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Drowning in technical debt? Worse: You're trapped in a Ponzi scheme


Surprise! It's your lucky day. Your colleagues have dropped off a present: an almost-finished code project, just begging for a last polish. They could finish it themselves, they say, but they've been assigned other tasks. It could be really useful to you, too.

Why You Ignore Users at Your Own Peril

The New Stack

Cloud Foundry sponsored this post. It’s that simple: When developers focus only on the technology or their idea of the problem that needs to be solved — as opposed to the implementation and actual usage of the technology — the software fails.

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The Paradox of Leadership

Edge Perspectives

I love paradox. Today I’m going explore not just one, but two, paradoxes. Both are related to the role of leadership in our changing world.

DevOps — A Booster or A Brake for Your Business?

Dzone - DevOps

Here's what to consider in your DevOps adoption. Every company has to remain competitive in order to survive and succeed. This means your business must innovate and constantly improve your products and internal workflows.

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.

Predictions 2020: Application Trends, Opportunities and Challenges

Without wheeling out all the usual clichés, 2019 has been another whirlwind of disruptive innovation and opportunity–with plenty of challenges to tackle and circumvent along the way.

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DONE Understanding Of The “Definition Of DONE”

Professional Scrum Master (PSM-I) workshop has a module that talks about the Definition of DONE (DoD) and Technical Debt. I have often come across several students who find this concept confusing. This article is a small attempt to have better clarity on these topics. Let us take a look at the DoD-.


SRE in practice: 5 insights from Google's experience


As site reliability engineering (SRE) becomes more commonplace across IT organizations, what lessons can you learn from Google, one of the originators of SRE?

Why Software Testing Remains a Bottleneck

The New Stack

Tricentis sponsored this post. Wolfgang Platz. Wolfgang is the founder and chief product officer of Tricentis. He is the force behind software testing innovations such as model-based test automation and the linear expansion test design methodology.


The Use of Feature Flags in Code: Too Many Flags?

It is interesting to watch the growth of an idea over time. The idea of using flags in code to do different things is as old as programming itself. Old-school configuration files used them, and they worked, so they were adapted.

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.

[VLOG] What Is The Scrum Master's Accountability

Hey awesome people. I hope you are having a great time with your friends and families in this holiday season. Last week, I shared about the Product Owner accountability.


10 Books Every Tech Leader Should Read

Daffodil Software

Books and their inexhaustible wisdom is no more limited to startups, students, or newbies in the industry. Bill Gates reportedly reads 50 books a year. Mark Zuckerberg reads a new book every two weeks and has a book club named ‘A Year of Books’. Software Development Digital Transformation

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, Applied to 5G

Dell EMC

From architecture to operations, 5G networks have the potential to drive industries towards digital transformation in ways that we’ve not seen with prior generations of mobile technologies.

Predictions 2020: Five Real-Time Data Predictions

According to Gartner, 85% of big data initiatives end in failure. In 2020, organizations are out of budget and operational runway, and need to start executing and getting the big data recipe right. It is not just about big data; it is about using data differently.

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.

Scrum Patterns - Putting Scrum into practice

In 2017 I was talking to the head of the Agile Coach Group of a large bank. She asked me to come over to work with her and help to roll out their standard way of working across all branches in Europe.


10 Books Every Tech-Leadership Should Read

Daffodil Software

Books and their inexhaustible wisdom is no more limited to startups, students, or newbies in the industry. Bill Gates reportedly reads 50 books a year. Mark Zuckerberg reads a new book every two weeks and has a book club named ‘A Year of Books’. Software Development Digital Transformation

Stretch Goals: How to Motivate and Challenge Your Team

Let's Grow Leaders

It’s that time of year. All around the world teams are being handed stretch goals that feel more like a delusion than a challenge. If this is happening to you, and you don’t know whether to laugh or cry, don’t give up […].

DevOps Places Software Testing in the Crosshairs

To keep up with the pace of innovation, testing must play a larger role in the software development life cycle The speed of digital transformation is already staggering, and it’s only going to increase. To put this into some very concrete terms, consider that: There are 7.7

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.

Systems Thinking, Episode #0 What is Systems Thinking?

Everything is connected… Picture by MC Esher. In a series of blog posts, I want to demonstrate how you can use Systems Thinking to resolve complex problems such as software teams not delivering the right software fast enough. .

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Multicloudy Skies with a Certain Chance of SDN


This article is authored by Megaport’s VP of Engineering and Product, John Veizades, and originally published on VMBlog. In recent years, there’s been a lot of hype around “multicloud” and what it means for businesses. Enterprises have struggled to understand where multicloud fits into their ever-evolving business strategies. In 2018, many customers went all-in with one. Source. Blog News & Updates

Give Yourself the Gift of Unconscious Thought

Next Level Blog

As 2019 winds down, I’ve been talking with a lot of clients and one thing that everyone (including me) has in common is that we’re coming in hot. The end of year cram down to get stuff done before the holiday break begins has felt crazier than ever. And, then, in a couple of weeks, we’ll wipe the slate clean and start pursuing the goals of 2020. Here’s some advice (for myself as much as anyone) before you dive into next year. Over the holidays, quit thinking so much.

The Benefits of Test-Driven Design

At John Hancock, we use Test-Driven Design (TDD) for all our new initiatives. TDD has three simple steps: Before you write functional code, write a test that proves if the implementation works or fails. Write the code and watch the test pass.

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.

When story points aren’t enough…

If there is one trend that has surpassed Agile in our profession over the last five years, I would say DevOps would be a good culprit. As we’ve seen an explosion of tools to implement CI/CD in our Scrum teams, we’ve also seen some of our Agile practices being challenged by this new reality.


5 Reasons Why Your Organization Should Adopt Open Innovation


The secrecy and silo mentality of innovation in the business world is increasingly becoming a thing of the past. After all, this is the innovation age. One practice successful and innovative companies have in common is open innovation. Google, Microsoft, and Facebook are examples of companies that adopted this process of sharing ideas and knowledge with other organizations and individuals outside of the company.

Will Kubernetes Play a Role in Edge Computing?

The New Stack

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon sponsored this podcast. We have more and more devices connecting and adding strain to the cloud.

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Synack: DevSecOps Being Accelerated by Cultural Shifts

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.

Three tips for great Product Ownership

The other day I had a conversation with a colleague. He was looking for an opener for a talk. Something catchy to illustrate to his audience (mostly finance and banking) that there could well be a need to change their current ways of working.

Top 10 Application Lifecycle Management Tools For The Year 2020

Dzone - DevOps

What Is Application Lifecycle Management? Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) is used to manage and track the application development process.

The Power of SecOps: Redefining Core Security Capabilities

The New Stack

SaltStack sponsored this post. SecOps (Security + Operations) is a movement created to facilitate collaboration between IT security and operations teams and integrate the technology and processes they use to keep systems and data secure — all in an effort to reduce risk and improve business agility.