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.

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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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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Leverage Your Organization for Best Product Decisions

Speaker: Rene Kolga, Senior Director of Product and Marketing, Nyotron

Calculating The Cost of Software Quality in Your Organization

OverOps

We now turn our attention to what you, as a leader in your organization, can do about it. Calculating these costs serves the purpose of identifying just how much the organization spends to meet the customer’s expectations, and how much it spends (or loses) when it does not.

Scrum will change your organization!

Scrum.org

When delivering a Professional Scrum Master training or helping clients creating awesome products with Scrum, some people ask me how to adapt (downgrade) Scrum to make it work in their organizations. My answer is always the same: Scrum will change your organization!

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.

The 5 Levels of Corporate Organization

DevOps.com

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

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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Your Post-Launch Toolkit for Understanding Your Users

Speaker: Brittney Gwynn, former Director of Product, Simple Health

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

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

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.

AI and machine learning will require retraining your entire organization

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

When we asked what held back their adoption of AI technologies, respondents cited a few reasons, including some that pertained to culture, organization, and skills: [23%] Company culture does not yet recognize needs for AI. [18%]

What Is (and Isn’t) Product Management?

Speaker: Steve Johnson, VP of Products, Pragmatic Institute

5 Ways to Get Organized

Women on Business

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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.

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.

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.

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

Brute-Force Attacks: How Organizations Can Protect Themselves

Storagecraft

In technology, a brute-force attack is when a hacker uses automated software to hammer an organization’s system with usernames, passwords, Read more » The post Brute-Force Attacks: How Organizations Can Protect Themselves appeared first on StorageCraft Technology Corporation.

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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Targeted Ransomware: Proliferating Menace Threatens Organizations

Symantec

With several new targeted ransomware groups emerging over the past two years, the number of organizations being hit by targeted ransomware attacks has multiplied

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

Your 2-Part Metrics Audit for High-Value Products

Speaker: Sam McAfee, Product Development Consultant, Startup Patterns

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.

Breaking Down Data Silos in Your Organization

DevOps.com

Today’s organizations can finally use advanced technologies to unlock the true value of all of their data. Even so, many organizations are unable to do this because their […]. The post Breaking Down Data Silos in Your Organization appeared first on DevOps.com.

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).

What DevOps Can Learn from High Reliability Organizations

DevOps.com

High reliability organizations are organizations that work in areas that are very hazardous or complex, and yet manage to have a lower accident rate than what would be normal for that environment.

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.

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

QA Engineer: Organizing a QA workflow

Apiumhub

In this article I’ll share my experience as a QA Engineer organizing a QA workflow from scratch inside a project. Risk-based testing is the idea that we can organize our testing efforts in a way that reduces the residual level of product risk when the system ships.

Are Digital Skill Sets a Priority for Your Organization?

TechSoup

Picture yourself interviewing a candidate for a program director position at your organization.

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.

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.