September, 2020

Don't Compare Averages

Martin Fowler

In business meetings, it's common to compare groups of numbers by comparing their averages. But doing so often hides important information in the distribution of the numbers in those groups. There are a number of data visualizations that shine a light on this information.

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How To Predict The End Date Of Your Agile Transformation

Scrum.org

Somewhere between the 15th and 45th minute of the first pre-sales call, the prospect usually asks me - "Based on what you have heard about our company, by when do you think we will be 100% Agile Transformed and what will it cost? BTW, in full transparency, we are considering other companies."

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IoT Security: Don’t Sacrifice Data for Usability

CTOvision

Read why Christos Kalantzis says that organizations should not sacrifice data for the usability of the Internet of Things on Security Boulevard: Over the last decade, we’ve seen truly innovative […].

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Identifying a Code of Ethical Conduct for Agile Coaching

Agile Alliance

The Agile Alliance Agile Coaching Ethics initiative is developing a code of ethical conduct to raise coaching standards in Agile coaching and amplify the value of the profession.

Facebook Causes Continue to Show Little Promise as Fundraising Tools

Is ad fraud a cybersecurity problem?

The Parallax

Deftly sliding from desktop browsers to mobile devices to smart TVs and other Internet of Things devices, ad fraud is a multibillion-dollar business problem that has been running rampant across the Internet for years.

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Running KIND Inside A Kubernetes Cluster For Continuous Integration

Jie Yu & Steven Chung

20 Questions from New Scrum Master to Product Owner

Scrum.org

TL; DR: 20 Questions to Ask the Product Owner to Get up to Speed as a New Scrum Master. From Scrum Master to Product Owner, this set of questions addresses the future collaboration between the two individuals and the rest of the Scrum Team.

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OverOps + Microsoft: Triage New and Critical Errors With Azure Boards [Part 2]

OverOps

This second post in our Microsoft + OverOps blog series breaks down how to streamline your troubleshooting process with our new Azure DevOps integration. One thing we’ve learned here at OverOps over the years is that the last thing developers want is yet another dashboard.

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Remote Mob Programming AMA

Agile Alliance

There is nothing quite like the feeling of mob programming: everyone seated around a single screen, all oriented toward the same goal, problem solving together. The practice supports good quality, increases knowledge transfer, and builds a sense of team.

Intelligent Process Automation: Boosting Bots with AI and Machine Learning

Across all sectors, companies are learning that they can transform their businesses by embracing Intelligent Process Automation, or IPA. With the pairing of AI and RPA, IPA adds a new layer of intelligent decision-making processes to automated RPA tasks. By automating repetitive work, and adding the ability to automate intelligent decision making, intelligent automation frees up your most valuable resources – your employees – to spend more time on higher value and more strategic work. But in order to reap the rewards of Intelligent Process Automation, organizations must first educate themselves and prepare for the adoption of IPA. In our ebook, Intelligent Process Automation: Boosting Bots with AI and Machine Learning.

Difference between Computer Science and Information Technology

The Crazy Programmer

The students, who want to enter into the computer education world, are always confused to choose between Computer Science (CS) and Information Technology (IT) and it is not unusual to ask for a student because Computer Science and Information Technology may seem like the same thing and many people got confused with the differences between both.

If something is too complex to understand, it must be wrong

Xebia

Recently, I was invited for a podcast interview by my brilliant colleague João Rosa. It was my first podcast interview (yes I was excited and nervous), and it has been keeping my mind busy ever since I received that calendar invite.

Rare Joint Announcement by The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Should Be Read By All

CTOvision

It is pretty rare that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issue a joint statement. The one they just put out is […]. CTO Cyber War News

Scrum Master Interview Questions (2): From Product Backlog to Sprint Planning

Scrum.org

TL; DR: Demand Creates Supply and the Job Market for Scrum Masters Is no Exception. Scrum has proven time and again to be the most popular framework for software development. Given that software is eating the world , a seasoned Scrum Master is nowadays in high demand.

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Building Like Amazon

Speaker: Leo Zhadanovsky, Principal Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services

Amazon's journey to its current modern architecture and processes provides insights for all software development leaders. To get there, Amazon focused on decomposing for agility, making critical cultural and operational changes, and creating tools for software delivery. The result was enabling developers to rapidly release and iterate software while maintaining industry-leading standards on security, reliability, and performance. Whether you're developing for a small startup or a large corporation, learning the tools for CI/CD will make your good DevOps team great. We are excited to be joined by Leo Zhadanovsky, a Principal Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services.

OverOps + Microsoft: Streamline Error Resolution with Microsoft Teams [Part 1]

OverOps

This first post in our Microsoft + OverOps blog series breaks down how to enhance your troubleshooting process with our Microsoft Teams integration. . At OverOps, we like to work the way you work.

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Join Us for a Virtual Workshop on Patterns for Distributed Work on October 15

Agile Alliance

This is an open invitation to the Agile community to join our virtual workshop exploring patterns for distributed work on October 15. The workshop is a half day event at the Pattern Languages of Programs (PLoP) 2020 conference.

The 4 Stages of Distributed Computing

DevOps.com

The post The 4 Stages of Distributed Computing appeared first on DevOps.com. Blogs ROELBOB Cloud Computing distributed computing humor Magic modern architecture n-tier computing parody satire

Top 8 Web Design Trends in 2020

The Crazy Programmer

Web designers are always on the lookout for newer trends. Every year, they are pushing their limits and discovering different ways to approach designing websites. In 2020, minimalism and modern approach seems to be the ones that are on top.

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6 Steps to Improving Your Application’s Analytics Experience

No one designs bad dashboards and reports on purpose. So why do so many applications have terrible analytics experiences? Download this ebook for secrets to creating dashboards and reports your users will love.

You’ve Heard Of Robots; What Are Cobots

CTOvision

Read Kathleen Walch’s article in Forbes about collaborate robots, also called cobots, and how companies are using these robots in a variety of ways. Czech writer Karel ?apek apek first coined […].

Why Do Large Companies Struggle So Much With "Agile Transformation".?

Scrum.org

Do you know anyone who has scars from trying to help large, multi-billion dollar organizations travel on the path to Agility? Do you know if those scars still hurt? And do you know why helping large travel on the path to Agility (what I used to call "Agile Transformation") can be so scarring.?

The Trifecta of Innovative Project Portfolio Management

Planbox

Would you like fries with that? You were probably asked this question at some point or another while ordering a hamburger—and for good reason, too. After all, what goes better with a mouthwatering burger than some golden-crispy french fries? It’s a match made in heaven. But if you’re seeking eternal bliss, then you

Empathy Spurs Hope and Equity

Agile Alliance

I am moved that Agile Alliance invested numerous hours providing space for this conversation. That members and subscribers showed up over and over from all over the world to participate, and throughout the summer at all hours of the day. There was a measure of sacrifice.

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Why Distributed Tracing is Essential for Performance and Reliability

Speaker: Daniel "spoons" Spoonhower, CTO and Co-Founder at Lightstep

Many engineering organizations have now adopted microservices or other loosely coupled architectures, often alongside DevOps practices. Together these have enabled individual service teams to become more independent and, as a result, have boosted developer velocity. However, this increased velocity often comes at the cost of overall application performance or reliability. Worse, teams often don’t understand what’s affecting performance or reliability – or even who to ask to learn more. Distributed tracing was developed at organizations like Google and Twitter to address these problems and has also come a long way in the decade since then. By the end of this presentation, you’ll understand why distributed tracing is necessary and how it can bring performance and reliability back under control.

Granulate Applies AI to Linux Server Optimization

DevOps.com

Granulate today announced that a platform that leverages machine learning algorithms to optimize Linux server environments running on-premises or in the cloud is now generally available.

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6 Reasons to Consider to Switch Your Hosting Provider

The Crazy Programmer

Did you know that your business website acts as your door to the greater world? But whatever that makes this possible is your web host.

The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Workspaces

CTOvision

Read how artificial intelligence is impacting workspaces according to Calum Chace on Forbes : It is a truth universally acknowledged that artificial intelligence will change everything. In the next few […].

Agile Management Anti-Patterns — An Introduction for Aspiring Servant Leaders

Scrum.org

TL; DR: Agile Management Anti-Patterns.

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Nine Developer Enablement Practices to Achieve DevOps at Enterprise Scale

In this eBook, Christian Oestreich, a senior software engineering leader with experience at multiple Fortune 500 companies, shares how a metrics-driven mindset can dramatically improve software quality and enable DevOps at enterprise scale.