Brad Zobrist

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Escaping the vicious cycle of Plan & Execute

Tell me if this sounds familiar:<p>Well-thought-out strategies change seemingly every other quarter.<br>• 9-month projects that take two years to …

Project Management

Want Your Team to Trust You? Create a Culture of Accountability With These 4 Rules

Does your team know where it's going?<p>If team members don't know what winning looks like, they will get lost on their way to the summit. Without a clear vision of the destination, how could they? To achieve uncommon goals in today's interdependent and complex world, information workers must …

Management

Agile vs DevOps: Merging Fail-Fast Agile with Well-Planned DevOps

Fail-fast Agile and well-planned DevOps are the two sides of a single coin, though they are not essentially the same. Merging them is possible …

DevOps

Sugar Busters Diet Basics and Food List

The Sugar Busters diet focuses on eliminating refined carbohydrates and high glycemic index foods. It was popularized in the bestselling book, "Sugar …

Nutrition

To Get More Comfortable with Conflict, Stop Making It Personal

Read online<p>Conflict is a normal, healthy part of working with other people. And yet many of us avoid it at all costs — often because it feels personal. To get more comfortable with disagreements, and to reap the benefits of productive conflict, let go of the idea that it’s all about you. If you …

Amazon's Director of Learning Science shares 5 hacks to help you learn anything

Whether you're a student, an entry-level employee or an entrepreneur with your own company, learning is a vital part of getting ahead. Warren Buffett …

Bill Gates

The Most Effective Tick Repellents for Humans (and Dogs), According to Science

The desire to keep ticks at bay feels especially urgent this year. There’s the news that the number of insect-borne diseases in the United States has …

Why Radical Transparency Makes Teams More Effective

If I hit a ball at you as hard as I can, odds are, you’re not going to be happy with me.<p>If I now tell you we are playing tennis, your perspective immediately changes and you’re no longer upset with me.<p>Why does this happen?<p>It’s because tennis is a game with agreed-upon rules where it’s acceptable to …

Leadership

Kubernetes and microservices: A developers’ movement to make the web faster, stable, and more open

The four years that William Morgan spent as an engineer at Twitter battling the Fail Whale gave him a painful view into what happens when a company’s rickety web infrastructure gets spread too thin. But while Twitter’s instability was highly publicized, Morgan realized that the phenomenon existed …

Enhancing Sprint Review With The Speed Boat Game

I often use innovative games as a useful addition for Sprint Reviews. They help clients better understand and thus improve the product. One of my …

Solving The Leadership Puzzle: Enhancing Agile Adoption

Leadership sometimes wants to get things done with unrealistic speed — they’re pressured to make things happen quickly. They have deadlines from their board of directors, the stock market, competition and customers. As a result, leadership sometimes struggles with agile software development because …

Leadership

3 Things Wharton's Adam Grant Says You Should Do to Be Truly Successful

Who knew that asking your boss for advice on how to get promoted might actually get you promoted?<p>Organizational psychologist Adam Grant, the best-selling author of <i>Give and Take</i> and <i>Originals</i>, and host of the TED <i>WorkLife</i> podcast, recently shared three success lessons on a Mic video intended for a …

15 Best Large Indoor Plants | Tall Houseplants for Home and Offices

See 15 best large indoor plants for your home or office. Tall houseplants look fascinating and create the illusion of enlarged interior. Houseplants …

Jeff Bezos Just Shared How to Help Every Team Hit Higher Standards

In related news, Amazon just posted doubled quarterly profits.<p>In his recent Amazon shareholder letter, Jeff Bezos shared it's likely that most of us have low to nonexistent standards, and we just don't know any better. "You can consider yourself a person of high standards <i>in general</i> and still have …

Kubernetes And The Open Service Broker Make Multi-Cloud A Reality

The rise of open source software has changed the industry dynamics. One example of this phenomenon is the evolution of containers and container management platforms.<p>Kubernetes, the popular open source container orchestration project has active contributors from Google, Red Hat, IBM and Microsoft …

Kubernetes

How to manage SaaS subscription billing using Servicebot open-source

In this article I will explain how to use Servicebot, an open-source platform for automating SaaS billing. Servicebot is designed to be the billing …

7-Day, 1,200-Calorie Low-Carb Meal Plan to Lose Weight

Research suggests that eating a low-calorie, low-carb diet can help you lose weight. And while popular low-carb diets, like the ketogenic diet and …

This Insider Product Launch Strategy Builds Amazon Millionaires

Insider information from the top Amazon Seller conference on how you can develop products that are brand assets instead of collecting failures in this fast-paced retail marketplace.<p>The former head of Amazon Services, the group that recruits almost all new sellers to Amazon Marketplace, James …

How to break a Monolith into Microservices

As monolithic systems become too large to deal with, many enterprises are drawn to breaking them down into the microservices architectural style. It …

Microservices

I've studied happiness for years — here are the 12 best pieces of advice I'm giving my daughter

"Drift" is the decision we make by not deciding, or by making a decision that unleashes consequences for which we don't take responsibility.<p>You go to medical school because both your parents are doctors. You get married because all your friends are getting married. You take a job because someone …

Leadership and Agile Project Management Blog: Where Did All the Project Managers Go?

“<b>Software is eating the world</b>” claimed venture capitalist, Marc Andreessen in his 2011, New York Times article. Seven years on, the trend continues, …

Amazon CTO Werner Vogels on Innovating with APIs

×<p><i>The shift to APIs helped enable Amazon engineers to execute, innovate, and scale with more agility, says Vogels.</i><p>When Jeff Bezos started building Amazon, there was nothing else like it from a technology perspective. We were doing iterative development on a monolithic code base that included …

Struggling to Make Sense of Your Company's Financial Data? Here Are 5 Key Financial Metrics You Need to Know

Many CEOs struggle with choosing which financial metrics to pay attention to. While every company has unique numbers based on their own business model, here at five that every leader should watch.<p>Every business has its own set of critical numbers and metrics. If you're a software-as-a-service …

Small Business

The Role of KPIs in Incident Response

Using KPIs can have a positive impact on the tactical and strategic functions of a security operations program.<p>When chief marketing officers want to …

Distributed architecture concepts I learned while building a large payments system

I joined Uber two years ago as a mobile software engineer with some backend experience. I ended up building the payments functionality in the app - …

Software Development

Executives, Beware of Agile!

The successful shift to an agile organization isn't just about a mandate from above; management has to embrace agile as a way of doing business.<p>If …

Top 7 Science Websites for Kids

Websites can give kids a great introduction to science, and there are some wonderful kid-friendly science websites to check out. Not only do kids …

Kids

The New Science of Radical Innovation: The Six Competencies Leaders Need to Win in a Complex World

<b>From the Publisher</b><p>“If you are serious about innovation in your organization, this book is a must read. Sunnie Giles sets a new standard for …

Tip: Fat Loss is About Math, Not Magic

We've been lead to believe that there's something magical about low-carb diets. Nope, it's just basic math. Here's why.<p>I used to love low-carb …

5 Best Practices for the Perfect AWS Deployment

While deploying an application, there are some standard practices andThe post 5 Best Practices for the Perfect AWS Deployment appeared first on …