Sat.Mar 07, 2020 - Fri.Mar 13, 2020

Ruinous Empathy of a Scrum Master

You must have heard about the Radical Candor book and its quadrant model. Today I want to talk about how you can apply this model to a Scrum Master role.


Why organizations should commit to innersource in 2020


Even if you’ve never heard the term “innersource” to describe how teams build their software, you’ll probably still recognize some of the principles behind it. They’re powering code at the world’s most influential companies, and they might even be important practices on your team.

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What is the Recommended Scrum Team Size?

Agile Pain Relief Notes from a Tool User

Nearly every client I work with asks me this question at some point. The Scrum Guide offers very limited guidance, suggesting 3-9 people per team (exclusive of ScrumMaster and Product Owner), without giving reasons or context for those numbers.


Digital Transformation and Cloud Migration Initiatives Shouldn’t Leave Security Behind


Digital transformation can be a nebulous term, but for FireMon customers , it typically means shifting workloads to the cloud and streamlining business processes. .

Build vs Buy: 10 Hidden Costs of Building Analytics with UI Components

Many teams, as a logical first step, choose to build their own analytics with the help of UI components. But eventually you’ll find that doing it yourself and at scale has hidden costs. Consider these 10 factors when deciding whether you should build analytics features with UI components.

The Real Role of Robotics in Retail

Cloudera Engineering

Automation and robotics in retail is rapidly changing the retail landscape – so much so that there are clearly winners and losers.

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Scrum Masters are People Too – Give ‘Em a Break, and a Hand

Agile Alliance

There are great Scrum Masters and lousy Scrum Masters. There are also great and lousy managers, developers, testers, salespeople, and neighbors. People are people – no matter what their profession or role in life. Scrum Masters are people too.


Women and the Digital Divide


In the NGO sector, many are concerned with how to include those who are marginalized and excluded from the world of digital innovation.

How To Lead In The Midst Of Urgent, Rapid Change And Strain

Let's Grow Leaders

Lead through rapid change with calm clarity When he started work that week, “Aaron” didn’t know that he’d be asked to guide his team through a coronavirus response, but within just a few days the situation was urgent. Major clients were making […].

Learn From Anywhere: Learning Together Amid Uncertainty

A Cloud Guru

Harvard, MIT, and other universities are suspending in-person classes and moving learning online in response to COVID-19. To ensure cloud training and other initiatives keep moving, companies will need to embrace online interaction as well. Corporate Enterprise Cloud Migration

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

Sprint Goal Template

The Sprint Goal is mentioned numerous times in the Scrum Guide, however it can be over looked by many teams or seen as an "oh yeah" moment when teams are finishing Sprint Planning.


Never attribute to stupidity that which is adequately explained by opportunity cost

Erik Bernhardsson

Hanlon's razor is a classic aphorism I'm sure you have heard before: Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity. I've found that neither malice nor stupidity is the most common reason when you don't understand why something is in a certain way.

Extending the Bounded Context Canvas with BDD Examples


Ever since Nick Tune introduced the world to the Bounded Context Canvas, I incorporate it in my workshops and trainings. Nick sees the canvas as a checklist for designing our Bounded Context canvas. For me, it is also perfect as a visualisation tool to make the Bounded Context explicit.

Coping with Covid-19, part 2

Martin Fowler

As the Covid-19 outbreak continues to spread, we at ThoughtWorks continue to react. In China we're slowly restarting our office work, with some significant protective measures. Elsewhere it's all about a rapid shift to more remote work and plans to respond to the economic impact.


A Guide to Better Data Quality

Without high quality data that we can rely on, we cannot trust our data or launch powerful projects like personalization. In this white paper by Snowplow, you'll learn how to identify data quality problems and discover techniques for capturing complete, accurate data.

Building Resilient Teams

Research suggests that reaching true mastery of a field requires 10,000 hours of deliberate practice. What exactly is needed to grow passion and perseverance to endure such an effort?


Leading LEAN

Agile Alliance


How to succeed at Progressive Delivery


There is a lot of buzz around the practice of Progressive Delivery lately. Rightfully so, as it’s a great addition to continuous delivery. By gradually exposing new versions to a subset of users, you’re further mitigating risks. As usual with new and shiny things, many of us are eager to try it out, learn about the tools […]. The post How to succeed at Progressive Delivery appeared first on Xebia Blog.

Tips for Working Remotely and Enjoying It!

David Walsh

With the coronavirus spreading and employers telling employees work from home if possible, there are scores of people getting their first taste of working remotely. Depending on your experience and discipline levels, this could be a welcomed change or a complete culture shock.

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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.

That Agile Training Course Probably Wont Work…

‘So’ – I asked, ‘How was the training course?’. Amazing’, said the newly minted ‘Super Agile Scrums Mechanical Engineer’. Cool, what did you learn…? ‘. ‘I I learned about all this amazing agile scrum stuff!’ replied the eager chap. Great,’ I smiled, ’so what are you doing differently?’. Excuse me?’.

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D&I lessons to learn from top global organizations

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

Today, diversity and inclusion is one of the biggest challenges facing the tech industry. The tech world has been talking about D&I for decades. There are books, podcasts, panels at conferences, and so much more dedicated to the topic. Yet, the numbers are still quite discouraging.

What if your suppliers don’t deliver anymore?


Introduction In the current day and age, technology is becoming part of the core business of many organizations. The software landscape is increasing in size rapidly, and the complexity of the systems grows. When applications, services, or even the entire IT landscape become unavailable, this will have a severe impact on the continuity of the […]. The post What if your suppliers don’t deliver anymore? appeared first on Xebia Blog. Devops Site Reliability Engineering devops SRE

Enterprise AI Books to Read This Spring

If you are anything like me, and curious about how new enterprise tools will transform our relationship with work and business-technology, then you are probably reading a lot about artificial intelligence.

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.

Lean Coffee in 5 Minutes

Lean Coffee is a powerful meeting faciliation technique that can be used in coffee shops, conferences, open space, scrum events or simply replace existing corporate meeting formats. Lean Coffee is easy to learn, empowers participants and increases engagement. It is also fun!


Introducing Enclaria Change Academy Mini-Courses

Change Starts Here

Are you struggling a bit to implement change at work, but you’d rather find a solution to your specific problem without taking a comprehensive course? Introducing new video mini-courses at Enclaria Change Academy!

Microsoft’s March 2020 Patch Tuesday Addresses 115 CVEs, Including 58 Elevation of Privilege Flaws


Microsoft's March 2020 Patch Tuesday addresses an extraordinary 115 CVEs, including 58 elevation of privilege flaws. Microsoft addresses 115 CVEs in the March 2020 Patch Tuesday release, following February's 99 CVEs. Of these 115 CVEs, 26 were rated as critical.

ServiceNow Embraces AI to Manage IT

ServiceNow has taken the wraps off the Orlando update to its cloud platform for managing IT that adds advanced analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities.

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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.