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NLP—The Emerging Force within the AI Family


Natural Language Processing (NLP) is a field within Artificial Intelligence (AI) that allows machines to parse, understand, and generate human language. This branch of AI can be applied to multiple languages and across many different formats (for example, unstructured documents, audio, etc.).

Epic Focus: Measure your way to a better time to market


There are several recurring wishes our clients bring to us, one of which is speed, to improve time to market. However, there is no dial that we can turn to deliver value faster. Software teams are not like cars; there’s no accelerator pedal.

15 Sprint Review Anti-Patterns

TL; DR: 15 Sprint Review Anti-Patterns. Are we still on the right track? Answering this question in a collaborative effort of the Scrum Team as well as internal (and external) stakeholders is the purpose of the Sprint Review.


Conflict: Uncomfortable, Yet Necessary with Jennifer Jones-Patulli

Marcus Blankenship - Podcasts

Episode 29. ?Is Is conflict always a bad thing? In this episode of Programming Leadership, Marcus and his guest, Jennifer Jones-Patulli, discuss how people tend to think about conflict and how they handle it.

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.

Bliki: WaterfallProcess

Martin Fowler

In the software world, “waterfall” is commonly used to describe a style of software process, one that contrasts with the ideas of iterative, or agile styles.

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Executive Insights on Scaling DevOps

Dzone - DevOps

To gather insights on the current and future state of how DevOps is scaling in the enterprise, I asked IT executives from 32 different companies to share their thoughts. Here’s who shared their insights: Nancy Wang , CEO,? Advancing Women In Product ?(AWIP)?. AWIP)?. Mick Morrissey , Director of Engineering, Asavie. Lyon Wong , Founder & COO, Blameless. Patrick Reister , Senior Build Engineerand Ivan Szatmári , Head of Release Management, Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim).

Maintaining Strategic Focus During Agile Releases

In today’s hyper-competitive world, releasing early and often is a business necessity. When done right, this unrelenting commitment to speed enables product teams to quickly respond to shifting market conditions. But sometimes, agility can lead to a lack of strategic focus.

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How to Encourage Your Team When Results are Disappointing

Let's Grow Leaders

What do you do when everyone gets an “A” for effort, but the results are disappointing? How do you encourage your team while building a recovery plan? 6 Ways to Encourage Your Team When Results Are Disappointing It’s easy to lead when […].

Focus on what was “Done” during Sprint Review


As Scrum Trainer I get to meet a lot of teams and hear of many different ways to do Scrum. Most are valid ways, yet some seem more aligned with the values of Scrum or the purpose of the specific Scrum Element. In this post we’ll have a look at the Sprint Review. The Sprint […]. The post Focus on what was “Done” during Sprint Review appeared first on Xebia Blog. Agile Agile Coach Scrum

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.

Four Unbalanced Accountabilities that can hurt your Scrum Team

Version Française. Scrum requires a self-organized team to deliver "done" increments at the end of each Sprint. This peculiarity sometimes raises criticisms and questions when it is discussed in trainings or when coaching the clients: how can a team work without a leader?


IT Enables Scale in Digital Transformation

Few corporate functions have seen their role disrupted as much as IT these last few years. The help desk days are long gone. As digital transformation accelerates, IT is becoming less about outright technology and more about creating capabilities that enable the overarching business strategy.

A Big Mistake Leaders Make When Answering Questions

Let's Grow Leaders

The wind shifted, the mainsail swung over the boat, and the deck leaned until I found myself staring at water where the horizon used to be. It looked like we were all going to get wet – but I was actually about […].

Data Science Fails: Change is the Only Constant


Heraclitus, a Greek philosopher who lived 2,500 years ago, is credited with saying, “Change is the only constant.” Similarly, in 1789, Benjamin Franklin wrote, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”

The Definitive Guide to Predictive Analytics

By embedding predictive analytics, you can future-proof your application and give users sophisticated insights. The Definitive Guide to Predictive Analytics has everything you need to get started, including real-world examples, steps to build your models, and solutions to common data challenges.

8 DevOps Trends to Watch For in 2020

Dzone - DevOps

Here's what you can look forward to for DevOps 2020. According to a collective study, the DevOps market generated 2.9 billion in 2017 and the market is expected to reach $6.6 billion by 2022.

Achieving Organizational Change Through Scaled DevOps

The rapid pace of technological change has had a major impact on customer expectation, forcing IT decision-makers to adopt agile processes to ensure the continual delivery of innovation.

Why Kubernetes Has Emerged as a Key Ingredient in Edge Computing

The New Stack

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon sponsored this post, in anticipation of KubeCon + CloudNativeCon NA , Nov. 18-21 in San Diego. Ammar Naqvi. Ammar is product manager at Canonical, the publishers of Ubuntu, for MicroK8s.

5 key elements of the next-gen security operations center


Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) recently surveyed 372 IT and security professionals about issues surrounding enterprise security analytics and operations processes.

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An Adult Conversation About Estimates

Speaker: Beekey Cheung, Software Consultant, Professor Beekums, LLC

Estimates are a contentious topic in software development. Most of our development teams hate providing estimates and many managers are starting to view them as unnecessary. As senior software leaders, how can we determine whether estimates are helpful or harmful to our teams? We are excited to be joined by Beekey Cheung, a software consultant and blogger known as Professor Beekums, who has helped many leaders and teams go from fearing estimates to using them appropriately. He'll walk us through the value of estimates, how to overcome the hesitancy many have in giving them, and how to provide better estimates.

Untangling the service mesh


You may have noticed that, as you run more and more applications in containers it’s not easy to get them to talk and play well with each other. That’s because instead of monolithic applications using APIs to talk to components on one machine, we now have one app here, another there and they use networking […]. Cloud Uncategorized

Three Ways Developers Can Worry Less About Security

Over the past 10 years, developers have risen in organizational importance. They’ve acquired more tools, power, responsibility and autonomy. As part of that evolution, many developers today want to touch all of the layers of code and have their hands in every tool that’s being built.

UX Is Kubernetes’ Biggest Short-Term Challenge

The New Stack

User experience (UX) is where the Kubernetes community needs to focus according to over 100 people polled by The New Stack ahead of its coverage of KubeCon and CloudNativeCon.

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3 keys to a highly effective product release


With the adoption of DevOps and continuous delivery, modern-day product release cycles can be unforgiving. What's worse, an error-prone release has the potential to put the customer experience, reputation of your company, security, and data privacy at risk.

The 5 Levels of Analytics Maturity

Basic dashboards used to be enough to thrill end users. But over time, modern capabilities have emerged—and bare-minimum features are no longer cutting it. How have analytics changed? And where do your BI offerings fall short? Find out sophisticated ways to future-proof your application. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

DevOps Demand in the Market Will Skyrocket in the Next 5 Years

Dzone - DevOps

DevOps may never stop, and it waits for no one. DevOps demand in the market is still high. However, since there are always some doubters around, I’ll explain why the need for this process is shooting up.

Five Microservices Worst Practices

Microservices are moving to the mainstream. The IDC FutureScape: Worldwide IT Industry 2019 Predictions states that by 2022, 90% of all new apps will feature microservices architecture that “improve the ability to design, debug, update and leverage third-party code.”

Are Your Microservices Overly Chatty?

The New Stack

Amir Souchami. Amir Souchami is Director of Architecture and Security at ironSource. With great passion for technology, he's constantly learning the latest to stay sharp and create highly scalable and modular solutions with a positive business ROI.

4 key challenges for next-gen security operations centers


External challenges and internal inefficiencies are driving the need for a more integrated approach to security analytics and operations at many organizations. Security, Information Security, Information Security (Info Sec

The Six Principles of Persuasion

Speaker: Michael Carducci, CTO, Mago:Tech

As senior tech leaders, we often fall prey to thinking that a “good idea” and logical case is sufficient to get the desired response and result. We might be trying to get our CEO on-board with investment in a new technology or a rearchitecture effort, or we might want culture or process changes by our team. Our “good idea” is simply the beginning. An idea must be communicated; a case must be made; and ultimately other people must be persuaded to get onboard. Michael Carducci brings a fascinating background to this webinar. He’s a technologist and regularly works to help senior leaders improve their results. He’s also a professional mentalist and has been a student of psychology, human behavior and the principles of influence for nearly two decades.

Disaster Preparedness: Let's Talk About Go-Bags


As we watch whole communities burn in California and keep a watchful eye on storms developing in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, it's time for all of us to develop an emergency evacuation plan.

The Time Has Come for an Engineering Approach to DevOps

Do you want to know how to do DevOps? Are you doing DevOps but not satisfied with the results you are getting? DevOps is complex. It does not come with a prescription, installation guide, user’s manual or maintenance manual. It doesn’t even have a standard definition.

The New Stack Context: The Past, Present and Future of Kubernetes

The New Stack

VMware sponsored this podcast. Welcome to The New Stack Context , a weekly podcast where we discuss the latest news and views from the cloud native community. This week we speak to Joe Fernandes , Red Hat’s vice president of product for the company’s cloud platforms business unit.

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