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Headcount goals, feature factories, and when to hire those mythical 10x people

Erik Bernhardsson

Since I started building up a tech team for Better , I made a very conscious decision to pay at the high end to get people. I thought this made more sense: they cost a bit more money to hire, but output usually more than compensates for it.

Three surveys of AI adoption reveal key advice from more mature practices

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

An overview of emerging trends, known hurdles, and best practices in artificial intelligence. Recently, O’Reilly Media published AI Adoption in the Enterprise: How Companies Are Planning and Prioritizing AI Projects in Practice , a report based on an industry survey.

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The Journey of Merging Scrum with Kanban in My Context

During the last year and a half, I was working as a Scrum Master with a team that was working on a product with a history of about ten years. When I started working with the team, they finalized a platform migration and were still struggling with a lot of remaining work.


The Cloud Is Just Someone Else's Computer

Coding Horror

When we started Discourse in 2013, our server requirements were high: 1GB RAM. modern, fast dual core CPU. speedy solid state drive with 20G+. I'm not talking about a cheapo shared cpanel server, either, I mean a dedicated virtual private server with those specifications.

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Add Value with a Dashboard Refresh: What You Need to Know

Speaker: Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, Motivational Speaker

Dashboards and analytics can really set your application apart, but that doesn't mean you can implement them and forget about them. Are they adding value to your product? Do your users benefit from them anymore? What should be improved, and what do we have the resources to improve? Join Miles Robinson, former UX and Design Manager, as he explains the different ways to refresh your dashboards - and how to determine what's the best path to product dashboard success. You'll leave with an understanding of how to figure out the best next steps specifically for you and your application.

Agile Q&A: How Can Project Managers Adjust for Agile?

Agile Alliance

Learn how project managers accustomed to a more traditional software development environment can adapt to a more Agile approach in this post from the Agile Alliance blog. People project management

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Checklists Save Lives

Most agile approaches recommend the use of explicit quality standards expressed as check-lists. Scrum has the Definition of Done to ensure the product is releasable, and Kanban teams use exit or entry criteria between stages to add rigor to the process.


The evolution and expanding utility of Ray

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

There are growing numbers of users and contributors to the framework, as well as libraries for reinforcement learning, AutoML, and data science.

Will ITIL V4 Bring Order to a DevOps World?

It is difficult to dispute the importance that the ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) approach has had on the world of ITSM (IT service management).

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Atoms vs. Bits - Making Matters

Mills Scofield

Students working on projects in the Brown Design Workshop. We live in a world infatuated with bits (tech). We value, encourage, praise bit-making over atom-making. Creating with atoms doesn’t have the cache or import it once did, and we’ve lost something precious by doing so.

The Complete Predictive Analytics Lifecycle for Application Teams

Speaker: Sriram Parthasarathy, Senior Director of Predictive Analytics, Logi Analytics

Applications with predictive analytics are able to deliver massive value to end users. But what steps should product managers take to add predictive analytics to their applications? In this webinar, we’ll walk through an end-to-end lifecycle of embedding predictive analytics inside an application. Find out how a real-world application decided what predictive questions to ask, sourced the right data, organized resources, built models, deployed predictive analytics in production, and monitored model performance over time.

One and Done?

In the last decade, we have realized that we cannot plan all up front in a linear process to develop software.

Data Privacy and Compliance at Nonprofit Organizations


I was lucky enough to be in the room at the European Parliament in October 2018 when Apple CEO Tim Cook made an impassioned plea for a federal privacy law in the USA. It was something I thought I would not hear from a Silicon Valley CEO in my lifetime. IT Security Data Management

The 5 Level of Technical Status

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Should I learn React.js or Vue.js?

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

React.js and Vue.js are two of the most popular JavaScript frameworks. The duo are on the list of 10 best JavaScript frameworks to use in 2019 , which says a lot about them. As such, both frameworks are great options to learn while aiming for learning or advancing in JavaScript.

5 Product Traps - And Better Paths

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Is your agile team overloaded with feature requests, with no time for discovery? Do your roadmaps read like impossible wish lists? Well, you’re not alone. It may seem impossible now, but what if we said that with a few changes, you could be meeting deadlines with the ability to predict progress with accuracy, be happy with your progress against the roadmap, and be making time for near-continuous discovery? Johanna Rothman has seen this all too often across many different organizations. She will take us through five common traps that agile product teams fall into – and likely you are in several of those traps right now. And good news - she has ways to avoid them!

Inspiration from outside the Scrum world

am listening to the audiobook “ the subtle art of not giving a fck ” from Mark Manson and I am learning awesome things that can relate to our world of “Agile” and “Product Ownership.” The style of the writing doesn’t suit me well, but I can appreciate many points he's making. .


Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For February 22nd, 2019

High Scalability

Wake up! It's HighScalability time: Isn't inetd a better comp? link ). Do you like this sort of Stuff? I'd greatly appreciate your support on Patreon. Know anyone who needs cloud? I wrote Explain the Cloud Like I'm 10 just for them. It has 39 mostly 5 star reviews.

A Holistic Approach to Security

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How Data Science Can Be Used to Power Civil Society Across the World


Nonprofits exist in an environment that demands they operate efficiently while keeping pace with a rapidly changing world. But there's a new tool to help nonprofits make decisions in the face of these realities: data science. The Future of Work Data Management

5 Key Considerations for Top-Notch Product Dashboards

Speaker: Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, Motivational Speaker

So you want to set your product apart with the latest analytics, but you’re not sure where to start. How do you know what your customers want? And how can you make sure that you’re solving their problems? And wait a second, is it even feasible for your team to take this on right now? Join Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, as he covers five key considerations for you to keep in mind when you’re updating your software or app to offer the latest in embedded dashboards. You’ll leave with a better understanding of where to begin on creating actionable, insightful dashboards.

The journey of emerging Scrum with Kanban in my context

During the last one and a half year, I was working as a Scrum Master with a team that is working on a product with a history of about ten years. When I started working with the team, they finalized a platform migration and where still struggling with a lot of remaining work.


15 Key Product Management Metrics and KPIs


Let’s make a bold assumption: Every software product you regularly use is data-driven. Example? Uber, Spotify, Amazon, Facebook, Netflix, the AltexSoft website you’re viewing right now – just to name a few.

Production Work in the Real World

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DataRobot’s Oscar Prediction 2019: All Eyes on Best Picture


This blog is meant to be a fun and unique take on predicting Best Picture for the 91st Academy Awards. AI in the News


How Product Managers Can Learn to Love Reporting

Speaker: Eric Feinstein, Professional Services Manager, Looker

For a long time, Product Managers have found it challenging to design interfaces inside their products that users could use for reporting. It seems like PMs and engineers have grown to hate embedded reporting. Fortunately, there are new technical approaches that are making this a significantly different picture, although there are still lots of interesting design challenges. Eric Feinstein, Professional Services Manager at Looker, has done workshops with lots of product managers who are looking to add effective reporting. He will use the example of a product manager of a learning management software system and how she would go through the process of defining reporting for users of the product. He will discuss working through personas, data types, reporting needs analysis and ultimately how this comes together to form a roadmap for reporting functionality and interface.

Improving Stream Data Quality with Protobuf Schema Validation


The requirements for fast and reliable data pipelines are growing quickly at Deliveroo as the business continues to grow and innovate. We have delivered an event streaming platform which gives strong guarantees on data quality, using Apache Kafka ® and Protocol Buffers.

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Thinking in MapReduce, but with SQL

The Citus Data

For those considering Citus, if your use case seems like a good fit, we often are willing to spend some time with you to help you get an understanding of the Citus database and what type of performance it can deliver.

Deploying into Azure App Service using Azure DevOps CI/CD Pipeline

This article demonstrates how to deploy an application into Azure App Service using Azure DevOps (VSTS) continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipeline. In this article, you’ll create a sample environment to: New build based on code commit to your Azure DevOps Repo.

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Securing Kafka using Vault PKI


Introduction. If you have ever tried to secure a service with TLS and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), you will know how hard it can be.

Monetizing Analytics Features: Why Data Visualizations Will Never Be Enough

Think your customers will pay more for data visualizations in your application? Five years ago they may have. But today, dashboards and visualizations have become table stakes. Discover which features will differentiate your application and maximize the ROI of your embedded analytics. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

Dell Technologies Set to Drive 5G Transformation

Armughan Ahmad - Dell EMC

Don’t blink – yes, you read the headline correctly. But just to clarify, we’re not announcing our intention to compete with industry telecom giants like Ericsson, Samsung and Nokia.

Ultimate Guide to UX Animation


This is a guest article by a business copywriter Erica Sunarjo. Animations are frequently used as a tool to demonstrate or explain concepts. Done right, they can really add to the user experience. Not only can they increase understanding, but they can also better hold the user’s attention.

IBM Adds Automated Testing Tool for Mainframe to DevOps Portfolio

IBM has added an automated testing tool to the portfolio of DevOps tools it has developed for mainframes.