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Remembering Jerry Weinberg with Johanna Rothman and Esther Derby

8/16/2018
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In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Johanna Rothman and Esther Derby about their memories of Gerald M. (Jerry) Weinberg who passed away on the 7th of August 2018. Why listen to this podcast: • Jerry Weinberg was a highly respected thinker and author • He was instrumental in defining some of the key elements of systems thinking and quality practices for software development • The rule of three – one option is a trap, two is a dilemma and three breaks...

Duration:00:21:50

Michael Cote from Pivotal on Programming the Business

8/12/2018
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In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Michael Cote from Pivotal Labs about “programming the business” to enable support for automation and moving towards DevOps. Why listen to this podcast: • It’s possible to move from deploying on a yearly basis to a daily basis • Adopting a new process or approach often improves things dramatically, frequently because what was being done before was not effective rather than because of the effectiveness of the new way •...

Duration:00:32:24

Dan Kreigh on Building SpaceShipOne and Designing Flying Cars

7/31/2018
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In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Dan Kreigh about his experiences as the lead structural analyst working on SpaceShipOne and his personal interest in designing and building a flying car. Why listen to this podcast: • Building SpaceShipOne was an iterative and incremental project • There are many parallels between the development of SpaceShipOne and an agile software product • Dan’s definition of a flying car is one that you can drive on the freeway...

Duration:00:20:40

Jeff Dalton on Teaching Leaders How to Teach

7/26/2018
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In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Jeff Dalton about the challenges of agile adoption in large organizations and the need to teach agile leaders how to teach so they can lead the cultural shift that is needed Why listen to this podcast: • The marketing of agility is going far better than the actual on the ground adoption • When process-centric, low trust organisations adopt agile they bring that approach to their agile practices • The link between the...

Duration:00:31:30

Edith Harbaugh of Launch Darkly on Engineering a Good Engineering Culture

7/19/2018
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In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Edith Harbaugh of Launch Darkly on the way she and her cofounder have deliberately engineered their organisation’s culture Why listen to this podcast: • A good engineering culture is one where there is a lot of respect for different people and roles • Start by good intent on behalf of your colleagues – everyone is doing their best • Be open to continually learning – mistakes will happen, learn from them in a blame-free...

Duration:00:15:30

Matt Abrahams of BoldEcho on Becoming Effective Communicators

7/1/2018
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In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke with Matt Abrahams of BoldEcho and Stanford Graduate School of Business on becoming effective communicators, especially around speaking in public. Why listen to this podcast: • Everyone has a story to tell • Make sure you understand who you are speaking to and what it is that you can do to help them • It’s important to structuring your message in such a way as to make it easy for your audience to understand • All...

Duration:00:14:57

Pooja Brown on Building Great Engineering Cultures

6/24/2018
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In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke with Pooja Brown, VP of Engineering at Docusign about building great engineering culture. Why listen to this podcast: • Great culture comes when people are aligned with the organisation’s mission • There are ways to bring the voice of the customer to the ears of the team and doing so creates empathy and results in better products • Transparency and openness around what matters to the company helps ensure people align with...

Duration:00:17:48

Jarrod Overson Offers Advice for Aspirant and Current Technical Leaders

6/17/2018
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In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke with Jarrod Overson of Shape Security about the reason for and the content in the Beyond Being an Individual Contributor track at QCon San Francisco, and he offers advice for current and aspirant technical leaders. Why listen to this podcast: • Many technologists get the opportunity to move into leadership roles but receive no training or guidance about what skills such a role needs • Solving other people’s problems as...

Duration:00:24:08

Susan McIntosh on Diversity in Tech

6/9/2018
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In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke with Susan McIntosh, an InfoQ editor, agile practitioner and scrum master who works in the area of cultural change about the impacts that the lack of diversity in tech has and some ways to address the inherent imbalances in the system. Why listen to this podcast: • There is a significant diversity challenge in the information technology industry • Women are the primary decision makers in shopping but the IT industry as...

Duration:00:19:49

Chris Manuel on Continuous Testing and Culture Change

5/27/2018
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In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Chris Manuel who heads the global test engineering service for Mindtree about continuous testing, cultural change and creating a culture of quality in organisations Why listen to this podcast: • The application portfolio of every organisation has become much more complex and this needs different ways of approaching the testing challenges that just having legions of people banging away at keyboards • The value of...

Duration:00:28:00

Dominica DeGrandis on Her Book Making Work Visible

5/20/2018
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In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Dominica DeGrandis about time thieves, making work visible, the important themes from the DevOps Enterprise Summit and ways to be more productive. Why listen to this podcast: • If we can understand the thieves of time better we can get some time back from our overburdened work-life • Having too much work in progress is the mother of all the other thieves of time • Much of our work is based on arbitrary rather than...

Duration:00:26:02

CA agile leaders on the using data and creating a safe environment to drive strategy

5/7/2018
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In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Shannon Mason, Laureen Knudsen and Steve Wolfe about a wide range of topics from agile marketing to using data effectively to drive strategy, to organisation incentives and neuroscience. Why listen to this podcast: • While there are differences in the application of agile ideas in different domains, the principles apply across the board • An effective agile environment produces good data for executive decision making...

Duration:00:40:43

Diana Larsen on Organisation Design for Team Effectiveness and Having the Best Possible Worklife

4/29/2018
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This is the Engineering Culture Podcast, from the people behind InfoQ.com and the QCon conferences. In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Diana Larsen about organisational design for team effectiveness, having the best possible worklife and the evolution of the Agile Fluency Model Why listen to this podcast: • Organisation design is a distinct subset of organisation development • For teams to be effective, every team needs a clear purpose – why are we...

Duration:00:30:30

Chris Matts & Tony Grout on IT Risk Management Framework as a Catalyst for Change

4/22/2018
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In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, talks to Tony Grout and Chris Matts about building an IT risk management framework at a large bank and using that as a catalyst for a digital transformation. Why listen to this podcast: • Just deploying another prescriptive method will not make an organisation agile and adaptive • A risk management framework can be a catalyst for change • The components of a simple framework which enables adaptation at the team level while...

Duration:00:38:35

Riot Games on Moving Beyond Product Ownership

4/15/2018
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In this podcast recorded at Agile 2017, Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Ahmed Sidky and Michael Robillard of Riot Games about their experiences in product management for a comprehensive gaming experience Why listen to this podcast: • The need for a framework to make really tough product decisions • The importance of a clear strategy when faced with many good ideas - selecting which ones not to pursue • In the Agile community most of the conversation is about being...

Duration:00:27:02

Troy Magennis on Using Data to Support Decision Making

4/12/2018
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In this podcast recorded at Agile 2017, Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke Troy Magennis about his talks at the conference on “I love the smell of data in the morning” and “10 ways to choose what to start next” Why listen to this podcast: • The absence of data means all you have is an opinion • The simplest way to start gathering data in software development is to put the starting date/time on one corner, the ending date/time on another corner and use different colour...

Duration:00:12:26

Katherine Kirk, Sally Freudenberg & Chris Courier on Inclusive Collaboration

3/25/2018
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In this podcast recorded at Agile 2017, Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Katherine Kirk, Sally Freudenberg & Chris Courier on Inclusive Collaboration, Neurodiversity and Creating Safe Spaces Why listen to this podcast: • Neurodiversity is the idea that things like autism, bi-polar disorder, dyslexia and ADHD are not “disabilities”, rather they are normal variations in the human genome • The tech industry is an industry of thinkers and we know that diverse teams are...

Duration:00:36:50

Harsh Sinha on Building Culture at TransferWise

2/18/2018
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In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Harsh Sinha, CTO of TransferWise about deliberately designing organisational culture. Why listen to this podcast: • The organisation is structured in lots of autonomous, independent teams each one of which is focused on meeting a specific customer need • For a startup the biggest competitive edge is speed, and this organisation structure supports and enables speed of decision making and responding to customer needs •...

Duration:00:22:51

Rich Mironov on Product Development Trends

2/11/2018
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In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Rich Mironov about the current trends in product development Why listen to this podcast: • There is nothing more wasteful in the world than beautifully building a product that no one wants to buy • Everywhere in the world engineering teams are similar to other engineering teams and sales teams are similar to other sales teams and the two groups are completely opposite to each other • Dropping time and funding...

Duration:00:26:44

Cahlan Sharp on Teaching Development Skills

2/4/2018
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In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Cahlan Sharp about the DevMountain schools that teach software development skills in intensive “bootcamp” programs. Why listen to this podcast: • A lot of formal education is very theory based rather than teaching hands-on development skills • A Stack-Overflow survey in which 60% of respondents describe themselves as self-taught developers • A high-pressure, high performance environment where students learn by doing...

Duration:00:15:25