Category: DevOps culture

Often referred to as the most difficult part of any journey, DevOps culture refers to new ways of working.
Companies IT departments don’t change their culture overnight. What can change is how people interact with one another and that in turn impacts culture.

Agile, Agile Best Practice, Agile Methodology, DevOps culture

Chapter 3 Summary : Look Outside your Four Walls

4 minute read

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 [......]

Continue reading

Agile, Agile Best Practice, Agile Methodology, DevOps culture

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

3 minute read

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 [......]

Continue reading

Agile, Agile Best Practice, Agile Methodology, DevOps culture

Chapter 1: What does good look like?

2 minute read

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 [......]

Continue reading

DevOps, DevOps Best Practice, DevOps culture

Waterfall Mindset Limitations

4 minute read

What is Waterfall Mindset? This blog is not long enough to answer the question posed. But here is a current example we are encountering. Building modern systems is difficult. New cloud and hybrid architectures are complex and need experimentation as an approach to evaluate viability. Whats needed is a fail fast mindset but Waterfall is an avoid risk and never [......]

Continue reading

DevOps Best Practice, DevOps culture, Fintech

Fincode 2019

4 minute read

Regular readers will note that we attend this event annually and our 2017 and 2018 editions are well worth a revisit as many of the previous years presentations were from more mature organisations than the 2019 presenters. The event as the name suggest is focussed on technologists in Tier 1 and 2 Financial Services companies in Europe. This event is [......]

Continue reading

DevOps culture, Fintech

Focus on Outcomes … not Inputs

3 minute read

I had a financial crisis last week. Now, before our stakeholders get worried, I should explain that it was the Bank of Mum and Dad. I was abroad when two of my grown up children contacted me to say that they each needed money for different reasons. As the CFO (their Mom!), was also abroad I was the person with [......]

Continue reading

DevOps culture, DevOps Simulation

Daysha Simulates DevOps

3 minute read

To register for our free DevOps Simulation in London on the 31st March email us When I first heard ‘immersive learning experience’ I put it in the same category as ‘awesome’. Words best spoken with an American twang and overused to the point of being meaningless. However the words are millennial friendly as indeed is simulation. Today's younger workforce have grown [......]

Continue reading

DevOps culture, DevOps process

Waste not – Want not

3 minute read

Why is that when you go to your local supermarket, nothing seems to be where it was last week! How come, when you visit a certain Swedish company that specialises in home products, you have to go around in circles to find the product you came in to buy? Why, in other words, do you always seem to spend more [......]

Continue reading