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Xebia

In every Scrum.org Professional Scrum Development class, we touch upon both technical and collaboration practices to help improve the development teams explore new options.

Selling the Investment to Pay Down Technical Debt: The Code Christmas Tree

Agile Alliance

The story of a team trying to solve their technical debt problem by making that problem visible. Technology technical debt

Designing for Interaction Modes

A List Apart

We humans have developed ways of coping with digital interfaces. We have tactics. We accept shortcomings. We make do. But why is it still so hard (on most of the internet) to avoid uphill struggles?

6 steps to create a recruiting budget (Template Included)

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

As the new year approaches, most of the organizations, before closing their finances, are looking at managers across teams to collaborate and share the most optimized recruiting budget for the coming year.

Ask the "Right" Questions: Your Analytics-Guided Product Strategy

Speaker: Yoav Yechiam, Founder and Head Instructor, productMBA

Analytics are highly important for product managers - and yet, analytic implementations often fail to actually help us. It's not the technology, and it's not the tactics. In most cases, it's our approach that's misguiding us! Analytics are there to answer important product questions, not just to collect data. How can we be mindful of our analytics so they enable us, rather than confine us? Join Yoav Yechiam, Founder and head instructor at productMBA, as he explains best practices for a data-guided strategy that helps product managers get to the "why" of their biggest product goals.

OKR Guide: Understanding OKRs and How It Benefits Your Business

Luis Goncalves

OKR Guide – Understanding OKRs. Due to the complex nature of organisations, employees often face challenges among the rapid changes they deal with every day.

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Yes, Cross-functional Teams — but Real Ones!

Agile Alliance

If you start with Agile, one of the first things you typically do is come up with a team. And yes of course, the team will be cross-functional. But what’s actually meant by cross-functionality? People in software understand this to mean different kinds of developers (e.g.

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4 Data Security Mistakes Most Businesses Make

The Crazy Programmer

Being competitive in the 21 st century requires a business to stay on the cutting edge of technology. For years, companies all over the world have used customer data to make important decisions about the direction they should take.

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[2018 Dev vs. Ops Survey] Why is DevOps Culture Creating Chaos in Enterprises?

OverOps

There has long been a divide between development and operations teams. But recently, there has been a movement to break down these metaphorical walls and build bridges of shared accountability between the two functions.

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Is Scrum hurting your agility?

Scrum.org

By Chris Lukassen & Sjoerd Kranendonk. By now, most organisations are using Scrum, however, many of them feel like the agility of their organisation has degraded, and they might be right!

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The Changing Role of CX Testing in Digital Transformation

Speaker: Diego Lo Giudice and Chad Hendren

With new competition emerging every day, businesses are transforming themselves, and using software as a means to drive differentiation. Digital transformation has become a key initiative for businesses across the globe, and CX is ground zero. Register now for this webinar and hear from Cyara and their guest speaker, Diego Lo Giudice of Forrester, how testing and QA practices are changing to enable and accelerate digital transformation.

UI Prototyping Tools

NeverFriday

In this post I wanted to look at some UI (User Interface) prototyping tools. These are tools that are extremely important for individual web developers and for large teams of developers.

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Innovative Tools You Should Consider for Your Business

The Crazy Programmer

We’re living in a golden age of innovation. Every day, more and more products are introduced to the market that can help streamline and improve your business’ workflow.

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Physical and Digital tools for Scrum Masters and their teams

Xebia

About 40 people gathered at the nlScrum meetup dedicated to physical and digital tools for the agile workspace. Tools that help developers, coaches and trainers to survive in the toughest environments.

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5 Ways Artificial Intelligence Can Improve Your Business Right Now

OTS Solutions

5 Ways Artificial Intelligence Can Improve Your Business Right Now. Have you thought about artificial intelligence? The technology has evolved a lot since its early depictions in movies and television shows.

What Is (and Isn’t) Product Management?

Speaker: Steve Johnson, VP of Products, Pragmatic Institute

Product Management is one of the most exciting - and most misunderstood - functions in technical organizations. Is it strategic or tactical? Is it a planning role or a support role? Many product professionals are unclear about what is (and isn't) product management. After all, product management spans many activities from business planning to market readiness. In this session, we’ll examine many product activities and artifacts for product strategy, planning, and growth, and introduce a simple tool that you can use in your organization to clarify the roles of product management and others. Steve Johnson explores the many roles of Product Management in this fun talk focused on why product managers should obsess on problems instead of solutions.

How to Properly Conduct OKR Evaluation to Keep Your Team Aligned

Luis Goncalves

How to Conduct OKR Evaluation to Keep Your Team Aligned. OKRs (Objectives and Key Results) is a recent leadership base that helps organisations set, communicate, and measure their goals.

[2018 Dev vs. Ops Survey] Why is DevOps Culture Creating Chaos in Enterprises?

OverOps

There has long been a divide between development and operations teams. But recently, there has been a movement to break down these metaphorical walls and build bridges of shared accountability between the two functions.

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What if we start turning things upside down? A small poem about Agility & Scrum

Scrum.org

This is the truth. If we turn things upside down. organisations can't truly embrace Agility. I would be lying if I said that. we can improve our product delivery process even more. that we can further minimize our maintenance costs and that.

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Scaling Scrum to the limit

Xebia

You’re likely to have been asked the question: “we need to go faster, how many more people do we need?” Most people naturally understand that just adding a random number of people isn’t likely to make us any faster in the short run. So how do you scale Scrum to the limit? And what are […]. The post Scaling Scrum to the limit appeared first on Xebia Blog. Agile Agile Coach Scrum

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Innovation: Five Signs You Might Be Faking It

Every company wants to be a leader in innovation, but how can you tell if your company is really innovating or just going through the motions? See the 5 signs you might be faking innovation and what to do if you are.

OKR Approach: A Fantastic Goal Setting Framework

Luis Goncalves

OKR approach as a goal setting framework. Objectives and Key Results , known as OKR, is a recent leadership foundation that helps organisations set, communicate, and measure their goals.

Our learnings from adopting GraphQL

Netflix TechBlog

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Acerca del Product Owner

Scrum.org

En el desarrollo de un producto existe un sólo Product Backlog con un sólo Product Owner. El Product Owner es responsable de la visión, aclaración, ordenamiento y valor final que proporciona el software. Este Product Owner puede tener a otras personas que le ayuden a una mayor descomposición del Product Backlog. Al Escalar, El Product Owner puede delegar a otras personas para que lo ayuden a lograr sus responsabilidades. El Product Owner no es un comité, el Product Owner es una sola persona.

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Selling the Investment to Pay Down Technical Debt – The Code Christmas Tree

Agile Alliance

Sharing our experience in making code complexity and unit coverage visible in the hallway adjoining our team room and the conversations that happened around it. Not only did it help to focus the team on the high debt areas of the application, but its red (bad) and green (good) coloring combined with its high-foot-traffic location … Continued. Technology technical debt

Embedded BI and Analytics: Best Practices to Monetize Your Data

Speaker: Azmat Tanauli, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Birst

By creating innovative analytics products and expanding into new markets, more and more companies are discovering new potential revenue streams. Join Azmat Tanauli, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Birst, as he walks you through how data that you're likely already collecting can be transformed into revenue!

The Value of ‘DevOps Engineer’ as a Title

DevOps.com

Now that DevOps is proliferating in the enterprise (many companies including Disney, Nike and Walmart, for example, are all on the adoption train) the term is starting to creep up more and more in job titles.

Implementing the Netflix Media Database

Netflix TechBlog

In the previous blog posts in this series, we introduced the N etflix M edia D ata B ase ( NMDB ) and its salient “Media Document” data model. In this post we will provide details of the NMDB system architecture beginning with the system requirements?—?these

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4 Business Lessons I Learned from a Snake

Women on Business

We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] If you haven't already done so, update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. link]. Reader Submission business lessons

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Sprint Backlog

Agile Alliance

A sprint backlog is the subset of product backlog that a team targets to deliver during a sprint to accomplish the sprint goal and progress toward an outcome. Business

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Plan for Product Launch Success with Data and Analytics

Speaker: Piyanka Jain, President and CEO, Aryng

When you launch new feature (or an entirely new product), there are many questions that you'll need to answer. Is the feature being adopted? Do your customers like it, or does it need to be improved? Was the launch successful? Well, that all depends on how you define success. Join Piyanka Jain, President and CEO of Aryng, as she explains why - and how - you should use data and analytics to define and track a successful launch.