Posts in: 2021s

Tanzu Talk: where did the 'dev' in DevOps go? Was it ever there?

[embed][]([/embed]) I theorize about what the "dev" in DevOps has come to mean 15(?) years in. Here is the transcript: On October 4th, we have a great DevOps conference coming up, DevOps Loop. You can go to to attend for free. What we've been focusing on when we're putting this agenda together is discussing what DevOps is now.  I think one of the first talks about DevOps in this area was maybe in 2008, 2006 which makes it almost 15 years old.

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Reluctance to change - Notebook

I've proposed an open spaces for DevOpsDays Amsterdam, 2021. The idea is: The DevOps community pushes for people to change how they think and operate. When it comes to working better, we have proven tools, techniques, and even big picture ways of thinking like CALMS. You’re more than likely eager to try these new things, get better, change. However, many more people seem less than eager to change - your co-workers, managers, and the countless “others” in your organization.

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#log 2021-05-14

Since last time. From Napoleon to Nutella: The Birth of the Chocolate-Hazelnut Spread But, of course, a story that credits an invading force for a chocolate-confection-turned-regional-gem is not nearly as stirring as one that frames the chocolatiers as ingenious victors, who persevered in their trade in spite of the odds against them. And the motivation to reshape gianduia's narrative only grew with time. Two articles of mine published: one on modernization and tech debt for Tech Radar Pro UK and another for AG Connect Netherlands on how managers can help transform their organization (translated to Dutch).

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#log 2021-05-02

How to Get Started with—Real—Travel Photography Photographing the butcher on the corner of the street instead of someone dressed in traditional clothes solely for the purpose of pleasing tourists. Looking for real people and daily life instead of famous landmarks. That’s what going to make your photography interesting and stand out from the crowds. More than a quarter of all Starbucks orders in the U.S. are now paid for with a smartphone - here in Europe, I pay almost all the time with my phone.

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_Working Backwards_, recent book on how Amazon runs.

Notes: central is thinking about product features, not business. The business funds the product, the customer value - it's the McGuffin that you careful guide to being cash flow. The question here is to find other org.s that have adopted abs adapted the practices successfully, or not. the advice at the end is pretty straightforward - the practices are kind of simple, so applying them just means deciding to do them - just like deciding to diet and exercise.

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#log 2021-04-28

Creative “76% of employees employed by high-growth firms agree that their job requires them to be creative,” from “Creativity Catalyzes A Growth Mindset,” Forrester, April 2021. New talk on metrics I’m giving a new talk for the first time on May 10th, “Beyond DevOps metrics – technical, business, and culture metrics for the software defined business.” I’ll pull a lot from my upcoming Mindset book, and these Tanzu Talk videos. One of the better, odder pieces of PowerPoint clipart I’ve seen today Mindset book My new booklet is almost done getting all put together.

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