Sat.Nov 23, 2019 - Fri.Nov 29, 2019

Burnout at work: what to do about it


If you feel like your brain is constantly on fire with thoughts about work and you’re beginning to suspect there’s a better way to live, then I guess this article is for you! It’s normal to feel stressed at work from time to time.

Your Request to Improve is Denied!

Agile Alliance

Your Request to Improve is Denied! A few weeks back I was at the Agile Testing Days conference in Germany, and I had a great conversation with one of the attendees about what they learned.

Decoding the Modern Enterprise Software Spaghetti

Modern enterprise software architecture is growing increasingly complex. Organizations are jumping on the digital transformation bandwagon in growing numbers. They are striving to become more agile and continuously deliver new code, whether on-premises or to support cloud migration efforts.

Regain focus on strategic software delivery


When leading an IT department you are faced with numerous challenges across the board. Whilst attracting and retaining IT talent is one of the biggest challenge, it is often paired with the challenge of understanding and displaying the value of the IT department towards the organisation.

Architect Your Organization for Effectiveness, Productivity, and Joy

Speaker: Ron Lichty, Consultant: Interim VP Engineering, Ron Lichty Consulting, Inc.

As a senior software leader, you likely spend more time working on the architecture of your systems than the architecture of your organization. Yet, structuring our teams and organizations is a critical factor for success. In fact, the impact of software architecture parallels the impact of organizational structure. We are excited to welcome Ron Lichty, co-author of a seminal book on managing software teams and a well-known speaker, he’ll speak to organizing for effectiveness, productivity and joy.

DoD EvoCycle 2.0 - A Simple Technique to Effectively Manage your Definition of "Done"

A couple of month ago I wrote a small blog about the DoD EvoCycle. A simple technique that I use to help the Development Team take ownership in managing their Defnition of Done. As time passes I've mondified the DoD EvoCycle to make it simplier and more intuitive.


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Why I Am Thankful for DevOps

Dzone - DevOps

Here are some reasons to be grateful for DevOps. In the United States, the end of the month of November is when time is taken to perform a retrospective-like event called Thanksgiving.

DevSecOps Adoption and the Web Security Myth

As DevOps practices have become widespread in the tech community, many people have begun proclaiming the virtues of DevSecOps. As the name implies, DevSecOps is the addition of security into DevOps.

21 Sprint Retrospective Anti-Patterns

TL; DR: Sprint Retrospective Anti-Patterns. What event could better embody Scrum’s principle of empiricism than the Sprint Retrospective?


Finding Your Balance with Camille Fournier

Marcus Blankenship - Podcasts

Episode 31. ?In In this episode of Programming Leadership, Marcus and his guest, Camille Fournier discuss some points from her book, The Manager’s Path. They discuss the importance of time management and how to effectively manage employee turnover in a leadership role. Show Notes.

2019 State of Engineering Performance Management Report

More than 100 software leaders were asked how they manage and measure engineering performance. How do the findings stack up to your own experience? The report includes the top engineering challenges and the most used performance metrics.

What’s New in Modern Data Warehousing for 2020?

Cloudera Engineering

Over several decades we have been using data warehouses to help us gain a better understanding of our business. We started with just trying to capture the essential data, centralizing and managing everything with governance, security, integrity and more.

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DevOps: Get the Basics Right to Avoid Costly Mistakes

It is a truth of both agile and DevOps that speed is of the essence. This is a relative statement—some apps/portfolios/orgs envision speed completely differently than others—but if you are releasing more frequently than you were in the past, thanks to DevOps, that’s kind of the point.

The Sprint Goal takes center stage

Originally posted on [link]. About 10 years ago I became part of a Scrum Team. It was my very first experience with Scrum. During these first few months I never heard anyone mention "Sprint Goal". I didn't even know it was something that existed.


How to Build a Better Boss

Let's Grow Leaders

A better boss starts with a good relationship and great performance A listener to a recent episode of my Leadership without Losing Your Soul podcast asked a question about how she could tell her leader about the content she’d learned. Her heart […].

The Definitive Guide to Predictive Analytics

By embedding predictive analytics, you can future-proof your application and give users sophisticated insights. The Definitive Guide to Predictive Analytics has everything you need to get started, including real-world examples, steps to build your models, and solutions to common data challenges.

How to Setup InfluxDB, Telegraf and Grafana on Docker: Part 2

The New Stack

InfluxData sponsored this post. In Part 1 of this tutorial series, we covered the steps to install InfluxDB 1.7 on Docker for Linux instances. We describe in Part 2 how to install the Telegraf plugin as a data-collection interface with InfluxDB 1.7 and Docker. Installing Telegraf on Docker.

Many CIOs Left Out in the Cold, Survey Finds

While many enterprises realize that the very success of their business depends upon how well they invest and execute in their technology deployments, a full quarter of CIOs don’t have direct access to their company’s board of directors.

Agile Transformation with Liberating Structures

Liberating Structures are a very popular toolkit for Scrum Masters these days. Conferences, trainings and meetings make heavy use of them. Of course Liberating Structures also find their way into the Scrum events, for very good reasons.

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Microsoft Edge browser gobbles up Google's privacy-fail cookies


The new Edge browser from Microsoft now shares the same open-source rendering engine as Google Chrome. However, it doesn’t share la GOOG’s affinity for tracking cookies. It seems privacy is the new sweet treat. Security, Data Security, Security Blogwatch, Computer Privacy

An Adult Conversation About Estimates

Speaker: Beekey Cheung, Software Consultant, Professor Beekums, LLC

Estimates are a contentious topic in software development. Most of our development teams hate providing estimates and many managers are starting to view them as unnecessary. As senior software leaders, how can we determine whether estimates are helpful or harmful to our teams? We are excited to be joined by Beekey Cheung, a software consultant and blogger known as Professor Beekums, who has helped many leaders and teams go from fearing estimates to using them appropriately. He'll walk us through the value of estimates, how to overcome the hesitancy many have in giving them, and how to provide better estimates.

Sysdig Launches a Hub for Sharing Best Practices in Kubernetes Security

The New Stack

Portworx sponsored The New Stack’s coverage of KubeCon+CloudNativeCon North America 2019. As companies rush to adopt Kubernetes, many have been neglecting security until the last minute.

Untapping the Potential of DevOps, Part 1: Why Is It so Critical Today?

Apps are making the world a simpler, faster place. Mortgages can be verified in minutes. Food shows up at doorsteps with a few clicks. A safe ride is just a pin-drop away. For consumers, having a smooth, flawless and enjoyable app experience is the status quo.

[VLOG] Coaching in Scrum

Hello awesome people. How was your week so far? I hope you are having an awesome week. In this vlog, I will be sharing a light introduction about coaching mainly within the context of Scrum framework. As Scrum is becoming mainstream, so does the role of Scrum Master.

Cloud-native DevOps gets real with new tools


DevOps practitioners take heed: Cloud-native computing will be the overarching trend for enterprise application development in the 2020s. Enterprise IT, Cloud, Cloud Operations (CloudOps), DevOps Transformation, Cloud Computing, Hybrid Cloud, Hybrid IT

The 5 Levels of Analytics Maturity

Basic dashboards used to be enough to thrill end users. But over time, modern capabilities have emerged—and bare-minimum features are no longer cutting it. How have analytics changed? And where do your BI offerings fall short? Find out sophisticated ways to future-proof your application. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

How to Make User Interfaces, Pipelines and Jenkins X an Easier Fit

The New Stack

CloudBees sponsored this podcast. The idea is to empower all DevOps’ stakeholders with better access to continuous integration (CI)/continuous delivery (CD) pipelines.

Optimizing AWS Performance Over the Long Term

Ask most folks how to optimize performance on AWS, and they’ll talk about things such as autoscaling and rightsizing. Those tools are certainly part of an effective AWS performance optimization strategy.

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The Clerk (A Misunderstood Product Owner Stance)

What is a Clerk? The Clerk is your personal waiter for all your user story serving. Gathering all the wishes, user stories and demands is what The Clerk does. (S)he


Article: Lessons Learned in Performance Testing

InfoQ Culture Methods

Performance testing is a hard discipline to get right and many things can go wrong. The key is to pay attention to the details, understand the behavior, and avoid just producing fancy numbers.

The Six Principles of Persuasion

Speaker: Michael Carducci, CTO, Mago:Tech

As senior tech leaders, we often fall prey to thinking that a “good idea” and logical case is sufficient to get the desired response and result. We might be trying to get our CEO on-board with investment in a new technology or a rearchitecture effort, or we might want culture or process changes by our team. Our “good idea” is simply the beginning. An idea must be communicated; a case must be made; and ultimately other people must be persuaded to get onboard. Michael Carducci brings a fascinating background to this webinar. He’s a technologist and regularly works to help senior leaders improve their results. He’s also a professional mentalist and has been a student of psychology, human behavior and the principles of influence for nearly two decades.

Kublr 2.0 Launches Private Preview of Multisite Kubernetes Orchestration

The New Stack

Portworx sponsored The New Stack’s coverage of KubeCon+CloudNativeCon North America 2019. Last week at KubeCon+CloudNativeCon North America 2019, enterprise Kubernetes management platform provider Kublr launched what it claims is the first multi-site Kubernetes orchestration platform.

Oracle v. Google and Its Impact on APIs and Code

What, if any, impact will the Supreme Court’s rulings on Oracle v. Google have on the industry at large? TL/DR: It is unlikely to impact the vast majority of us, vendor and enterprise developer alike. Disclaimer: I am a technologist, not a lawyer.

Call to action!

Original article in French here ??. How the information radiator can help the call to action? How to make decisions based on explicit indicators? CONTEXT. . The Development Team scrupulously followed the "suggestions" of the Scrum Master.