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Shifting Left with Feature Flags and Bug Bounty Programs


In this blog post, we’re going to cover a method to reduce your risk exposure by leveraging feature flags and your existing bug bounty program. Our goal is to catch and patch more bugs before attackers have a chance to find them. * * *. The internet has become a very hostile place.


Use continuous testing to supercharge your development process


As the world has moved toward more automation, so has software testing. But if you run automated tests only at the end of your development cycle, you won't reveal all the possible issues your customers may face.

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Effective Stakeholder Management

When it comes to Product Ownership, there are a couple of things that are essential to get the job done right. Effective stakeholder management is one of them!


The Art of Leadership with Michael Lopp

Marcus Blankenship - Podcasts

Episode 36. How can you build trust as a leader? In this episode of Programming Leadership, Marcus and his guest, Michael Lopp discuss the small practices that make a good leader. Listen to learn about building trust, respect, and relationships in a leadership role. Show Notes.

Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

5 Steps to Implement DevSecOps

The New Stack

Prisma , from Palo Alto Networks, sponsored this post, in advance of Prisma’s Cloud Native Security Live, 2020 Virtual Summit Feb. 11, 2020. The 1980s gave us many good things, such as U2, Metallica and Bon Jovi (questionable).

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Can Kanban and Scrum work together?

Students and clients ask us “Can Kanban and Scrum work together?” all the time. The answer is an emphatic, “Of course!” However, what do you mean by “Kanban”?


The Future of High Speed Transportation by Anita Sengupta

Agile Alliance


NRF 2020: Putting the “AI” in Retail


As always too common, retail is often written about as an industry that is in decline and needs triple bypass heart surgery to bring it back to the good old days where stores were packed with excited customers ready to spend their hard-earned cash.

Managing dependencies and communication strategy for programs

Martin Fowler

Luiza and James add two more practices to their helpful list for managing programs in product-mode organizations. This installment looks at developing a communication strategy and managing dependencies and risks. more…. skip-home-page

BI Buyers Guide: Embedding Analytics in Your Software

The business intelligence market has exploded. And as the number of vendors grows, it gets harder to make sense of it all. Learn how to decide what features you need and get an evaluation framework for every technical and non-technical requirement you could imagine.

Minimal measures for minimal stability in a complex environment

Scrum, in its more general definition, is a simple framework to help us address complex challenges.


Using Game Thinking for Rapid Product Innovation – Amy Jo Kim

Agile Alliance


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Data Protection Evolution in the Coming Decade – Part 3

Dell EMC

In Part 1 and Part 2 of this blog we looked at the four major technology trends impacting the IT industry. Now let’s discuss what the attributes of future data protection will look like in the coming years.

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Two Heads Are Better Than One

The Daily WTF

What, exactly set of features divide a "text editor" from an IDE is a bit of a blurry line. Developers are not the sort to use static, unchangeable tools.

2019 State of Engineering Performance Management Report

More than 100 software leaders were asked how they manage and measure engineering performance. How do the findings stack up to your own experience? The report includes the top engineering challenges and the most used performance metrics.

5 practices that help with agile software development

Often we work harder in Scrum teams, but not necessarily smarter. Therefore the way we work has to change. Five tips for more effective agile work. As a technical Scrum Master and technical Agile Coach, I travel a lot with teams and accompany them on their adventures.

The Golden Age of Agile Coaching – Shane Hastie

Agile Alliance


Five Technology Trends to Shape Future Investments

Humans invented technology to introduce innovative products in the market.

Implement Node and Pod Affinity/Anti-Affinity in Kubernetes: A Practical Example

The New Stack

I introduced the concept of node and pod affinity/anti-affinity in last week’s tutorial. We will explore the concept further through a real-world scenario. Objective. We are going to deploy three microservices — MySQL, Redis, and a Python/Flask web app in a four-node Kubernetes cluster.

More Effective Agile Leadership

Speaker: Steve McConnell, CEO, Construx Software

In this talk, Steve McConnell, CEO of Construx Software, distills hundreds of companies’-worth of real-world experience into the proven Agile leadership practices that work best. Steve will seamlessly thread together traditional approaches, early Agile approaches, modern Agile approaches, and the principles and context that underlie them all—creating an invaluable resource for Agile leaders, their teams, and their organizations.

Forecasting a Committed Goal

Overview. Whilst in a meeting I heard a colleague explaining to another colleague. ".that that within Scrum a Development team commits to deliver what they bring into the Sprint Backlog". Listening to the conversation a little longer the same belief was expressed again.


Scaling Enterprise Agility amidst Cross Border Merger – Rocky Woestenborghs

Agile Alliance


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DevOps Chats: Simplifying Digital Adoption, With WalkMe

WalkMe recently announced a funding round of $90 million, bringing its total raised to over $300 million.

Error'd: Amazon Deal or No Deal

The Daily WTF

"Hey Alexa, can you help Amazon with their math?" " Timothy W. wrote. . "Name "Name my %1$s so I can identify it later? How about 'Placeholder Text Goes Here'?" " writes Vladimír C. . Adam L.

The Essential Guide to Building Analytic Applications

Embedding dashboards, reports, and analytics in an existing application presents some unique opportunities—and poses unique challenges—to software teams. Download this eBook to hear 16 product experts share insights on business intelligence, UI/UX, security, and everything that goes into building a successful application with analytics at its core.

Help them with the Why

How many times a day are you walking into the conversation where people jump into discussing solutions that lead nowhere, lack a clear purpose for the people involved in the conversation, don’t make sense altogether without the additional “why” discussion?


Accelerate Improvements through Retrospectives – Mia Horrigan

Agile Alliance



Are US Workers Threatened by Automation?

There’s been plenty of predictions about the impact of automation on the workforce: from enhancing the ability of workers to do their jobs to those who argue intelligent automation will eventually decimate the human workforce.

5G and Me: And Security

Dell EMC

In today’s uber-connected world, everyone has dealt with that little voice in the back of the head, asking if you are safe… Is your data safe? Is your “stuff” private and protected? Are your connections exposing you to security attacks? And rightly so.

Architect Your Organization for Effectiveness, Productivity, and Joy

Speaker: Ron Lichty, Consultant: Interim VP Engineering, Ron Lichty Consulting, Inc.

As a senior software leader, you likely spend more time working on the architecture of your systems than the architecture of your organization. Yet, structuring our teams and organizations is a critical factor for success. In fact, the impact of software architecture parallels the impact of organizational structure. We are excited to welcome Ron Lichty, co-author of a seminal book on managing software teams and a well-known speaker, he’ll speak to organizing for effectiveness, productivity and joy.

The Scrum Master Role and The Four Agreements

I recently read the book The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom. And I noticed strong correlations with what it takes to be an effective Scrum Master. I also see how some of these concepts show up throughout my Scrum Master: Grow 6-week online video course.


The magic number is 10 – Gabor Devenyi & Alex Sloley

Agile Alliance



The Full Stack

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