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Monkeys and Rocks with Matt Greenberg

Marcus Blankenship - Podcasts

Episode 19. If a friend asks you to help them move something heavy, like a rock, you probably wouldn’t think twice.

Continuous Delivery for Machine Learning

Martin Fowler

How can Agile Leaders create the right context for Ownership?

. Dispirited, unmotivated, unappreciated workers cannot compete in a highly competitive world. Frances Hesselbein. The core responsibilitie of the agile leader is creating the right context for the agile teams so they can thrive and self-manage.

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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.

Agile and DevOps Success Needs Continuous Testing

One of the central ways to progress an agile transformation is to introduce continuous testing. With all such changes, it is cultural as much as technical.

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The actual cost of lock-in and how to reduce it

Martin Fowler

Since Gregor's previous matrix was so useful, now he does another one. This matrix models switching costs and Gregor uses it to examine the actual costs of lock-in. more…. skip-home-page

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Notes from Observability Roundtables: Capabilities Deep-dive


Greetings, fellow o11ynaut! You may recall a post we shared here about two months ago that told tales of the themes we felt best represented our recent release of the Framework for an Obsersvability Maturity Model.

What's a Manager's Role on a Scrum Team?

Did you know the word “Manager” does not show up once in the Scrum Guide ? If I were a manager in a fortune 500 organization with a mortgage and two kids in college, I’d be concerned for my job.


The State of DevOps Report 2019 Is Out

The Accelerate State of DevOps Report 2019 is out like every other year. Now, let’s talk about the key findings of this year’s survey: The Industry Continues to Improve, Particularly Among the Elite Performers: Proportion of high performers have tripled, now comprising 20% of all teams.

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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.

Technical Components of CD4ML

Martin Fowler

Our authors now move on to the technical components that make Continuous Delivery possible for a Machine Learning system. The first two are "Discoverable and Accessible Data" followed by "Reproducible Model Training". more…. skip-home-page

Augment your knowledge during software modelling sessions: Decision Log


The most important learning during my career is that the act of creating software is a team effort. We can be a one-person team, but there is someone else involved; at least someone to use it.

Scrum Accountability

TL; DR: Scrum Accountability. Autonomy without accountability equals anarchy’ summarizes an essential design element of any agile organization. Without these checks and balances in place any aspiration to transform an organization is likely to fail. (Or Or at best level out at a mechanistic level.)


From DevOps to DevSecOps: Owning Cloud Security

The cloud is a complex environment, with different groups managing different cloud services and environments.

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The Definitive Guide to Predictive Analytics

By embedding predictive analytics, you can future-proof your application and give users sophisticated insights. The Definitive Guide to Predictive Analytics has everything you need to get started, including real-world examples, steps to build your models, and solutions to common data challenges.

A model for thnking about lock-in

Martin Fowler

Gregor continues his article on lock-in by introducing a model, a quadrant based on switching cost and unique utility, to aid thinking. more…. skip-home-page


CVE-2019-15846: Unauthenticated Remote Command Execution Flaw Disclosed for Exim


CVE-2019-15846, a new unauthenticated remote code execution vulnerability in the Exim message transfer agent, has been patched in version 4.92.2. Users are encouraged to upgrade immediately. Background.

How to Foster Motivation and Purpose Through Agility

“We want to be more agile in our delivery.” “We We need to build up our teams.” “How How can we do Scrum well?” Companies are asking themselves these questions every day and looking in various places for the answers.

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When Shift Right is Shift Left

In some areas of IT, we utilize the idea of shift right quite a bit. Testing and security are two areas where it comes up often.

An Adult Conversation About Estimates

Speaker: Beekey Cheung, Software Consultant, Professor Beekums, LLC

Estimates are a contentious topic in software development. Most of our development teams hate providing estimates and many managers are starting to view them as unnecessary. As senior software leaders, how can we determine whether estimates are helpful or harmful to our teams? We are excited to be joined by Beekey Cheung, a software consultant and blogger known as Professor Beekums, who has helped many leaders and teams go from fearing estimates to using them appropriately. He'll walk us through the value of estimates, how to overcome the hesitancy many have in giving them, and how to provide better estimates.

Serving and testing models in CD4ML

Martin Fowler

My colleagues continue their discussion of the technical components of Continuous Delivery for Machine Learning. This installment looks at model serving, testing, and quality. more…. skip-home-page

13 robotic process automation experts you should follow


Robotic process automation (RPA) is a hot topic right now. Many organizations, primarily large ones, are using RPA to process data more quickly and to shorten the time spent by employees on repetitive tasks. Enterprise IT, IT Ops, Robotic Process Automation (RPA

A Tale of two Leadership Styles

Why and How to Collect KPIs for Z DevOps

It can sometimes feel frustrating to try to figure out how to do DevOps. That’s because DevOps is not about tools—there are lots of different tools that can help you succeed at DevOps.

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The 5 Levels of Analytics Maturity

Basic dashboards used to be enough to thrill end users. But over time, modern capabilities have emerged—and bare-minimum features are no longer cutting it. How have analytics changed? And where do your BI offerings fall short? Find out sophisticated ways to future-proof your application. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

The Big Picture of AIOps: Why You Need AI to Take Over DevOps

The New Stack

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ICT.Social – A Social Network for IT Professionals

The Crazy Programmer is an international social platform for IT professionals to gather around and resolve programming queries by providing solutions. The platform hosts a large number of databases including online courses (free and paid versions) and articles related to programming and IT sector.

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Introducing the Zombie Scrum Symptom Checker

Is your team suffering from Zombie Scrum ? And if so, what can you do to improve? Do you wonder how other teams work with Scrum? How many members they have? What the usual length of a Sprint is? Is Scrum really helping teams deliver value to stakeholders faster and making them happier as a result?


The Competitive Advantages of Modern SCMs

Source code management (SCM) is not a new concept. It has been in existence since around 1980, when Revision Control System (RCS), one of the first major SCMs, was released. But that doesn’t mean SCM today is the same as it was decades ago. Modern SCM tools do much more than their predecessors.

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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.

The Problem with Just Do Your Job

Let's Grow Leaders

Have you ever had a team member say something like this? “I I just want to do my job. I know you want me to care, but I don’t. It’s a paycheck and I’ve got kids.” Or perhaps you’ve heard a leader tell […]. The post The Problem with Just Do Your Job appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders.


What Is GitOps and Why It Might Be The Next Big Thing for DevOps

The New Stack

With containers comes a level of agility never before experienced in the world of business. In seconds, administrators can roll out deployments for a multitude of services. And when those businesses need to scale those containers, they can turn to Docker Swarm or Kubernetes.

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DoD EvoCycle, a simple technique to effectively manage your Definition of Done

In today's blog, I want to talk about the evolution process of the Scrum team's Definition of Done and explain a simple technique that I found very useful in helping a Scrum team managing their Definition of Done. Core purpose of Scrum.