Saying “Yes” is Crippling Organizations

Scrum.org

In my experience, the word YES is one of the biggest things holding the organization back from focusing on their desire towards innovation, disruption, agile, or more customer-centric. Giving an early yes and prioritizing commits your organization to something based on today’s needs.

The Invisible Taxes Organizations Pay

Scrum.org

Organizations are always on the lookout to cut costs and scale back when they have unfavorable reporting periods. These are only marginal to the true savings they could get by removing the ‘invisible taxes’ most organizations are paying without even tracking.

Agile Q&A: Why do Organizations Adopt Agile?

Agile Alliance

Explore the main reasons organizations adopt Agile and why your organization's rationale for adopting Agile may impact the implementation's success. Framework agile adoption

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Different Organizations, Different DevOps Outcomes

DevOps.com

The post Different Organizations, Different DevOps Outcomes appeared first on DevOps.com. The main motivation behind inventing DevOps platform was to help close collaboration between developers and IT operations.

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11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

the business, and ultimately contribute to the organization’s innovation. other related disciplines Many disciplines keep an organization functioning: sales, management, research and development, marketing, Lean 6 Sigma, Design Thinking. organizations to crowdsource breakthrough ideas.

Organization

The Programmer's Paradox

Organization applies both to the output, such as the data and code, and to the processes used for all five stages of software development. What is organization? With the first two rules it is clear that to be organized you need to define a rather large number of places and categorize all data and code into 'everything'. Particularly if you have some overwhelming 'philosophy' for the organization. Everything in one place must be 'similar' or it just isn't organized.

Digital Transformation: Digitally Resilient Organizations

DevOps.com

The post Digital Transformation: Digitally Resilient Organizations appeared first on DevOps.com. While some are growing weary of the term “digital transformation,” the reality is, it’s here to stay. Digital transformation isn’t just a buzzword or a transient phenomenon.

Self-organization isn't enough

Ron Jeffries

Scrum is founded in the belief that self-organizing teams can figure out what they need. When true, this is sometimes not sufficient. And sometimes, particularly in software development, it seems not to be true. Dark-Agile Dark-Scrum success Agile-Related certification

Introducing serverless to your organization

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

Mike Roberts explores ideas for trying serverless as well as a framework for evaluating its effectiveness within your organization. Continue reading Introducing serverless to your organization

Flip Your Organization Chart

N2Growth Blog

Do you know what everyone in your organization does? Just as I turned that picture over to see it more clearly, I recommend you flip your organization chart to see it for what it really is. You’ll rediscover what the organization was designed to do and test the necessity of the ancillary functions. It reminds you that most of the organization was designed to support critical functions that existed long before anyone said, “I think we need a CEO.” By Brian Layer.

What Is (and Isn’t) Product Management?

Speaker: Steve Johnson, VP of Products, Pragmatic Institute

Building data science capacity in your organization

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

Continue reading Building data science capacity in your organization Shingai Manjengwa shares insights from teaching data science to 300,000 online learners.

5 Ways to Get Organized

Women on Business

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Organization

The Programmer's Paradox

Benjamin Franklin As Benjamin Franklin pointed out there are two parts to organization. It doesn't matter" is synonymous with "it's not organized". Assuming that lack of documentation equates to lack of organization (and as such it is a free for all) is a common failing amongst inexperienced coders. Things can be organized with having an accompanying manual. Failing to keep a development project organized is the beginning of the end.

Agile Q&A: What is a Self-Organizing, Cross-Functional Team?

Agile Alliance

Learn how project managers accustomed to a more traditional software development environment can adapt to a more Agile approach in this post from the Agile Alliance blog. People agile teams cross-functional teams

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The Complete Predictive Analytics Lifecycle for Application Teams

Speaker: Sriram Parthasarathy, Senior Director of Predictive Analytics, Logi Analytics

Find out how a real-world application decided what predictive questions to ask, sourced the right data, organized resources, built models, deployed predictive analytics in production, and monitored model performance over time.

User Email Organization

Spiceworks

Hi Everyone, Is there any apps, technique's or systems out there that can help my users organize their email and communications more efficiently? My users use email for EVERYTHING, and if they receive an email a year ago and it has information about someone saying something, and they are saying different now and don't want to pay because they never said that, etc, etc. My users are using the search, but they can never find their emails.

Creating an Agile Organization

Agile Alliance

This lightning talk covers 12 key areas that should be considered for any Agile transformation at scale and incorporate gaming into the process to make it fun. Process agile transformation

How Will Machine Learning and AI Change My Organization?

Dataiku

Here are the top ways that new technologies will impact your organization (whether you plan for it or not). organization artificial intelligence change managementWhether businesses have a specific aversion to change or they simply find change too difficult to manage, the bottom line is that it holds companies back. Yet in the age of machine learning and AI, change is the new normal that the average enterprise will have to embrace.

No Organization is an Island

Agile Alliance

By Jutta Eckstein and John Buck Being connected to society is an essential ingredient to long-term profitability. If a company is not giving back to society, it is likely to be viewed as untrustworthy and distrust will undermine all aspects of the business (including finding talent).

Potholes in your Roadmap and How to Fill Them

Speaker: Hope Gurion, Product Coach and Advisor

She'll take you through all the opportunities to improve your organization's relationship to its roadmap that you may have missed along the way. As a Product Manager, prioritizing work on your roadmap is an important part of your role.

DevOps: Assessing Behavior Flows Through an Organization

DevOps.com

This article explores how information and behaviors in fact “flow” through an organization. The post DevOps: Assessing Behavior Flows Through an Organization appeared first on DevOps.com. I’ll admit it, this article is a little strange. It is an experiment.

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The 5 Levels of Corporate Organization

DevOps.com

The post The 5 Levels of Corporate Organization appeared first on DevOps.com. Blogs ROELBOB

Data Privacy and Compliance at Nonprofit Organizations

TechSoup

I was lucky enough to be in the room at the European Parliament in October 2018 when Apple CEO Tim Cook made an impassioned plea for a federal privacy law in the USA. It was something I thought I would not hear from a Silicon Valley CEO in my lifetime. IT Security Data Management

Two ingredients for self-organization (no recipe possible though)

Scrum.org

Scrum is based on self-organized teams. Self-organized teams are able to evolve and adapt quicker in today’s highly complex working environments than traditional command-and-control management structures. What is self-organization? Self-organization can’t be imposed on teams.

What Users Want: How and Why to Build Knowledge into Your Product

Speaker: Nils Davis, Principal, NPD Associates

Usage data allows PMs, the product team, and the whole organization to make better decisions. Good usage intelligence gives you the ability to be smarter, more active, more decisive, nimbler, and to minimize risk. But what if you don't have that data - such as before you have users?

The Agilist’s answer to scaling organizations

Agile Alliance

In this lightning talk Carrie Driscoll discusses the ease of Scrum @ Scale's lightweight approach to organizational Agility. Framework scrum

Why organizations fail

Erik Bernhardsson

Nothing more, nothing less: Incentive problems (agents do not want to act in the organization’s interests). I had this exact theory for many years but wasn’t able to express it in the same eloquent way as above, which is something I copied verbatim from a fantastic paper I just encountered: Why Organizations Fail: Models and Cases.

Is Your Organization ‘Fit for the Future’?

DevOps.com

Takeaways from a recent conference suggest more work is needed in DevOps adoption among organizations This was a question explored by CIO Platform Nederland and the DevOps Agile Skills Association (DASA) in a recent event I attended, hosted by Transavia.

Top Reasons Your Organization Needs to Adopt DevOps in 2019

Blue Sentry

The post Top Reasons Your Organization Needs to Adopt DevOps in 2019 appeared first on Blue Sentry. Amazon Web Services CI/CD Cloud Technology DevOps

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

Could formjacking affect your organization?

Netskope

The post Could formjacking affect your organization? Threat actors are always one step ahead, so after ransomware and cryptojacking, they have latched to a new, high-return attack: formjacking.

Scaling Technology and Organizations Together with Randy Shoup

Gitprime

How do you get from one team, where everybody fits around a conference table, to the Amazon-style or Google-sized organization?” Divide your organization organically into smaller teams. Then you form your organization out of many of them.”.

How your organization can achieve the ambidextrous advantage

Cutter Consortium

To move toward ambidexterity, organizations use the concept of capability building blocks to determine their desired individual organizational equilibrium. The result of the third step is a transformation roadmap that should speak to your organization and its needs.

Organization

The Programmer's Paradox

There is one simple, yet fundamental rule for organization: if someone hasn’t explicitly organized it, then it is disorganized. All of these different aspects need coherent organization. Just because some aspect didn’t require organization when the project was a mere 20,000 lines, doesn’t mean that it won’t when it balloons to a few hundred thousand lines. The only way to tame this rampant complexity growth is via organization.

How To Launch A Feature To Maximize Growth

Speaker: Brian Balfour, CEO, Reforge