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Why focus on velocity inhibits agility

In this article, I will discuss the dangerous dynamic that can arise when a Product Owner, Scrum Master, or the management of an organization focuses a Development Team on velocity. What does velocity refer to?

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Break-Even Analysis: Understanding the Impact of Automation

Top 10 Steps to Prepare Your Business for AI

OTS Solutions

There Are Top Ten Steps to Prepare Your Business for Artificial Intelligent. The business world of today is fast evolving on the basis of technological advancements. The innovative creations of technology couldn’t be of any success if it wasn’t for the reliability of Artificial Intelligent (AI).

How Many Objectives Should Your Company Have to Become Efficient?

Luis Goncalves

How Many Objectives Should Your Company Have to Become Efficient? Companies like Google, Intel and LinkedIn have many things in common. They are all tech giants. They make billions of revenues each year. They are known all over the world.

Add Value with a Dashboard Refresh: What You Need to Know

Speaker: Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, Motivational Speaker

Dashboards and analytics can really set your application apart, but that doesn't mean you can implement them and forget about them. Are they adding value to your product? Do your users benefit from them anymore? What should be improved, and what do we have the resources to improve? Join Miles Robinson, former UX and Design Manager, as he explains the different ways to refresh your dashboards - and how to determine what's the best path to product dashboard success. You'll leave with an understanding of how to figure out the best next steps specifically for you and your application.

Myth: The Product Backlog is maintained exclusively by the Product Owner

Scrum is intended as a simple, yet sufficient framework for complex product delivery. Scrum is not a one-size-fits-all solution, a silver bullet or a complete methodology.


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The Devil’s Dictionary

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OKR Framework, A Summary Of What You Need To Know

Luis Goncalves

OKR Framework. Objectives and Key Results (OKR) is a popular goal setting framework that helps organisations implement a solid strategy.


Saying “Yes” is Crippling Organizations

In my experience, the word YES is one of the biggest things holding the organization back from focusing on their desire towards innovation, disruption, agile, or more customer-centric.

Django – Getting Data from PostgreSQL and Showing it to Template

The Crazy Programmer

In this Django tutorial, we’ll see how we can get the data stored in the database and display it to the template. Prerequisites. Have a look on the previous article, in which we’ve seen how to create an app, model and create a super user to work with admin interface. link]. So let’s start.

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The Complete Predictive Analytics Lifecycle for Application Teams

Speaker: Sriram Parthasarathy, Senior Director of Predictive Analytics, Logi Analytics

Applications with predictive analytics are able to deliver massive value to end users. But what steps should product managers take to add predictive analytics to their applications? In this webinar, we’ll walk through an end-to-end lifecycle of embedding predictive analytics inside an application. Find out how a real-world application decided what predictive questions to ask, sourced the right data, organized resources, built models, deployed predictive analytics in production, and monitored model performance over time.

Agile Q&A: How is Testing Incorporated into Agile Software Development?

Agile Alliance

When the topic turns to testing and Agile software development, I usually hear variations of the following two questions: We usually take six weeks to do systems testing after development is over. How could we possibly develop AND test something within two weeks? If developers are doing the testing, what do testers do? This post … Continued. Process

Which Companies Use OKR? Take A Look At These Successful Companies

Luis Goncalves

Which companies use OKR? When it comes to OKRs , the name Google is almost inseparable. Well, that’s because they are one of the pioneering companies that adopted OKR. OKR at Google. When John Doerr worked at Google, he brought the concept which originated from Intel to the company.

How to get a head start with Scrum

Scrum is easy to understand, yet difficult to master. The Scrum Guide says so and it's true. If you have worked with Scrum in your organization you probably recognize it also. It's not difficult to start with Scrum. But often it does not take long for the first organizational bump in the road.


Python Benefiting From Increase in DevOps Use

DevOps and Python have developed a mutually beneficial relationship.

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5 Product Traps - And Better Paths

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Is your agile team overloaded with feature requests, with no time for discovery? Do your roadmaps read like impossible wish lists? Well, you’re not alone. It may seem impossible now, but what if we said that with a few changes, you could be meeting deadlines with the ability to predict progress with accuracy, be happy with your progress against the roadmap, and be making time for near-continuous discovery? Johanna Rothman has seen this all too often across many different organizations. She will take us through five common traps that agile product teams fall into – and likely you are in several of those traps right now. And good news - she has ways to avoid them!

Core technologies and tools for AI, big data, and cloud computing

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

Highlights and use cases from companies that are building the technologies needed to sustain their use of analytics and machine learning. Profiles of IT executives suggest that many are planning to spend significantly in cloud computing and AI over the next year.

Why Use OKRs? Here’s why …

Luis Goncalves

Why use OKRs? There are many different ways to approach goal setting. However, very few are as effective and impactful than Objective and Key Results (OKRs).


Building a query suggestion UX like Google’s


Last year was a big year for us here at Algolia. We hired scores of incredible people and released some incredible new features. One of the earliest was query suggestions, released in February. It harnesses our analytics API to create dynamic suggestions ranked by popularity.

The Modern Leadership Challenge: An Exquisite Merger of Life and Business

Terry Starbucker

In my now 37 years in the business world, I’ve witnessed and participated in quite an evolution of what constitutes modern leadership.

5 Key Considerations for Top-Notch Product Dashboards

Speaker: Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, Motivational Speaker

So you want to set your product apart with the latest analytics, but you’re not sure where to start. How do you know what your customers want? And how can you make sure that you’re solving their problems? And wait a second, is it even feasible for your team to take this on right now? Join Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, as he covers five key considerations for you to keep in mind when you’re updating your software or app to offer the latest in embedded dashboards. You’ll leave with a better understanding of where to begin on creating actionable, insightful dashboards.

Multi Team Backlog Refinement

In this little blog I share some tips for multi-team Product Backlog refinement. What is Product Backlog Refinement? Product Backlog Refinement (PBR) is an activity that Scrum Teams regularly do to clarify potential upcoming Product Backlog Items (PBI). In single team Scrum, typically the Scrum Team gets together for one or more workshops during a Sprint to create and maintain a Refined Product Backlog. .

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Objective and Key Results Examples to Help Your Company Set Effective Goals

Luis Goncalves

Objective and Key Results Examples. It’s not enough that you have goals for your company. If your numbers are not moving the graphs up, clearly it’s either you’re targeting the wrong goals or the way you set goals isn’t helping you to go the right direction. The way companies sets goal matters.

Red Hat Tightens CloudForms Integration with Ansible

Red Hat has tightened integration between CloudForms, its tool for managing IT infrastructure on-premises and in the cloud, and the its Ansible framework for automating IT operations. Pete Cruz, product marketing manager for management for Red Hat, said version 4.7

Integrating Machine Learning Models into Your Big Data Pipelines in Real-Time With No Coding

Cloudera Engineering

[Editor’s note: This article was originally published on the Hortonworks Community Connection, but reproduced here because CDSW is now available on both Cloudera and Hortonworks platforms.]. Using Deployed Models as a Function as a Service. .

How Product Managers Can Learn to Love Reporting

Speaker: Eric Feinstein, Professional Services Manager, Looker

For a long time, Product Managers have found it challenging to design interfaces inside their products that users could use for reporting. It seems like PMs and engineers have grown to hate embedded reporting. Fortunately, there are new technical approaches that are making this a significantly different picture, although there are still lots of interesting design challenges. Eric Feinstein, Professional Services Manager at Looker, has done workshops with lots of product managers who are looking to add effective reporting. He will use the example of a product manager of a learning management software system and how she would go through the process of defining reporting for users of the product. He will discuss working through personas, data types, reporting needs analysis and ultimately how this comes together to form a roadmap for reporting functionality and interface.

Prepare for the rise of farm bots

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

To meet the challenge of producing more food with less everything, farm bots are going to be an essential part of the mix.

OKR Cheat Sheet: Guidelines, Tools, and Vital Frameworks

Luis Goncalves

OKR Cheat Sheet. One of the most widely acclaimed goal-setting methodologies used today is Objective and Key Results (OKR). You probably have heard of it many times, and already got a clear understanding of what it’s like and how it can benefit your company.

In AI Initiatives and Hybrid Clouds We Trust

The 2019 State of the Union Address, delivered Feb. 5, was light on anything tech-related. But just a week later, Feb. 11, technology was the focus of an executive order that launched The American Artificial Intelligence (AI) Initiative.

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Cloudera’s and Hortonworks’ data platform in the cloud named among Leaders in new Forrester Wave


When Cloudera was formed about 10 years ago, the founders believed that companies would jump at the chance to store, manage, and analyze their data in the cloud. Thus, they came up with the name Cloudera, which was a play on “era of cloud.”

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Monetizing Analytics Features: Why Data Visualizations Will Never Be Enough

Think your customers will pay more for data visualizations in your application? Five years ago they may have. But today, dashboards and visualizations have become table stakes. Discover which features will differentiate your application and maximize the ROI of your embedded analytics. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

Using Curiosity To Find Your Best Self


As Stackery’s Ecosystems Manager, a huge part of my work revolves around meeting new people and developing relationships with them for the good of our company. I love this work not only because I’m passionate about people and serverless, but also because it keeps my curiosity muscle strong.

The technical, societal, and cultural challenges that come with the rise of fake media

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

The O’Reilly Data Show Podcast: Siwei Lyu on machine learning for digital media forensics and image synthesis. In this episode of the Data Show , I spoke with Siwei Lyu , associate professor of computer science at the University at Albany, State University of New York.

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DevSecOps Implementation Process and Road Map – Security at Every Step

DevSecOps is changing our perspective toward security and is equipping us to deal with its challenges in an intelligible manner. The systematic approach of DevSecOps helps us add value to our business processes while ensuring security.