Today, let’s delve into a crucial topic that affects all of us in software development. It’s about finding the right balance between software development velocity and maintaining high-quality standards. In the fast-paced realm of technology, speed often takes the spotlight. Agile methodologies have encouraged us to race forward, aiming to churn out features and updates […]
Author: Patrick Turner
In the dynamic world of software development, it’s not just about building what’s essential for your customers. Sometimes, it’s wise to include non-essential features that might not see immediate usage. One such example is the often-requested but infrequently utilized feature of single-sign-on, also known as Enterprise Login. This approach might sound counterintuitive, but let’s explore […]
Here we are, 8+ years after I started talking about DevOps (or something like that), and I can finally say I think that the DevOps Stack is starting to settle down.
If you were to ask me to build custom word processing software, I would very quickly respond that you should just go out and buy Microsoft Word. You might respond with, “Word has too many features that make it complicated to use,” or maybe just, “I don’t want to give Microsoft any more money.” Whatever […]
I’m excited to be emcee again this year at the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce Tech Briefing. This is the 18th running of the show, and I think my 3rd or 4th time emceeing the event. This year it’s at Biotech Place, in Downtown Winston-Salem’s Innovation Quarter. I’ve gotten to see the lineup and it’s another […]
I presented my new “What’s Your End Game?” deck to the Launch Challenge group at the Forsyth Tech Small Business Center last week. It was a highly engaged group with loads of great questions. They were really interested in both the bookkeeping hygiene topics and my favorite slide that addresses the importance of culture in […]
My DevOps Culture webinar recording from a few weeks ago was published today. Check it out!
One of the first things you realize when you start the process of selling your business is the importance of keeping secrets. You don’t want people to get upset when you’re only thinking about something. So you start making a lot of phone calls and video conferences behind closed doors. You even start doing some […]
Last week I stuck to technology and how our approach is changing to build the best software experiences we’ve ever built. This week I’m changing gears a little to talk about culture, a subject you know I’m passionate about. More so, I’ll talk about how we as software technology professionals can impact society on the […]
2019 Trends Part 1 2018 was a big year for us with significant progress in our agile transformation and digital transformation practices. Culture continues to be a big part of the impact on our organization, and on how we impact our customer partners. This year, I’ve broken up the conversation into two parts, one on technology (my first […]