Sat.Aug 03, 2019 - Fri.Aug 09, 2019

De-Risking Day 2 Is a Smart Career and Business Strategy

The New Stack

Is your organization looking to gain a sustainable business advantage, or trying to increase business velocity with cloud native applications? Chances are your answer is yes or soon-to-be yes — and that you’ve had or will have had a leading role in the app’s development.

Why Good Is The New Bad For Business Leaders

Terry Starbucker

“Good Job!”. I used to hear this early in my career and feel pretty satisfied about it – after all, someone was praising me, and succinctly to boot. And hey, who doesn’t want to be praised?

A Culture-Driven Approach to DevOps Transformation

DevOps.com

One of the most challenging aspects of a DevOps transformation isn’t automating and overhauling technology. The biggest challenge of DevOps is changing an organization’s culture and purpose. You can’t “buy a DevOps.”

Scrum First Principles

Scrum.org

TL; DR: Scrum First Principles. Popularized by Elon Musk, utilizing first principles thinking to solve problems in an innovative, creative, and less biased way has proven popular in the tech community.

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Organizing for Customer Centricity

Speaker: Tatyana Mamut

Most companies today say they are “customer centric.” Yet many still make decisions primarily based on competitor threats, technical architecture, or executive opinions. So what sets apart those that talk the talk, and those that walk the walk? Join Nextdoor's Head of Product Tatyana Mamut, PhD as she outlines the 7 habits of truly customer-centric companies.

5 Reasons Your Employees Ignore Your Coaching

Let's Grow Leaders

Have you ever had (what you thought was) a great coaching conversation—your employee seems to get it—but fifteen minutes later they’re back to their old habits? So you give them more coaching, this time “louder” either literally, or through progressive discipline. But […].

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How to hire a software developer in a candidate-driven market

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

We recently concluded our successful webinar with Google’s Senior Technical Recruiter, Amy Miller , where we were introduced to the tips and tricks of successfully recruiting in-demand technical talent for your organization. . Hiring is difficult in today’s candidate-driven market. It becomes even tougher when it comes to hiring for technical roles. Here are some of the major learnings from the webinar which will surely help you find and hire that developer you have always been looking for.

The SRE Pressure Cooker: Balancing Velocity Against Risk

DevOps.com

Delivering fast, reliable digital services today is a lot like Olympian alpine skiing. These services must deftly maneuver a series of perilous passages en route to end users, all while maintaining the astounding speed we now take for granted.

Input, Output and Outcome

Scrum.org

Many years ago, I questioned myself about what makes a software product successful and what makes it fail. In project management, I observed that even we deliver the project within budget, scope, and time, it still has the jeopardy to be failed when launching into the market.

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This 4-Step Formula Will Make Tough Conversations at Work More Bearable

N2Growth Blog

How to prepare yourself to have a tough conversation at work. We have all been there, a time when we’ve had to have the “tough conversation.”

Build Product Progress with a Strong Data Culture

Speaker: Nima Gardideh, CTO, Pearmill

Have you ever thought your product's progress was headed in one direction, and been shocked to see a different story reflected in big picture KPIs like revenue? It can be confusing when customer feedback or metrics like registration or retention are painting a different picture. No matter how sophisticated your analytics are, if you're asking the wrong questions - or looking at the wrong metrics - you're going to have trouble getting answers that can help you. Join Nima Gardideh, CTO of Pearmill, as he demonstrates how to build a strong data culture within your team, so everyone understands which metrics they should actually focus on - and why. Then, he'll explain how you can use your analytics to regularly review progress and successes. Finally, he'll discuss what you should keep in mind when instrumenting your analytics.

Modeling conversion rates using Weibull and gamma distributions

Erik Bernhardsson

This is a blog post originally featured on the Better engineering blog. If you want to link to this article or share it, please go to the original post URL ! Separately, I’m sorry it’s been so long with no posts on this blog. Between kids, moving, and being a startup CTO, I’ve been busy.

Relentless Automation: The Roadmap to Success

DevOps.com

As digital transformation continues to shape organization-wide initiatives, CIOs are recognizing the benefits and value of automation in reducing errors and process variability, leading to lower operating risks and faster execution and innovation.

Race day! - passing your Professional Scrum Master level III

Scrum.org

You have read every book referenced in the PSM training and on the Scrum.org website. You have read every single blog post on Scrum.org. You have watched hours of webcasts and videos by and with Professional Scrum Trainers. You have followed both the PSM and PSM II training. And more.

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Boosting Your Business’ Success with DevOps? Double it with AIOps

Kovair - DevOps

AIOps is nothing but the term used to describe Artificial Intelligence for IT operations. AIOps defines the use of machine learning, big data, and most. The post Boosting Your Business’ Success with DevOps? Double it with AIOps appeared first on Kovair Blog.

What Is (and Isn’t) Product Management?

Speaker: Steve Johnson, VP of Products, Pragmatic Institute

Product Management is one of the most exciting - and most misunderstood - functions in technical organizations. Is it strategic or tactical? Is it a planning role or a support role? Many product professionals are unclear about what is (and isn't) product management. After all, product management spans many activities from business planning to market readiness. In this session, we’ll examine many product activities and artifacts for product strategy, planning, and growth, and introduce a simple tool that you can use in your organization to clarify the roles of product management and others. Steve Johnson explores the many roles of Product Management in this fun talk focused on why product managers should obsess on problems instead of solutions.

HTML vs HTM – Difference between HTML and HTM

The Crazy Programmer

Do you know? Every page on the World Wide Web (WWW) is built using HTML. This is because every browser including Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge understand this hypertext markup language to render what we usually call a web page.

Helping Developers Win in the Shift-Left Revolution

DevOps.com

The shift-left revolution is upon us. Just because it’s a cliche, doesn’t mean it’s not true.

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Strategy Knotworking: turning ideas and ambitions into reality

Scrum.org

Organizations use Scrum because they hope it can help them become more Agile.

SCRUM 106

Hang 10: Spotfire Cited as a Leader in Forrester Enterprise BI Wave

TIBCO - Connected Intelligence

In The Forrester Wave : Enterprise BI Platforms (Vendor-Managed), Q3 2019, TIBCO Spotfire ® is positioned as a Leader following an extensive evaluation of vendors across several key measures. Given its placement, Spotfire ® will continue to ride a strong tide of market momentum.

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.

DevSecOps: Bridging the Missing Link

Kovair - DevOps

Overview of DevSecOps The practice of DevSecOps is all about implementing security in the development life cycle of an application. This minimizes the risk as. The post DevSecOps: Bridging the Missing Link appeared first on Kovair Blog.

Aim to Be a Top 12% Global Testing Team

DevOps.com

We know that you’re thinking, “Really? Another fluff post about the top people in my profession and what I need to do to be just like them?” Listen, we hear you, but this is not some fluff piece with vague ideas of what might (or might not) work. In case you missed it, on May […].

The state of container security: Tools, policy trail the technology

TechBeacon

Gartner recently included container security as one of its Top 10 Security Projects for 2019. However, container technology remains something of a mystery to many cybersecurity pros. Security, Application Security, Containers, IT Operations, Application Security (App Sec

3 New Techniques for Data-Dimensionality Reduction in Machine Learning

The New Stack

Maarit Widmann. Maarit Widmann is a junior data scientist at KNIME. She started with quantitative sociology and holds her bachelor’s degree in social sciences. The University of Konstanz made her drop the “social” as a Master of Science.

Walk a Mile in Your Customer's Shoes

Speaker: Steven Haines

Product professionals use phrases like "voice of the customer," and "user experience" so often that it can be easy to lose sight of their actual meanings. This phrase blur is dangerous, as it can pull our attention from what should be our real focus: our our customers' and users' needs. How can we, as product professionals, learn to keep customers and users at the heart of our work? Join Steven Haines, globally recognized thought leader and author, as he guides us through a memorable journey demonstrating how you can walk a mile in their customer's shoes. He'll explore how, by developing true empathy for your users, you can ensure you're creating the features and products they actually want. You'll come away understanding: How being customer focused gives you a competitive advantage. Tactics for developing empathy for your users. How to encourage innovation through better customer understanding. September 11th, 2019 11:00AM PDT, 2:00PM EDT, 7:00PM BST

Data Science Workflow: From Research Experiments to Business Use-Cases

Progress

A Fast, Efficient, Reusable and Scalable approach to apply Data Science and Machine Learning to a problem statement of interest ranging from experiments to production.

3 Ways IoT Developers Can Make Their Applications More Secure

DevOps.com

When the IoT was still young, IoT application developers got away with making security an afterthought, as they built prototypes and minimum viable products designed to demonstrate the different ways the IoT could be used to transform the way we work, play and live.

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Got speech? These guidelines will help you get started building voice applications

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

Speech adds another level of complexity to AI applications—today’s voice applications provide a very early glimpse of what is to come.

Security Concerns Around Rapid Container Growth

The New Stack

There’s a reason containers have fundamentally altered the way organizations develop and deploy applications.

The Magic of Intent: Start Knowing The Goals of Your Users

Speaker: Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, Zalando, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher, Zalando

It's important to know your users - what are their preferences, pain points, ultimate goals? With user research and usage data, you can get a great idea of how your users act. The tricky part is, very few users reliably act the same way every time they use your product. Join Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher at Zalando, as they explain how they were able to reach a new level of user understanding - by taking their user research and segmenting their users by point-in-time intent. You'll leave with a strategy to change how your product team, and organization at large, understands your users.