Sat.Oct 19, 2019 - Fri.Oct 25, 2019

Advice from 3 Engineering Leaders on Becoming a Manager of Managers


The transition to becoming a manager of managers requires an entirely new set of skills: hiring, onboarding, and coaching engineering managers are fundamentally different jobs than hiring, onboarding, and coaching engineers.

Achieving Observability: How to Address the Unknown Unknowns in Your Application


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How Theatre Made Me a Better Software Consultant


I didn’t follow a traditional path to software consulting. Frankly, I started in the opposite direction.

How Do You Know Something Is A Bug? – Using Mental Models and Oracles in Testing


Did you ever find a problem of which you weren’t sure it was a bug? You probably thought it over, looked up the requirements or discussed with a team member. Perhaps you figured it out by yourself, the requirements made things clear or your team member could help you out. Either way, you needed some […]. The post How Do You Know Something Is A Bug? – Using Mental Models and Oracles in Testing appeared first on Xebia Blog. Testing Mental Model Oracle

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.

Article: Categorise Unsolved Problems in Agile Development: Premature & Foreseeable

InfoQ Culture Methods

Productivity decline and technical debt, as often seen in agile development, can be prevented by separating unsolved problems into premature and foreseeable. It shifts the discussion about unsolved problems from importance to likelihood.

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A New Leadership Model with Jason Wong

Marcus Blankenship - Podcasts

Episode 26. ?In In this episode of Programming Leadership, Marcus and his guest Jason Wong discuss how one size does not fit all in leadership. They dive into how the traditional leadership model isn’t working well and how it could be changed to become more effective.

Enterprise DevOps: Bridging the Journey from Now to Next

Dzone - DevOps

Don't wait to cross the enterprise DevOps bridge when you get to it. Digital transformation is driving the demand for swift innovation and the evolution of new technologies and business models. It is tempting to embrace both at any cost.

Serverless and multi-cloud: Hype or reality?


Much has changed since serverless computing arrived, along with AWS Lambda in November 2014. Kubernetes has taken IT infrastructure by storm, developers have embraced containers, and IT now embraces public clouds as providers of managed services.

5 Core Testing Practices That Separate Successful DevOps from Laggards

The New Stack

Tricentis sponsored this post. Cynthia Dunlop. Cynthia, director of content strategy at Tricentis, specializes in writing about software development, test automation, and enterprise automation.

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.

Legacy Databases Are Holding Back Enterprise Digital Transformations

As enterprises rush to digitize their business operations and enhance customer engagement, few are seeing the success they hoped. A recent survey points to a couple of culprits, including the difficulty of utilizing data held in legacy databases.

The Power of EventStorming

Agile Alliance

Learn about EventStorming, a collaborative workshop technique with roots in the Domain-Driven Design Community. Process eventstorming


Management 3.0 Practices in Action

Management 3.0 is not another framework; it’s a mindset, combined with an ever-changing collection of games, tools, and practices to help any worker manage the organization. It’s a way of looking at work systems. This post delves into how Management 3.0


Zombie Standups (And How to Bring them Back to Life)


Are you Trapped in a Zombie Standup? Do you find yourself tuning out during Standup (Daily Scrum)?


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.

Fast Data is Forcing New Strategies in DevOps

DevOps has established itself as a critically important discipline, developing and leveraging unique tooling and processes to deliver many types of applications more rapidly, efficiently and reliably.

Exceptional QA Engineer Skills: 6 Valuable Traits

Gorilla Logic

Have you ever considered what it means to be a tester or quality assurance (QA) engineer? Is it someone who finds issues on web pages, programs, or applications so they can be fixed?

User Story or Stakeholder Story?

What User Story is about. User Story is the most widely used Agile Practice for capturing needs and requirements and describing Product Backlog Items. For some time I wonder if the name of the technique might be somewhat limiting.

5 Ways to Fuel the Entrepreneurs in Your Teams

Women on Business

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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.

Five Don’ts When Scaling DevOps

The DevOps market is expected to reach $50 billion by 2022. However, despite the growing market, many organizations are struggling to make the transition from the successful implementation of a DevOps project to scaling across an organization.

Xhelper: Persistent Android dropper app infects 45K devices in past 6 months


Malicious app hides itself, downloads other threats, displays ads, and is mainly targeting users in India, U.S., and Russia


How Well Does Your System Flow?

Photo by Mike Lewis HeadSmart Media on Unsplash. When working with a flow-based Kanban system there are a few statements that I would suggest most teams should bear in mind. One of my class attendees labelled these as “ Jose’s Rules for Flow ”.

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Data Science Fails: There's No Such Thing As A Free Lunch


When I was young, I took a packed lunch to school every day, and since I grew up in Australia, my packed lunch would include a couple of Vegemite sandwiches. Unless you grew up in Australia, you’ve probably never tasted it. And judging by this American’s first taste reaction of “Oh, that’s bad!”,

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The Essential Guide to Building Analytic Applications

Embedding dashboards, reports, and analytics in an existing application presents some unique opportunities—and poses unique challenges—to software teams. Download this eBook to hear 16 product experts share insights on business intelligence, UI/UX, security, and everything that goes into building a successful application with analytics at its core.

Rethinking Data Management in a DevOps Environment

You often hear data is the new oil. This valuable, ever-changing commodity has begun to play a starring role in many cloud-native applications.

Ransomware attacks show no signs of slowing


Ransomware attacks are showing no signs of letting up. In fact, recent research shows how these attacks are flourishing. The findings are based on more than 230,000 ransomware attack submissions, between April 1 and September 30, 2019, to antivirus firm Emsisoft and ransomware information site ID Ransomware. ID Ransomware is a site that enables anyone […]. Security ransomware

Liberating Structures for Scrum (5): Strategy w/ Critical Uncertainties

TL; DR: The Liberating Structures Strategy Meetup. During this Liberating Structures strategy for Scrum meetup we addressed dealing with uncertainty — a particularly useful skill in highly competitive markets.


Product Development Process: How to Bring Innovation to Life


A company can’t benefit from a single unchangeable product eternally, no matter how popular it has been. There comes a time when you have to bring something new and exciting to the market — be it just a useful add-on or a revolutionary technology.

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.

Is Release Management Dead in the DevOps World?

In the world of enterprise application development and delivery, release management was born from the operations team attempting to reduce risk in the delivery pipeline.

Open-sourcing Polynote: an IDE-inspired polyglot notebook

Netflix TechBlog

Jeremy Smith , Jonathan Indig , Faisal Siddiqi We are pleased to announce the open-source launch of Polynote : a new, polyglot notebook with first-class Scala support, Apache Spark integration, multi-language interoperability including Scala, Python, and SQL, as-you-type autocomplete, and more.

User Stories are Requirements Described from the Business Perspective

User stories are requirements described from the business perspective. User stories are requirements, but not in the traditional sense. They are oriented toward the user and a business need.

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