Articles tagged with learning

Mon 17 June 2024

Automate Azure DevOps work item state transitions like a Pro

Maintain your backlog by changing the status of work items according to the status of their subitems.

Mon 03 June 2024

Decoding the Acronyms: MMP vs. MVP vs. POC

MMP, MVP, and POC: Understanding Their Differences and Choosing the Right Approach

Fri 09 February 2024

Back to Basics: Kanban

"Kanban" is Japanese for "visual card" or "signal."

Mon 05 February 2024

Back to Basics: WIP Limit

Dealing with a Kanban Board meltdown, by controlling the work in progress.

Wed 31 January 2024

Back to Basics: Batch Size

Balancing noise and agility with smaller batch sizes.

Fri 28 April 2023

Why bother with governance?

Why bother with governance when no-one can find it?

Fri 14 April 2023

Shift from project to product thinking

The problem is not with projects but with project-focused thinking

Fri 31 March 2023

Fail, Learn, Reset, Transform!

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal, it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

Fri 17 March 2023

Communication Guidance Sideways (Part 2)

"Not to be missed after you depart." - L.David Marquet

Fri 03 March 2023

Communication Guidance Upwards

Before you ask for anything, get clarity on the five WHYs!

Wed 01 March 2023

What about ChatGPT?

A question that made me speechless at a recent Navigating the Future event.

Wed 11 January 2023

Fail, Learn, Reset!

"Failure is a good option. If you are not failing, you are not trying hard enough." - Elon Musk

Wed 28 September 2022

Servant stewardship of guardrails

You can chose between governance, policies, or standards, or collaborate with us through guardrails.

Fri 09 September 2022

Positive energy goes a long way to encourage innovation

"Every person in your company is a vector. Your progress is determined by the sum of all vectors." - Elon Musk

Fri 05 August 2022

Automation and the great unknown

Inadvertently restricting access to thousands of pipelines with a simple automated task group insertion.

Fri 29 July 2022

Automation Mayhem and Angst is normal

Doing a manual and mind-numbing task twice or more? Automate!

Wed 22 June 2022

The WHY, HOW, and WHAT of our technical blog

Creating a demo pull request and post for our technical blog demo.

Tue 24 May 2022

Can government agencies be innovative?

How WorkSafeBC changed my perception.

Fri 25 February 2022

DevOps Analytics Strategy

Objective, Method and Maturity model for business analytics across an enterprise.

Fri 18 February 2022

Understanding key metrics for a healthy DevOps mindset

Without real-time evidence, OODA never comes to life.

Fri 28 January 2022

Journal 3 - Explore the trajectory of our Common Engineering (Ce) ecosystem

Looking at our common engineering team through the management (leader) lens

Wed 26 January 2022

When should we automate tests

This article is gist of brainstorming session among Quality Assurance (QA) team.

Thu 23 December 2021

Exploring the concept of mob-ownership

We succeed or fail as a team (mob), not as individuals!

Mon 20 December 2021

Journal 2 - Why do we need our common engineering team?

Introducing the voice of reason and stewards of guardrails

Mon 06 December 2021

Journal 1 - What is origin of our common engineering team?

Learning about the genesis of our EDO Common Engineering (EDO Ce) team

Wed 27 October 2021

Quality of Design

Adopt design principles to ensure highest quality of the code design

Mon 25 October 2021

Don’t become an Expert Beginner

How to avoid the trap of getting stuck in an Expert Beginner role

Sat 23 October 2021

Your old and trusted hammer is not always the right tool for the job

“I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail.” - Abraham Maslow 1966

Fri 01 October 2021

Why I loathe when engineers use TLAs, such as CD vs CD!

The use of TLAs creates subpar collaboration, unnecessary confusion, and unintended waste.

Tue 21 September 2021

Checkout your git repos at the right time!

Let us explore why the sequence of checkout steps are important in your Azure Pipeline.

Thu 16 September 2021

Track work with POPCORN Flow

Work challenges are opportunities to explore, experiment, and track the feedback gathered from the innovation

Wed 25 August 2021

Systems thinking

Switch focus from monitoring and measuring activities and outputs to measuring outcomes

Tue 27 July 2021

First International TDD Conference

First International TDD Conference generated a lot of good interest and traction

Thu 22 July 2021

Refactoring saves time and increases quality

Design is not a static construct, it evolves by refactoring as we keep changing the code

Tue 13 July 2021

OODA Loop and DevOps

What is the relationship between Observe-Orient-Decide-Act Loop and DevOps.

Sun 11 July 2021

Stop the context switching, reduce waste, and focus on value

A work-life balance is important, however, I believe that stopping waste and focusing on value is just as pivotal!

Wed 26 May 2021

TDD for Non-Techies

TDD explained to non programmers by using the example of writing a short story

Fri 07 May 2021

Lunch & Learn - Revisiting Feature Flags

Manage your blast radius through progressive exposure with feature flags

Thu 29 April 2021

Introducing the Automation Working Group

Any system operation we can perform manually can be fully automated by writing scripts