#47 Alec Lazarescu, DevOps to the Rescue

Alec Lazarescu, CTO of LearnBop tells me how to introduce and expand DevOps inside your organization.

Who he is, what Learnbop does, how tutoring works; how Alec defines DevOps; how to introduce DevOps, lone consultant, re-branded admin team, dedicated team; why is software dev so messy; getting people to accept change, Conway's law, DevOps is about more than just dev; DevOps as facilitators; the role of microservices, harder in a big org; Simon Wardley - pioneers settlers and town planners; Spotify - squads, chapters, guilds, where do all these names/titles come from.

Book Recommendations
The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement

The Phoenix Project: A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win

Continuous Delivery

Managing Humans: Biting and Humorous Tales of a Software Engineering Manager

Management 3.0: Leading Agile Developers, Developing Agile Leaders (Addison-Wesley Signature Series (Cohn))

Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder (Incerto)

Simon Wardley

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#46 Terrence Ryan, Driving Technical Change

Terrence Ryan author of Driving Technical Change tells me how to initiate change, tackle difficult colleagues and convince the boss.

Who he is, driving technical change, choosing the right change to make, who makes the decision, using authority, gathering allies; skeptics - the uninformed, cynic, burned, irrational; become an expert in the change you propose;  fighting the boss, target costs;  universal and situational solutions, using external pressures like regulations; should you start from scratch, Adobe's transition to subscription; is code really valuable?; immaturity and speed in the software industry; "change is a journey, not a destination", "change your organization, or change your organization."

Book Recommendations

Driving Technical Change

Zen in the Martial Arts

Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision and Reality

How Google Works


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