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How to Lead Multiple Agile Teams Without Sacrificing Sanity

Gorilla Logic

I have been leading Agile teams for some time now and working at Gorilla Logic for almost a year. One of the most impressive things I have seen thus far is the capacity this company has to lead multiple projects at multiple levels in an Agile way.

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Article: Liberating Structures - an Antidote to Zombie Scrum

InfoQ Culture Methods

Although many organizations use Scrum, the majority struggle to grasp both the purpose of Scrum as well as its benefits. They do Zombie Scrum; it looks like Scrum from a distance, but you see that things are amiss when moving closer. This article describes what Zombie Scrum is about and gives you tangible examples of how to recognize, treat and prevent Zombie Scrum by using Liberating Structures. By Barry Overeem, Johannes Schartau, Christiaan Verwijs.


The Importance of Trust and Communication with Tim Ottinger

Marcus Blankenship - Podcasts

Episode 24. On today’s episode of Programming Leadership, we dive into what is needed to establish safety in your own organization.

Mind your language (if you want to be Agile)

There are four key words in the first value of the Agile Manifesto: “ Individuals and their interactions over processes and tools ”. Most of us can spend countless hours debating the value of focusing on people and the dangers related to focusing on processes and tools.

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Rapid Experimentation at Every Stage of Product Development

Speaker: Tanya Koshy, VP of Product, UserTesting

Experimentation isn't something you do once you have designs or once you’ve built the product; it's important to validate early and often to better understand your customer, their needs, and the market opportunity. Join Tanya Koshy, VP of Product at UserTesting, as she explores how, by using customer feedback at every stage of the product development process, you can better and more quickly iterate on your product ideas. Ultimately, this rapid experimentation during development will enable you to deliver customer value faster.

Why you should hire DevOps enablers, not experts


We are regularly asked if we know any DevOps or site reliability engineering (SRE) experts available for hire. Our answer is, invariably, "Not really." It's a tough market out there. DevOps, DevOps Culture, Special Coverage: DevOps Enterprise Summit Las Vegas 2019

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Optimism Matters and so Does a Sense of Wonder

I’m a terrible video game player. For as much fun as people have with me at the table for Table Top RPGs (TTRPGs), I’m a pain when playing video games.

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How Developers Can Make It Past Kubernetes’ Infrastructure Hump 

The New Stack

One can assume most developers would prefer to spend their talents and creativity designing great code. The rest of the work involved during deployment and post-deployment stages can be less … less fulfilling.

Top 5 Terrifying Cybersecurity Trends to Watch Out for Going Into 2020


Small and midsize businesses (SMBs) are constantly under cyber threats in this dark and scary digital world. Cybersecurity is a major concern for SMBs and also the biggest challenge.

The relationship-powered enterprise


In a workplace increasingly filled with intelligent machines, strong interpersonal relationships between actual humans will be critical to an enterprise’s success.

The Science of High-Impact Experimentation

Speaker: Holly Hester-Reilly, Founder and Product Management Coach, H2R Product Science

Too many product teams don't know what to test, which leads to poorly designed experiments and unclear results. How can a product manager be certain they’re making effective decisions when it comes to experimentation? Join Holly Hester-Reilly, Founder and Product Management Coach at H2R Product Science, as she walks us through the entire experimentation process, from deciding what to test to sharing the results with stakeholders, to illustrate what strong testing practices look like and how they can be implemented in every organization.

Why “If It Ain’t broke Don’t Fix It” Doesn’t Work In A Modern IT Environment


First Published: May 5, 2016, By James Sparenberg?—?Unix/DevOps Unix/DevOps Consultant My son plays baseball. He’s a catcher. As a catcher, he is charged with seeing the entire field of play, and calling actions out to his teammates based on his predictions of what is going down.

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Article: Author Q&A on the Book Software Estimation Without Guessing

InfoQ Culture Methods

George Dinwiddie has written a book titled Software Estimation without Guessing: Effective Planning in an Imperfect World. The book discusses different approaches to estimation for software products, the ways they can go wrong and be misused, and when to use them By Shane Hastie, George Dinwiddie.

The power of real teamwork

[link] . A few years ago, I was part of a team that was starting to work together under very difficult circumstances: We had to finish a showcase in the Industry 4.0 area within just six weeks.

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The top 5 DevOps myths debunked


Business executives today are under pressure to accelerate speed to market while ensuring high quality, so it's not surprising that they are turning to DevOps practices to ensure high-quality software and an exceptional experience for the customer.

Design and Run Experiments That Actually Progress Your Business

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

Experimenting as a way to explore new products, services, and business models can help eliminate the guesswork involved in building something your customers actually value. That said, it's often quite tricky to take your vision and figure out the first experiment to run. How do you get started? How can you ensure your experiments are well-designed? Join Nick Noreña, educator, entrepreneur, and currently an Innovation Coach at Kromatic, as he walks us through how we can figure out the right experiments to run for any product or service, and in organizations of all sizes.

How the World Measures DevOps Quality

With continuous everything, knowing whether each new release will ultimately enhance or undermine the overall user experience is essential. Yet, most of today’s go/no-go decision still hinge upon quality metrics designed for a different era.

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A Case-For-Change Story That Works

Let's Grow Leaders

Today, we’re excited to bring you a guest post by Paul Smith, one of the leading experts in business storytelling. As an experienced leader, no doubt you already tell a few stories. But how do you know you’re telling the right stories? […].

Faking Agile Metrics or Cooking the Agile Books

TL; DR: Faking Agile Metrics — An Eye-Opening Exercise. Imagine you’re a Scrum Master and the line manager of your team believes that the best sign for a successful agile transformation is a steady increase in the Scrum Team’s velocity.

Tips for Succeeding with AI and IoT at The Edge

OTS Solutions

Tips for Succeeding with AI and IoT at The Edge. In the past few years, various businesses have benefited immensely from IT infrastructures, with most taking advantage of information technology to improve their businesses and attract clients.

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How to Design Strong Experiments

Speaker: Franziska Beeler, Head of Cloud Academy, and Tendayi Viki, Associate Partner, Strategyzer

When testing new business and product ideas, choosing the right experiment is just the beginning. After we have chosen our experiment, it’s important that we spend some time designing it well. Join Tendayi Viki, corporate innovation expert and associate partner at Strategyzer, and Franziska Beeler, Head of Cloud Academy at Strategyzer, as they walk us through the three key elements that help you design stronger experiments and come away with the evidence you need to advance your idea.

Common Cloud Security Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Over the last few years, it’s become apparent that traditional on-premise security policies are not a good fit for newer cloud-native environments. Even though the writing has been on the wall for a long time, the brewing security crisis still hasn’t been resolved.

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6 Reasons to Give Your Team Better Executive Exposure

Let's Grow Leaders

You want to give your team executive exposure but you’ve learned the hard way that it can backfire. After all, not all executive exposure is good exposure. It can be tempting to hold back visibility in an effort to protect, you or […].


Struggling with capacity in Sprint Planning

. CONTEXT. Your Sprint is over. Your increment is “done”, you have coded cleanly, your unit tests and integration tests are bright green, you are proud of your work. The Sprint Review is running smoothly.


How a ‘Zero Trust’ Platform Can Help Solve Service Mesh Challenges

The New Stack

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon sponsored this post, in anticipation of KubeCon + CloudNativeCon NA , Nov. 18-21 in San Diego. Jonathan Holmes. Jonathan is the CTO of Decipher Technology Studios.

Get Better User Insights With Wasteless Validation

Speaker: Tim Herbig, Product Management Coach and Consultant

Product teams tend to get ahead of themselves by rushing from idea straight to building a Minimum Viable Product (MVP). How can a product manager slow their team down and prevent them from wasting valuable resources? Join Tim Herbig, Product Management Coach and Consultant, as he introduces a new way of understanding MVPs and explores how you can approach validation without wasting the resources of your development team.

Building Effective Digital Transformations

Enterprises have reportedly spent upwards of $5 trillion on their digital transformation efforts, yet they’re also not hitting their objectives.

‘Documentation as code’ tools to get you started


Treating documentation as code has become an important part of the software development process. Companies are recognizing that the more they can treat documentation like source code, the more effective their documentation, software development and maintenance become.

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The 7 best Agile Leadership tips after visiting Stockholm

End of September we went to Stockholm with 15 agile leaders. We wanted to visit several companies in and around Stockholm to see how they created a thriving environment for agile teams. After a lot of fun and inspiration, we concluded that the below tips were the most inspiring!

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6 key value streams that drive digital transformation


Digital transformation is no passing fad. It's a reality that every enterprise has either already faced or is actively facing.

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.

From Automated Cloud Deployment to Progressive Delivery

Your team is on its agile journey and you can more or less track a deployment from a story, through git commits, to an automated builder, to an artifact repository, into a container and then onto the cloud.

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KPI vs OKR: The ultimate guide to explain the biggest differences


In this article we will talk about the major differences between KPI vs OKR, one by one. THE ULTIMATE OKR GUIDE. Do you want to know more about OKRs? We wrote a white paper that summarises everything that you need to know in order to start using OKRs in your company!

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Sprint Retrospectives with Kanban

“At regular intervals, the team reflects on how to become more effective, then tunes and adjusts its behavior accordingly” — The Agile Manifesto. A few weeks ago we considered the Agile Manifesto from a lean perspective.