A gem (isn't every Idealcast episode one :)) that's worthy of listening again ans again and learn so much right from the master.. I agree. All of us have read so much but listening to him was something else.. Thanks @RealGeneKim and @ITRevBooks https://t.co/xd6YP4csIi— Dinkar Gupta (@dinkargupta) May 8, 2021
In this newest episode of The Idealcast, Gene Kim speaks with Dr. Gail Murphy, Professor of Computer Science and Vice President of Research and Innovation at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Murphy’s research focuses on improving the productivity of software developers and knowledge workers by providing the necessary tools to identify, manage, and coordinate the information that matters most for their work.
During the episode, Kim and Dr. Murphy explore the properties of modularity and information hiding, and how one designs architectures that create them. They also discuss how open source libraries create the incredible software supply chains that developers benefit from everyday, and the surprising new risks they can create.
They discuss the ramifications of system design considerations and decisions made by software developers and why defining software developers’ productivity remains elusive. They further consider open source software as a triumph of information hiding and how it has created a massively interdependent set of libraries while also enabling incredible co-evolution, which is only made possible by modularity. Listen as Kim and Dr. Murphy discuss how technologists have both succeeded and fallen short on the dream of software being like building blocks, how software development is a subset of knowledge work, and the implications of that insight.
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The Sociology and Typologies of Organizations, and Technical Maestros with Dr. Ron Westrum
Leadership, Radical Delegation, and Integrated Problem Solving with Admiral John Richardson
Leadership Development and Balancing Creativity and Control
The Rise of Knowledge Work, and its Structure and Dynamics
The Principles and Practices behind Team of Teams
David Silverman's 2020 DevOps Enterprise Summit London - Virtual Presentation with Commentary from Gene Kim
The Principals and Practices behind Team of Teams
The Surprising Implications of Architecting for Generality
Micheal Nygard's 2016 DevOps Enterprise Summit Presentation with Commentary from Gene Kim
Architecture as the Organizing Logic for Components and the Means for Their Construction
The Topography of Problems and the Importance of Distributed Problem Solving
Dr. Steven Spear's 2019 and 2020 DevOps Enterprise Summit Talks on Rapid, Distributed, Dynamic Learning with Commentary from Gene Kim
The Pursuit of Perfection: Dominant Architectures, Structure, and Dynamics
Elisabeth Hendrickson's DevOps Enterprise Summit Presentations with Commentary from Gene Kim
Achieving Better Outcomes Through Structure
Dr. Mik Kersten's 2018 DevOps Enterprise Summit Talk with Commentary From Gene Kim
Digital Disruption and the Five Ideals
Gene Kim is a Wall Street Journal bestselling author, researcher, and multiple award-winning CTO. He has been studying high-performing technology organizations since 1999 and was the founder and CTO of Tripwire for 13 years. He is the author of six books, The Unicorn Project (2019), and co-author of the Shingo Publication Award winning Accelerate (2018), The DevOps Handbook (2016), and The Phoenix Project (2013). Since 2014, he has been the founder and organizer of DevOps Enterprise Summit, studying the technology transformations of large, complex organizations.
In 2007, ComputerWorld added Gene to the “40 Innovative IT People to Watch Under the Age of 40” list, and he was named a Computer Science Outstanding Alumnus by Purdue University for achievement and leadership in the profession.
He lives in Portland, OR, with his wife and family.