Episode 122: Spoiler – It’s All About The Customer

In anticipation of Cloud Culture Day at SAP on May 24, Brent has a conversation with friends of the podcast Agnieszka, Markus, Dirk, and Robin. In anticipation of Cloud Culture Day at SAP on May 24, Brent has a conversation with friends of the podcast (or sooner to be friends) Agnieszka, Markus, Dirk, and Robin.… Continue reading Episode 122: Spoiler – It’s All About The Customer

Episode 121: Behavior And Mindset Changes Are More Important

In this eighth iteration in this series of DevOps fundamentals, Sunny, Jessie, and Dominik wrap up the series talking about CALMS, TOIL, and how DevOps is the trend the world is moving towards. They offer advice to new people starting out and some characteristics that managers and independent contributors should have. They also reflect on… Continue reading Episode 121: Behavior And Mindset Changes Are More Important

Episode 120: They Just Focus On Their Customer

In the seventh discussion in the DevOps fundamentals series, Sunny, Jesse, and Dominik have a parking lot conversation about outcomes and metrics. Our experts discuss a quick timeline of DevOps history, and then share that the successes of the companies who used DevOps. They look at some things to measure and affect change, some of… Continue reading Episode 120: They Just Focus On Their Customer

Episode 119: How To Start A Learning Culture

The DevOps Fundamentals series continues with iteration six and a discussion on a having “learning culture.” Until this point, we discussed optimizing the performance of a system from end to end, and then giving time to learn by amplifying feedback loops. Now comes the culture of continual experimentation and learning to take advantage of the… Continue reading Episode 119: How To Start A Learning Culture

Episode 118: Making Sure You Have Good Code Quality

This discussion could not be contained to 15 min or less, so here’s the parking lot on feedback loops, from the last iteration with Sunny, Jesse, and Dominik joined by Brent. They introduce the topic of feedback loops with a discussion about musical instruments and buying unbroken eggs from the store. Our experts discuss several… Continue reading Episode 118: Making Sure You Have Good Code Quality

Episode 117: The Best Engineers Will Leave

In this fourth iteration of a series of DevOps fundamentals, Sunny, Jesse, and Dominik discuss the technical aspects of how we get things going inside teams. They discuss improving the Developer experience by “shifting left”, value stream mapping, and the three ways of DevOps.  They also discuss the “claim your 20% campaign,” which allows engineers… Continue reading Episode 117: The Best Engineers Will Leave

Episode 116: They Thought They Could Do A Better Way

In this third iteration of a series of DevOps fundamentals, Sunny, Jesse, and Dominik discuss culture and change. They define culture, and discuss ways to the shift culture in DevOps. They share some microsteps to affect behavior change as well as some actions that are never effective at promoting change. For more information, check out… Continue reading Episode 116: They Thought They Could Do A Better Way

Episode 115: This Is Also Something We Had To Learn

In this second iteration of a series of DevOps fundamentals, Sunny, Jesse, and Dominik discuss the theory and the important contributors to the origins of DevOps. They discuss the difference between being complicated versus being complex, the importance of customers (and competitors), and the DevOps mindset.

Episode 114: See The Impact Of When You Fail

In this first iteration of a series of DevOps fundamentals, Sunny is joined by Jesse and Dominik, who share how they got into DevOps and how failure was part of that journey. There are many reasons why failure can exist, and our experts share some things that are important to make failure a growth opportunity.

Episode 113: Discover A Dependency And Now You’re Stuck (or ‘There Will Be Pizza’)

Brent, Sunny, and Justin continue the conversation from the last iteration. They discuss a variety of topics, such as backlog refinement and the characteristics of good Product Owners. They also discuss what happens to teams that don’t do a backlog refinement, and why Scrum Masters could bring snacks to sprint planning.