Enable Scrum Teams to Embrace Team Composition Changes

Being agile means adapting to change. To limit negative performance impact of team changes, we need to apply the “adapting to change” concept to our team composition as well. Observing that constant change in team composition is a fact, while knowing stable teams are more performant, this whitepaper will discuss how we can enable the teams to mitigate the performance degradation caused by team composition changes.

Topics include:

  • When is a Team “Stable”?
  • Why Do We Want Stable Teams?
  • What is the Problem with Changing Teams?
  • Recommendations to Retain Team Performance while Reteaming

Download this whitepaper to learn better on managing your scrum team.

A Developer’s Guide to Building AI Applications

Artificial intelligence (AI) is accelerating the digital transformation for every industry, with examples spanning manufacturing, retail, finance, healthcare, and many others. At this rate, every industry will be able to use AI to amplify human ingenuity. This e-Book provides a comprehensive roadmap for developers to build their first AI-infused application.

Using a Conference Buddy as an example, you’ll learn the key ingredients needed to develop an intelligent chatbot that helps conference participants interact with speakers.

This eBook provides an introduction to the tools, infrastructure, and services on the Microsoft AI Platform, and teaches you how to create powerful, intelligent applications:

  • Understand how the intersection of cloud, data, and AI is enabling organizations to build intelligent systems.
  • Learn the tools, infrastructure, and services available as part of the Microsoft AI Platform for developing AI applications.
  • Teach the Conference Buddy application new AI skills, using pre-built AI capabilities such as vision, translation, and speech.
  • Learn about the Open Neural Network Exchange.

Learn how to build apps across multiple platforms with programming languages like C#, F#, and Visual Basic. Supported on Windows, Linux, and macOS, get started developing your next project with .NET today. Do check out both our coding classes and programming courses which are on offer today.

State of Cybersecurity 2018 Part 1: Workforce Development

State of Cybersecurity 2018 reports the results of the annual ISACA global State of Cybersecurity Survey, conducted in  October 2017. Overall results confirm that cybersecurity remains dynamic and turbulent as the field continues to mature.

As cyberattacks continue to threaten enterprises of all kinds, executives are placing critical priority on building teams of experts for cyberdefense. Many executives and managers encounter a skills gap as they search for the right resources—with the right expertise—to accomplish the goal.

This paper explores the contours of the skills gap in more depth:

  • Which skills are missing, and at what levels in the organization the report.
  • Characteristics of security workforce, particularly women’s opportunities for career advancement.

ITIL® 4, IT Service Management and Agile

The digital economy is increasing the pressure on organizations across the globe. They are trying to keep pace with the adoption of new technology, hoping it will positively impact their business models and create sustainable competitive advantages. One of the most effective approaches is to ‘become agile’.

There’re several methods (or frameworks) that are classed as Agile, such as Scrum, Lean IT, and Kanban. It is a flexible and adaptive approach that allows an effective and efficient response to change.

By becoming agile, organizations aim to achieve:

  • Digital Transformation
  • Increase Competitiveness
  • Business Model Improvement
  • Agility in a changing environment to create new products and services

Download this whitepaper to find out more and learn how ITIL 4 certification provides a practical and flexible basis to support organizations on their journey to the new world of digital transformation.

Docker Enterprise: The Enterprise-Ready Container Platform

Docker Enterprise: The Enterprise-Ready Container Platform

Docker Enterprise Edition (EE), the most advanced enterprise-ready container platform in the market, extends container technology to a container platform helping global organizations modernize their application infrastructures with enterprise features like security and governance.  

We depend on IT to deliver value to customers and efficiency to employees. However, there’re a few challenges that we often encountered:

  • Multi-Cloud Complexity
  • Data Center Inefficiencies
  • Increased Security Threats

Download this eBook to learn how Docker helps global organizations modernize their application infrastructures, reduce IT costs, while ensuring a new level of agility, security, and without fear of lock-in.