In the days of cloud computing and agile development, it might seem that being a DBA is somewhat less appealing as a career choice. However, the role of DBA is changing; it is not going away. In fact, it is becoming even more important. Source: How DBAs Can Survive and Thrive in a World of… Read More How DBAs Can Survive and Thrive in a World of Agile Development
Working with data requires adaptation of many traditional agile techniques. How do we put agile practices and DevOps tools to use for analytics and data science projects? Source: 3 Keys to Building an Agile, DevOps-Powered Analytics Environment (Part 2 of 3) | Transforming Data with Intelligence
Creating an agile analytics development environment is about much more than just tools. It is a combination of culture, practices, and tools that enable high productivity, high data quality and maximum business value. Source: Best Practices for Building an Agile Analytics Development Environment (Part 1 of 3) | Transforming Data with Intelligence
I thought that having so many middle managers would cause problems, but in fact it turns out to be good for everyone. Oversight of opening and closing shifts are distributed evenly, and tasks and assignments are rotated throughout the week, which means no one is stuck taking in the frozen truck at 4 a.m. every… Read More Linked Article: What Trader Joe’s Figured Out About Work Culture That My Other Past Employers Haven’t
Golden Rule: We try to practice the Golden Rule (“Do unto others…” and that sort of thing) by exercising reliability, trust and giving back to each other and our community. Success for All: We believe that success for our stakeholders—whether our teammates, clients or shareholders—comes with a sincere focus on continuous learning, selfless teaching and… Read More What is the strangest Job Description you have encountered?
Since I am actively filling out hundreds of job applications, I am entirely bored of the process and feel like my life is sapping away every thousandth time I have to answer that I am a US Citizen and am willing to undergo a background check. So it is not often that I come across… Read More What is the most fun interview question you have encountered?
I received this as an interview question and I thought it was intriguing. It was worded slightly differently and I felt that I had a hard time answering it without explaining my choices to my audience. I would not have put them in an Agile questionnaire emailed to prospective applicants. IMO the top 3 non-negotiable characteristics… Read More What are The Top 3 Non-Negotiable Characteristics of an Agile Environment?
Disclaimer: I am personally going through various interviews this right now and feel for both sides of the fence. Both as an interviewer and an interviewee, we tend to have opinions about each others’ attires and our attitudes and then proceed to judge each other based on their attire and attitude. In the end,… Read More Appropriate Video Call Attire for Agile Job Interviews
Agile software development is no longer a “bleeding-edge” approach. Source: What Every Company Should Know About Agile Software Development – MIT Technology Review
What people misunderstand about me I am an introvert, posing as a professional extrovert. Don’t confuse my tendency to work alone in my office with being disengaged. My door’s always open. I speak with conviction, but I’m not set in my thinking. I’m open-minded and always delighted to be shown a better way. I make decisions quickly, but if… Read More Leaders need “User Manuals” – and what I learned by writing mine | Abby Falik from LinkedIn