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Chapter 10: Modern CEO’s adopt 1Faat

The way technology is delivered has a direct influence on an organization's strategy, as the process of achieving a vision can transform that vision. This concept has often been misunderstood by more established businesses. In the past, senior executives have delegated the "how" to technologists. However, today's leaders must recognize that the final goal can evolve incrementally as customer value [......]

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Chapter 9 : Aligning the Organization

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As customer-centric, multi-disciplinary delivery teams are established, there arises a need for supporting functions to adapt to these new structures. Departments like Finance and HR often operate with their own distinct processes, methods, and tools. In more challenging scenarios, customers may perceive this lack of cohesion within their supplier organization and become frustrated by the lack of integration. This blog [......]

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Chapter 8 Summary: Inject Urgency

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Transitioning from cumbersome project management to agile productivity entails overcoming resistance to change; Consider the steps to be taken for a Waterfall Project to commence; • Assess personnel and equipment needs for the upcoming project duration, estimated to be X months. • Coordinate a meeting to finalize start dates and schedule teams using a Gantt chart. • Establish a steering [......]

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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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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.

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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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Myths of DevOps – A Second Generation

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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

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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

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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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