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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.

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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)

Scrum.org

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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From Build to Buy: The Path to Better Analytics for Your Application

Speaker: Ardeshir Ghanbarzadeh, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Logi Analytics

Making the transition from building your analytics in-house to investing in a third-party embedded solution can be complicated.Watch this webinar with Ardeshir Ghanbarzadeh, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Logi Analytics, for tips on making the transition as smooth as possible, and getting on the right path to better analytics for your app!

Why you should hire DevOps enablers, not experts

TechBeacon

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

DevOps.com

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

Kaseya

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

DXC

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

Data Analytics in the Cloud for Developers and Founders

Speaker: Javier Ramírez, Senior AWS Developer Advocate, AWS

You have lots of data, and you are probably thinking of using the cloud to analyze it. But how will you move data into the cloud? In which format? How will you validate and prepare the data? What about streaming data? Can data scientists discover and use the data? Can business people create reports via drag and drop? Can operations monitor what’s going on? Will the data lake scale when you have twice as much data? Is your data secure? In this session, we address common pitfalls of building data lakes and show how AWS can help you manage data and analytics more efficiently.

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

taos

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

Scrum.org

[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

TechBeacon

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.

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How to Choose the Best Embedded Analytics Solution to Modernize Your Application

If you are looking to modernize your application to improve competitiveness, then one of the quickest wins you can have is to embed sophisticated analytics that will wow your existing and prospective customers.

How the World Measures DevOps Quality

DevOps.com

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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How to Properly Leverage Authority to Lead Change

Change Starts Here

I recently caught up with a Sustainability Manager who had attended my Fundamentals of Influencing Change at Work course last year. When I asked how things were going, she said, “What a difference a leader’s attention makes!”

Faking Agile Metrics or Cooking the Agile Books

Scrum.org

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.

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? […].

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Common Cloud Security Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

DevOps.com

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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Giant fintech market in shake-up

CEO Insider

China’s central bank, People’s Bank of China (PBoC) mulls a shake-up of the mobile payment sector, which can have a huge impact. Those who have visited China most probably noticed immediately that everybody uses a QR code on their mobile phone for any kind of payment.

Struggling with capacity in Sprint Planning

Scrum.org

. 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.

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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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Nine Developer Enablement Practices to Achieve DevOps at Enterprise Scale

In this eBook, Christian Oestreich, a senior software engineering leader with experience at multiple Fortune 500 companies, shares how a metrics-driven mindset can dramatically improve software quality and enable DevOps at enterprise scale.

Building Effective Digital Transformations

DevOps.com

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

Low-tech social engineering attacks

CTOvision

Frank Abagnale is probably the most famous low-tech hacker since Son’ka the Golden Hand and the man who stole the Mona Lisa, Vincenzo Peruggia. Abagnale famously impersonated various professions, including a doctor and a pilot, to help facilitate his financial scams where he used false identities to forge checks and cash them in. Abagnale ended […].

Scrum Value Pairs Retrospective

Scrum.org

We recently introduced our latest retrospective technique called Scrum Value Pairs , which helps Scrum teams improve areas of their process in regards to the 5 Scrum Values. As many of you know, those 5 values are: Focus, Openness, Commitment, Courage and Respect.

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Accountability and How You Can Grow as CEO

CEO Insider

During our research for The Power of Peers, former Vistage CEO Rafael Pastor shared that CEOs have plenty of people to whom they are already accountable, including employees, customers, board members, etc.

5 Signs It's Time to Replace Your Homegrown Analytics

If you built your analytics in house, chances are your basic features are no longer enough for your end users. Is it time to move on to a more robust analytics solution with more advanced capabilities? Follow this free guide for tips on making the build to buy transition.