Sat.Sep 28, 2019 - Fri.Oct 04, 2019

Scaling Organizational Empathy With Box’s VPE, Saminda Wijegunawardena


In this Perspectives in Engineering interview series, engineering leaders talk about how to build, coach, and scale world-class technology teams. As a company scales, it’s inevitable that individuals will grow farther removed from other people, projects, and initiatives in the organization.

DevOps Skill: Become a Yes-Man Who Frequently Uses No

Dzone - DevOps

Sometimes you just have to. Sometimes ‘No’ is the kindest word,” says Vironika Tugaleva, author of The Love Mindset. The art of saying no is a skill you must have in DevOps. devops automation devops best practices devops approach devops skills say no

When TDD Is Not a Good Fit

Henrik Warne

I like to use Test-Driven Development (TDD) when coding. However, in some circumstances, TDD is more of a hinderance than a help. This happens when how to solve the problem is not clear. Then it is better to first write a solution and evaluate if it solves the problem.

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The Agile Workspace: The Undervalued Success Factor

TL;DR: Agile Workspace Means Choice Among a Diversity of Spaces . If you want your organization to become agile, adding more whiteboards to the workspace will not suffice. You have to abandon the idea that the workspace is an assembly line for white-collar workers. You need to let go Taylorism.

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Design and Run Experiments That Actually Progress Your Business

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

Experimenting as a way to explore new products, services, and business models can help eliminate the guesswork involved in building something your customers actually value. That said, it's often quite tricky to take your vision and figure out the first experiment to run. How do you get started? How can you ensure your experiments are well-designed? Join Nick Noreña, educator, entrepreneur, and currently an Innovation Coach at Kromatic, as he walks us through how we can figure out the right experiments to run for any product or service, and in organizations of all sizes.

DevOps Needs Collaboration and a Safe Place for Success

When it comes to DevOps adoption, “[many organizations] tell a similar story,” said Scott Van Kalken, systems engineer at F5 Networks. It takes more time and effort to develop the right culture than you probably expect.

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Toxic Team Members

Agile Alliance

Imagine this was your Agile team: Your Product Owner has expert domain knowledge but is more focused on career progression than on developing a great product. The Business Analyst is thorough but is a poor time manager and often misses deadlines.

Investing in the Long Game with Reuven Lerner

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Episode 23. Training, done properly, is a specialized type of learning that companies can use as an investment in their personnel. Unfortunately, it also may become just a box that gets ticked off each year as a mandatory practice.

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DevOps 100: Top leaders, practitioners, experts to follow


As the DevOps movement continues to make significant headway into Corporate America, TechBeacon has updated our "DevOps 100" list to keep pace.

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How to Lead When Your Team Resists Change

Let's Grow Leaders

When Your Team Resists Change, It’s an Opportunity for Ownership You’ve noticed a problem, spent the last four days meeting with finance, strategizing, and building an action plan. You’re energized about what your team will achieve, your boss and peers are on […].

How to Design Strong Experiments

Speaker: Franziska Beeler, Head of Cloud Academy, and Tendayi Viki, Associate Partner, Strategyzer

When testing new business and product ideas, choosing the right experiment is just the beginning. After we have chosen our experiment, it’s important that we spend some time designing it well. Join Tendayi Viki, corporate innovation expert and associate partner at Strategyzer, and Franziska Beeler, Head of Cloud Academy at Strategyzer, as they walk us through the three key elements that help you design stronger experiments and come away with the evidence you need to advance your idea.

Turning Cynicism Into Hope

Dzone - DevOps

Convert your skeptics to believers with the gospel of DevOps culture. If you’ve ever led a DevOps initiative, this may sound familiar. When you walk down the hall, people avoid making eye contact with you, fearing they might become your next target.

5 DevOps Pitfalls to Watch Out for

The New Stack

Rahul Varshneya. Rahul Varshneya is the co-founder and President of Arkenea. Rahul has been featured as a technology thought leader in numerous media channels such as Bloomberg TV, Forbes, HuffPost, Inc, among others.

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Are technical skills required to be a Scrum Master?

As part of the webinar “Ask a Professional Scrum Trainer - Martin Hinshelwood - Answering Your Most Pressing Scrum Questions” I was asked a number of questions.


How to Implement an Effective CI/CD Pipeline

DevOps bridges the gap between development, operations and IT services teams efficiently. To foster a DevOps culture, implementing the right DevOps tools with the right DevOps process is essential.

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.

Hardest tech roles to fill (+ solutions!)

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

Technology has evolved drastically over the last decade and is only expected to continue transforming. With the changing landscape, the skill sets that organizations look for in tech professionals is also changing.

Linux Kernel Finally Gets Its Lockdown

The New Stack

In news that has been a long time in coming, chief Linux maintainer Linus Torvalds has finally approved a new security feature, the Linux Security Module (LSM, nicknamed “lockdown”) to be part of the 5.4 branch of the Linux kernel.

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Technical Debt for Non-Software Developers

Warning - this post is not about Scrum. It is about Technical Debt in my home!!! Please do not judge me!! . So what is Technical Debt - .

Why Legacy Application Development is a Challenge

Enterprises seeking to modernize their legacy mainframe applications often cite the key reason as not being able to evolve quickly enough to support the changing needs of the business.

Walk a Mile in Your Customer's Shoes

Speaker: Steven Haines, Founder and CEO, Sequent Learning Networks

Product professionals use phrases like "voice of the customer," and "user experience" so often that it can be easy to lose sight of their actual meanings. How can we, as product professionals, learn to keep customers and users at the heart of our work? Join Steven Haines, globally recognized thought leader and author, as he guides us through a memorable journey demonstrating how you can walk a mile in their customer's shoes. He'll explore how, by developing true empathy for your users, you can ensure you're creating the features and products they actually want.

31 cybersecurity stats that matter


Enterprise organizations have a lot to deal with these days on the cybersecurity front. Security, Information Security, Information Security (Info Sec

Robotic Process Automation: A New Spin on Old Challenges

The New Stack

Tricentis sponsored this post. Place yourself in “Jeopardy!” ” mode for a moment. Here’s the answer: Automatically driving an application via the UI or API to make manual work faster, less burdensome and more accurate. Time to give Alex Trebek your answer.

The Direction of DevOps: The Future of DevOps Is Truly Bright, and Getting Brighter

Dzone - DevOps

Blinded by the science of DevOps. DevOps is about direction, moving organizations and, in some cases, innovation forward. Some of the essential ways DevOps is moving forward include security, automation, and breaking down silos, among other factors.

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Common Pitfalls of Software Development and Tips to Avoid Them

In business, no one wants to plan on failure. However, when it comes to software development, failure is more common than most managers want to admit.

Get Better User Insights With Wasteless Validation

Speaker: Tim Herbig, Product Management Coach and Consultant

Product teams tend to get ahead of themselves by rushing from idea straight to building a Minimum Viable Product (MVP). How can a product manager slow their team down and prevent them from wasting valuable resources? Join Tim Herbig, Product Management Coach and Consultant, as he introduces a new way of understanding MVPs and explores how you can approach validation without wasting the resources of your development team.

Impact of RPA on the Existing Workforce and Workplace

OTS Solutions

Impacts of RPA on the Existing Workforce and Workplace. In what seems like an obvious upward trend, technology is steadily improving the ways it impacts the business. industry. Given its already large role in the industry already, it’s fascinating to see how impactful it will be. in the future.

9 Creative Ways to Develop Your Managers

Let's Grow Leaders

You’ve done your talent assessment work, completed the nine-box grid, and now it’s time to create specific plans to develop your managers.

A Conversation with Michael Keeling and Joe Runde about Mob Programming Patterns

Agile Alliance

Chaos Engineering for ITOps

Chaos engineering (CE) is the discipline of experimenting on a system in order to build confidence in the system’s capability to withstand turbulent conditions in production. This approach is becoming commonplace in software development and operations (DevOps) practices.

Schema Evolution Patterns

Speaker: Alex Rasmussen, CEO, Bits on Disk

If you want to make your development team squirm, ask them about database schema changes or API versioning. Most development teams struggle with changing database schemas and updating API versions without breaking existing code. Alex Rasmussen is an expert in helping teams through these struggles. His talk will examine database schema changes and API versioning as two instances of schema evolution: how your systems respond when the structure of your structured data changes.

Stream Processing Could Replace ETL Deployments

The New Stack

In honor of this week’s Kafka Summit , we are resharing with a couple of insights based on a survey we conducted earlier this year about 800 IT professionals’ use of data stream processing.

The Five Ideals and The Unicorn Project

Dzone - DevOps

The Unicorn Project, the latest book from author Gene Kim. I’m so pleased to announce that The Unicorn Project will be released in all forms (hardcover, ebook, and audio) on November 26, 2019.

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A Conversation with Deepti Jain and Tathagat Varma about The State of Agile Transformation in the Indian Subcontinent

Agile Alliance

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