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Myths of DevOps – A Second Generation

3 minute read

It is difficult enough to answer questions like What is DevOps? without encountering the misguided myths put forward to block the path of progress. Left unattended in your organisation myths can spread like a virus, raising doubts and stalling change momentum. Just as DevOps has evolved since the term was first coined in 2011, so too do the myths: gone [......]

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The Future of Atlassian

2 minute read

This presentation from Team 2022 is here in full on YouTube and what follows are impressions of a subset of the many announcements the Atlassian Leadership team made. The presenters were Scott Farquhar(co-CEO), Anu Bharadwaj COO, Erika Troutman Mc Cadden GM/VP of Product, Work Management for All (Confluence, Trello), Jaff Redfern CPO. These products were announced and are currently in [......]

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Podcast with DevOps Institute

1 minute read

Last month (Jan 22) the DevOps Institute kindly invited me to discuss the topic of silo's and their negative impact on building high quality software. Jason Baum has interesting ideas and questions on this topic, especially as remote working becomes pervasive. We divert into the Metaverse and topics as wide ranging as the Wright Brothers and Coach Bill Belicheck to [......]

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Bringing a beachhead mentality from Normandy to Berlin.

6 minute read

All leaders must drive innovation no matter the stage of evolution for the business. Innovation is a proactive approach to change. Some companies are good at reacting to change in their markets especially if there is a threat. But an innovative business actively looks for opportunity and threat and builds inner competitive tensions to constantly improve and grow. “If the [......]

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SaaS Economics

5 minute read

When Commercial people start talking to Technology people, very often what happens is that they got lost in TLAs (Three Letter Acronyms) that mean SFA to them. To be fair, the same often happens in reverse. In the old days, the Technology person and the Commercial person would get together over a lunch, or maybe even a beer, to translate [......]

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One Feature at a Time (1FaaT™)

2 minute read

It is widely accepted that businesses engaging customers in ongoing digital experimentation will outperform their competitors. By exploring customer needs as a series of small experiments successful organisations double down when they find customer value and cut their losses quickly if the experiment is not returning the desired results. Booking.com is running circa 1,000 experiments at any one time and [......]

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Remote working learnings

2 minute read

Last Friday after work a group of customers and colleagues got together for a zoom beer. This particular group had presented six months ago at an event Daysha ran in Dublin. We discussed new behaviours we would bring into business as usual – when remote working is optional. Each person was asked to prepare 2 ideas … and here are [......]

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Atlassian User Community Meetup

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This group is being restarted in Dublin by Daysha, an Atlassian Solution Partner. It is our hope that in time this community will turn into an official AUG. Furthermore, Atlassian are looking to find a local person who can lead the Irish Atlassian User Group which would be independent of Daysha. (contact Darline Auguste, email: dauguste@atlassian.com) The first event was [......]

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JIRA Admins: Are you under pressure? Check out GetJirified.

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Since we launched our DevOps services in late 2014 we have more than tripled our customer base in Ireland. We are extremely happy with our growth and now want to expand our market reach. We will be launching a number of initiatives this year. One such initiative is GetJirified. This is an independent 'sister' brand which aims to provide a [......]

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