Sat.Jun 15, 2019 - Fri.Jun 21, 2019

It’s Not all Fun and Perks: What Company Culture Really Means

Sailpoint

What is culture? In tech, we often find ourselves re-hashing the same old topics of foosball tables and free beer, or the “upgraded” perks of onsite chefs and free massages when it comes to talking about company culture.

Technical Debt & Scrum: Who Is Responsible?

Scrum.org

TL;DR: Technical Debt & Scrum. If technical debt is the plague of our industry, why isn’t the Scrum Guide addressing the question of who is responsibly dealing with it?

SCRUM 267

Forget monoliths vs. microservices. Cognitive load is what matters.

TechBeacon

The "monoliths versus microservices" debate often focuses on technological aspects, ignoring strategy and team dynamics.

Spring Cleaning at OverOps: How (and Why) We Changed Our DB Cleaning Strategy

OverOps

Posted by Aviv Danziger, one of the full stack developers on OverOps’ R&D team. There comes a time in the life of any application that small things we let slide become unignorable issues.

Your Post-Launch Toolkit for Understanding Your Users

Speaker: Brittney Gwynn, former Director of Product, Simple Health

If you've launched an MVP, you know that the journey has just begun. But what do you do after the launch? How do you figure out what to do next? After you launch, it's important to be able to look at how different segments of your users react and quickly uncover signal vs. noise so you can iterate and improve. Join Brittney Gwynn, former Director of Product at Simple Health, as she explains how you can use early customer feedback, usage data, and continuous experimentation to optimize your way to product-market fit. Whether you're at a brand-new company, or looking to innovate within a more mature organization, or anywhere in between, you'll come away with a skill set to make the most of your launches.

Clear as Mud – Attaining Real Transparency in Agile

Agile Alliance

How transparent are you? How transparent is your team, your organization? We all know that transparency is an essential aspect of Agile development, but do you really understand just how critical it is? Transparency is often a key tenant of corporate mission statements.

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How to move your two-factor authentication app to a new device

The Parallax

Last week, at least three months ahead of expectations, Google leaked the design for its upcoming Pixel 4 phone. Why the tech giant prematurely exposed its plans isn’t entirely clear.

Java Keeps Pace With Software Developments To Ensure Enduring Popularity

The Crazy Programmer

Java’s Community Process chair, Heather VanCura, has recently demonstrated how successfully Java is keeping up with software development.

Is AI and Machine learning impacting Enterprise Mobility?

OTS Solutions

Is AI and Machine learning impacting Enterprise Mobility? With the advancement in new trends and technology, tech trends are growing every day. Already websites and mobiles apps have taken over everything in the world of business.

Why Every Team Wall Should Have Personas on Them

Scrum.org

As CEO and Product Owner for Scrum.org I get the amazing opportunity to visit lots of different companies. Recently I spent a week in Brazil visiting some amazing companies and talking about agility.

SCRUM 271

Build Product Progress with a Strong Data Culture

Speaker: Nima Gardideh, CTO, Pearmill

Have you ever thought your product's progress was headed in one direction, and been shocked to see a different story reflected in big picture KPIs like revenue? It can be confusing when customer feedback or metrics like registration or retention are painting a different picture. No matter how sophisticated your analytics are, if you're asking the wrong questions - or looking at the wrong metrics - you're going to have trouble getting answers that can help you. Join Nima Gardideh, CTO of Pearmill, as he demonstrates how to build a strong data culture within your team, so everyone understands which metrics they should actually focus on - and why. Then, he'll explain how you can use your analytics to regularly review progress and successes. Finally, he'll discuss what you should keep in mind when instrumenting your analytics.

Downsides of micro frontends

Martin Fowler

Any significant architectural pattern has downsides. Cam finishes his explanation of micro frontends by looking at some of the costs of this approach, such as payload size and complexity in operations and governance. more…. skip-home-page

Nordic Testing Days Tallinn 2019

Henrik Warne

At the end of May I attended Nordic Testing Days in Tallinn, Estonia. It was the first time I spoke at a conference outside of Sweden, and I had a great time. There was one day with tutorials, and two days with workshops and regular half hour talks. Here are my impressions: Talks I Liked.

Dreams and Realities in the SDLC

DevOps.com

The post Dreams and Realities in the SDLC appeared first on DevOps.com. Blogs ROELBOB

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Velocity: Escape this Pitfall

Scrum.org

The map above illustrates a classic problem with the common use of 'velocity' as a metric. It is also a great illustration of the assertion I made in my previous article: A Scrum Team Increases Their Velocity by Doing Less Work.

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What Is (and Isn’t) Product Management?

Speaker: Steve Johnson, VP of Products, Pragmatic Institute

Product Management is one of the most exciting - and most misunderstood - functions in technical organizations. Is it strategic or tactical? Is it a planning role or a support role? Many product professionals are unclear about what is (and isn't) product management. After all, product management spans many activities from business planning to market readiness. In this session, we’ll examine many product activities and artifacts for product strategy, planning, and growth, and introduce a simple tool that you can use in your organization to clarify the roles of product management and others. Steve Johnson explores the many roles of Product Management in this fun talk focused on why product managers should obsess on problems instead of solutions.

An example of a micro frontend application

Martin Fowler

After all the theory about micro frontends, Cam now digs into an example of how JavaScript integration can work with a simple application. more…. skip-home-page

The quest for high-quality data

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

Machine learning solutions for data integration, cleaning, and data generation are beginning to emerge. “AI AI starts with ‘good’ data” is a statement that receives wide agreement from data scientists, analysts, and business owners.

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What No One Tells You About Leading But You Desperately Need to Know

Let's Grow Leaders

Leading is tough enough without ignoring these critical truths. “I I wish someone would have told me some of this before I started leading. Life would have been so much easier. I bet my team wishes I knew it too.” We hear this […].

5 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Writing Code

Scrum.org

Writing code is like finding your path through a dark forest. Behind each tree can lurk a monster, a treasure or a pit. Or there is no path at all. You don’t know until you look. For me, this attitude encapsulates the essence of writing software empirically.

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Embedded BI and Analytics: Best Practices to Monetize Your Data

Speaker: Azmat Tanauli, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Birst

By creating innovative analytics products and expanding into new markets, more and more companies are discovering new potential revenue streams. Join Azmat Tanauli, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Birst, as he walks you through how data that you're likely already collecting can be transformed into revenue!

Putting Machine Learning Models into Production

Cloudera Engineering

Once the data science is done (and you know where your data comes from, what it looks like, and what it can predict) comes the next big step: you now have to put your model into production and make it useful for the rest of the business. This is the start of the model operations life cycle.

Enabling end-to-end machine learning pipelines in real-world applications

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

The O’Reilly Data Show Podcast: Nick Pentreath on overcoming challenges in productionizing machine learning models. In this episode of the Data Show , I spoke with Nick Pentreath , principal engineer at IBM.

Agile Stacks Extends Reach of DevOps Automation Platform

DevOps.com

Agile Stacks this week announced it is extending the reach of its namesake DevOps automation platform to Kubernetes and additional cloud services.

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3 Tips & 8 Seconds that Change the Emotional Climate of your Team

Scrum.org

Scrum Masters, ask yourself - Are you a natural servant leader, or do you struggle to be the inspiring coach that creates high-performing teams?

SCRUM 194

A Simple Framework for Complex User Goals

Speaker: Hannah Stegen

How can you measure and affect your users' behavior if they're not doing something that's easily measurable? You can monitor usage, activation, retention, and more, but those metrics don't always align with every one of your goals for your users. Hope is not lost, however: with the right framework, you can still make sure your users are on track. Join Hannah Stegen (she/her), Customer Success Manager at Crescendo as she explains how you can monitor even the most complex user journeys by breaking them up into Attitude, Intention, and Behavior.

Frictionless checkouts for GAMMA and KARWEI

Xebia

Over the years, Xebia has been the driver of Agile software development at Intergamma, known for the GAMMA and KARWEI DIY stores. A year ago, we set out to replace the checkout process for their webshops. The existing checkout was slow and cumbersome to use, and no longer on par with other parts of the […]. The post Frictionless checkouts for GAMMA and KARWEI appeared first on Xebia Blog. AWS frontend Javascript MVP ReactJS Software Development UX

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What are model governance and model operations?

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

A look at the landscape of tools for building and deploying robust, production-ready machine learning models. Our surveys over the past couple of years have shown growing interest in machine learning (ML) among organizations from diverse industries.

IT Skills Challenge: Let’s Talk About the Elephant in the Hiring Room

DevOps.com

There is a glaring skills challenge facing the UK tech industry. It is the perennial concern of business leaders, with the most recent research from the Cloud Industry Forum stating that 52% of UK tech companies lack IT skills in at least one area of their business.

Nexus Daily Scrum - No Scrum of Scrums

Scrum.org

En Nexus no se requiere una reunión “Scrum of Scrums” ya que se usa el Nexus Daily Scrum. El Nexus Integration Team tiene la responsabilidad de gestionar las dependencias de un Nexus y es un equipo dedicado a esta labor entre otras responsabilidades.

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The Magic of Intent: Start Knowing The Goals of Your Users

Speaker: Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, Zalando, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher, Zalando

It's important to know your users - what are their preferences, pain points, ultimate goals? With user research and usage data, you can get a great idea of how your users act. The tricky part is, very few users reliably act the same way every time they use your product. Join Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher at Zalando, as they explain how they were able to reach a new level of user understanding - by taking their user research and segmenting their users by point-in-time intent. You'll leave with a strategy to change how your product team, and organization at large, understands your users.