I've been working on writing up Operability thoughts along with @matthewpskelton recently, and ahead of some upcoming workshops on the topic, we put together a webinar titled "Practical Operability Techniques for teams". We will be delivering some workshops on these topics later this year tickets are avilable : tickets here. The slides from the recent webinar are … Continue reading Practical Operability Techniques for Teams – Operability – Practical Tips
Whilst attending Pipeline Conference I noted down things which I found to give food for thought. To me this is the acid test of a talk – does it create a spark of thinking? Automation and Autonomy Dan North (@tastapod) gave the opening keynote “Ops and Operability“. Dan talked about both Ops and Dev in… via … Continue reading Thoughts from Pipelineconf 2017
Delivering better PGP in gmail via the #E2Email project - https://github.com/e2email-org
I was reading Quality Matters: The Benefits of QA-Focused Retros which got me thinking about this style of activity in the context of IT operations. It feels like I've been seeing lack of 'retrospective' activities in this context in organisations I have worked at (both as consultant and employee) for years a very long time indeed. Probably … Continue reading IT Operations Retrospectives
Today the leave the EU or remain in the EU question is answered. What happens next, who knows? But the UK is going to be a different place.
WIP Limits AKA [the] Context Switch overhead [problem] The idea of suggesting that we do less is often a tricky one to get our head around, from a business perspective when we are under pressure to get things done, saying "no, this item has to go in the backlog" is not always easy, this is … Continue reading Work In Progress Limits
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