Monday, November 09, 2020

Good talks/podcasts (Nov 2020 I)


 These are the best podcast/talks I've seen/listen to recently:

  • Enterprise Architecture = Architecting the Enterprise? (Gregor Hohpe) [Architecture, Architecture patterns, Engineering Culture] (⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐) This session takes a serious but light-hearted look at the role of enterprise architects in modern IT organizations.
  • You Must Be CRAZY To Do Pair Programming (Dave Farley) [Agile, Technical Practices, XP] (⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐) One of the best descriptions I have heard of the usefulness of this practice. Dave provides pair programming examples, describes some pair programming best practices, and challenges some thinking about pair programming patterns and anti-patterns.
  • The GIST Framework (Itamar Gilad) [Lean Product Management, Product, Product Discovery, Product Strategy] In this talk from #MTP Engage Manchester consultant Itamar Gilad takes us through his GIST (goals, ideas, steps, tasks) framework.
  • Talking Serverless #27 - Gojko Adzic Partner at Neuri Consulting (Gojko Adzic) [Architecture, Microservices, Serverless]
  • Reboot Your Team (Christina Wodtke) [Engineering Culture, Product, Product Team, Teams] (⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐) Christina told us how to reboot the team you have, or build a healthy one from the ground up. 

  • The Product-Led Journey (John Cutler) [Lean Product Management, Product, Product Discovery, Product Strategy] Interesting insights into the changes needed to become a product led company.
  • Scale, Microservices and Flow (James Lewis) [Agile, Architecture, Engineering Culture, Microservices, Teams] Interesting presentation explaining the relationship between high performance teams, flow, complex adaptive systems, and the organization of teams and how it affects the organization scalability. 



Reminder, All these talks are interesting even just listening to them, without seeing them.


Sunday, November 08, 2020

Small Safe Steps workshop



If your team wants to have better strategies to manage large and risky changes, improve their slicing skills, or practice techniques as parallel changes, branch by abstraction, look at this Small Safe Steps workshop.

I have prepared information so that anyone can easily facilitate the workshop.

Please use the material, run the workshop, give me improvement feedback.  And if you need advice on running or adapting it, contact me, and I will be happy to help.


Small Safe Step workshop


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