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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 to...

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 agile...

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 and...

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


Jez Humble on Making Continuous Delivery Work and Responding to Discrimination in Tech

8/13/2017
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In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Jez Humble about his Agile 2017 Keynote talk in which he refuted many of the common excuses why “continuous delivery won’t work here”. He also gave a scathing response to the “Manifestbro” controversy which recently unfolded at Google. Why listen to this podcast: Key takeaways about DevOps: - There are many reasons cited for not adopting DevOps – the real reasons are cultural and architectural issues - It takes...

Duration: 00:28:26


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


Alanna Brown and Nicole Forsgren on the State of DevOps Report 2017

6/11/2017
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Manuel Pais, InfoQ Lead Editor for DevOps, talks to Alanna Brown Director of Technical Product Marketing at Puppet and Nicole Forsgren, PhD in Management Information Systems and CEO at DORA, on the State of DevOps Report 2017. Why listen to this podcast: - Three new areas of research in 2017: leadership, automation and organizational performance for non-financial organizations. - Transformational leaders have a clear business vision and communicate in an inspiring way, and provide...

Duration: 00:31:53


John Willis on DevOps Evolution, Leadership and Burnout

6/4/2017
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Manuel Pais, InfoQ Lead Editor for DevOps, talks to John Willis, Director of Ecosystem Development for Docker and co-author of the "DevOps Handbook", on DevOps evolution, leadership and burnout. Why listen to this podcast: - DevOps got watered down along the way, but its principles and practices will stay. - People can learn the technical side of DevOps with training but they need to follow up on case studies from organizations that went through similar journeys. - Still early days to be...

Duration: 00:34:45


Rosalind Radcliffe on the Non-Challenges to Continuous Delivery on Mainframe

5/28/2017
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Manuel Pais, InfoQ Lead Editor for DevOps, talks to Rosalind Radcliffe, Distinguished Engineer at IBM, about mainframe software delivery, from technical evolution to the mindset change required to adopt DevOps and modern development practices. Why listen to this podcast: - Large organizations have not evolved practices in mainframe systems due to cultural challenges, not technical. - Most mainframe applications still have high business value but don't take advantage of modern hardware. -...

Duration: 00:29:55


Gene Kim on Scaling DevOps and Learning from Corageous Horses at the DevOps Enterprise Summit

5/21/2017
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In this podcast Manuel Pais, InfoQ Lead Editor for DevOps, talks to Gene Kim, co-author of the "DevOps Handbook" and "The Phoenix Project" books, on how to scale DevOps in large organizations ("horses") and the need for continuous learning and adaptation. Why listen to this podcast: - DevOps Enterprise Summit focuses on continuously learning from leaders elevating technical practices and cultural norms at large, complex organizations. - Remaining challenges in large organizations include...

Duration: 00:34:11


Adam Tornhill on Good Engineering Culture, Technical Debt and Ways to Reduce Inter-Team Conflict

5/14/2017
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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, InfoQ Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke Adam Tornhill of Empear on combining psychology and software engineering, technical debt. Why listen to this podcast: - The problems in software engineering are not technical they are almost always people related - A lot of technical debt is not actually technical in nature – it is due to organisational and social...

Duration: 00:24:48


Jason Hand on DevOps Culture and Powerful Post-Mortems

5/7/2017
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In this podcast Shane Hastie, InfoQ Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Jason Hand of VictorOps about the DevOps culture, what ChatOps is and powerful post-mortems. Why listen to this podcast: - The misaligned incentives between development and operations in many organisations - The need to instil a sense of ownership across the whole delivery organisation where everyone takes responsibility for solving problems, rather than saying “that’s not my job” - There is no roadmap to...

Duration: 00:26:11

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