Sat.May 09, 2020 - Fri.May 15, 2020

Save on Your AWS Bill: Tips to Optimize Your Cloud Costs


MentorMate has clients across a variety of industries with very specific technology needs. Our Cloud Center of Excellence, on its part, helps fintech, healthcare, and education companies — among others — achieve a well-architected environment.

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Branching Patterns: Hotfix Branch

Martin Fowler

Hotfix Branch: A branch to capture work to fix an urgent production defect. more…. skip-home-page


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Decoding NLP Attention Mechanisms to Understand Transformer Models


Arguably more famous today than Michael Bay’s Transformers (at least among the deep learning community), NLP transformer architecture and transformer-based models have been breaking all kinds of performance records across an array of NLP tasks. Scaling AI Featured

Resilience And Innovation: Lessons From Pandemic

CEO Insider

Leaders have a lot on their plates right now. Pandemic presents a multi-dimensional challenge: Public health, operational, and economic crises, all rolled into one. Wrestling this three-headed beast is the metaphorical equivalent of having to walk, chew gum, and juggle chainsaws at the same time.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

10 Powerful Questions to Create Better Sprint Goals

If you prefer to listen instead of read, you can also listen to this post on our podcast. Almost everybody sees the value of Sprint Goals. But most teams struggle with them nonetheless. Unfortunately, there is no silver bullet to creating good Sprint Goals.


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Tips for Using Data to Drive Fundraising Strategies


According to a study conducted by Statista in the U.S. and Canada, "donor cultivation, acquisition, retention, and communications" is ranked the second biggest challenge faced by nonprofits, second only to concerns about staffing. Marketing and Communications Data Management Donor Management

Branching Patterns: Release Train

Martin Fowler

Release Train: Release on a set interval of time, like trains departing on a regular schedule. Developers choose which train to catch when they have completed their feature. more…. skip-home-page

Developing a Ride-Sharing App? Here are Some of the Most Essential Features


Do you own a collection of taxicabs? Feeling the weight from taxi aggregators like Uber and ola? All things considered, the perfect method to keep up the significance of your image and remain above water is to construct an application that includes the experience offered by these taxi providers.

Decoding the Self-Healing Kubernetes

A business application that fails to operate 24/7 would be considered inefficient in the market. The idea is that applications run uninterrupted, irrespective of a technical glitch, feature update or a natural disaster.

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.

I Failed Again – I Talked About Why Agile But They Wanted “How To Scrum”

I got the opportunity to share my knowledge on agile to the management team today in fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG). I thought it is about how an organization responds to change and wanted to understand what agile means. I tried to go a little deeper to help everyone understand: –.


Branching Patterns: Environment Branch

Martin Fowler

Environment Branch: Configure a product to run in a new environment by applying a source code commit. This pattern is a bad smell, only useful as a jerry-rigged mechanism for an application lacking that design, but then should be a high priority for removal with a sustainable alternative. more….

Assessment Tricks and Traps

Agile Alliance


Secure contact tracing needs more transparent development

The Parallax

Public-health officials have long relied on tracking infectious diseases as common as tuberculosis and as lethal as ebola as a way to stop their spread.

5 Signs It's Time to Replace Your Homegrown Analytics

If you built your analytics in house, chances are your basic features are no longer enough for your end users. Is it time to move on to a more robust analytics solution with more advanced capabilities? Follow this free guide for tips on making the build to buy transition.

Project Manager vs Scrum Master - Stop Comparing

Difference between project manager and scrum master. This is very popular comparison but why do we compare and what goes behind this comparison? These are 2 different roles originated from 2 different process frameworks. It is like goalkeeper in football vs full-back in Rugby.

Branching Patterns: Release-Ready Mainline

Martin Fowler

Release-Ready Mainline: Keep mainline sufficiently healthy that the head of mainline can always be put directly into production. The recent patterns I've published are useful, but keeping a release-ready mainline is often the simplest and best choice. more…. skip-home-page


Empowerment of Security Engineers through Security Chartering in Visma

Agile Alliance

Facebook fails to curb coronavirus misinformation

The Parallax

As Mark Zuckerberg this week detailed the results of the company’s latest Community Standards Enforcement Report , he also revealed that Facebook is being inundated with coronavirus misinformation and disinformation—and that the company has been struggling to stop it.

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.

This is why your company doesn’t make real progress, although everyone works so hard.

Treacherous bottlenecks can nullify all your hard work, no matter how industrious you are. So, have you ever wondered where “bottleneck” term comes from? Let’s try to understand it a bit better. Imagine you have a bottle of water and your goal is to empty it as quick as possible.

Blockchain ‘has significant use cases for 5G’


Jiang Wei, the chairman of China Telecom Blockchain and Dig­i­tal Econ­omy Joint Lab­o­ra­tory, explained in an interview published on a Chinese news portal, Cebnet, that blockchain technology has significant use […].

System Integration Testing in Large Scale Agile: dealing with challenges and pitfalls

Agile Alliance

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5 Can’t-Miss Virtual Events for the DevOps Community


Network and collaborate with your fellow software development and delivery peers at one of these virtual events. The COVID-19 pandemic is changing a lot about how the software engineering community operates – including how we exchange ideas and best practices.

3 Challenges of Building Complex Dashboards with Open Source Components

Speaker: Ryan MacCarrigan, Founding Principal, LeanStudio

Many product teams use charting components and open source code libraries to get dashboards and reporting functionality quickly. But what happens when you have a growing user base and additional feature requests? Watch this webinar with Ryan MacCarrigan, Founding Principal of Lean Studio, to learn about key considerations for launching your next analytics project.

Scrum Framework in 3 minutes – you heard it right

I struggled in the past when people were asking me to explain scrum quickly and without putting metaphor and success stories. Mostly people from business when I was asking them to explore why they must know. I was like, how is it possible?


Change Management for Reopening Offices

Change Starts Here

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, change happened overnight. Offices and other locations closed, and people were forced to work from home. Now, in some areas, offices are starting to open back up again.

Cultivating Psychological Safety in Agile Teams

Agile Alliance

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Amazon launches cognitive search service Kendra in general availability


Amazon today launched Kendra, an AI and machine learning-powered service for enterprise search, in general availability. Kendra debuted in preview last December during Amazon Web Services (AWS) re:Invent 2019 in […].

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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.