Episode 134: Purpose Is Such A Strong Motivator

Brent, Dennis, and Philipp have a conversation about Domain Driven Design (DDD). As part of the discussion, they also cover the relationships with microservices, design thinking, the various classifications in DDD and the Business Model Canvas.

Episode 133: Commit To One And See If It Works

In this iteration, Brent, Gus, and Justin take a request from a listener and start the conversation about maintenance-focused teams and whether or not they should be a Scrum team or a Kanban team. The conversation also goes down a path about selection biases for coaches and scrum masters.

Episode 130: Far Superior To The Fibonacci Sequence

In this parking lot (but regular length) iteration as part of the Cloud Mindset series, Brent, Michael, and Ryan discuss story points in a data-driven process. The conversation includes gamification of estimation, how teams need to buy into whatever process is used, metaphors for teams, venting egos, as well as physics.

Episode 129: So Now You Got Happy Workers, Happy Boss

In this next iteration in the Cloud Mindset series, Brent, Michael, and Ryan discuss the principle of Data-Driven Decision Making. There is also some conversation about how teams rebalance resources, why and how teams would do a story point recalibration, along with rules for games on the playground, and drawing toast.

Episode 128: Look For Your Crazy Teammate And Join Them

Join Brent, Dale, and Jesse in this first for this podcast “live” session. Recorded from Cloud Culture Day and reposted with permission from the Product Engineering team hosting the session, they discuss a wide range of topics while answering questions from the audience: DevOps as a verb, where psychological safety is important, and how sometimes… Continue reading Episode 128: Look For Your Crazy Teammate And Join Them

Episode 127: Complexities That Need To Be Unearthed

In this parking lot edition, Brent, Dirk, and Jesse continue the conversation on the Cloud Mindset principle of End to End Ownership and Collaboration. They discuss the parts of a value stream map, how software development contrasts with other ways of manufacturing, why people skills are important in software develop, what the title of the… Continue reading Episode 127: Complexities That Need To Be Unearthed

Episode 125: The Right Decision At The Right Time

In this iteration, Brent is joined by Agnieszka and Jesse as they discuss another Cloud Culture principle: Ruthless Prioritization. The conversation covers focusing on value, how great Product Owners can create innovative products, and what’s important in the balancing act between customer wants or needs and technical debt.