Sat.Dec 14, 2019 - Fri.Dec 20, 2019

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

TechBeacon

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.

Facebook Causes Continue to Show Little Promise as Fundraising Tools

Predictions 2020: Application Trends, Opportunities and Challenges

DevOps.com

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”

Scrum.org

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-.

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SRE in practice: 5 insights from Google's experience

TechBeacon

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?

DevOps.com

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.

Intelligent Process Automation: Boosting Bots with AI and Machine Learning

Across all sectors, companies are learning that they can transform their businesses by embracing Intelligent Process Automation, or IPA. With the pairing of AI and RPA, IPA adds a new layer of intelligent decision-making processes to automated RPA tasks. By automating repetitive work, and adding the ability to automate intelligent decision making, intelligent automation frees up your most valuable resources – your employees – to spend more time on higher value and more strategic work. But in order to reap the rewards of Intelligent Process Automation, organizations must first educate themselves and prepare for the adoption of IPA. In our ebook, Intelligent Process Automation: Boosting Bots with AI and Machine Learning.

Scrum Patterns - Putting Scrum into practice

Scrum.org

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.

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Top Change Articles of 2019 at Enclaria

Change Starts Here

Another year is coming to a close! The following are the most popular posts of 2019 at the Enclaria blog. Which were your favorites, and what did you miss? Thank you for reading and sharing! What topics would you like to see covered next year? Please reply in the comments.

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16 New Year’s Resolutions to Improve Your Work Performance.

Career Advancement

“Celebrate what you want to see more of.”. Tom Peters. Simon wanted to have an extremely productive upcoming year. He reached out for executive coaching so he could take the necessary steps to help him improve his work performance.

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 […].

Building Like Amazon

Speaker: Leo Zhadanovsky, Principal Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services

Amazon's journey to its current modern architecture and processes provides insights for all software development leaders. To get there, Amazon focused on decomposing for agility, making critical cultural and operational changes, and creating tools for software delivery. The result was enabling developers to rapidly release and iterate software while maintaining industry-leading standards on security, reliability, and performance. Whether you're developing for a small startup or a large corporation, learning the tools for CI/CD will make your good DevOps team great. We are excited to be joined by Leo Zhadanovsky, a Principal Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services.

Three tips for great Product Ownership

Scrum.org

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.

The Top Six Cloud Computing Trends of 2019

DevOps.com

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.

The Top Six Cloud Computing Trends of 2019

CTOvision

Read Jay Chapel list six cloud computing trends of 2019 on DevOps : Cloud computing was one of the hottest topics in 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 […].

Comparison: AWS Fargate vs. Google Cloud Run vs. Azure Container Instances

The New Stack

Having taken a closer look at Amazon Web Services’ Fargate on its Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) , let’s understand the limitations of the platform followed by a quick comparison with other serverless container platforms. 5 Key Things to Consider with AWS Fargate on EKS.

6 Steps to Improving Your Application’s Analytics Experience

No one designs bad dashboards and reports on purpose. So why do so many applications have terrible analytics experiences? Download this ebook for secrets to creating dashboards and reports your users will love.

Pursuing unanswerable questions

Scrum.org

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".

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DevOps Places Software Testing in the Crosshairs

DevOps.com

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

4 Ways to Use Big Data to Grow Your Business in 2020

CTOvision

Big data is one of the most diverse tools marketers can use when growing their business. Essentially, big data is the act of analyzing large quantities of data to make informed business decisions. Before machine programming allowed us to track everything from sales to user engagement, we had to put together the numbers one at a […].

Webinar on the Product Backlog

Agile42

What could be better, the last week before Christmas, than to dig into the topic of Product Backlog? Scrum contains a Product Backlog. But why, what problems does it solve? What characterizes a good Product Backlog? Who interacts with it and when?

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Why Distributed Tracing is Essential for Performance and Reliability

Speaker: Daniel "spoons" Spoonhower, CTO and Co-Founder at Lightstep

Many engineering organizations have now adopted microservices or other loosely coupled architectures, often alongside DevOps practices. Together these have enabled individual service teams to become more independent and, as a result, have boosted developer velocity. However, this increased velocity often comes at the cost of overall application performance or reliability. Worse, teams often don’t understand what’s affecting performance or reliability – or even who to ask to learn more. Distributed tracing was developed at organizations like Google and Twitter to address these problems and has also come a long way in the decade since then. By the end of this presentation, you’ll understand why distributed tracing is necessary and how it can bring performance and reliability back under control.

Systems Thinking, Episode #0 What is Systems Thinking?

Scrum.org

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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Predictions 2020: Five Real-Time Data Predictions

DevOps.com

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.

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.

Top 6 Software Testing Trends to Look Out in 2020

Dzone - DevOps

Here's where software testing is going in 2020. We’ve reviewed the prominent trends in the software testing landscape throughout 2019. As the test automation industry is ever-evolving and the new year is all but here already, our team has cast a few predictions on what is going to turn out in 2020.

Nine Developer Enablement Practices to Achieve DevOps at Enterprise Scale

In this eBook, Christian Oestreich, a senior software engineering leader with experience at multiple Fortune 500 companies, shares how a metrics-driven mindset can dramatically improve software quality and enable DevOps at enterprise scale.