has released the next report in our threat briefing series, this on focused on the country of Iran. This special report captures insights into the capabilities and intent of the Islamic Republic of Iran, with a special focus on the cyber domain. Our objective: provide insights that are actionable for business and government leaders […]. CTO Cyber War News

Presentation: Innovation Accounting in Scrum

A couple of years ago I blogged on Innovation Accounting in Scrum , and the bringing of empiricism to product ownership. On Tuesday I gave a presentation on this topic to the Agile Northants UK meetup. There was a pretty good Q&A afterwards. The session was recorded and is available here : . . . Abstract: In Scrum a Product Owner can be described as a "value maximizer".but but how is value calculated?

How Embedding AI-Powered Analytics Can Give You a Competitive Advantage

Embedding dashboards and reports aren’t enough. Futureproof your application by offering instant, actionable insights that will give you and your customers a competitive advantage.

FlexDeploy makes CI/CD pipelines EASY!


FlexDeploy has supported advanced pipeline and release management scenarios natively for years now. Continuous Integration capabilities are also a core feature eliminating need for managing separate CI server. This makes FlexDeploy a unique DevOps platform that provide build, deploy & release automation all in one tool. FlexDeploy 5.1 takes all these capabilities step further to. Read more. The post FlexDeploy makes CI/CD pipelines EASY! appeared first on Flexagon. DevOps Featured FlexDeplo

Communities of Practice in Organisations: Leveraging Your Pool of Talents


Communities of Practice in Organisations. Emerging startups and growing companies looking to scale can immensely benefit from implementing communities of practice (CoPs) in their organisations, positively influencing many areas including innovation , leadership , cultivation of a “learning culture” , camaraderie , and employee retention which all leads to substantial growth. .

9 types of malware and how to recognize them


Read Roger A. Grimes explain 9 types of malware and how they can affect you on CSO Online : People tend to play fast and loose with security terminology. However, it’s important to get your malware classifications straight because knowing how various types of malware spread is vital to containing and removing them. This concise malware […]. CTO Cyber Security News

What do you do differently based on this Agile Developer Training? 2min Interviews

I collected lots of feedback from different students around Europe that attended my Developer Training. Here some photos to give you an idea: . You can sneek on some ideas and maybe get something to try differently for your development team :) . . To further give you an impression what we learn and do in these trainings, I recorded two short videos for you. Wallace from London I asked 2 questions: What’s the best thing in this training?

Building Like Amazon

Speaker: Leo Zhadanovsky, Principal Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services

Amazon's journey to its current modern architecture and processes provides insights for all software development leaders. To get there, Amazon focused on decomposing for agility, making critical cultural and operational changes, and creating tools for software delivery. The result was enabling developers to rapidly release and iterate software while maintaining industry-leading standards on security, reliability, and performance. Whether you're developing for a small startup or a large corporation, learning the tools for CI/CD will make your good DevOps team great. We are excited to be joined by Leo Zhadanovsky, a Principal Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services.