A couple months ago, I had the privilege of keynoting at PuppetConf 12. The Puppet crew put together a fantastic two days of talks, and it was a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with so many people in the DevOps tribe. The first part of my 25 minute talk was about the downward spiral that happens […]
At Velocity London 2012, I saw one of the top five presentations I’ve ever seen in my life. In their talk “Continuously Deploying Culture,” Michael Rembetsy @mrembetsy, LinkedIn) and Patrick McDonnell (@mcdonnps, LinkedIn) described the story of their amazing IT transformation that started in 2008. Etsy is often spoken in the same breath as companies like Netflix, […]
Damon Edwards and John Willis will be holding quarterly Devops Town Hall meetings. The idea is to have the community nominate online presentations, videos, articles or slideshare presentations that have occurred over the past quater. The first meeting is planned for Friday December 14, 2012. More details will be provided for the logistics of the […]
Another of my favorite talks from the Velocity Conference 2012 in June was a 12 min talk by Mike Brittain (@mikebrittain) of Etsy, where he is Director of Engineering and Operations (LinkedIn). In this talk, he described how companies should build user experiences that are resilient to failure, and less like developer error codes. Haha. He […]
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In 1911 Frederick Winslow Taylor wrote “The Principles of Scientific Management.” Taylor’s ideas formed the basis for the 20th century command and control management archetype. His principles and scientific methods for worker efficiency and standardization set the foundation for American steel and automobile manufacturers tremendous prosperity in the early 20th century. Henry Ford adopted many […]
Edward Deming is often referred to as the father of quality and his ideas laid much of the groundwork are for what is today called Six Sigma. If the story ended there it would be terrifically interesting, but actually not as interesting as the complete story. I would argue that Dr Deming’s greatest contribution to […]
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“The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win,” coming out in January 15, 2013, has been one of the most rewarding projects I’ve ever worked on. The feedback from our early reviewers often included comments like, “You must have been hiding in a closet somewhere in our organization, because you’ve described […]