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.

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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.

From Build to Buy: The Path to Better Analytics for Your Application

Speaker: Ardeshir Ghanbarzadeh, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Logi Analytics

Making the transition from building your analytics in-house to investing in a third-party embedded solution can be complicated.Watch this webinar with Ardeshir Ghanbarzadeh, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Logi Analytics, for tips on making the transition as smooth as possible, and getting on the right path to better analytics for your app!

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.

Travel Back To 1985 For A Guest Lecture By Commodore Grace Hopper on The Future of Computing


Thanks to the power of computing you can watch Commodore Grace Hopper delivering her landmark lecture at MIT Laboratory on 25 April 1985. The entire presentation is excellent and worth listening to.

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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?


6 things business owners should do before interviewing potential employees

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

Taking a small business from a startup to a success story is a challenging difficult task. To turn your dream of becoming a successful business owner into reality, you must hire the right employees.

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Data Analytics in the Cloud for Developers and Founders

Speaker: Javier Ramírez, Senior AWS Developer Advocate, AWS

You have lots of data, and you are probably thinking of using the cloud to analyze it. But how will you move data into the cloud? In which format? How will you validate and prepare the data? What about streaming data? Can data scientists discover and use the data? Can business people create reports via drag and drop? Can operations monitor what’s going on? Will the data lake scale when you have twice as much data? Is your data secure? In this session, we address common pitfalls of building data lakes and show how AWS can help you manage data and analytics more efficiently.

Resources or People? Building a human first corporate culture

CEO Insider

Peter Drucker once stated that “culture eats strategy for breakfast.” I couldn’t agree more!

Software Acquisition and Practices in Government: Build or Buy?


This post is the next in our series focusing on building vs buying software for government uses. Also see our CTOvision Study on Build Vs Buy in Government and How Do Leaders In Government Decide GOTS or COTS?

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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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.

How to Choose the Best Embedded Analytics Solution to Modernize Your Application

If you are looking to modernize your application to improve competitiveness, then one of the quickest wins you can have is to embed sophisticated analytics that will wow your existing and prospective customers.

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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Human Nature vs. AI: A False Dichotomy?


Read John McClurg explain how artificial intelligence is helping companies to bridge their cybersecurity gaps on Dark Reading : Nobel Prize-winning novelist Anatole France famously opined: “It is human nature to think wisely and act foolishly.”

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.


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.

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.

7 essential skills for Machine Learning and AI developers on AWS


Machine learning and artificial intelligence developers are more in demand than ever. Get the 7 skills needed to make the biggest impact in this role, and see how you measure up

Cloud computing: SaaS, IaaS or PaaS – which is growing fastest?


As cloud computing continues to eat up traditional tech spending, businesses are beginning to change where they spend their money. The worldwide public cloud services market is forecast to grow 17% in 2020 to a total of $266.4 billion, up from $227.8 billion in 2019, according to tech analyst Gartner. Cloud computing adoption has now become mainstream, […].

[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.

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.

Nine Developer Enablement Practices to Achieve DevOps at Enterprise Scale

In this eBook, Christian Oestreich, a senior software engineering leader with experience at multiple Fortune 500 companies, shares how a metrics-driven mindset can dramatically improve software quality and enable DevOps at enterprise scale.

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 […].

Together, AI and the IoT are having a bigger-than-expected impact


Ninety percent of survey respondents heavily using AI in their IoT operations reported exceeding value expectations. The research also showed organizations using IoT with AI appear to be more competitive than IoT-only enterprises by a double-digit margin across a variety of business indicators like employee productivity, innovation and operating costs. “In In these results, we are seeing […].

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


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.

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.