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


Imagine if nature documentaries were composed solely of stationary footage shot in the wild.

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

Rapid Experimentation at Every Stage of Product Development

Speaker: Tanya Koshy, VP of Product, UserTesting

Experimentation isn't something you do once you have designs or once you’ve built the product; it's important to validate early and often to better understand your customer, their needs, and the market opportunity. Join Tanya Koshy, VP of Product at UserTesting, as she explores how, by using customer feedback at every stage of the product development process, you can better and more quickly iterate on your product ideas. Ultimately, this rapid experimentation during development will enable you to deliver customer value faster.

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.

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The Science of High-Impact Experimentation

Speaker: Holly Hester-Reilly, Founder and Product Management Coach, H2R Product Science

Too many product teams don't know what to test, which leads to poorly designed experiments and unclear results. How can a product manager be certain they’re making effective decisions when it comes to experimentation? Join Holly Hester-Reilly, Founder and Product Management Coach at H2R Product Science, as she walks us through the entire experimentation process, from deciding what to test to sharing the results with stakeholders, to illustrate what strong testing practices look like and how they can be implemented in every organization.

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)?

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Design and Run Experiments That Actually Progress Your Business

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

Experimenting as a way to explore new products, services, and business models can help eliminate the guesswork involved in building something your customers actually value. That said, it's often quite tricky to take your vision and figure out the first experiment to run. How do you get started? How can you ensure your experiments are well-designed? Join Nick Noreña, educator, entrepreneur, and currently an Innovation Coach at Kromatic, as he walks us through how we can figure out the right experiments to run for any product or service, and in organizations of all sizes.

How 8 New York Startups Are Shaking up Real Estate

BrainStation Technology

We recently explored why New York is drawing record amounts of venture capital , and it seems that influx of funding has led to a boom in PropTech – or property tech – that is sending reverberations throughout the real-estate industry.

See You at DOAG 2019?


DOAG is Deutsche Oracle Anwendergruppe, the German Oracle Users Group. This year, DOAG will be held November 19-22 in Nuremberg. There will be over 400 lectures, a wide variety of activities, and all-things Oracle! It will be a great learning experience for all Oracle users and fans.

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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Gaining Insights While at NetApp’s INSIGHT 2019 Event

Armughan Ahmad - Dell EMC

It’s nearing the end of the year and the IT vendor conferences are starting to wind down. Next week will be NetApp’s annual INSIGHT event in Las Vegas, and we’d like to share some thoughts on what you might want to ask NetApp if you happen to be attending their event.

How to Design Strong Experiments

Speaker: Franziska Beeler, Head of Cloud Academy, and Tendayi Viki, Associate Partner, Strategyzer

When testing new business and product ideas, choosing the right experiment is just the beginning. After we have chosen our experiment, it’s important that we spend some time designing it well. Join Tendayi Viki, corporate innovation expert and associate partner at Strategyzer, and Franziska Beeler, Head of Cloud Academy at Strategyzer, as they walk us through the three key elements that help you design stronger experiments and come away with the evidence you need to advance your idea.

5 Ways to Fuel the Entrepreneurs in Your Teams

Women on Business

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Military IT: The Three Best Ways to Scale & Mature


The United States government is the single largest buyer in the world , spending over $500 billion each year, with a substantial percentage of that spend allocated to IT procurement. However, despite spending large sums of money procuring and sustaining IT, the U.S.

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.

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.

Get Better User Insights With Wasteless Validation

Speaker: Tim Herbig, Product Management Coach and Consultant

Product teams tend to get ahead of themselves by rushing from idea straight to building a Minimum Viable Product (MVP). How can a product manager slow their team down and prevent them from wasting valuable resources? Join Tim Herbig, Product Management Coach and Consultant, as he introduces a new way of understanding MVPs and explores how you can approach validation without wasting the resources of your development team.

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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An Embarrassment of Riches

History says people rarely appreciate what they have in the heat of the moment. Our highly connected and high-speed world is no exception to this rule. The things that frustrate us are in our faces, while the things that make nearly everything better/safer/faster are taken for granted.

Ask a Consultant: QAs in Scrum

I thought this question from a recent Professional Scrum Master delegate highlighted some common issues facing Scrum teams. I've reproduced the question with their permission, and answered below. Hi Duncan, I took your Scrum Training class a couple of months back.


What is RPA and what does it mean for the OTC process?


Having more information at our disposal means that we’re able to make better business decisions. But there’s another outcome we’re discovering as well: As data grows, business processes multiply and expand.

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.

Our DevOps Methodologies: Continuous Integration


Continuous integration (CI) is an approach that allows teams to automate the process of software development by utilizing specific methodologies, tools, and applications that help developers to make changes to their code more quickly and more easily.

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.

The Law of Intentionality, Environment, and Consistency

As promised, here is part two of the three-part blog series, inspired by the writings of John C. Maxwell, “The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth: Live Them and Reach Your Potential.”. You may also like: Five Invaluable Laws of Growth for Scrum Masters.