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Unleashed 2023

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Last week (December 14th 2023) I was in Amsterdam for a couple of days with Atlassian product managers and here follows some impressions; Several products that were in beta have now achieved GA and of these Jira Product Discovery appears to be the star turn. Compass and Atlas are clearer in their positioning but there is acknowledged overlap between all [......]

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Agile, Agile Best Practice, Agile Methodology, DevOps culture

Chapter 3 Summary : Look Outside your Four Walls

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A prevalent issue in organizations (particularly regulated entitites) is the avoidance of reasonable risk-taking, often hindered by a fear of the unknown that impedes progress. If we define "reasonable" as a small change to a process that can be swiftly reversed with a prior understanding of potential adverse effects we still face a challenge that what one person deems reasonable [......]

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Chapter 2: Who is the most important person in the room?

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The most important person in the room when it comes to delivering software is the customer. To be clear the customer is the person using the software not the business sponsor. Ideally the customer is represented by a product owner but even if the role does not formally exist the key here is accountability to the business for benefits (ideally [......]

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Agile, Agile Best Practice, Agile Methodology, DevOps culture

Chapter 1: What does good look like?

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The question "What does good look like?" holds profound significance for the questionee, particularly when delving into discussions about innovative work methodologies. This inquiry is not merely a one-time consideration but a continuous exploration, reflecting a mindset geared towards perpetual learning rather than striving to be the most knowledgeable individual in a room. In this chapter, we articulate a perspective [......]

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Progressive Delivery

7 minute read

Next month (April 24th 2023) I will present in person at DevOpsCon London. My last DevOpsCon presentation was via Zoom, and while Zoom chat was functional — real audience engagement is just plain better. If you are in the audience, expect to be taking part in survey questions. Since that last DevOpsCon presentation, the team here at Daysha DevOps took [......]

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Agile, DevOps process, DevOps tools

Planning Software Activities – A tools perspective

4 minute read

Background Setting and meeting expectations matters … a lot! It's how we build trust e.g. doing the things we said we would. Businesses will always need to prioritise feature delivery and assign dates to their delivery. Be it competitive or straight forward revenue pressures very few businesses can survive without publishing a roadmap of some sort. Atlassian themselves uses their [......]

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Think Customer Value not Project Cost

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This blog is an update to Chapter 5 of the 1FaaT book first published in November 2020. It is designed to help organisations that wish to unite Commercial, Technology and Finance silo’s. ‘What is a chargeback model anyway?’ I was having a beer with Adrian who was working for a pillar bank in London. He was an experienced software engineer [......]

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Atlassian JSM Update December 2022

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The content of this blog is based on two days spent in company with Atlassian's Jira Service Management (JSM) product teams in mid December 2022. Attendees included European partners and customers. Throughout this blog there is a shortage of ship dates because Atlassian has committed to publishing a white paper in January 2023 to include targeted ship dates. This was [......]

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Customer Service … as a service.

2 minute read

Email has been in existence since the 1980's and still retains value for short once off communications. However for task status or knowledge share, email is a death star - it sucks energy and momentum from your teams. If you have had the pain of; Searching the inbox for crucial data and the panic associated with being unable to find [......]

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