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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


David Marquet on the Difference Between Red-Work and Blue-Work

9/3/2017
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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 David Marquet about his keynote talk at the recent Agile 2017 conference and his book – Turn the Ship Around. Why listen to this podcast: - Create organizations for the future that have the right balance of thinking (blue-work) and doing (red-work) - The person doing the work has much more contextual information about...

Duration: 00:16:52


Patrick Kua on Growing Technical Leadership and Evolutionary Architecture

8/6/2017
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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 Patrick Kua from ThoughtWorks on growing technical leadership and evolutionary architecture Why listen to this podcast: - There is a significant gap in technical leadership capability in teams and across the industry as a whole - Your experience as a developer doesn’t prepare you for a tech lead roleRecognize that the...

Duration: 00:26:20


Larry Cooper on Putting Value First & Cultural Agility

7/30/2017
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In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Larry Cooper about the Agility Series – a collection of books and other resources which explore what agility means in many different dimensions. Why reading to this podcast: - Value management is about doing the right thing, rather than doing lots of stuff, right - The reason for doing something should always trace back to an organisational strategic goal, and if it doesn’t then we’re wasting the organisation’s money...

Duration: 00:36:08


Debbie Madden on Forming and Maintaining Great Teams

7/23/2017
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In this podcast recorded at QCon New York 2017 Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Debbie Madden, CEO of Stride on communication advice and techniques for technical teams and what it takes for build truly great teams. Why listen to this podcast: - The most effective teams have a true advantage in today’s organisations - The danger of coddling “rock star” performers - Create working environments that are flexible, welcoming and diverse - The value of healthy conflict -...

Duration: 00:19:28


Alex Qin on Leveraging Technology to Create Positive Social Change

7/9/2017
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In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Alex Qin following on from her QCon London talk “Shaving My Head Made Me A Better Programmer”. Why listen to this podcast: - Casual discrimination and unconscious bias is rife in society, and very prevalent in tech - The need to have many more people in the field who don’t fit the preconceived mould of a programmer - The complexity of the overall system means we need to tackle discrimination at many levels in many...

Duration: 00:24:05


Experiences in the Submarine Service and Tackling Big Issues Using Startup Weekend Events

6/25/2017
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In this podcast recorded in London Shane Hastie, InfoQ Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Colart Miles about leading towards innovative cultures and running startup weekends. Why listen to this podcast: - It’s not about rank or status – it’s about the value you bring to the team environment - Identifying a process for bringing an idea from inception to market and sharing that with others through Startup Weekends - Startup Weekend events in 160 countries, over 500000 people have...

Duration: 00:22:07


Colin Breck from Tesla on Quality Views to Expose Technical Debt

6/19/2017
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In this podcast recorded in London Shane Hastie, InfoQ Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke Colin Breck, an Egineer from Tesla about using quality views to expose and prioritize technical debt. Why listen to this podcast: • When systems are not customer facing, quality is not directly obvious and is frequently overlooked • Quality views provide a visual way of exposing quality in a system block diagram • Quality is a subjective – the value is in the conversations rather than the...

Duration: 00:13:08

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