Original source: Podcast: Michael Cote from Pivotal on Programming the Business
In which I try to figure out organizations should do with kubernetes, let alone what the thing is.
There’s no recording of this talk yet, but here are the slides.
In the cloud, DevOps, agile, whatever is hot and new era, the role of enterprise architects is rarely addressed. There’s probably plenty useful for them to do still. I’ve been trying to figure out what those things are recently, and here’s my trip report, an older version:
Also, see the slides, which are usually more up-to-date than that older recording.
A recent rendition of one of my standard talks at the Austin DevOps Meetup. See the slides as well.
I get asked to talk on DevOps a lot. Here’s my current (late 2016 and 2017) presentation, going over the why’s, the how’s, the technologies, and the meatware that supports including some best and worst practices based on what Pivotal customers do. See the newer slides with big pictures on most slides, and some of the older slides
Also, here’s a more blatantly pro-Pivotal (and longer) version that you might have seen, esp. if the talk title was something like “Digital Transformation in the Streets.”
Much of it draws a lot on my cloud native journey booklets as well.
Check out this fine panel from DellEMCWorld:
Observations on how large organizations successfully go through Digital transformation.
When it comes to digital transformation, despite vast resources, large organizations are 40% less likely to be high performing organizations than smaller ones.
A webinar we recently did with Holger and Brian Gregory. It turned out well, esp. the discussion part.
I was kindly invited to guest co-host and be the guest on this week’s Speaking in Tech. There’s not that many “enterprise IT” focused podcasts out there and this is one of my favorite. Check out the show notes, listen below, or just download the MP3 directly.
As you may recall, I was on for the first time last year, while I was down in Mexico.
These are my tips on getting by in a large organization. They’re intended for people who are working in less than ideal circumstances – you know, there’s no leaked “culture deck” or well-stocked snacks. Check out the slides as well.
If you work at a small, cool company, you can skip this talk. The rest of us in large, slow moving companies that rely on meetings, email, and inbox 2,000 to get the daily work done need some therapy and advice for thriving in big, “dumb” companies. I’ve worked in such companies and figured out how to thrive in the “back to back meetings” world we’re taught to avoid. I’ll tell you my tactics. Ideally, you’d adapt the no manager GitHub dream, adapt the Spotify and Netflix cultures of awesomeness. Indeed. However, oftentimes there are good reasons to stay in the relatively dysfunctional companies you’re at. They’re big, slow moving, and seem to use Microsoft Office as their core innovation engine. If people at your work always talk about “aircraft carriers” this is the talk for you. For whatever reasons you’re there, why not make the best of it and learn how to get along and even thrive instead of letting your head explode in rage. This talk will go over what I’ve learned working in large companies from my strange adventure working with a bunch of MBAs in corporate strategy at Dell, to working with large companies as an industry analyst, to working with marketing and product people at large companies.
- The book Moral Mazes, an old, but excellent guide to understanding how people in company’s think and, therefor, how companies operate in the real world.
- “War Stories from the God Pod: Strategies for killing high stakes Executive presentations” – Matt Baker’s excellent tips
- Me: “7 + 5 BigCo Anti-patterns : white collars doing it wrong,” me from April 2016.
- Weekly therapy at SoftwareDefinedTalk.com.