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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.

Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life with Nir Eyal

Speaker: Nir Eyal

Ever get the feeling the world is full of too many distractions? Research shows the ability to stay focused is a competitive advantage, in work and in life. However, in an age of ever-increasing demands on our attention how do we stay productive and stay sane? In this webinar, Nir provides research-backed, practical advice, and memorable strategies for managing distraction and our time. Nir Eyal shares findings of his five years of research into how to master what he calls, "the skill of the century," the power to be "Indistractable."

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.

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.


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 […].

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.

The Top Six Cloud Computing Trends of 2019

Cloud computing was one of the hottest topics in the technology and business media throughout 2019. This is no surprise as the cloud sector has been growing rapidly for the last few years. Synergy Research Group recently reported a 37% overall growth year-over-year in public cloud.

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.

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 Worldwide Mobility and Telecommunications 2020 Predictions


This blog lists the top 10 worldwide predictions for Worldwide Mobility and Telecommunications. These technology predictions are meant to help the enterprise with strategic planning within a typical five-year business planning cycle.

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.

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.

Pursuing unanswerable questions

Recently I ran into a beautiful piece of text, written by Rachel Naomi Remin. In this text I read the following phrase: "Perhaps the secret of living well is not in having all the answers, but in pursuing unanswerable questions in good company".


Ransomware takes horrific pivot to data leakage


And you thought ransomware was only about losing your files when a bad guy encrypted them? Think again: Now the perps are copying your data and threatening to leak it if you don’t pay. Security, Data Security, Security Blogwatch, Ransomware

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Software Development Management for What Ails CI/CD

The New Stack

CloudBees sponsored this podcast. Brian Dawson , director of product marketing for CloudBees, certainly knows a lot about silos, and especially, how to remove them in support of a healthy DevOps culture and a well-oiled CI/CD pipeline.

Predictions 2020: The Future of the Mobile Industry

The mobile device industry continues to grow in leaps and bounds. Statistics show that, today, over 5 billion people have mobile devices and there are over 9.2 billion mobile connections worldwide.

Beyond the Findings: The Case for UX Research in Digital Transformation

Speaker: Marina Foglietta-Tereo, Head of UX Research, AXA Insurance

People often think of UX research as a tactical approach to improve the usability or visual appeal of a digital product. While good research will certainly validate an existing design, using it for validation alone would be like using your iPhone solely to tell time! Join Marina Foglietta-Tereo, Head of UX Research at AXA Insurance, as she explores the unrecognized organizational, cultural, and strategic benefits of an in-house, central and mature UXR team.

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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DBLog: A Generic Change-Data-Capture Framework

Netflix TechBlog

Andreas Andreakis , Ioannis Papapanagiotou Overview Change-Data-Capture (CDC) allows capturing committed changes from a database in real-time and propagating those changes to downstream consumers [1][2].

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Redis Labs on Why NoSQL Is a Safe Bet for Today’s Multi-Environment Deployments

The New Stack

Redis Labs sponsored this podcast.

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

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.