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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 allocated...

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

Linda Rising on Values, Morality and the Impact of Politics

1/21/2018
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In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke Linda Rising about her talk at Agile 2017 in which she explores her own reaction to the politics in the USA and how it triggered her to research morality and values. Why listen to this podcast: • The inclusiveness, openness, learning and joy that characterises the agile community • Exploring her own reactions to people with different political viewpoints and finding research into morality which helps explain them • There...

Duration:00:17:14

Wendy Closson on Mindfulness and Effective Communication

1/14/2018
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In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Wendy Closson about her journey of recovery from contracting a rare, deadly form of cancer to leading to the Optimize You track at QCon New York Why listen to this podcast: • The impact of contracting a rare form of cancer • The combination of things that together make a difference to survival rates • The five things that will impact your life for the better: Change the way you speak, think, feel, actions and attitude...

Duration:00:19:38

Ramon Harrington of Vistaprint on Choosing What Not To Build

1/1/2018
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In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Ramon Harrington of Vistaprint about his QCon New York talk on Rapid Prototyping. Why listen to this podcast: • Putting engineers in front of customers and having conversations results in far better understanding and empathy for the customer’s needs • Be prepared to launch before you’ve built everything you think the product needs in order to avoid building features people don’t want • In engineering there is often a...

Duration:00:18:32

Conal Scanlon on Monte Carlo Mapping

12/18/2017
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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 Conal Scanlon about his talk at QCon New York on Monte Carlo Simulation for forecasting feature development Why listen to this podcast: • Knowledge work is inherently variable, and estimates are inevitably incorrect • Monte Carlo simulation projects likely completion based on past history rather than future guesses • A...

Duration:00:17:19

Dave West on the State of Scrum and the Future of Agile

12/10/2017
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In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Dave West, CEO and chief product owner at Scrum.org, about the state of Scrum in 2017 and the future of agile. Why listen to this podcast: • Agile adoption is now in the late-majority phase of the adoption curve; large organisations who are risk averse have seen the ideas proven elsewhere and they are adopting them • The underlying issues are not that complicated – we’ve got customers who have needs that they can’t...

Duration:00:18:31

Kent McDonald and Heather Mylan-Mains on Socratic Questioning

12/5/2017
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In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Kent McDonald and Heather Mylan-Mains on their talk at Agile 2017 about Socratic Questioning Why listen to this podcast: - Socratic questioning n approach to learning which is based on getting to answers through a question-based dialogue - Frequently what is presented at the beginning of a product investigation is a proposed solution rather than exploring the real need - There are six categories of questions to expose...

Duration:00:18:22

Anders Wallgren on Containerize Your Enthusiasm

11/27/2017
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In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, talks to Anders Wallgren, CTO of Electric Cloud about the adoption of DevOps, containers and microservices and the dangers of vanity metrics. Why listen to this podcast: - Adoption of containers is increasing – one survey indicated 42% of organizations surveyed are using them for something - Container orchestration platforms are good at managing the challenges around scaling and resilience - Architecture is a significant...

Duration:00:28:03

Jason Yip on Removing Friction in Development and DevOps at Spotify

11/21/2017
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In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Jason Yip about removing friction in the developer experience and DevOps at Spotify Why listen to this podcast: • Friction is the feeling that your environment is fighting you – examples include poorly named variables in code, editors configured incorrectly, access to environments etc • These things often seem small individually, but together they significantly and slow down development activities • Cultivate refined...

Duration:00:22:57

Josh Evans on DevOps at Netflix

11/13/2017
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In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Josh Evans, former engineering manager at Netflix on how Netflix does DevOps and the freedom and responsibility culture that undermines their way of working. Why listen to this podcast: • There are many interpretations of the term DevOps, it is a useful shorthand for a wide variety of technologies and approaches • “You build it, you run it” is the concrete application of the freedom and responsibility culture • When...

Duration:00:29:21

Sean Dunn & Chris Edwards on Ethics and Professionalism in Software Engineering

11/5/2017
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In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Sean Dunn and Chris Edwards about professionalism, licensing and ethics in software engineering Why listen to this podcast: • Situations where software development intersects with the public interest are widening and software can impact the health and wellbeing of society • The distinguishing characteristic of a profession is holding paramount the public interest • Unlike the failure of a bridge unethical results from...

Duration:00:24:44

Don Denoncourt on Aging in IT and Being a Lifelong Learner

10/29/2017
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In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, talks to Don Denoncourt about remaining an engineer as one ages. Why listen to this podcast: • Looking back over history and programming language changes since the early 1980’s • The importance of lifelong learning and putting your personal time into remaining relevant and up to date with new development platforms • New graduates get to work on new things because they have just learned about them and they are prepared to take...

Duration:00:20:13

Andrea Goulet & M. Scott Ford on the Marriage of Communication & Code

10/22/2017
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In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, talks to Andrea Goulet & M. Scott Ford about their journey working together as a married couple and business partners, learning to collaborate and communicate despite having vastly different communication styles and viewpoints. Why listen to this podcast: - Effective communication is a competitive advantage - The system that you produce will only be as good as the communication structure you have in place while you build it -...

Duration:00:36:15

Pavneet Saund on Practical Empathy

10/16/2017
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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, Pavneet Saund about his ideas on making empathy a superpower and effective team leadership Why listen to this podcast: - Showing and receiving empathy is truly life-changing - The need to assume good intent when communicating using chat and written words - Leadership is a different set of skills from technology and these need...

Duration:00:20:11

Lee Cunningham on the 11th State of Agile Survey Results

10/8/2017
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In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke Lee Cunningham of VersionOne about the results from the State of Agile Survey Why listen to this podcast: • Agile is not just something that developers do – it’s an enabler of business outcomes • The emergence of multi-modal organisations where there are multiple different approaches being used simultaneously which holds them back from progressing effectively • Some organisations are adopting a Taylorism approach to...

Duration:00:38:24

Johanna Rothman and Mike Griffiths on the Agile Alliance/PMI Agile Practice Guide

10/3/2017
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In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Johanna Rothman and Mike Grifiths about the joint PMI & Agile Alliance initiative to produce the Agile Practice Guide. Why listen to this podcast: - There is nothing in the PMBOK that says you have to use a waterfall project delivery model - If we want to influence the people who hold the hearts and minds of senior management, there is no better way than to collaborate with them - The guide reflects the State of the...

Duration:00:23:48

Interview - Rebecca Parsons

9/25/2017
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In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Rebecca Parsons, CTO of ThoughtWorks, about their recent report on the need for Courageous Leadership and her forthcoming book on Evolutionary Architecture. Why listen to this podcast: - Courageous leadership enables organisations to solve enterprise-scale problems while still allowing empowered development teams to produce software in an agile fashion - The importance of making the link between technology advances...

Duration:00:19:00

Joshua Kerievsky and Heidi Helfand on High Performance via Psychological Safety

9/17/2017
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In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Joshua Kerievsky CEO of Industrial Logic and Heidi Helfand Director of Engineering Excellence at Procore Technologies and author of the book Dynamic Reteaming about their talk High Performance via Psychological Safety Why listen to this podcast: • You cannot have a high performing team unless you have psychological safety • Creating a safe environment is hard, and it must go beyond just lip service • Take the time to...

Duration:00:24:28

Denise Jacobs on Banishing Your Inner Critic

9/10/2017
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In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Denise Jacobs about her keynote talk on Banishing your Inner Critic. Why listen to this podcast: • Imposter syndrome is a real thing and it has many manifestations • Getting into a flow state results in massive productivity increases and is highly rewarding • Creativity is a practice and needs to be exercised • Creativity Denial is rife in the tech industry – “I’m not creative”, whereas many technical skills require...

Duration:00:26:53

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