Sat.Jul 13, 2019 - Fri.Jul 19, 2019

Open letter to all the people being forced to do Scrum

Scrum.org

I've been thinking about the people who complain about being forced to do Scrum. I agree that forcing self-organizing teams to do something seems counterproductive. However, even in that scenario, there are only a few hard and fast Scrum rules.

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Cloud Computing – Overview, Types, Benifits and Future Scope

The Crazy Programmer

Cloud Computing is a type of online on-demand service that includes resources like computer system software, databases, storage, applications, and other computing resources over the internet without any use of physical components.

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Being Involved with Agile20XX and How You Can Join the Team as a Reviewer

Agile Alliance

We as members of the AGILE2019 organizing team would like to shed some light on the behind-the-scenes roles that are involved in putting together an AGILE20XX conference and what it takes to keep it running smoothly.

History of System Configuration, Part 1

DevOps.com

The post History of System Configuration, Part 1 appeared first on DevOps.com. Blogs ROELBOB

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Your Post-Launch Toolkit for Understanding Your Users

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

If you've launched an MVP, you know that the journey has just begun. But what do you do after the launch? How do you figure out what to do next? After you launch, it's important to be able to look at how different segments of your users react and quickly uncover signal vs. noise so you can iterate and improve. Join Brittney Gwynn, former Director of Product at Simple Health, as she explains how you can use early customer feedback, usage data, and continuous experimentation to optimize your way to product-market fit. Whether you're at a brand-new company, or looking to innovate within a more mature organization, or anywhere in between, you'll come away with a skill set to make the most of your launches.

PO Perspective: Team development for the Development Team

Scrum.org

A while ago I was brushing the teeth of my 3 year old son when I thought of something. This little dude can walk, run, talk (A LOT!), climb, undress, etcetera, but somehow every morning and evening I’m brushing his teeth, instead of him doing it himself.

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Survey results: Better computer science learning through hackathons

Github

The most important thing you can teach your students is how to learn more on their own. Your students start the semester at varying technical levels, and computer science concepts can be difficult to grasp. You won’t be able to fit everything you’d like to teach in the short time you have with them.

3 Reasons Why DevOps Is More Popular Than Ever

DevOps.com

How popular is DevOps? More popular than ever, if Google Trends is to be believed. Here’s a look at how the popularity of DevOps has increased over time, and what has driven the change.

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Liberating Structures 4 Scrum: Lessons from a One-Day Immersive Workshop

Scrum.org

TL; DR: The Liberating Structures Immersive Workshop for Scrum. Why run a Liberating Structures immersive workshop? Since the beginning of 2019, the Hands-on Agile meetup in Berlin has been exploring how to apply Liberating Structures to Scrum.

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Cultural needs designing bounded contexts

Xebia

Without a doubt, the bounded context pattern from Eric Evans book is one of the more essential patterns for designing and building modern software. Especially in the land of microservices architectures, where setting proper bounded context which is highly linked with the business goals aka the domain is essential to not get into the distributed […]. The post Cultural needs designing bounded contexts appeared first on Xebia Blog.

Build Product Progress with a Strong Data Culture

Speaker: Nima Gardideh, CTO, Pearmill

Have you ever thought your product's progress was headed in one direction, and been shocked to see a different story reflected in big picture KPIs like revenue? It can be confusing when customer feedback or metrics like registration or retention are painting a different picture. No matter how sophisticated your analytics are, if you're asking the wrong questions - or looking at the wrong metrics - you're going to have trouble getting answers that can help you. Join Nima Gardideh, CTO of Pearmill, as he demonstrates how to build a strong data culture within your team, so everyone understands which metrics they should actually focus on - and why. Then, he'll explain how you can use your analytics to regularly review progress and successes. Finally, he'll discuss what you should keep in mind when instrumenting your analytics.

Getting started with the MongoDB Connector for Apache Kafka and MongoDB

Confluent

Together, MongoDB and Apache Kafka ® make up the heart of many modern data architectures today. Integrating Kafka with external systems like MongoDB is best done though the use of Kafka Connect.

Chef Brings DevOps to Windows Platform Migrations

DevOps.com

Chef and Microsoft revealed today that they are working together to apply DevOps processes to accelerate the migration of Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 to more current versions.

The Problem with Scrum Experts

Scrum.org

Recently, I stumbled upon the paper “ Nothing is Written — Learning is an Adventure ” by Johnnie Moore & Viv McWaters. I loved every part of it and felt myself nodding in agreement continuously. When it comes to training & teaching, I fully agree with statements like….

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YuniKorn: a universal resource scheduler

Cloudera Engineering

Hello world, it’s been a while! We are super excited today to announce the open-sourcing of one of the exciting new projects we’ve been working behind the scenes at the intersection of big-data and computation platforms – YuniKorn !

What Is (and Isn’t) Product Management?

Speaker: Steve Johnson, VP of Products, Pragmatic Institute

Product Management is one of the most exciting - and most misunderstood - functions in technical organizations. Is it strategic or tactical? Is it a planning role or a support role? Many product professionals are unclear about what is (and isn't) product management. After all, product management spans many activities from business planning to market readiness. In this session, we’ll examine many product activities and artifacts for product strategy, planning, and growth, and introduce a simple tool that you can use in your organization to clarify the roles of product management and others. Steve Johnson explores the many roles of Product Management in this fun talk focused on why product managers should obsess on problems instead of solutions.

Managing machine learning in the enterprise: Lessons from banking and health care

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

A look at how guidelines from regulated industries can help shape your ML strategy. As companies use machine learning (ML) and AI technologies across a broader suite of products and services, it’s clear that new tools, best practices, and new organizational structures will be needed.

GitLab Survey Surfaces Major DevSecOps Challenges Ahead

DevOps.com

Scrummer Quiz Part 2 of 5

Scrum.org

Last Monday I started the 5-week long Scrummer Quiz, a Summer Quiz that is all about Scrum. We give you 3 quiz questions every Monday morning and raffle off 2 Software in 30 Days books autographed by Ken Schwaber on Friday.

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Grown-Up Lean

LeanEssays

Lean was introduced to software a couple of decades ago. How are they getting along? This working paper was submitted as a chapter in The International Handbook of Lean Organization , Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming.

Embedded BI and Analytics: Best Practices to Monetize Your Data

Speaker: Azmat Tanauli, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Birst

By creating innovative analytics products and expanding into new markets, more and more companies are discovering new potential revenue streams. Join Azmat Tanauli, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Birst, as he walks you through how data that you're likely already collecting can be transformed into revenue!

Bust the Burglars – Machine Learning with TensorFlow and Apache Kafka

Confluent

Have you ever realized that, according to the latest FBI report , more than 80% of all crimes are property crimes, such as burglaries? And that the FBI clearance figures indicate that only 13% of all burglaries in 2017 were cleared due to lack of witnesses and/or physical evidence?

Digital Transformation Drives C-Suite Discord

DevOps.com

In the sport of rowing, each crew member has to row in synchrony or the boat risks undesired turns and even potential tipping. It takes practice, communication and discipline for each crew member to raise their oar to the appropriate height and apply the appropriate power.

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Building Agile Partnerships - Lean Agile Procurement

Scrum.org

TL;DR. Traditional procurement can be slow and challenging – with the procurement cycle often delaying work starting. With traditional contracts the scope of work can become fixed and may prevent the Product Owner using the Product Backlog to focus on value and respond to feedback. Lean Agile Procurement is designed to reduce delay in establishing the partnerships, and providing clear constraints on the business relationship.

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How Employee Engagement Drives Customer Satisfaction

N2Growth Blog

Research shows there is a direct correlation between engaged employees and the satisfaction of your customer and ultimately achieving your business outcomes. In other words, employee engagement drives customer satisfaction.

A Simple Framework for Complex User Goals

Speaker: Hannah Stegen

How can you measure and affect your users' behavior if they're not doing something that's easily measurable? You can monitor usage, activation, retention, and more, but those metrics don't always align with every one of your goals for your users. Hope is not lost, however: with the right framework, you can still make sure your users are on track. Join Hannah Stegen (she/her), Customer Success Manager at Crescendo as she explains how you can monitor even the most complex user journeys by breaking them up into Attitude, Intention, and Behavior.

How can attackers abuse artificial intelligence?

CTOvision

Transforming the Security Team Into a DevOps Partner

DevOps.com

Securing DevOps environments is an increasingly important concern for chief information security officers (CISOs) and security teams. While developers often recognize security is important, it is not their top priority.

Top 3 cloud security trends for 2019

Synopsys

A new report covers the top cloud security trends for 2019, including cloud security concerns, cloud compliance challenges, and barriers to cloud adoption. The post Top 3 cloud security trends for 2019 appeared first on Software Integrity Blog. Cloud Security

What’s Preventing You From Becoming A Better CIO?

The Accidental Successful CIO

CIOs need to learn to listen to what their employees are trying to tell them Image Credit: Benson Kua. Hopefully we’d all like to become better CIOs. This is a great goal, the challenge that most of us are facing is that it just is not clear exactly what we need to do in order to make this happen.

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

It's important to know your users - what are their preferences, pain points, ultimate goals? With user research and usage data, you can get a great idea of how your users act. The tricky part is, very few users reliably act the same way every time they use your product. Join Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher at Zalando, as they explain how they were able to reach a new level of user understanding - by taking their user research and segmenting their users by point-in-time intent. You'll leave with a strategy to change how your product team, and organization at large, understands your users.