Posts in: 2022s


๐Ÿ”— Tools eat culture for breakfast - Good stuff here: how you work is determined by the tools you use. Or: “Tools eat process for breakfast.” And “the product is the process.โ€

Less sneakily, when you adopt a new tool, you have to change the way you work to get full advantage/benefit of it. If you adopted PowerPoint, but then just put long form in the slides, you won’t get the benefits of PowerPoint. Or you adopted Google Docs, but don’t use the collaboration and sharing features, you just have Word. If adopt kuberntes and don’t change your application architecture to cloud native ones and use the same release management processes from ITIL-land…and so forth.


Things Platform Engineering Needs to Do, also, in relation to DevOps

๐Ÿ”— Platform Engineering Needs a Prescriptive Roadmap: A Conversation with Nigel Kersten I very strongly believe that the reason most enterprises fail at these sorts of initiatives is that they try to implement them via project management rather than product management. Treat your internal user base as a market of users, and the solutions you build as products for those users. This means you need to solve their problems for them in ways that work for them, rather than just delivering โ€œcapabilitiesโ€, and it means that you need to keep solving them as those problems change over time, which they always do!

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๐Ÿ”— Google execs on ChatGPT - Wow, this is setup to be a classic case of Disruption in the works: the mega-large incumbent come up with a reason to avoid the less featurefull, cheaper disruptor. Then the incumbent is too late once the category definition changes.


Plans for application modernization

Highlighrs on from a survey, from Jean Atelsek and Melanie Posey at 451/S&P: “Most respondents (59%) at organizations with application modernization plans in progress report that the activity has intensified over the past 12 months, with almost 20% saying it has “significantly accelerated.” In contrast, only 6% say the pace of work has slowed or stopped. " “Of the 90% of respondents currently working on app modernization, more than half (46% of the total) are doing so selectively according to strategic business priorities.

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