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Maximizing Developer Effectiveness

Martin Fowler

My colleague Tim Cochran has helped many software engineering organizations transform to respond faster to changing market needs.

16 Tips to Keep Focused on an Agile Journey

Agile Alliance

The work of an Agile Coach is very versatile. Agile transformations are as well. Each team has its own fingerprint and organisations are one of a kind. This is what makes our work so interesting. One of the challenges of an Agile coach is to stay objective and keep one eye on the horizon.

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Everything You Should Know Before Building Your Small Business Website


Most business owners know the importance of having a website, as customers often use websites to find out more about a small business or even to place an order. Using relevant search terms, customers can find the website. Without a website, many small businesses might not be found.

Accountabilities in Scrum: It's A Complete Picture Now

What is up awesome people? I hope you had an awesome holiday break. As you may have noticed, there have been several changes introduced in Scrum Guide 2020. Scrum no longer emphasizes roles but instead accountabilities.


Building Evolvable Architectures

Speaker: Dr. Rebecca Parsons, CTO of ThoughtWorks

The software development ecosystem exists in a state of dynamic equilibrium, where any new tool, framework, or technique leads to disruption and the establishment of a new equilibrium. Predictability is impossible when the foundation architects plan against is constantly changing in unexpected ways. It’s no surprise many CIOs and CTOs are struggling to adapt, in part because their architecture isn’t equipped to evolve. This webinar will discuss what’s at stake if companies continue to use long term architecture plans.

Maximizing Developer Effectiveness: Feedback Loops

Martin Fowler

Tim continues his comparison of high and low effectiveness organizations by comparing their key feedback loops. To improve these, organizations need to understand the importance of micro feedback loops, which are often neglected because they are so small. more…. skip-home-page

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Best Countries to Hire a Remote Java Developer in 2021

The Crazy Programmer

If you decide to start 2021 by creating your project, then you have many things to do right – from validating your idea of choosing a technology stack and development vendor.

A Simple Example Of A Definition Of Done

At a recent class, a new Scrum Master asked me for a simple example of a Definition of Done. They also wanted to understand how it differed from the concept of acceptance criteria. This post captures my answer to them and I hope it will help simplify this concept for you.

Distributed Systems Pattern: Consistent Core

Martin Fowler

Unmesh has a few more of his Patterns of Distributed Systems ready to share with the world. In this one he looks at the problem of a large cluster, one that is too large to effectively maintain strong consistency, yet needs to maintain some data in a strongly consistent way.

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7 Trends Influencing DevOps and DevSecOps Adoption

Enterprise technology adoption trends can be broadly categorized under three pillars: infrastructure, architecture and technology. Let’s explore what these trends are and how they influence DevOps and DevSecOps adoption in tech corporations worldwide.

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How to Measure DevSecOps Progress and Ensure Success

Speaker: Shannon Lietz, Director of DevSecOps Team, Intuit

You've finally done it: You've won over C-Suite and your DevSecOps team is up and running. You feel ready to take on rising security threats while continuously delivering quality software updates. But how do you monitor your new program? Are you truly able to gauge the state of your projects? To ensure the success of this new breed of a team, you need to know the metrics to look at and how to advocate these metrics to C-Suite and stakeholders. Join Shannon Lietz, Leader and Director of DevsecOps at Intuit, and learn to lead your DevSecOps team to the top.

How to Give Your Team Energy They Need

Let's Grow Leaders

Lead like it’s the first time to give your team energy. Early in my career, I learned a vital leadership lesson about how to give your team energy. I was working with an education nonprofit that supported children who lived in poverty. […].

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71 Scrum Product Owner Interview Questions (2): Internal Stakeholders & Product Roadmaps

TL; DR: 71 Product Owner Interview Questions to Avoid Imposters. If you are looking to fill a position for a Product Owner in your organization, you may find the following 71 interview questions useful to identify the right candidate.


Maximizing Developer Effectiveness: Feedback Loops

Martin Fowler

Tim continues his comparison of high and low effectiveness organizations by comparing their key feedback loops. To improve these, organizations need to understand the importance of micro feedback loops, which are often neglected because they are so small. more…. skip-home-page

Unlocking Your DevOps Automation Mindset

In the new digital normal, where remote working has upended conventional software development cycles, the role of DevOps is central.

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The Pro’s Guide To Getting The Best ROI From Your New LMS

You need a Learning Management System when your courses and training programs need to be accessible online. Quickly build the perfect business case and easily determine which LMS will provide the best return on investment you need with this how-to eBook!

API Security in Action With the ForgeRock Identity Platform


One of the core security controls in API Security in Action is the use of rate-limiting to protect against distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. To get the most from this protection, […]. News ForgeRock


When are SMART goals not-so-smart?

The most recent evolution of the Evidence-Based Management Guide (EBM) introduced three kinds of goals: A Strategic Goal , which is something important that the organization would like to achieve.


Object Detection With Deep Learning on Aerial Imagery


Imagine you’re in a landlocked country, and a mystery infection has spread. The government has fallen, and rebels are roaming the country. If you’re the armed forces in this scenario, how do you make decisions in this environment? How can you fully understand the situation at hand?

AWS Looks to Meld MLOps and DevOps

The rate at which machine learning operations (MLOps) and DevOps best practices are converging is poised for rapid acceleration in 2021.

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Are Your Embedded Analytics DevOps-Friendly?

Does your analytics solution work with your current tech stack and DevOps practices? If not, any update to the analytics could increase deployment complexity and become difficult to maintain. Learn the 5 elements of a DevOps-friendly embedded analytics solution.

MarTech Interview with Umesh Sachdev, CEO and co-founder at Uniphore


I am the CEO and co-founder at Uniphore. My co-founder Ravi and I worked together during our time as students at the Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida. We both […]. News Uniphore

Digitalised Liberating Structures for your needs

Hi everyone, . Let me first start by saying: Happy New Year! Hope you had a good New Year's eve. I want to wish you and your love ones a healthy 2021 full of joy and happiness. . 2020 has been a challenging year for a lot of people.


New Applied ML Research: Few-shot Text Classification


Text classification is a ubiquitous capability with a wealth of use cases. For example, recommendation systems rely on properly classifying text content such as news articles or product descriptions in order to provide users with the most relevant information.

Every Millisecond Counts When Code-Testing Mobile Apps

Whether a company is creating mobile applications for e-commerce, customer service or internally to boost employee productivity, the rapid development and effective deployment of mobile apps has become a business imperative.

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5 Things a Data Scientist Can Do to Stay Current

DataRobot together with Snowflake – a leading cloud data platform provider — is helping data scientists stay current with the latest technology and data science best practices so that they can excel in an increasingly AI-driven workplace. Five Things a Data Scientist Can Do to Stay Current offers data scientists guidance for thriving in AI-driven enterprises.

Google To Acquire Actifio To Beef Up Google Cloud Data Protection


Google is planning to acquire cloud-focused data protection technology developer Actifio in a move to better protect enterprise workloads both on-premises and in the cloud. Google, which Wednesday unveiled the planned […]. News Actifio Google

How We Reduced Cycle Time from 164 Days to 8 Days in 6 Months

BACKGROUND. In December 2020, my friend Adrian Galarza and I delivered a Scrum Pulse Webinar - A Cycle Time Journey: 164 to 8 Days in 6 Months that summarized the journey of Adrian’s Scrum Team. Some key topics that we covered in the webinar were….


Building a Machine Learning Application With Cloudera Data Science Workbench And Operational Database, Part 1: The Set-Up & Basics


Introduction. Python is used extensively among Data Engineers and Data Scientists to solve all sorts of problems from ETL/ELT pipelines to building machine learning models.

Report: Software Quality Issues Costing U.S. Companies $2.08 Trillion

A report published today by the Consortium for Information & Software Quality (CISQ) estimates poor software quality collectively cost companies in the U.S. an estimated $2.08 trillion in 2020.

Testing at Every Stage of Development

Up to 80% of new products fail. The reality is harsh and the reasons why are endless. Perhaps the new product couldn’t oust a customer favorite. Maybe it looked great but was too hard to use. Or, despite being a superior product, the go-to-market strategy failed. There’s always a risk when building a new product, but you can hedge your bets by understanding exactly what your customers' expectations truly are at every step of the development process.