March, 2019

Becoming Agile: Evidence Based Management

Scrum.org

"My advice would always be to ignore the perceived wisdom and look for the most reliable evidence on the ground" - D.T. Puttnam. Hearing a senior executive announce "We're committed to becoming agile!" is not the bombshell moment it used to be.

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Application Errors: Are They Costing You More Than You Thought?

OverOps

You can figure out how much errors cost when they crash your application, but what about other errors and issues that are caught and known? They might end up costing you even more.

5 Questions to Ask Remote Web Developers

DevOps.com

Great web developers are waiting to be hired. Your company could seize upon the opportunity—but only if you’re willing to be patient, dedicated and a little creative. Don’t scare away qualified remote web developers with a few poorly worded questions or a mistimed probe.

Top 7 Tips for Scaling Your Artificial Intelligence Strategy

OTS Solutions

There Are Top Seven Tips for Scaling Your Artificial Intelligence Strategy. In just the last few years, a large number of enterprises have started to work on incorporating an artificial intelligence strategy into their business.

Add Value with a Dashboard Refresh: What You Need to Know

Speaker: Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, Motivational Speaker

Dashboards and analytics can really set your application apart, but that doesn't mean you can implement them and forget about them. Are they adding value to your product? Do your users benefit from them anymore? What should be improved, and what do we have the resources to improve? Join Miles Robinson, former UX and Design Manager, as he explains the different ways to refresh your dashboards - and how to determine what's the best path to product dashboard success. You'll leave with an understanding of how to figure out the best next steps specifically for you and your application.

Tips for Secure Programming and Coding

The Crazy Programmer

While security has always been a concern for individuals and companies online, today this is more true now than ever. Hacks and data breaches are skyrocketing and hundreds of millions of people are being compromised every year.

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The Importance of Agile Leaders

Scrum.org

An Agile mindset is crucial in management roles for organizations that are moving towards Agility. I observed this while working in various organizations and currently am a witness of it while assisting my customers.

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Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Russell Ackoff

Agile Alliance

This entry was written as part of the Supporting Agile Adoption program, an Agile Alliance initiative dedicated to supporting organizations and their people become more Agile.

Applications and innovations in the Internet of Things (IoT)

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a system of interrelated devices that have unique identifiers and can autonomously transfer data over a network. IoT ecosystems consist of internet-enabled smart devices that have integrated sensors, processors, and communication hardware to capture, analyze, and send data from their immediate environments. IHS Technology predicts that there will be over 30 billion IoT devices in use by 2020 and over 75 billion by 2025.

7 Talks to Add to Your Schedule at DevNexus 2019

OverOps

It’s hot, it’s relevant, and it’s the second largest Java conference in the nation. It’s DevNexus, the conference by developers for developers.

The Complete Predictive Analytics Lifecycle for Application Teams

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

Applications with predictive analytics are able to deliver massive value to end users. But what steps should product managers take to add predictive analytics to their applications? In this webinar, we’ll walk through an end-to-end lifecycle of embedding predictive analytics inside an application. 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.

Helpful Tips to Make Your New App More Secure

The Crazy Programmer

Up to 92 percent of all apps available today have security weaknesses or flaws that can be easily exploited by nefarious cyber-criminals. If you are creating an app or planning to launch one in the near future, then making sure it is secure is a must.

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Flexbox layout with Angular and Flex-Layout

NeverFriday

What are you using to create a grid layout with Angular? Whatever it is, Bootstrap or Material or something else, you should try the CSS flexbox layout system instead. Using the flex-layout Angular module you can create a responsive web app effortlessly.

Improving your Definition of Done

Scrum.org

The purpose of Scrum is to create a potentially releasable Done Product Increment, in order to realize business value. Many teams struggle in improving their Definition of Done.

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How Google Sets OKRs: Everything You Need to Know to Grow Like Google

Evolution4all

Unlocking How Google Sets OKRs. Google owes its success to various factors. One of such is the goal-setting methodology that has played a key role in the company’s rapid success. This framework is known as Objectives and Key Results (OKRs).

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5 Product Traps - And Better Paths

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Is your agile team overloaded with feature requests, with no time for discovery? Do your roadmaps read like impossible wish lists? Well, you’re not alone. It may seem impossible now, but what if we said that with a few changes, you could be meeting deadlines with the ability to predict progress with accuracy, be happy with your progress against the roadmap, and be making time for near-continuous discovery? Johanna Rothman has seen this all too often across many different organizations. She will take us through five common traps that agile product teams fall into – and likely you are in several of those traps right now. And good news - she has ways to avoid them!

8 ways to hire a developer [Actionable tips]

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

Whether you are an employer or an employee, you need to think beyond résumés to stay ahead of the game. From hackathons to automated evaluation tools, semantic analysis to personality tests, social hiring to web scraping, recruiting is being reinvented and how.

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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Programming Languages for Students

The Crazy Programmer

You do not have to enroll for a Computer Science degree to start doing some programming or coding. As a student, you can learn some programming languages that can help you achieve your dreams while still in school. Students can also make pocket money from coding.

One Step Back, Two Steps Forward

3back

We were humming along as a Team; suddenly it feels like everybody’s got two left feet. What’s going on? Sometimes when a Team hits a rough patch, after a period of really working well together, it’s hard to understand what went wrong? We’ve faced tough challenges before… this feels different.

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How Product Managers Can Learn to Love Reporting

Speaker: Eric Feinstein, Professional Services Manager, Looker

For a long time, Product Managers have found it challenging to design interfaces inside their products that users could use for reporting. It seems like PMs and engineers have grown to hate embedded reporting. Fortunately, there are new technical approaches that are making this a significantly different picture, although there are still lots of interesting design challenges. Eric Feinstein, Professional Services Manager at Looker, has done workshops with lots of product managers who are looking to add effective reporting. He will use the example of a product manager of a learning management software system and how she would go through the process of defining reporting for users of the product. He will discuss working through personas, data types, reporting needs analysis and ultimately how this comes together to form a roadmap for reporting functionality and interface.

Why are Soft Skills so Hard to Develop?

Scrum.org

In today’s complex ever-changing work, we need to make full use of the collective intelligence of the whole team, even if the whole organization to be able to solve and deliver on these needs. Collective intelligence is more than the sum of the individuals.

Which companies use OKR? Take A Look At These Successful Companies

Evolution4all

Which companies use OKR? When Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) is mentioned, the name Google may first come to mind because they are one of the pioneering companies that adopted the methodology. There are many other companies that have adopted it.

Attracting quality talent through hackathons

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

This post was originally published on The HR Agenda Magazine’s blog on March 1st, 2019. Hackathons are a logical solution to addressing the unique challenges of hiring the ever-elusive top tech talent. Talent acquisition has been the biggest concerns for the C-suite year after year.

Automating ethics

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

Machines will need to make ethical decisions, and we will be responsible for those decisions. We are surrounded by systems that make ethical decisions: systems approving loans, trading stocks, forwarding news articles, recommending jail sentences, and much more.

Monetizing Analytics Features: Why Data Visualizations Will Never Be Enough

Think your customers will pay more for data visualizations in your application? Five years ago they may have. But today, dashboards and visualizations have become table stakes. Discover which features will differentiate your application and maximize the ROI of your embedded analytics. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

5 Practices That Will Help Drive Successful Robotic Process Automation Deployments

DevOps.com

Enterprises have begun to invest considerably in robotic process automation (RPA) in recent years. RPA is one of the critical technologies that enterprises now are leveraging to automate their business processes to make their businesses more agile and efficient.

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Are Our Souls on Treadmills??

Mills Scofield

This academic year the cost of putting kids on treadmills from Pre-K onward is slapping me in the face through the students I mentor. I’ve seen students’ stress, anxiety and depression increasing over the past few years but not with the exponential leap I’ve seen this year.

Equality - the roles in Scrum

Scrum.org

The Scrum Team consists of three roles. The only three roles needed in Scrum. But all needed! And all equally important to be successful. This first sentence is all there is to it.

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How Many Objectives Should Your Company Have to Become Efficient?

Evolution4all

How Many Objectives Should Your Company Have to Become Efficient? Companies like Amazon, Google and LinkedIn have a goal-setting strategy in common. This is Objectives and Key Results (OKRs). It is not a new concept.

5 Key Considerations for Top-Notch Product Dashboards

Speaker: Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, Motivational Speaker

So you want to set your product apart with the latest analytics, but you’re not sure where to start. How do you know what your customers want? And how can you make sure that you’re solving their problems? And wait a second, is it even feasible for your team to take this on right now? Join Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, as he covers five key considerations for you to keep in mind when you’re updating your software or app to offer the latest in embedded dashboards. You’ll leave with a better understanding of where to begin on creating actionable, insightful dashboards.

How is software developed at Amazon?

High Scalability

How is software developed at Amazon? Get a couple of prime pizzas delivered and watch this excellent interview with Ken Exner, GM of AWS Developer Tools. It's notable Ken is from the tools group, because progress in an industry is almost always made possible by the development of better tools.

Velocity 2019 will focus on the rise of cloud native infrastructure

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

Organizations that want all of the speed, agility, and savings the cloud provides are embracing a cloud native approach.

The Hierarchy of Cloud Orchestration Technology

DevOps.com

The post The Hierarchy of Cloud Orchestration Technology appeared first on DevOps.com. Blogs ROELBOB