Choosing the Right Tools

Choosing the Right Tools

Whenever we want to solve a problem or build something useful, we have decisions to make about the tools we choose.
Constructive Pessimism

Constructive Pessimism

Hope creep is the plague of value delivery. We assume that since something worked in the past it will work again.
The Metrics are Lying

The Metrics are Lying

I was talking to a friend the other day about how her management is tracking teams’ “maturity” using “DORA Metrics”, the four measures the correlate with high-performing organizations mentioned by DevOps Research and Assessment in “Accelerate” and the State of DevOps reports.
Scrum or Kanban?

Scrum or Kanban?

Should we use Scrum? Kanban? Is Kanban for support and Scrum for development? Is Scrum for newbs and Kanban for elites?
Measuring Goals

Measuring Goals

In my last post, we talked about common metric anti-patterns that are focused on the process instead of value. In this installment, we will cover alternatives that can help us remove waste and improve the flow of value.
The Thin Red Line

The Thin Red Line

I was speaking at a DevOps meetup in Finland recently and was asked, “what does DevOps mean to you?” I love that they started the conversation that way.
Metric Mythconceptions

Metric Mythconceptions

As we try to improve the flow of value to the end-user, the first item that usually gains focus is the productivity of development teams and how to measure it.
Storytime

Storytime

The following is fantasy. Any resemblance to persons living or dead is coincidental. However, too many people live this. ScrummerFall Jackie is a buyer who needs better tools for forecasting demand so she can make better-informed decisions.
Chaos Engineering

Chaos Engineering

Delivering value to the end-users means we need systems that are useful, secure, and resistant to the shark-filled acid bath of the cloud environment.
Continuous Delivery FAQ

Continuous Delivery FAQ

There are many misconceptions about CD. There are also many things about CD that are not obvious on the surface.