Sat.Jul 20, 2019 - Fri.Jul 26, 2019

What Is Robotic Processing Automation?

The New Stack

Regardless of the specifics of your workplace or your role within the company, you’ve likely noticed that it continually tries to boost productivity. Often, that means looking at various processes and identifying the bottlenecks or other inefficiencies within them.

Fish Heads and The Value of Great Leadership: An Unforgettable Lesson

Terry Starbucker

“Terry, don’t you see? A fish stinks from its head down”. It was three months into my maiden voyage as a cable TV executive, at age 27. I was in the middle of going over a laundry list of problems with my boss that had been vexing me for weeks.

Addressing The Elephant: And Why Most Conflicts In Teams Are Invisible

Conflicts are fascinating. Now, this may be the organisational psychologist in me talking, or the facilitator who senses them in the groups I work with. But the other part of me dreads them. They scare me. They make me anxious.


The Magic of Small User Stories

Agile Alliance

I often run into teams that likes big User Stories. Why spend time writing, planning, and estimating a bunch of small stories when you can write, plan, and estimate just one big story? Bigger stories mean better efficiency, right? Not necessarily. Why smaller stories?


Organizing for Customer Centricity

Speaker: Tatyana Mamut

Most companies today say they are “customer centric.” Yet many still make decisions primarily based on competitor threats, technical architecture, or executive opinions. So what sets apart those that talk the talk, and those that walk the walk? Join Nextdoor's Head of Product Tatyana Mamut, PhD as she outlines the 7 habits of truly customer-centric companies.

DevOps at the Speed of Business: 5 Tips for Success

It’s an exciting time to be an engineer. With companies today moving faster than ever, engineering teams are developing and deploying new code daily, continuously improving and advancing the business.

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Open source security: 4 metrics that matter to app sec teams


Open-source software components are incorporated into almost every major development effort, but the security of those components continue to be a problem.

How To Handle Non Functional Requirements (NFRs)

When working with teams new to Scrum, one of the questions I usually ask is "What are your plans to describe non functional requirements (NFRs)?". Typically the Product Owner already has a good handle on functional requirements (i.e.


Why Did DevOps Become So Popular? 3 Theories

DevOps has now been a thing for a solid decade. As we look back at the history of DevOps, it’s worth asking: Where did DevOps come from, and why did it take off when it did? In honor of the 10-year anniversary of DevOps, I’d like to explore these questions.

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DevSecOps: How to Keep Control and Security Tight throughout Development Communication

Kovair - DevOps

The way that companies create applications is constantly evolving and changing, and the most recent stage of this process is called DevOps. Here different parts. The post DevSecOps: How to Keep Control and Security Tight throughout Development Communication appeared first on Kovair Blog.

Build Product Progress with a Strong Data Culture

Speaker: Nima Gardideh, CTO, Pearmill

Have you ever thought your product's progress was headed in one direction, and been shocked to see a different story reflected in big picture KPIs like revenue? It can be confusing when customer feedback or metrics like registration or retention are painting a different picture. No matter how sophisticated your analytics are, if you're asking the wrong questions - or looking at the wrong metrics - you're going to have trouble getting answers that can help you. Join Nima Gardideh, CTO of Pearmill, as he demonstrates how to build a strong data culture within your team, so everyone understands which metrics they should actually focus on - and why. Then, he'll explain how you can use your analytics to regularly review progress and successes. Finally, he'll discuss what you should keep in mind when instrumenting your analytics.

10 Platforms for Getting Started with Machine Learning


Most recommended development and deployment platforms for machine learning projects. Are you getting started with Machine Learning? Or, at least, planning to?

Daily Scrums with Kanban

“There is also camaraderie in the huddle. They regroup, they focus, they keep the momentum going” -- Everts, Gordon, & Schaupp. Breaking the Huddle”. Scrum provides numerous opportunities for teams to inspect and adapt their progress, including on a daily basis.


ASF Moves OpenWhisk Serverless Computing Forward

The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) announced today that the OpenWhisk serverless computing framework has now become a high-level open source project.

Great Leaders Have No Rules-Interview with Kevin Kruse

Let's Grow Leaders

What are the rules you’ve created that get in the way of you and your team’s success? What if there were a better way? In this powerful interview with serial-entrepreneur, New York Times best selling author, and LEADx founder, Kevin Kruse, […].

What Is (and Isn’t) Product Management?

Speaker: Steve Johnson, VP of Products, Pragmatic Institute

Product Management is one of the most exciting - and most misunderstood - functions in technical organizations. Is it strategic or tactical? Is it a planning role or a support role? Many product professionals are unclear about what is (and isn't) product management. After all, product management spans many activities from business planning to market readiness. In this session, we’ll examine many product activities and artifacts for product strategy, planning, and growth, and introduce a simple tool that you can use in your organization to clarify the roles of product management and others. Steve Johnson explores the many roles of Product Management in this fun talk focused on why product managers should obsess on problems instead of solutions.

Are you really going to save money by moving to the cloud?


The number one reason most people move to the cloud is to save money. But, will you really? Sure you’re guaranteed to reduce your Capital Expenditure (CAPEX). But, if you’re not careful all you’ll end up doing is replacing your CAPEX expenses with cloud service Operating Expense (OPEX). So, before you sign the dotted line […]. Business Processes Cloud Leadership and Success cloud cloud computing cost saving

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The Scrum Guide Reordered

TL; DR: The Scrum Guide Reordered. The Scrum Guide Reordered is based on about 90 percent of the text of the 2017 Scrum Guide, extending its original structure by adding additional categories. For example, you will find all quotes that can be attributed to the role of the Scrum Master in one place.


How IoT Security Risks Derailing Robotics

Driven by advances in technologies such as artificial intelligence and deep learning, the mobile robots market is projected to grow to $54.1 billion by 2023 from $18.7 billion last year, according to Markets and Markets.

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One simple graphic: Researchers love PyTorch and TensorFlow

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

Interest in PyTorch among researchers is growing rapidly. In a recent survey— AI Adoption in the Enterprise , which drew more than 1,300 respondents—we found significant usage of several machine learning (ML) libraries and frameworks.

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.

The Evolution of the Site Reliability Engineer

The New Stack

In this episode of The New Stack Makers podcast, we are with two DigitalOcean alumni and co-chairs of SREcon 2020 Americas conference who have led two very different journeys to become one of the most wanted roles in tech — site reliability engineers.

Being Nice Isn't Always Nice

I recently performed an organizational agile assessment and learned a great deal about how they served their customer’s technology needs. We investigated their technical practices, processes to develop and release, but also dug deep into how the people worked together from the people side of things.

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Digital Transformations Fall Short, Survey Claims

What is the nature of digital transformation? Is it a permanent shift in the digitization of business processes, or a race to a known destination?

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Data Governance and Security: How to Put Data at the Heart of Your Business Strategy

Cloudera Engineering

Not a day goes by without an article in the news about data security, or who has gathered and potentially shared data.

Walk a Mile in Your Customer's Shoes

Speaker: Steven Haines

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. This phrase blur is dangerous, as it can pull our attention from what should be our real focus: our our customers' and users' needs. 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. You'll come away understanding: How being customer focused gives you a competitive advantage. Tactics for developing empathy for your users. How to encourage innovation through better customer understanding. September 11th, 2019 11:00AM PDT, 2:00PM EDT, 7:00PM BST

DevOps Before and After Kubernetes

The New Stack

As Kubernetes turns five, we explore the changing face of DevOps in the K8s world. DevOps Inception and Shortcomings. Anoop Balakuntalam. Anoop Balakuntalam is a curious technologist based out of Hyderabad, India.

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Scrummer Quiz Part 3 of 5

We have already reached the halfway point in our Scrummer Quiz. Today is the start of round 3 of 5. Summer + Scrum = Scrummer. Just like in the past 2 weeks, we give you 3 quiz questions and raffle off two Software in 30 Days books autographed by Ken Schwaber by Friday.


3 Reasons Why Ephemeral Access is Best for DevOps

Recently, we worked with a customer, MOST Digital, whose developers were struggling with a common workflow challenge we hear from many companies.

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Are you being agile—or just doing agile?


As agile ideas spread throughout the enterprise, managers and knowledge workers alike often become confused. Isn't agile just for software development? Do we have to use Scrum? App Dev & Testing, Agile, Agile

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The Magic of Intent: Start Knowing The Goals of Your Users

Speaker: Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, Zalando, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher, Zalando

It's important to know your users - what are their preferences, pain points, ultimate goals? With user research and usage data, you can get a great idea of how your users act. The tricky part is, very few users reliably act the same way every time they use your product. Join Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher at Zalando, as they explain how they were able to reach a new level of user understanding - by taking their user research and segmenting their users by point-in-time intent. You'll leave with a strategy to change how your product team, and organization at large, understands your users.