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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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

Difference between GET and POST Method

The Crazy Programmer

Http protocol supports the following methods to retrieve data such as get, post, put, delete etc. In this article, I will tell you about the difference between GET and POST methods. These methods are basically used to get and send any data.

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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?


Practice: Encapsulating Constructors in Simple Classes

Net Objectives

A recurring question in OO is, “When it is determined that an algorithm should be established in its own separate class (to make it testable, or reusable, or simply as an issue of cohesion) should it also be given a separate abstract type that it implements?”

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 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.

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.

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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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.

The Object Pool

Net Objectives

Intent Create a manager class to represent a pool of reusable resources. Clients will access the manager to obtain an instance of the resource and return it when their task is complete. Example Connections are to be made to a data resource on a server.

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.

Highlights from TensorFlow World in Santa Clara, California 2019

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

Experts explore TensorFlow 2.0's s machine learning capabilities as well as the broader tools and applications of TensorFlow. Continue reading Highlights from TensorFlow World in Santa Clara, California 2019

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 […].

A New Paradigm in Container Security with Service Mesh

Containers have been around for some time, but only recently has the technology become mature enough for large enterprises to adopt it both on-prem and in the cloud.

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.

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.

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.

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.