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

Ruinous Empathy of a Scrum Master

Scrum.org

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.

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Why organizations should commit to innersource in 2020

Github

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.

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

Firemon

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

From Build to Buy: The Path to Better Analytics for Your Application

Speaker: Ardeshir Ghanbarzadeh, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Logi Analytics

Making the transition from building your analytics in-house to investing in a third-party embedded solution can be complicated.Watch this webinar with Ardeshir Ghanbarzadeh, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Logi Analytics, for tips on making the transition as smooth as possible, and getting on the right path to better analytics for your app!

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.

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Women and the Digital Divide

TechSoup

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 […].

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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

Data Analytics in the Cloud for Developers and Founders

Speaker: Javier Ramírez, Senior AWS Developer Advocate, AWS

You have lots of data, and you are probably thinking of using the cloud to analyze it. But how will you move data into the cloud? In which format? How will you validate and prepare the data? What about streaming data? Can data scientists discover and use the data? Can business people create reports via drag and drop? Can operations monitor what’s going on? Will the data lake scale when you have twice as much data? Is your data secure? In this session, we address common pitfalls of building data lakes and show how AWS can help you manage data and analytics more efficiently.

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.

Five Ways You're Doing Scrum Wrong

Scrum.org

Scrum is a simple framework that can quickly come apart if even one part of the framework is not being properly implemented.

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Thinking About Coronavirus? Don’t be like the Mayor of Amity Island

CTOvision

Among the many reasons JAWS was such good fiction is how realistic Mayor Vaughn’s character was. The stubborn politician refused to listen to reason or facts. If he would have taken action he could have avoided disaster.

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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.

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How to Choose the Best Embedded Analytics Solution to Modernize Your Application

If you are looking to modernize your application to improve competitiveness, then one of the quickest wins you can have is to embed sophisticated analytics that will wow your existing and prospective customers.

Extending the Bounded Context Canvas with BDD Examples

Xebia

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.

Multi-Functional Learning is the Heart of Agility

Scrum.org

In this article, we shall investigate why the learning and development of multi-functional specialists in Scrum is the core of organizational Agility and value optimization.

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Leading LEAN

Agile Alliance

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Why Organizations Are Adopting or Avoiding Serverless

DevOps.com

For the inaugural O’Reilly survey on serverless architecture adoption, we were pleasantly surprised at the high level of response: More than 1,500 respondents from a wide range of locations, companies and industries participated.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

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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Sprint Goal Template

Scrum.org

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.

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Hackers’ delight: Small businesses investing more in Internet of Things, less on cybersecurity

CTOvision

Investing in technology is top of mind for small business owners — with 44% saying they plan to invest in resources related to the Internet of Things, or IoT-connected devices, for their business in 2020, according to new research from the latest CNBC SurveyMonkey Small Business Survey.

Top Six Open Source Tools for Monitoring Kubernetes and Docker

DevOps.com

Kubernetes and Docker are two of the most commonly heard buzzwords in modern DevOps conversations.

Nine Developer Enablement Practices to Achieve DevOps at Enterprise Scale

In this eBook, Christian Oestreich, a senior software engineering leader with experience at multiple Fortune 500 companies, shares how a metrics-driven mindset can dramatically improve software quality and enable DevOps at enterprise scale.

CVE-2020-0796: "Wormable" Remote Code Execution Vulnerability in Microsoft Server Message Block SMBv3 (ADV200005)

Tenable

Critical unpatched “wormable” remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability in Microsoft Server Message Block 3.1.1 SMBv3), dubbed EternalDarkness, disclosed by Microsoft. Background.

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How the Scrum Values could help us cope with COVID-19 outbreak

Scrum.org

As the world faces the current difficult situation of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, the way we live is changing rapidly.

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How to Lead a Team That Suddenly Has to Work From Home

Let's Grow Leaders

This week we’ve received so many calls from leaders trying to figure out remote working contingency plans and from managers faced with implementing these new work from home policies. If you’re also trying to make the best of a new work-from-home scene, perhaps […].

Survey Finds IT More Challenging to Manage Than Ever

DevOps.com

A survey of 415 IT executives published today shows IT teams are struggling to keep up as the number of platforms that need to be managed continues to expand rapidly.

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5 Signs It's Time to Replace Your Homegrown Analytics

If you built your analytics in house, chances are your basic features are no longer enough for your end users. Is it time to move on to a more robust analytics solution with more advanced capabilities? Follow this free guide for tips on making the build to buy transition.