With the right culture, companies whose teams hit “singles” consistently will outperform competitors who are overly reliant on the “home run.”
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Survival in the digital age requires an emphasis on execution and speed, enabled by a DevOps approach across the business
There are many options for DevOps assessment, the best one also helps your organization get good at delivering software.
When working with companies on cloud migration, rather than focus on tools or technologies, we focus on fundamentals.
Keeping up with growth in an organization is a GOOD problem. Process is a great solution, if done the right way.
There are engineering concepts that are very difficult to quantify. Even if we could, does it make sense to aim for zero?
Many teams in the alternative capital markets space talk about the elements of their culture that enable growth. This “conscious inquiry” approach is well known to high performing teams in the DevO...
Engineers work hard all year. One of the best ways to be a high performer is to remember, downtime.
Attending virtual conferences is a new experience. Presenting a virtual conferences requires a very different approach.
Being a frontline manager requires a careful negotiation between the business and the engineers. If we focus our efforts on needs, we’ll always be doing the right things.
Making data-driven business decisions can change the entire equation.
When taking charge of an organization characterized by chaos, use these principles to help quickly turn the ship get things under control.
When working on multiple projects at once, it is hard to make good progress. If we organize around the value stream, then we can help the work to flow through our system.
Engineering is much more than just writing code – it’s about improving a system. By re-engineering our hiring processes, we can bring much-needed efficiency and results to the system.
Every company may be a software company, but many software companies are now becoming distributed software companies. By adopting an everyone remote culture, we can hire, empower, and enable employ...
In our jobs, it’s not enough to be busy, we need to be productive. By being deliberate about choosing what to work on, we can make real strides for our product, our businesses and ourselves.
Whether and when to deploy on Fridays should be a choice. A conscious one.
If we want teams that are empowered to move quickly and safely, instead of giving them strict instructions on how to perform their jobs, we can make the right way the easy way, and allow the busine...
Part of the responsibility of high-performing Operations teams is to keep the developers moving as fast as possible. Using the Cynefin framework, we have a way of characterizing our initiatives and...
Summary of the overlaps I’ve observed between the DevOps movement and the next generation of Healthtech.
When delivering software to our customers, in any capacity, we’re often faced with a false choice between focusing on stability or speed. With a high performing Operations organization, we can have...
Scrum is not a good fit for SRE teams. Here’s how to be an Agile SRE team.
Gigabit Internet on an OpenBSD firewall with Grafana graphs? Here’s how.
DevOps involveds the entire organization. Not just Dev and Ops
Cross functional teams doesn’t mean everyone eventually does everything. People still have their strengths.
Cross functional teams are a great enabler in DevOps. Why?
Are we losing control of the word DevOps? Is a DevOps engineer a culture engineer?