Sooner Safer Happier
Jonathan Smart, business agility practitioner, thought leader, and coach, reveals patterns and antipatterns to show how business leaders from every industry can help their organizations deliver better value sooner, safer, and happier through high levels of engagement, inclusion, and empowerment.
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Benefits of a DevOps Mindset
A series of advice blogs from DevOps Enterprise Summit 2020 presenters. Sometimes, it’s not easy to help a boss or colleague understand why and how DevOps can solve many or your problems. But these experts from the DevOps Enterprise Summit boil it down to its simplest and most powerful for you. “We are designing an entire system […]
Choosing a Narrator for Sooner Safer Happier
“Would you narrate the book, Jon?” said Anna, Editorial Director at IT Revolution. “The intonation, the emphasis, is more natural when the author reads their own words,” Anna explained. I was in a dilemma. I wanted to read it for that reason, the subconscious passion that comes across when reading out loud the words you’ve […]
Conway’s Law: Critical for Efficient Team Design in Tech
This post on Conway’s Law is adapted from Chapter 2 of Team Topologies: Organizing Business and Technology Teams for Fast Flow. Conway’s Law Conway’s law is critical to understanding the forces at play when organizing teams amidst the long-lasting, unattended impact they can have on our software systems, as the latter have become larger and […]
Pattern 1.2: Start with Why; Empower the How
This post is adapted from Chapter 1 of Sooner Safer Happier by Jonathan Smart, with Zsolt Berend, Myles Ogilvie, and Simon Rohrer. In Antipattern 1.2, we saw how a capital “A,” capital “T” Agile Transformation feels to an employee like involuntary, mandatory change being inflicted upon them, whether they like it or not. The capital “A” denotes […]