Sat.Jan 25, 2020 - Fri.Jan 31, 2020

Cloud Economics: How to Overcome Human Biases to Save Money

ParkMyCloud

It’s important for cloud customers to understand cloud economics. Cloud costs are dynamic – and hopefully, optimized. However, that’s not always the case.

The Myth of the Blameless Retrospective

Dzone - DevOps

I love the idea of the blameless retrospective. What's not to like? Getting all the members of a team together to blamelessly review work done at the end of a production cycle or in response to a crisis is a great idea.

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Why negative testing matters: How to avoid your next fail

TechBeacon

Software testing is all about validating whether an application works as expected.

Article: Using OKRs to Build Autonomous Impact Teams

InfoQ Culture Methods

To focus on outcomes rather than outputs, Meilleurs Agents uses the Objective and Key Results framework to align the whole company on what they want to achieve.

How AI Can Radically Change Your Business

AI is quickly becoming mainstream, thanks to its value-driving capabilities. Yet, even with such widespread attention, it still is one of the most misunderstood technologies out there. Here's how to make the most out of it and bring a positive change to your company.

How You Can Reimagine the Future of Testing

The New Stack

Tricentis sponsored this post. Sandeep Johri.

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How to facilitate multi-team Product Backlog Refinements

Scrum.org

Before and during the Sprint, effort needs to be put into coordination to ensure the Scrum teams deliver a working integrated product. This situation can be improved with Multi-team Product Backlog Refinement sessions. This practice increases flexibility and speed in product development.

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Four DevOps Trends for 2020

Dzone - DevOps

Last year, I put together a few thoughts on what I saw as the emerging DevOps trends for 2019. As we enter a new year and decade, I thought it might be useful to do the same for 2020.

4 reasons why AIOps is the future of IT operations

TechBeacon

IT organizations that identify and understand patterns in vast, diverse sets of data are best equipped to find, fix, and prevent performance problems.

Sustainability and Agile

Agile Alliance

Sustainable development has always been in the Agile Principles, and, though this was mainly focused on creating a consistent pace of value delivery by not pushing humans too quickly, it also applies to the larger picture of how we work to benefit the ecosystem we deliver to.

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."

Product Owner – why your Scrum doesn’t work (1/3)

Scrum.org

Originally posted on www.debooij.training. Many teams and organizations struggle to get the most out of Scrum. In my previous post “Don’t blame “agile” for existing problems” I shared my analysis why agile or Scrum itself often gets the blame.

SCRUM 215

20 Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence Influencers To Follow In 2020

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

Machine Learning (ML) is emerging as one of the hottest fields today. It has penetrated into numerous aspects of our everyday life—be it Siri or Alexa, Facebook/Instagram friend suggestions, Gmail spam filters, traffic congestion predictions, customer support chatbots, and much more.

A layman’s introduction to socio-technical systems

Xebia

Nowadays, there is an increasing interest and mentioning of socio-technical engineering, socio-technical systems. And although the words do not strike as odd on its own I personally have struggled quite a bit with the different meanings of the terms and understanding the field of socio-technical systems. So in this article, I will provide a layman’s […]. The post A layman’s introduction to socio-technical systems appeared first on Xebia Blog.

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Latest Chef Habitat Release Embraces On-Premises IT

DevOps.com

Chef today announced that the Chef Habitat automation framework for building and deploying applications can now be used in on-premises IT environments. Mike Krasnow, a senior product manager for Chef, said version 1.5

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

Systems Thinking in Organizational Coaching

Scrum.org

This is quite a long read which you can download as the whitepaper "Systems Thinking in Organizational Coaching". Without changing our patterns of thought, we will not be able to solve the problems we created with our current patterns of thought. Albert Einstein. Introduction.

How to Transition Into a New Team With Confidence and Grace

Let's Grow Leaders

Laura had a strong track record of success in her previous role and had earned the respect of her peers. But now, just a few weeks after her transition into a new team, she called us in exasperation. “My manager said he selected […].

Optimize Your Infrastructure for Critical Business Workloads

Dell EMC

As we look ahead to the next decade of digital business, our teams at Dell Technologies are focused on providing you with full solutions to help your organization.

Cloud Center of Excellence: Pivot for Enterprise Digital Transformation

DevOps.com

Across industry verticals, enterprise cloud adoption has increased significantly. Enterprises are leveraging cloud models to transform applications, infrastructure and operations. According to a survey by LogicMonitor, 83% of enterprise workloads will be in the cloud by 2020.

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.

20 Sprint Planning Anti-Patterns

Scrum.org

Sprint Planning is a core event, defining how your customers’ lives will improve with the next Product Increment. Learn more on how to improve its effectiveness by avoiding 20 common Sprint Planning anti-patterns. Diagram source: Scrum.org. Do you want to get this article in your inbox?

SCRUM 209

Entel Ocean and DataRobot Team Up to Fight Forest Fires in Chile

DataRobot

Climate change and catastrophic weather phenomena dominated much of the global headlines in 2019, with devastating reports of earthquakes, hurricanes, and other powerful forces of nature destroying homes and lives.

What Cities Can Teach Us About Technology Design

Dell EMC

When it comes to design, inspiration can be found in the most unlikely places. Take designing complex IT systems. You can learn a lot about how to make your company’s technology work by examining city street plans. Don’t believe me? Let’s take a look.

The Battle for End-to-End DevOps Champion Is On

DevOps.com

This past week’s CollabNet/Xebia Labs merger brings another challenger to the “end-to-end” DevOps market. There is a huge prize waiting for the winner. But which of the challengers has the right stuff to win this battle?

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.

[VLOG] Who Should Be Your Product Owner

Scrum.org

Hey awesome people. Over the past few years I have seen many misunderstandings about the Product Owner role and how many organisations mapped the Product Owner role using their cognitive bias. The Product Owner role is a critical and strategic role for the product's success.

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Why 2020 Is the Year to Consider Digital Transformation at Your Nonprofit

TechSoup

What is this thing they call "digital transformation" anyway? It sounds expensive and time consuming. It is really necessary for nonprofits? The Cloud The Future of Work Tech Planning

White-Box vs Black-Box Models: Balancing Interpretability and Accuracy

Dataiku

Data scientists and business leaders building or using machine learning models and AI systems face a serious challenge today -- how to balance interpretability and accuracy stemming from the difference between black-box and white-box models. Dataiku Product Featured

Three Ways You Can Embrace Curiosity to Climb the Career Ladder

DevOps.com

As the product manager of a high-growth startup, my role has evolved quickly over the past four years.

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.