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Organisational Dysfunctions Mirrored as Architectural Complexity

Strategic Tech

We have come to acknowledge in recent years that there is a strong relationship between the design of a software architecture and the shape of the organisation it is developed by.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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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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.


What is the TechSoup Global Network?


The TechSoup Global Network is made up of 65 partner organizations across the world that are dedicated to improving lives through technology. But it's also much more than that.

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.

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.

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.

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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.


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.

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.

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


Synchronization Services Provide Convenience, but Also Risk

Data 101

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 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 […].

This Week in Programming: Should Open Source Require ‘Freedom At All Costs’?

The New Stack

It has been a banner week for direct action in the world of open source software, at least for one determined developer.

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.

How analytics bolster SIEM for a better SOC


Security operations teams need appropriate tools and techniques to process and correlate the enormous amount of historical and real-time security data that's sent to them every day. Without such tools, your teams won't be able to get the insights they need to keep your organization's data secure.

How AI and Microservices Create a Reliable Enterprise of the Future

The Rise of Microservices Enterprise adoption of microservices is continuing to rise. Its popularity is so strong that 86% of development professionals internationally expect microservices to become the default application architecture within the next five years.

Objective VS Goals: Every Executive Should Know the Difference


I’ve published many blog posts on the topic of alignment and execution but I never touched in a topic that I have been getting a lot of questions, let’s discuss two interchangeable words in the game of scaling businesses – objective vs goals. THE ULTIMATE OKR GUIDE.