You are a great software engineer with years of experience under your belt. You've seen too many technologies come and go to easily fall for the next hyped framework. You choose the tools which get the job done and have a good chance to keep working for the years to come. Despite growing experience, your … Continue reading Three things you need to stop doing when becoming an engineering manager
It's the same every morning: you get up and grab your morning coffee. No matter whether you brew it at home or fetch it on the road, your morning coffee is a ritual you never want to miss. A ritual is a practice everyone knows how to do. It's conducted regularly or on well defined … Continue reading 3 Reasons Why Your Team Needs Rituals
Their bosses should've decided on a shared goal before they declared that DevOps organization... See the older DevOps Dudes cartoons: The DevOps Dudes DevOps Dudes: Meerkat
In the last decade of my career, I've been extremely fortunate to have worked with some of the best people I've ever known. A big contributing factor to this is the tech-savvy, expatriate culture that exists here in Munich as well as the type of people you typically find abroad who have left their home … Continue reading Leadership In the Online Age: A Reflection On Team-Building
A rope. Eight people on either side. "Pull!" And then it begins: both parties are pulling in their own direction. A tug-of-war has started. Imagine your developers and sysadmins as those two parties starting that tug-of-war Each group has different goals. And having different goals leads to each party pulling in another direction. How can … Continue reading How badly set goals create a tug-of-war in your DevOps organization
There are DevOps tools and DevOps job ads. People talk about culture and sharing and being nice to each other. Sounds pretty fishy, right? The only thing missing is a DevOps certification and we're done with the DevOps hype. Is DevOps really just a fad? Let's take a closer look... You're frustrated with another department … Continue reading Is DevOps just a fad?
In most enterprises, employees are referred to as resources. Heck, it's even worse. There's a whole department dealing with human resources. This, my friend, is bad. It's bad because it kills the most basic ingredient for agile success: Respect. Respect for your employees. Let's have a look and see how respect builds the foundation for … Continue reading Where Agile Starts
Imagine you’re driving your car through uncharted territory to a destination only vaguely described by "That Guy" who told you to go there. "That Guy" was kind enough to give you an absolutely non-negotiable deadline too. With that in mind, you race to the first waypoint - you should already be able to see it … Continue reading Why projects fail and how to make them succeed with more transparency
If you're stuck with someone in an elevator and have only a few seconds to explain why introducing agile Methodolgies and DevOps is a good idea, these five goals might help you: Agile Elevator Pitch 1. less code 2. less dependencies 3. less bugs and problems 4. less wait times 5. more value If you … Continue reading The 5 Goals Of Agile And DevOps
A lot of Sysadmins and developers all over the world write, meet and talk about DevOps: How to collaborate better so we can deliver business value faster. The aim of DevOps is to get rid of the traditional way of thinking in silos inherent to development and operations. But how can You find out whether … Continue reading Do you have a DevOps Culture?