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  • Scaling Distributed Teams by Drawing Parallels from Distributed Systems

    An effective distributed team’s characteristics are accountability, good communication, clear goals and expectations, a defined decision-making process, and autonomy with explicit norms. Ranganathan Balashanmugam spoke about scaling distributed teams around the world at QCon London 2020. In his talk he showed how we can apply distributed systems patterns for scaling distributed teams.

  • How to Get Hired as a Machine Learning Engineer

    To become a machine learning engineer, you have to interview. You have to gain relevant skills from books, courses, conferences, and projects. Include technologies, frameworks, and projects on your CV. In an interview, expect that you will be asked technical questions, insight questions, and programming questions. When given a technical task, demonstrate your skills as if you already had the job.

  • Q&A on the Book Unleashed

    The book Unleashed - The Unapologetic Leader's Guide to Empowering Everyone Around You by Frances Frei and Anne Morriss explores how leaders can become more effective in empowering their people. It shows how they can combine trust, love, and belonging to create spaces where people excel.

  • Working Remotely: Good Practices and Useful Resources

    As the impact of COVID-19 continues around the world, many people will be experiencing a sustained period of remote working for the first time. To help you, we’ve collated good remote working practices and resources and will continue to do so as more emerge. While remote working may appear straightforward, there are common issues that come up as you shift to this way of working.

  • Q&A on the Book Think for Yourself

    The book Think for Yourself by Vikram Mansharamani provides a balanced approach to working with experts to help us deal with uncertainty. Instead of outsourcing our thinking to experts, we should tap into appropriate expertise when needed. Multi-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary approaches can be used to see the whole picture and stay on top of things.

  • Innovation Startups Modeling Agile Culture

    Innovation is not only about the most advanced technology; management and processes are the new era of startups' innovation. To mix the power of the data and the importance of people to offer business intelligence is a key point nowadays. The result is not only the most important thing; the way you do it is more important. To be agile is to adapt to today's market.

  • Q&A on the Book Agile Conversations

    The book Agile Conversations by Douglas Squirrel and Jeffrey Fredrick explores how productive conversations can change the way organizations develop software. It provides techniques and exercises that can help you gain insight into communication and collaboration issues and improve your day-to-day conversations, achieving valuable business results from your agile team.

  • Agile Initiative Planning with Roadmaps

    Most “agile” initiatives fail to meet their value, time and budget goals despite spending ½ their time and 1⁄3 of their budget designing and planning upfront. Agile Initiative Roadmaps add product, project, architecture and UX planning to initiatives so that you can take a longer view with a small amount of time and effort, which means that you can deliver benefits much sooner at a lower cost.

  • Q&A on the Book Cyber Warfare

    The book Cyber Warfare by Dr. Chase Cunningham explores how organizations can defend themselves against cyber attacks. It provides examples of actual attacks together with defense techniques, tools, and strategies for cybersecurity.

  • How Outsourcing Practices Are Changing in 2020: an Industry Insight

    The IT outsourcing industry is very volatile and each year we see new trends reshaping the sector. In 2020, we see some outsourcing practices coming up and others getting stronger. At the same time, we also see some of the prominent outsourcing practices becoming obsolete. This article looks at how the outsourcing industry is changing and getting prepared to embrace the change.

  • Q&A on the Book Becoming an Effective Software Engineering Manager

    The book Becoming an Effective Software Engineering Manager by James Stanier explores how to manage engineers and what managers can do to build and run effective teams. It helps people decide if they want to go from an engineering to a manager role and organize and improve their management activities.

  • Silos, Politics and Delivering Software Products

    Technical teams tend to be unprepared for politics. This leads to political problems being either accepted as tragically inevitable or written off as due to the incompetence of others. Politics in business emerges when direction is not set with sufficient clarity. Better understanding the causes of politics helps understand how best to either resolve or navigate politics in software projects.

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