Sat.Jan 14, 2023 - Fri.Jan 20, 2023

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Scrum requires Psychological Safety

Scrum.org

In a recent Scrum.org webcast (1) I mentioned that Scrum by its nature, assumes psychological safety exists in order for Scrum as a practice to function.

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Why Can’t We Be Friends? Improving Developer-Tester Alignment

DevOps.com

Sometimes coding can be such an art form that it deserves to be a masterpiece in a museum. Developers are proud of their code—at least until the so-called art critics (aka testers) step in with their critiques. And then the rapport can swiftly become as messy as a painter’s palette.

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What Recruiters Can Focus On During A Tech Hiring Freeze

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

Hiring Freeze! There is nothing more frustrating to a recruiter than this phrase. It doesn’t matter if you are a human resources representative for a company or a recruitment agency.

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Setup keyless authentication to Google Cloud for GitHub Actions using Terraform

Xebia

When a GitHub Actions workflow needs to read or mutate resources on Google Cloud it must first authenticate to the platform. Traditionally this is used by storing a long-lived JSON service account key in the GitHub repository secrets.

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Fail Well, Pivot Fast: Product Experimentation for Continuous Discovery

Speaker: William Haas Evans - Principal Consultant, Head of Product Strategy & Design Practice, Kuroshio Consulting

This presentation will explore the basics of the scientific method and examine how proper experimental design, multiple hypothesis testing, cohort analysis, and split testing can effectively reduce batch size and lead to validated insights. You'll leave the webinar with a new understanding of how to experiment in a way that generates real insights, not just noise.

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Advanced Guide to Lead Meetings That Get Results and People Want to Attend

Let's Grow Leaders

Effective leaders hold meetings that get results and people want to attend. Horrible meetings are a cliché of the business world and with good reason. Too many meetings are a waste of time and don’t accomplish anything.

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State of DevOps Report Finds a Rise in Platform Engineering

DevOps.com

The speed of software development velocity is increasing, and to enable this, platform engineering is emerging to evolve the DevOps practice. Interest in platform engineering is rising—so much so that Puppet emphasized platform engineering in its 2023 State of DevOps Report.

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Article: Why Team-Level Metrics Matter in Software Engineering

InfoQ Articles

In a world where everything can have perspective, context and data, it doesn’t make sense to limit that to just part of your software development process.

Metrics 91
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Language Models, Explained: How GPT and Other Models Work

AltexSoft

In 2020, a remarkable AI took Silicon Valley by storm. Dubbed GPT-3 and developed by OpenAI in San Francisco, it was the latest and strongest of its kind — a “large language model” capable of producing fluent text after having ingested billions of words from books, articles, and websites.

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Is an Agile Coach Camp for you?

Agile Alliance

The magic behind the format of a coach camp lies in the fact that the topics emerge from the attendees’ needs and curiosity, which adds deeper learning to the experience. The post Is an Agile Coach Camp for you? first appeared on Agile Alliance. The Alliance

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Subsurface: The Ultimate Data Lakehouse Conference

Speaker: Panel Speakers

We’ve just opened registration for Subsurface LIVE 2023! Learn how to innovate with open source technologies such as Apache Arrow, Delta Lake, and more. Register now to secure your spot at Subsurface LIVE being held March 1-2, 2023.

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Diving Deep Into The World Of Data Science With Ashutosh Kumar

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

Hire IQ by HackerEarth is a new initiative in which we speak with recruiters, talent acquisition managers, and hiring managers from across the globe, and ask them pertinent questions on the issues that ail the tech recruiting world.

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Fundamentals of Data Engineering

Xebia

The following is a review of the book Fundamentals of Data Engineering by Joe Reis and Matt Housley, published by O’Reilly in June of 2022, and some takeaway lessons. The authors state that the target audience is technical people and, second, business people who work with technical people.

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Reinvigorate Your Organization With Fresh Eyes Through Scrum

3back

Reinvigorate Your Organization With Fresh Eyes Through Scrum Before you read: The following is a generalized description of problems I have seen. The path offered is just one-path; there are more.

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[VLOG] How to start Scrum for Enterprise Transformation

Scrum.org

What's good this week awesome people? Just before the end of last year I shared with you a video that maps out a starting point to start they journey towards agility.

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Data Value Scorecard Report

This report examines the quantitative research of data leaders on data value and return on investment.

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Making “ish” up with Agile karaoke

Agile Alliance

Our "Agile Karaoke" Game On event was a great success with fun and learning had by all! The post Making “ish” up with Agile karaoke first appeared on Agile Alliance. Community

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How To Manage Cloud Build Alerts

Xebia

After automating several processes using Cloud Build you get bored by checking build statuses. Gladly, Cloud Build offers Cloud Build notifiers to get that sorted. Sadly, you need to deploy the notifier to every project.

Metrics 130
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Reinvigorate Your Organization With Fresh Eyes Through Scrum

3back

Reinvigorate Your Organization With Fresh Eyes Through Scrum Before you read: The following is a generalized description of problems I have seen. The path offered is just one-path; there are more.

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Experiment: Limit The Maximum Length Of Your Product Backlog

Scrum.org

It’s easy to have a huge Product Backlog. Keeping it short is way more difficult. It requires many things to be in place. Two important examples are: ✅ A clear, specific, guiding purpose. ✅

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TCO Considerations of Using a Cloud Data Warehouse for BI and Analytics

Enterprises poured $73 billion into data management software in 2020 – but are seeing very little return on their data investments. 22% of data leaders surveyed have fully realized ROI in the past two years, with 56% having no consistent way of measuring it.

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Digital Experience and the Future of Observability

DevOps.com

Over the past two years, there’s been significant hype around observability in the IT operations and DevOps world.

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Getting started with Jsonnet, the missing parts

Xebia

I don’t know exactly when the realisation came, but looking at the YAML format and how it is used: it must have been one of the devil’s masterpieces. Similar to flies attracted to a huge pile of cow excrement, developers, me included, are pushed by an invisible force towards this format.

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Reinvigorate Your Organization With Fresh Eyes Through Scrum

3back

How to reinvigorate your organization with fresh eyes through Scrum? Before you read: The following is a generalized description of problems I have seen. The path offered is just one-path; there are more.

SCRUM 130
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Product Owners, you do NOT accept the work in the Sprint Review

Scrum.org

In 2001 Ron Jeffries coined the 3Cs acronym[1]. 22 years later it is still more then current and relevant, especially in a Scrum context, even though it originated originally in eXtreme Programming.

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12 Considerations When Evaluating Data Lake Engine Vendors for Analytics and BI

Businesses today compete on their ability to turn big data into essential business insights. Modern enterprises leverage cloud data lakes as the platform used to store data. 57% of the enterprises currently using a data lake cite improved business agility as a benefit.

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8-Bit Floating Point for AI/ML? | Amazon and Microsoft Shed Tech Jobs

DevOps.com

In this week’s #TheLongView: New ideas bring low-power ML inference, and more big-tech jobs are going. The post 8-Bit Floating Point for AI/ML? Amazon and Microsoft Shed Tech Jobs appeared first on DevOps.com.

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Obsessed for Good with Amy Pyles

Let's Grow Leaders

Obsessed for good surfaced naturally as a truth for how this organization operates and it has remained their mantra since.

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Nonprofit Marketing Technology Benchmarks 2022-2023

TechSoup

Between June and September of 2022, TechSoup, in partnership with the digital marketing and technology agency Tapp Network, built the Nonprofit Digital Marketing Benchmark Survey.

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The importance of Transparency during the entire Sprint (05)

Scrum.org

Scrum is founded on empirical process control, and transparency is one of the three pillars. During each of the Scrum Events, and throughout the Sprint itself, the Scrum Team and the stakeholders need transparency so there is a common understanding.

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Checklist Report: Preparing for the Next-Generation Cloud Data Architecture

Data architectures have evolved dramatically. It is time to reconsider the fundamental ways that information is accumulated, managed, and then provisioned to the different downstream data consumers.

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Top Three DevOps Tools for Cloud Infrastructure

DevOps.com

A survey of 326 IT executives conducted by the market research firm Omdia on behalf of Canonical found the most widely employed DevOps tool for managing cloud infrastructure is the Bash shell and command language (53%), followed by the Ansible automation platform (47%) and Terraform (40%).

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Announcing Scrum Inc. U.K.

scruminc

Announcing Scrum Inc. by The Scrum Inc. Team | January 20th, 2023 | Blog The quest to achieve organizational agility and improve business outcomes is universal. No matter if your organization is enterprise, military, or government. This is why we at Scrum Inc.

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CodeSOD: The Email Process

The Daily WTF

Today's submission comes from Florian , and it starts with "this app processes important business transaction by email", which is always a good way to start a WTF. I've seen a depressing number of applications in my life that use email as a means of data exchange.