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Organisational Dysfunctions Mirrored as Architectural Complexity

Strategic Tech

Hunting Sasquatch: How to Find Intermittent Issues Using Periodic Test Automation

The New Stack

Tricentis sponsored this post. In American folklore, Sasquatch is an elusive, ape-like creature infrequently seen at the boundaries of wilderness and civilization.

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Evolving Regional Evacuation

Netflix TechBlog

Niosha Behnam | Demand Engineering @ Netflix At Netflix we prioritize innovation and velocity in pursuit of the best experience for our 150+ million global customers.

The Secret to Digital Transformation is Human Connection

We know digital transformation is no longer an option for today’s organizations–it’s a requirement.

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.

No Estimates and is it advisable for a Scrum Team to adopt it?

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.


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Quality pattern 1: Treat your acceptance criteria as tests


This is the first blog in the series after my last week’s introduction to the five quality patterns in Agile development, to deliver the right software with great quality.

Scrum Anti-Patterns: Micromanagement

Agile Pain Relief Notes from a Tool User

A design pattern is a description of a solution to a recurring problem. It outlines the elements that are necessary to solve the challenge without prompting the reader to address the issue in a specific way. Unfortunately, we also regularly see recurring patterns of ineffective behaviour.


Leadership – No Talent Required

N2Growth Blog

While not all leaders will develop their talents and abilities to the same level, all successful leaders more or less begin with the same foundation. Here’s the thing – the foundational elements of leadership require no skill or talent whatsoever. Clearly the difference possessed by all great leaders is that they refine, develop and build from their foundation – they don’t ignore it or take it for granted.

A First Team Mindset

Marcus Blankenship - Podcasts

Episode 22. When you as the manager treat your peers, other managers in the organizations as your first team, it changes your stance. It changes the way you work. It creates intentionally a set of allies you can problem-solve, people problem-solve with, people you can collaborate with.

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.

Containers Return Work-Life Balance Back to Developers

The New Stack

Sanjay Chandru. Sanjay Chandru is Director, Z DevOps at IBM where he is responsible for leading development, support, and offering management for IBM’s DevOps business. Even for engineers, it helps to ask untraditional questions.

Top 3 Challenges of DevOps Adoption

Customer expectations continue to relentlessly rise as new technological opportunities emerge. Today, organizations demand products and application features are delivered and implemented wherever and whenever needed.

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Scrum Master Engagement Patterns: The Development Team

TL; DR: Scrum Master Engagement Patterns. Last year, I ran a (non-representative) survey on how Scrum Masters are allocating their time when working with a single Scrum Team.


BSIMM 10: DevOps is changing how software teams approach security


DevOps is transforming how software teams handle security. That's just one of the key takeaways from BSIMM 10, the newest version of an annual analysis by Synopsys of security activities at more than 100 companies. Security, Application Security, Software Industry

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.

Miscellaneous unsolicited (and possibly biased) career advice

Erik Bernhardsson

No one asked for this, but I’m something like ~12 years into my career and have had my fair share of mistakes and luck so I thought I’d share some. Honestly, I feel like I’ve mostly benefitted from luck.

Critical Skills Developers Need to Avoid Getting Left Behind

Burnout is a recurring theme at DevOpsDays events around the world.

The Benefits of Integrating User Experience (UX) With Scrum

Does your firm exceed your customer's expectations regularly? Is just meeting expectations good enough in your market? Businesses pursuing an improved ability to deliver customer value using Scrum face numerous challenges.


How ATS simplifies the recruitment process

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

The fate of a business rests in the hands of a recruiter. Dramatic, I know. But not necessarily wrong. . Recruiters are responsible for bringing in the best talent possible to an organization.

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.

Why Outsourcing Software Development Works: 15 Benefits of Outsourcing


Outsourcing is a strategy that can really boost your business. In this article, you will learn what it is, some of its pros and cons, as well as look at a “How-to-start” guide. Contents 1 What is Outsourcing in Software Development?

DevOps Deeper Dive: DevOps Arms Race Heats Up

A massive amount of capital is pouring into DevOps companies as organizations finally begin to realize the extent to which they depend on software.

DevOps 104

Myth: Having A Sprint Goal Is Optional In Scrum

. Scrum is intended as a simple, yet sufficient framework for complex product delivery. Scrum is not a one-size-fits-all solution, a silver bullet or a complete methodology.


How to Help All Your People Contribute Great Ideas

Let's Grow Leaders

Don’t Let Assumptions Limit People Who Can Contribute Great Ideas “I’m looking at my people and I just don’t think they can get there from here.” Vivian was a gung-ho CEO exploring what it would take to build a more Courageous Culture […].

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.

Cybersecurity’s Emerging DevOps Challenge in 2020

Dzone - DevOps

Without properly shifting left, security will be left in the lurch. As cloud technologies evolve and businesses jostle to become Agile, it’s time for cybersecurity to join the evolutionary race.

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Implementing DevSecOps Goes Beyond Technology

While technology is crucial for implementing DevSecOps, it is the people, processes and culture that drive it forward.

How to use mock interviews to streamline your technical interview prep

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

This blog is a guest contribution from The way most people study/prepare for technical interviews with coding problems isn’t conducive. An average person will go on a site like HackerEarth or AlgoDaily and will only spend a few minutes actually trying to solve a problem. Often, they’ll then jump to the solution after getting stuck. Then they’ll read the solution, try to memorize it, and call it a day. A better way to prepare.

Study 109

Is Your Personal Data Leaking from Your “Digital Exhaust”?


Synchronization Services Provide Convenience, but Also Risk

Data 103

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.

Kubernetes Traps Developers Can Avoid

The New Stack

The mantra has been drilled into developers: Kubernetes can offer many production teams unprecedented opportunities to scale, collaborate and speed at which software is deployed.

DevSecOps Becomes a Higher Cloud-Native Priority

At the Cloud Native Security Summit, Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) today revealed the results of a survey of 600 senior IT leaders that finds organizations are looking at DevSecOps as a way to address the complexities of managing and securing cloud-native applications.

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Remote PI Planning, One Year Later: Lessons Learned & Improvements Made

Gorilla Logic

Just about a year ago, my colleagues and I wrote a blog post about our experiences using the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and Remote Program Increment (PI) Planning for a new Gorilla Logic customer.