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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

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

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.


Design and Run Experiments That Actually Progress Your Business

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

Experimenting as a way to explore new products, services, and business models can help eliminate the guesswork involved in building something your customers actually value. That said, it's often quite tricky to take your vision and figure out the first experiment to run. How do you get started? How can you ensure your experiments are well-designed? Join Nick Noreña, educator, entrepreneur, and currently an Innovation Coach at Kromatic, as he walks us through how we can figure out the right experiments to run for any product or service, and in organizations of all sizes.

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

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.

7 Key Lessons the Latest Slack Outage Taught Us


It was a beautiful day – July 22nd, 2019 – the hum of computers filled the air. Slack deployed a massive update to their desktop app that was supposed to increase load time and decrease memory consumption. What a stride!

Input, Output and Outcome

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.


How to Design Strong Experiments

Speaker: Franziska Beeler, Head of Cloud Academy, and Tendayi Viki, Associate Partner, Strategyzer

When testing new business and product ideas, choosing the right experiment is just the beginning. After we have chosen our experiment, it’s important that we spend some time designing it well. Join Tendayi Viki, corporate innovation expert and associate partner at Strategyzer, and Franziska Beeler, Head of Cloud Academy at Strategyzer, as they walk us through the three key elements that help you design stronger experiments and come away with the evidence you need to advance your idea.

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

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.

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.

Race day! - passing your Professional Scrum Master level III

You have read every book referenced in the PSM training and on the website. You have read every single blog post on 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.


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.

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.

Helping Developers Win in the Shift-Left Revolution

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

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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.

Strategy Knotworking: turning ideas and ambitions into reality

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


Walk a Mile in Your Customer's Shoes

Speaker: Steven Haines, Founder and CEO, Sequent Learning Networks

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. 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.

Security Concerns Around Rapid Container Growth

The New Stack

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

Aim to Be a Top 12% Global Testing Team

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


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

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.”

Get Better User Insights With Wasteless Validation

Speaker: Tim Herbig, Product Management Coach and Consultant

Product teams tend to get ahead of themselves by rushing from idea straight to building a Minimum Viable Product (MVP). How can a product manager slow their team down and prevent them from wasting valuable resources? Join Tim Herbig, Product Management Coach and Consultant, as he introduces a new way of understanding MVPs and explores how you can approach validation without wasting the resources of your development team.

Trust in leadership is critical to enterprise success


Digital transformation requires organizations to be agile, adaptable, flexible, and scalable. It requires a strategic vision and a collective mindset that is focused on innovation, teamwork, and problem-solving. But without strong trust among employees in an organization’s leaders, the elements that drive digital transformation can become corroded and ineffective. It’s hard to generate enthusiasm and […].

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.

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.

3 Ways IoT Developers Can Make Their Applications More Secure

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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Schema Evolution Patterns

Speaker: Alex Rasmussen, CEO, Bits on Disk

If you want to make your development team squirm, ask them about database schema changes or API versioning. Most development teams struggle with changing database schemas and updating API versions without breaking existing code. Alex Rasmussen is an expert in helping teams through these struggles. His talk will examine database schema changes and API versioning as two instances of schema evolution: how your systems respond when the structure of your structured data changes.

What is so Hard About Listening and How Can Leaders Get Better at it?


Leadership Skills That Inspire Incredible results author Fred Halstead explores the barriers to listening leaders face. Today’s post is by Fred Halstead, author of Leadership Skills Inspire Incredible Results (CLICK HERE to get your copy).

4 essential open-source tools for cloud management


The cloud has pushed open source in a different direction. As a result, open source is no longer the only value option. Cloud computing gives you the ability to leverage both open-source and closed-source technology on demand, which turns the ROI model for open source on its head.

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.