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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.

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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.

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.

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

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.

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?


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.

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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 […].

NET Core Roadmap: Reasons to Use.NET Core Now and in the Future

Gorilla Logic

NET Core is an open-source, free, multi-platform framework from Microsoft; it replaces.NET Framework.NET Core 3.0 was released in September 2019. In this post, I will present to you a.NET Core roadmap and will discuss why to use it in your projects and what you should know about its future. .NET

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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.

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.”

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.”

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.

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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.

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.

Just starting out with test automation? Don't make this mistake


I often work with clients who are either just beginning, or trying to grow, their test automation capabilities, and more often than not they all make the same, fatal mistakes. App Dev & Testing, Testing, Test Automation

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Communication Happens: You Might As Well Do It Right


Communication is part of every organization, making sure you do it right is the biggest thing that makes a difference. Today’s post is by Charles Morgan, author of Now, What? CLICK HERE to get your copy).

Why Infrastructure Automation Needs PowerShell + Bolt

The New Stack

Puppet sponsored this post. PowerShell and Bolt — together they are a powerful team. Bolt is an agentless multiplatform open source tool that allows you to automate tasks on an as-needed basis or as part of a greater orchestration workflow.

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.

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.

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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.

7 steps to improve your data structure and algorithm skills

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

This blog is a guest contribution from Harsh Goel, Founder @ – Online Bootcamp for Technical Interviews. Machine Learning or Blockchain might be the next big thing, but interview problem-solving is the skill of the decade. Here is a step-by-step plan to improve your data structure and algorithm skills: Step 1: Understand Depth vs. Breadth. We all have that friend who has solved 500 coding problems. They love to wear it as a badge of honor.