When I was a kid I spent a lot of time at the Radio Shack. I loved the Radio Shack. They had a battery club back then so you could get free batteries if you had a little punch card. Funny thing is I don't remember what I used the batteries for but I can vividly … Continue reading How I Got Started, or Why I love Radio Shack
Like most of you I sit in front of a computer most of the day, and when I'm not there I'm often staring at my phone. The logical way to consume news would be through websites, which I certainly do. And I find myself in front of the Apple News app regularly now that it's on … Continue reading Email Newsletters Aren’t Dead
I'm pretty excited that our customer, Volvo Trucks, has asked me to speak at their upcoming event titled Business Analysis Professional Development Day 2018. From their flyer: During this Development Day, the development, challenges, and required skills of the 21st century Business Analyst will be examined. Andrea Tetto, (SVP Commercial Support) will highlight the business … Continue reading Speaking at the Volvo Business Analysis Professional Development Day 2018
The Problem Developers aren’t in touch with the business or the delivery process. QA doesn’t know what to test, how to test it, or where to test it. Operations isn’t sure how to deliver software and doesn’t know what’s coming. And all three treat each other as adversaries, when they should collaborate. DevOps is the … Continue reading Why DevOps Is All About Teamwork, Not Tools
The technology industry is rapidly changing, and software development teams must change along with it. In the past, software development teams had siloed organizations, with one team focusing on development, another focused on quality assurance testing, and a completely separate group focused on operations and infrastructure. This created a linear process of development, QA, and … Continue reading How to Build a Successful DevOps Culture Within Your Organization
DevOps is as much about culture as it is tools. In this brief video, I explain how DevOps is improving software development by changing the roles within your development team.
Just received the news that I've been selected as a presenter at the upcoming Southern Fried Agile conference in Charlotte. I'm so glad that folks are still interested in hearing my take on how DevOps positively impacts culture in development organizations. I'm also looking forward to being there as an attendee again as well. They have another … Continue reading Speaking on the Culture of Code at Southern Fried Agile
We did a highlight reel of my presentation of DevOps: The Culture of Code, at May's Triad Developer Conference.
I spoke at the Triad Developers Conference in Winston-Salem on The Culture of DevOps in March of 2018. They captured a good live presentation video there!
I was recently published as the featured cover story on Better Software Magazine's April 2018 issue. I wrote about migrating an organization to DevOps and how it not only requires adoption of new processes, tools, and automation but also relies ondramatic culture change to encourage total transparency and collaboration among all project stakeholders.