Faster Than A Standup
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Episode 122: Spoiler – It’s All About The Customer
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
May 12 2022
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
May 11 2022
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
May 10 2022
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
Apr 27 2022
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
Apr 26 2022
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
Apr 19 2022
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.
Apr 12 2022
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.
Apr 5 2022
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.
Mar 30 2022
Episode 112: A Better Understanding Of What Size A Story Is.
In this fifth iteration of a series of scrum fundamentals, we discuss backlog refinement. Brent, Justin, and Sunny give their definition of backlog refinement and discuss if it should be considered an event. They share an interesting example of a team that had a unique way of handling refinement, and they discuss the Product Owner role.
Mar 29 2022
Episode 111: How We Get Better, Not How You Get Better.
In this fourth iteration of a series of scrum fundamentals, we discuss retrospectives. Brent, Danielle, Sunny, and Justin share their thoughts on retrospectives. They talk about some important questions and data to consider during this team introspection, before creating the insights from this meeting. They also discuss which roles should be included in a retro, who should… Continue reading Episode 111: How We Get Better, Not How You Get Better.
Mar 15 2022
Episode 110: What You Did Is Really Important
In this third iteration of a series of scrum fundamentals, we discuss sprint reviews. Brent, Danielle, and Sunny define the importance of a sprint review meeting and well as share their opinions on showcasing the work done in the sprint. They also discuss the roles during the sprint review, especially that of the product owner… Continue reading Episode 110: What You Did Is Really Important
Mar 1 2022
Episode 109: I Can See That Perspective Now
As a continuation of iteration 87 from last season (Adhering to the principles and values), we have our first parking lot, discussing viewpoints on timeboxed or pointed spikes. Brent, Justin, and Sunny discuss questions such as, “What spikes are used for? Should spikes be time-boxed or story-pointed? Does the time come out of capacity? Is… Continue reading Episode 109: I Can See That Perspective Now
Feb 22 2022
Episode 108: Conversation Solves So Many Problems Down The Road.
In this second iteration of a series of scrum fundamentals, we discuss sprint planning. Brent, Sunny, and Justin share their opinions on good practices, potential pitfalls, and that ‘one thing’ that everyone should do in sprint planning. Although they have slightly nuanced views on the amount of information that teams may need to get started,… Continue reading Episode 108: Conversation Solves So Many Problems Down The Road.
Feb 8 2022
Episode 107: Share Important Information At The Right Time
The daily scrum, the daily meeting, the daily stand up…it goes by many names, but the purpose is the same. It’s a short team-centered meeting to share important information at the right time to the right team members in service of the sprint goal. In this first iteration of a series of Scrum fundamentals, Brent… Continue reading Episode 107: Share Important Information At The Right Time
Feb 4 2022
Episode 106: I’m already a friend of the podcast
When you start working with a new team and you need to evaluate them, it may be difficult to determine on the surface if they’re high- or low-performing. Both types of teams may shortcut steps, but for different reasons. Joining Brent are Friends of the Pod, Justin and Charis, as they share their experience working with… Continue reading Episode 106: I’m already a friend of the podcast
Jan 25 2022
Episode 105: Learning How To Balance Themselves On The Bike
Season Four starts with a super-sized conversation between Brent, Michael, and Teresa about whether Agile is a methodology or a mindset.
Jan 11 2022
Episode 104: Meant To Drive Punishment Or Reward
In the Season Three finale, join Danielle, Patrick, and Scott in their conversation about metrics.
Dec 29 2021
Episode 103: The way you interpret them is bad
In the first of a two part remix, Danielle, Patrick, and Scott revisit the use of metrics on an agile team.
Dec 14 2021