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Devopsdays Silicon Valley: From Divided to United – Aligning Technology & Business Teams

Devopsdays Silicon Valley: From Divided to United – Aligning Technology & Business Teams

Devopsdays Silicon Valley was a blast! No surprise – can’t go wrong with an event hosted at the Computer History Museum. Surprised and honored by how many people showed up so early Saturday morning to watch this keynote, especially after a whole week of tech conferencing with Velocity + Devopsdays. Devops diehards prevail. In this video, I share LeanKit’s 12 month journey to improve alignment between business and technology teams. Check out the video and let me know what you think.   For…

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Why Weekends Matter

Why Weekends Matter

At a conference not long ago, I overheard an attendee at a vendor booth ask if there was a way to exclude weekends from Lead Time reports. I politely asked them, “Why do you want to exclude weekends?” He said, “My team doesn’t work over the weekend, I don’t want that time counted against us.” I asked, “How is it that Lead Time metrics count against you?” He said, “It’s in my goals – it impacts my performance review.” This…

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Devopsdays Silicon Valley: Why don’t we just say no?

Devopsdays Silicon Valley: Why don’t we just say no?

The problem for a spouse who can build or fix just about anything is that the other spouse provides them with a long list of things to do. And for a number of reasons, it’s hard for them to say no. Reason #1 is that they like the person who asked. We do things for people we like. The same is true at the office. But getting things done doesn’t always start with yes. In this talk, I describe four…

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