Sat.Feb 15, 2020 - Fri.Feb 21, 2020

Quality pattern 2: Automate your acceptance tests

Xebia

In this blog, we will take a further look at these test cases and why it is important to automate these acceptance tests. Not just from a development team perspective, but also what this can bring to your business.

Debugging Distributed Systems: 3 Common Distributed Tracing Challenges & How to Overcome Them

OverOps

Below we outline common approaches to distributed tracing, the challenges these methods pose and how OverOps can help deliver greater insights when troubleshooting across microservices.

System 141

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When A Team Graduates From Its Coach

3back

When a Dev team, their Agile Coach, and Team Facilitator are working well together, it’s a great thing to see! The Agile Coach helps a number of teams to strengthen their use of Scrum, improve technical skills, and identify a team kaizen each Sprint.

Scrum Infinity Stones

Scrum.org

For those of you who are big fans of Marvel Cinematic Universe comics or who have watched the latest avenger’s: end game movie might know that Thanos (supervillain) wanted to possess all 6 infinity stones so that he would be unstoppable and could gain control over the entire universe.

SCRUM 157

Build vs Buy: 10 Hidden Costs of Building Analytics with UI Components

Many teams, as a logical first step, choose to build their own analytics with the help of UI components. But eventually you’ll find that doing it yourself and at scale has hidden costs. Consider these 10 factors when deciding whether you should build analytics features with UI components.

Why BizOps Is Becoming Important and How It Can Help Your Teams

DevOps.com

Every 20 seconds, a million dollars is wasted on IT investments that don’t align with business strategy. How much is your business wasting? To align business, development and IT operations, your teams need to adopt a new BizOps approach.

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Serverless Scientist

Xebia

In a previous blog, we described a novel way for software QA for refactored code already running in production inspired by the Scientist approach GitHub published in 2016. In this blog we explain how we implemented this QA method for testing AWS Lambda functions and our experiences with that.

Product Owner vs Business Analyst

Scrum.org

Are you a Business Analyst and do you currently fulfil the role of the Product Owner? Or otherwise the Product Owner may have delegated some tasks to you, for lack of time to deal with those themselves. How well does that work for you? Can you manage it?

SCRUM 225

Klaus Leopold, Sasha Ariel Alston, Semira Allen, Lara Hogan to Keynote AGILE2020 Conference

Agile Alliance

Largest international gathering of Agilists to be held July 20 – 24 in Orlando, Florida PORTLAND, Ore., February 18, 2020 — Agile Alliance today announced the keynote speakers for AGILE2020, the largest annual global gathering of Agile practitioners.

Why stopping stalkerware confounds cybersecurity experts

The Parallax

SAN FRANCISCO—The greatest trick stalkerware, one of the most dangerous forms of malware , ever played was convincing the world that it didn’t exist.

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

WebAssembly Might Not Be JavaScript’s Replacement, But It Does Have A Lot To Offer 

The Crazy Programmer

95% of the 1.6 billion websites in the world rely on JavaScript to get the job done, but that doesn’t make it popular or well-liked. As a programming language, JavaScript is that ugly, smelly shopkeeper that insists you give them a kiss on the cheek every time you go do your shopping.

More Business Value

Scrum.org

If you like to explore how the 5 Scrum Values are directly tied to business value, please join me in this free online learning event on Monday FEB 24.

SCRUM 176

5 key areas for tech leaders to watch in 2020

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

O’Reilly online learning contains information about the trends, topics, and issues tech leaders need to watch and explore. It’s also the data source for our annual usage study, which examines the most-used topics and the top search terms. [1].

Episode 4: Why tech hiring based on skills should be your #1 priority ft. Stranger Things

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

Welcome to the last episode of #NetflixandHire ! Over the last couple of episodes, we’ve learned that sometimes what you see is not what you get, why you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, and why you need to think outside the box when it comes to tech screening and hiring.

A Guide to Better Data Quality

Without high quality data that we can rely on, we cannot trust our data or launch powerful projects like personalization. In this white paper by Snowplow, you'll learn how to identify data quality problems and discover techniques for capturing complete, accurate data.

What Makes Digital Transformation a Success?

DevOps.com

Despite more than $5 trillion having been spent on digital transformation efforts, survey after survey shows that successful digital transformations are far and few in-between. By many estimates, more than 50% of digital transformation efforts failed in recent years.

What can we learn from a football team about self-organisation?

Scrum.org

"He puts everything in place to get the ball up to the final third of the pitch and then trusts his team to finish the job in the only area of the field that can’t be planned for. ". This is how Thierry Henry, the legendary French striker, describes the football mentality of his former coach in F.C.

Real-time log aggregation with Apache Flink Part 2

Cloudera Engineering

Introduction. We are continuing our blog series about implementing real-time log aggregation with the help of Flink. In the first part of the series we reviewed why it is important to gather and analyze logs from long-running distributed jobs in real-time.

Episode 4: Why tech hiring based on skills should be your #1 priority ft. Stranger Things

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

Welcome to the last episode of #NetflixandHire ! Over the last couple of episodes, we’ve learned that sometimes what you see is not what you get, why you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, and why you need to think outside the box when it comes to tech screening and hiring.

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.

5 Password Policies to Up Your Security

DevOps.com

Complex passwords can save users from being hacked—any IT admin will tell you that. Plus, countless studies and articles on password security have been published about why password policies are vital to online security.

A More Effective Daily Scrum? Do it the Fish! way!

Scrum.org

Choosing how you will walk through your day, having fun with your colleagues and clients, actively listen and participating in collaborations, and ensuring others also have a great day. I have written a short story a while ago about the basics of the Fish!

SCRUM 167

Dataiku: A Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader in Data Science and Machine-Learning Platforms

Dataiku

Our 2019 ended with a bang with the announcement that Dataiku became a unicorn valued at $1.4 billion and gained a new investor (CapitalG).

Serverless is more than AWS Lambda

Stackery

Too often serverless is equated with just AWS Lambda. Yes, it’s true: Amazon Web Services (AWS) helped to pioneer what is commonly referred to as serverless today with AWS Lambda, which was first announced back in 2015.

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.

Acting Rationally Regarding Coronavirus: RSAC Conference Update

DevOps.com

With all the hype surrounding the coronavirus, let’s take a step back, take a breath and not give in to emotional conference mob fear-mongering We have all read the headlines: Mobile World Congress in Barcelona has been canceled.

¿Deben los Scrum Master ganar más que los desarrolladores de software?

Scrum.org

Hoy voy a estar examinando una pregunta que es simple. Esta pregunta es compleja en la respuesta. La pregunta es la siguiente: ¿Deben los Scrum Master ganar tanto o más dinero que los desarrolladores de software? La pregunta real que se me planteó fue un poco más matizada.

SCRUM 167

Threat Alert: New Attack Vector Targeting Your Cloud Environment

Aqua Security

The Aqua Research team has identified a new attack vector that points to an evolution in attacks’ techniques and capabilities. In these attacks, the attackers focused on spreading into instances that were running in the cloud.

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EC2 Instance Types Comparison (and how to remember them)

ParkMyCloud

AWS offers a range of EC2 instance types optimized for various purposes. It’s great that they provide so much variety, but of course, it means one more thing that you have to learn. It’s worth taking the time to do so, as ? of IaaS spend goes toward compute – that’s a lot of EC2.

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.