tekbuddha + culture   21

Avoiding DevOpsOps – Kaimar Karu – Medium
A response to Mark Schwartz’s article on Ops tasks outside of the (traditional) DevOps domain, discussing the Operations-as-a-Platform idea.
devops  culture  team-structure 
april 2018 by tekbuddha
A counterintuitive way to increase diversity in tech
You want to increase diversity in tech. You’re a person of privilege, probably white, passably male, perhaps even well-heeled. You already know the benefits of having a diverse and inclusive team…
management  inclusion  diversity  hiring  leadership  culture 
march 2018 by tekbuddha
Culture is the Behavior You Reward and Punish – jocelyngoldfein
At the outset of 2008, VMware was flying high. We were a Silicon Valley rocket ship; we’d doubled revenue and headcount for four years in a row. We were an upstart disrupting the datacenter, we were…
work  management  business  culture 
january 2018 by tekbuddha
How to Do Code Reviews Like a Human (Part One) - Silly Bits
Lately, I’ve been reading articles about best practices for code reviews. I notice that these articles focus on finding bugs to the exclusion of almost every other component of a review. Communicating issues you discover in a constructive and professional way? Irrelevant! Just identify all the bugs, and the rest will take care of itself.
culture  development  workflow 
october 2017 by tekbuddha
The Spotify Model is No "Agile Nirvana"
At Spotify, management and the way the organization works supports teams and agile practices by growing people. But Spotify isn’t an “Agile Nirvana”, it’s hard to reach high performance with teams that are constantly growing, changing, and splitting into new teams.
spotify  agile  culture 
october 2017 by tekbuddha
Questions for our first 1:1 | Lara Hogan
In the last few years, I’ve had the pleasure of kicking off lots of new reporting relationships with both engineers and engineering managers. Over time, I’ve learned that getting some particular data during an initial 1:1 can be really helpful, as I can refer back to the answers as I need to give a person feedback, recognize them, and find creative ways to support them. Most of these I’ve stolen from some really amazing Etsy coworkers.
1:1  culture  managing  career  leadership  management 
october 2017 by tekbuddha
On becoming me-shaped again – beerops
It was with mixed feelings that I announced a few weeks ago my upcoming departure from Etsy. While I am incredibly excited to be joining the awesome team of builders at Travis CI, it was also quite sad to be leaving the place that had been my dream job when I started out in ops.…
culture  burnout  etsy 
july 2017 by tekbuddha

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