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Going Back to the Basics: Agile Values


Key takeaways from Ágiles Colombia 2019. Last month I had the opportunity of attending “Ágiles Colombia”, the Colombian Conference on Agile frameworks that draws in attendees from all over Latin America.

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Article: Agile and late! End-to-end Delivery Metrics to Improve your Predictability

InfoQ Culture Methods

Agile teams may need to deliver milestones expected at a certain time, so will need to forecast or risk being accused of being “Agile and late”. There are metrics that relate to the “Logical Six” potential sources of delay which are key to improve forecasting accuracy. The metrics can used to create a Root Cause RAG Progress Report – to share a more accurate forecast and clear mitigations. By Charlie Ponsonby.

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7 Culture Hacks for DevOps Initiation

Dzone - DevOps

Every company is a software company now, and every company will become a DevOps company soon. “It It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.”?—?Charles Charles Darwin. Why DevOps?

Rules of Change with Esther Derby

Marcus Blankenship - Podcasts

Episode 27. In this episode of Programming Leadership, Marcus and his guest Esther Derby discuss change. They discuss her book, Seven Rules for Positive Productive Change, and how change is viewed and implemented by individuals and organizations. Show Notes.

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Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

Harnessing the Power of Developers

In our fast-moving digital economy, organizations across just about every industry are faced with a stark reality: to remain competitive and deliver the best possible customer experience, they must evolve continuously.

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How to Be Your Team’s Chief Marketing Officer

Next Level Blog

One of the questions I love to ask a roomful of senior leaders when I’m delivering an interactive presentation is, “What is it that only you can do?” It’s a positional question, not a personal question. Because each of those leaders is the current incumbent in the leadership role they’re in, there are certain things that only they can do given the resources, opportunities, authority, information and access that come with the role.

The Law of Unintended Consequences

The Agile Manager

Over and above all, it remains to be seen how far the super-Bank will make use of its immense facilities for credit expansion. This is the aspect of the scheme which deserves the most attention, as it opens up a vista of alarming possibilities.

Is Agile Killing or Helping Innovation?

Agile Alliance

A few weeks ago, I got into an interesting discussion at the eXperience Agile event over in Portugal about whether Agile helps or kills innovation.

The Difference Between Great Leaders And Posers

N2Growth Blog

This may sound harsh, but the truth often is… I’ve witnessed far too many people in positions of leadership that wouldn’t recognize an opportunity if it hit them squarely in the face. If you cannot recognize, attract, and acquire opportunity you should not be in a leadership position. Just this week I’ve observed people in leadership roles who failed to recognize opportunities, or perhaps even worse, took too long to make a decision and let an opportunity pass them by.

BI Buyers Guide: Embedding Analytics in Your Software

The business intelligence market has exploded. And as the number of vendors grows, it gets harder to make sense of it all. Learn how to decide what features you need and get an evaluation framework for every technical and non-technical requirement you could imagine.

Build or Buy? How to Think About Assembling Software in the Cloud

The New Stack

Jevon MacDonald. Jevon MacDonald has spent the last decade building high technology businesses. He is the co-founder and CEO of Manifold, the cloud-native marketplace company. Before Manifold, he was co-founder and CEO of GoInstant that was acquired in 2012 by Salesforce for $100 million.

Is ITIL a fit for your organization's culture?


Organizations need structure and predictability. But when you impose too much structure, and put procedures in place simply to have those procedures in place, your organization becomes too rigid. This is how structured processes such as ITIL become obstacles to change.

Article: Q&A on the Book Thinking Remote

InfoQ Culture Methods

The book Thinking Remote - inspiration for leaders and distributed teams by Pilar Orti and Maya Middlemiss provides lots of ideas for managers and leaders who are working with remote or distributed teams.

The responsibilities of the Scrum Master

Originally posted on [link]. There is rarely any debate about the need to have someone to decide what to work on (Product Owner), and a team to turn these ideas into a working product or service (Development Team). But what do we need this Scrum Master for?


2019 State of Engineering Performance Management Report

More than 100 software leaders were asked how they manage and measure engineering performance. How do the findings stack up to your own experience? The report includes the top engineering challenges and the most used performance metrics.

Multiple products Scrum teams, how do you deal with that?


Multi Products Scrum teams are in reality observed often. One team serving different stakeholders and customer segments. Both would like to use the same people to work on their improvements. In most organizations there tend to be more products than teams.


How to Stop the Destructive Power of Sarcasm at Work

Let's Grow Leaders

An audience member asked us recently, “Can you talk about the danger of sarcasm? Our VP uses it all the time it ruins presentations, derails meetings, and shuts people down.” ” We thought, “We know that guy.” ” We bet you do too. Sure, […].

Getting RPA Right the First Time

Remember when every article you read about IT focused on digital transformation (DX)? Now the broad concept of DX seemingly has taken a back seat in the headlines to a number of hot technologies.

A new voice a leader should listen to

Do you always hear the same people speak up when you present a new idea or when you ask for feedback? You might be dealing with an important voice here. The voice of the system! A voice any leader should (learn to) listen to. If you don’t? It will never go away! This is how I would describe a system.

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More Effective Agile Leadership

Speaker: Steve McConnell, CEO, Construx Software

In this talk, Steve McConnell, CEO of Construx Software, distills hundreds of companies’-worth of real-world experience into the proven Agile leadership practices that work best. Steve will seamlessly thread together traditional approaches, early Agile approaches, modern Agile approaches, and the principles and context that underlie them all—creating an invaluable resource for Agile leaders, their teams, and their organizations.

HackerEarth Community—Get ready for spooktacular updates!

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

As October draws to an end, Halloween creeps upon us. Prepare to be spellbound with our delightfully dark but magical updates. . Want to know what’s going on in the HackerEarth community? Find all the information you need to know, here. What’s inside? Halloween charms! .

Does Software Testing Improve Quality, Actually?

Abstracta - Software Development

The Twitter debate: Do testers improve quality, help improve quality, or only pass info to others who do so? Lately, I’ve been closely following a super interesting Twitter discussion. The post Does Software Testing Improve Quality, Actually? appeared first on Abstracta Software Testing Services.

Free Courses at Linux Academy – November 2019

Linux Academy

To continually support your mission to learn and grow, we are always adding new, free courses and resources for developing Linux and Cloud skills. Each month we will kick off our community content with a live study group.

How to Lead for Results and Stop the Zombie Apocalypse

Let's Grow Leaders

Lead for results and keep the zombies at bay… They’re the phrases that should send a shiver up your spine if you want to lead for results. I’ve heard them from team members in every industry imaginable. You might recognize them: “I’ve […].

The Essential Guide to Building Analytic Applications

Embedding dashboards, reports, and analytics in an existing application presents some unique opportunities—and poses unique challenges—to software teams. Download this eBook to hear 16 product experts share insights on business intelligence, UI/UX, security, and everything that goes into building a successful application with analytics at its core.

Daily Scrum Anti-Patterns: 20 Ways to Improve

TL; DR: 20 Daily Scrum Anti-Patterns. In my experience, the Daily Scrum is the Scrum event with the highest anti-pattern density among all events. Learn more about the Daily Scrum anti-patterns that threaten to derail your transition. The Purpose of the Daily Scrum.


Privileged Access Management at the Speed of DevOps

Privileged access management (PAM) is clearly a very important element of effective cybersecurity. PAM has been ranked number one on Gartner’s Top 10 Security Projects for two consecutive years, and it is number four on the CIS Top 20 Critical Security Controls.

4 tips for organizations to reap the benefits of the gig economy


The gig economy is fundamentally redefining the nature of work and the workplace, and not just for the burgeoning ranks of freelancers, independent contractors and project workers. Today, close to one-third of the global workforce is forgoing traditional employment.

Managing Feature Flags with Terraform


Two weeks ago, we launched the LaunchDarkly Terraform provider. By using Terraform to manage LaunchDarkly resources, you can eliminate much of the pain and busywork in rolling out changes across your teams and infrastructure.

Architect Your Organization for Effectiveness, Productivity, and Joy

Speaker: Ron Lichty, Consultant: Interim VP Engineering, Ron Lichty Consulting, Inc.

As a senior software leader, you likely spend more time working on the architecture of your systems than the architecture of your organization. Yet, structuring our teams and organizations is a critical factor for success. In fact, the impact of software architecture parallels the impact of organizational structure. We are excited to welcome Ron Lichty, co-author of a seminal book on managing software teams and a well-known speaker, he’ll speak to organizing for effectiveness, productivity and joy.

3 GUI test automation mistakes that will kill your project


Have you ever had some idea catch fire, then spread at your workplace until the whole atmosphere changed? Maybe it was some new initiative or an improvement to a nonworking process that sparked change in your organization forever. App Dev & Testing, Testing, Test Automation

Five Tips to Approach DevSecOps Training

Developers are on the front lines when it comes to protecting their organizations from cyberattacks. As we’ve seen with the hacks of or the Fortnite vulnerability, 2019 has been a trying year for organizations who have failed to protect their applications and websites.

DevOps Trends 2019 — What You Need to Know

Dzone - DevOps

DevOps has evolved big time since many of us thought it was just a buzzword. Now we know that is a myth. DevOps has become a main focus and has been shaping the world of software for the last few years.