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June 18, 2020

The Idealcast: Dispatch from the Scenius with Elisabeth Hendrickson

By IT Revolution

We’re so excited that The Idealcast, IT Revolution’s and Gene Kim’s first podcast, has been met with such a warm and enthusiastic response. This week we’re releasing our fourth episode, the second in our Dispatch from the Scenius series, featuring Elisabeth Hendrickson’s two foundational DevOps Enterprise Summit presentations on feedback loops.

You’ve likely heard Gene talk about the scenius before, a term coined by Brian Eno that refers to the collective intelligence of a whole operation or group of people. Or, as Kevin Kelly, one of the founders of WIRED Magazine, brilliantly describes it,

[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]“Scenius” stands for the intelligence and the intuition of a whole cultural scene. It is the communal form of the concept of the genius. Individuals immersed in a scenius will blossom and produce their best work. When buoyed by scenius, you act like genius. Your like-minded peers, and the entire environment inspire you.[/perfectpullquote]

Gene has seen firsthand the incredible network and up-leveling effects of scenius in the DevOps Enterprise community. In the Dispatch from the Scenius series, Gene provides original commentary to some of the pivotal DevOps Enterprise Summit presentations from the last several years.

As you heard in Gene’s conversation with Elisabeth in episode three (Achieving Better Outcomes through Structure: A Conversation with Elisabeth Hendrickson), tester to developer ratios and feedback loops are fraught with often overlooked pitfalls. In this Dispatch from the Scenius, Elisabeth shares how she came to the realization that the better she got at her job in QA, the worse she made things for the organization as a whole. 

Listen as Gene breaks down Elisabeth’s experience and learnings, all to help you find fundamental principles to apply to immediately keep your feedback cycles healthy and happy in Episode 4 of The Idealcast. We love the Episode and hope you have a listen to it, as well as the rest of The Idealcast episodes, then subscribe and tell others all about it!


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