In this episode of Tech Career Talk, we discuss the Three Ways of DevOps. This was a term Gene Kim uses in some of his writing. This comes from a popular post on MyITCareerCoach.com https://myitcareercoach.com/the-three-ways-and-how-to-successfully-maneuver-devops/
In this episode, we share a popular post from MyITCareerCoach.com where we discuss if we should task out our stories in Scrum. I weigh in on this topic and share my thoughts. Read more here: https://myitcareercoach.com/should-i-task-out-my-stories-in-scrum/
Yes, tech professionals shouldn't just focus on data! In this episode, Jennifer MacMillan who coaches speakers on how to develop great stories shares her insights. Learn how to level up your storytelling skills. Technical professionals need more than a great dataset, they need a story!
Andrew Stellman tells us what Scrumban is. He shares how it draws from Scrum and Kanban. Andrew also clears up some misconceptions people have with it too. This is from a recent Orielly ebook he wrote. https://www.oreilly.com/library/view/what-is-scrumban/9781492074885/
Anja Bonatto joins us to discuss the value of One on One Coaching for Agile Teams. She shares how it is different from team coaching and when we should use it. This is a great tool to have in your toolbelt! Some problems are best addressed One on One.
In this episode, we discuss David Marquet's new book Leadership is Language. He shares his new playbook that we can use for leading teams. David is quite popular in the agile community for his approach to teamwork.
Amazon link: https://amzn.to/2TKigiL
Ryan Ripley, from Agile for Humans podcast, sits down with us to share about his new book. Fixing your Scrum was just published by The Pragmatic Programmer. Get your copy here: https://ryanripley.com/fixing-your-scrum/
In this episode, we share more insights from Joshua Kerievsky's appearance on the Agile Online Meetup. The session was entitled, "Are you Quick?". He talks about how we need to be quick but, not hasty. The value delivery is important at a high speed. Joshua Kerievsky is the CEO of Industrial Logic. https://www.industriallogic.com/ https://twitter.com/JoshuaKerievsky https://www.linkedin.com/in/joshuakerievsky/
In this episode, we share some insights from Joshua Kerievsky appearance on the Agile Online Meetup. The session was entitled, "Are you Quick?". He talks about how we need to be quick but, not hasty. The value delivery is important at a high speed. Joshua Kerievsky is the CEO of Industrial Logic.
Greg Mester from 5 AM Mester Scrum joins us to share how he uses agile agreements and norms to help groups form. He uses these principals even with his kids.
Connect with Greg here:
Ed Han is a LinkedIn expert. As a recruiter, he sees all the good and bad ways to use LinkedIn. Ed shares with us technical professionals ways to leverage LinkedIn to find a good job and how not to get into trouble as well!
Connect with Ed https://www.linkedin.com/in/edmhan
In this episode, we review a common question about how developers can move to DevOps. We review some key skills that are needed for the transition. This is from a popular post we have from the blog: http://myitcareercoach.com/how-to-go-from-developer-to-devops/
In this episode, Paul D'Aula shares with us his career journey. He details his various stops along with his career. From working on Wall Street to Insurance he worked in many domains and with numerous technologies.
In this episode, Ahmed Avais discusses the Agile Fluency Model. He shares what it is, how to use it, and where to go to get more information about it. Here are some of the resources Ahmed recommends https://www.agilefluency.org/ and https://martinfowler.com/articles/agileFluency.html
Connect with Ahmed on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/ahmedavais
In this episode, we discuss leadership agility with Ken Roberts. Ken is an agile coach with Better Ways Agility. He also leads the Lean/Agile Princeton Meetup. He discusses the Cynefin Framework https://hbr.org/2007/11/a-leaders-framework-for-decision-making, Michael Hamman https://www.michaelhamman.com/ and his book Evolvagilty, Growing Leadership culture inside https://www.amazon.com/Evolvagility-Growing-Leadership-Culture-Inside-ebook/dp/B07L2HDYP2/ref=nodl_ and Active Listening https://coactive.com/blog/listening/. Connect with Ken on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/kennethroberts
Join us for a wonderful interview with Javier Lozano. He shares with us about his career journey in software development where he specializes in .Net development. Javier has his own company and is a Microsoft MVP. Learn more about what that is and how he co-founded a .Net User Group in Central Iowa. Connect with Javier on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/jglozano
In this episode, Cecil Williams discusses being a Software Delivery Coach. From his days in the Nuclear industry to a Software Delivery Coach Cecil shares his experience. He currently works with Industrial Logic. Connect with Cecil on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/cecilgwilliams
In this episode, we discuss the CALMS model. This is a model used to assess organizational readiness to transition to DevOps. From the DevOps Online Summit, we have a clip from Helen Beal. Helen shared the CALMS model with us. We dive in and define the model and all its attributes.
Quality Engineer and Selenium expert, Ashok Tulachan, shares with us what a Quality Engineer does. He talks about the skills and tools we need to work in this role. Connect with Ashok on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashok-tulachan/ or his website http://www.seleniumguru.com/
This episode is a special announcement for our Agile Online Summit Book Club. We are going to start this out for December. The book club will read through agile books and discuss them in our Slack group. It is FREE to join so you can't say no! Head over to https://www.agileonlinesummit.com/2019/p/tickets and get your ticket. Then grab the book and start reading along with everyone.
In this video, Adam Viet shares 5 tips for a tech job search.
1. Always be expanding your skillset
2. Utilize a recruiting service
3. Always tailor your resume to the job
4. Reverse engineer your job search
5. Always look to expand your network
In this episode, Tim Gifford discusses being a Technical Team Coach. Working for Lean Techniques he helps the team learn and develop. Tim encourages cooperation and collaboration with Test-Driven Development and Coding Dojos. Connect with Tim on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/timgifford/ or check out Lean Techniques: https://leantechniques.com/
In this episode, we discuss working in DevOps with Sriram Puligadda. He shares with us all the different skills and challenges DevOps professionals face. From cloud technologies, containerization and much more. Sriram helps us understand what it takes to work in DevOps. Connect with Sriram on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/spuligadda/
In this episode, we learn the basics of Behavior Driven Development from Richard Lawerence. He shares what it means and how we can use it. This is a sample of some of the great content we have from the Agile Online Summit! If you want more become a VIP https://gum.co/aosvip
Also, check out Richard Lawerence's book here: bddwithcucumber.com
In this episode, we talk about Eliyahu Goldratt's classic book The Goal: A Process of ongoing improvement. We discuss some key topics such as optimizing the whole system, removing waste, and the Theory of Constraints.
In this episode, Dusty Juhl shares with us his experience as a Quality Assurance professional. He also discusses his own business and the Des Moines Area Quality Assurance Association.
Trestle Trail Technology: https://trestletrailtech.com/
His personal site: https://dustyjuhl.com/
In this special episode, we are going to talk about the Agile Online Summit that starts next week. Register now at https://www.agileonlinesummit.com/2019 and don't miss this exciting event with great agile speakers.
In this episode, we talk with Database expert Ben Brumm from DatabaseStar.com. He shares with us why we should all know database skills and what jobs use them. Check out his website at https://www.databasestar.com/
In this episode, Agile Coach Tom Cagley shares about what Value Stream Mapping is and when we should use it. He also discusses a few related topics that are sometimes confused with Value Stream Mapping.
Matthew Zach started out as a developer then became a manager of technology teams. He recently started as a Director with Workiva in Ames Iowa. Matthew shares with us some guidance for those new in technology and those who have recently become a technology leader.
Nate Buwalda, a Technical Product Owner at John Deere in Urbandale, Iowa share with us his career development. Working with many different companies in software development his career has grown and expanded.
In this episode, we discuss "Finding the right fit for you" from the book Tech Survival 101 I co-wrote with Greg Jensen from CDS Global. We discuss a few items in this chapter including:
Tools or Systems vs Applications
The book is available on Amazon so check it out there!
In this episode, we discuss code smells. These are signs that your computer program might need some changes as it is producing a bad odor.
In this special announcement for the June Agile Online Meetup, we share about how you can hear from Doc Norton about “Escape Velocity: Better metrics for Agile teams” on June 25th at 2 PM! Register here
In this episode I share what is liberating structures. I researched this topic that I first heard from Ryan Ripley on Agile For Humans. Using these you can help engage more people and get more innovative solutions.
How do your thoughts change your outcome? Think about your mindset and its effect on your work and life. Do you have a growth mindset or a fixed mindset? We detail Carol Dweck's research and how it can impact your life.
Read more here.
In this episode, we discuss Business Relationship Management and how it affects technical professionals. We need to build connections, promote opportunities and understand our stakeholders. From the book Relationship Management for Technical Professionals.
In this episode, we discuss the basics of Kanban. We cover the Work in Process limits or WIP.
The benefits of Kanban:
Shorter cycle times
And Kanban tools too.
Learn more here.
In this episode, we discuss common engineering issues. From the obsession with tools to focus on the time scarcity and the challenges. Engineers have to share opportunities and educate their co-workers. Find out more here: https://myitcareercoach.com/common-engineer-issues/
In this episode of Tech Career Talk, let's look at how and why we should set our own tech career goals. We discuss how to look at areas to learn our technical skills, what ways we can share our skills and improve ourselves, and how each of us should create to expand our influence and skills.
In this episode of Tech Career Talk, we explore Mob Programming. We answer three questions. What is it? Why we should try it? How do we do it?
Link to Woody Zuill's talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHOVVnRB4h0
In this episode of Tech Career Talk, we discuss how you can find your Perfect Tech Job. First, we start with some questions to get you thinking what would work best for you. Then we explore your network, recruiters, and your online profile.
In this episode of Tech Career Talk, we discuss what to do when you start your DevOps journey. Find a key metric to measure, ensure focus, design a workflow, seek opportunities to automate, develop experiments, and build the right culture.
In this episode of Tech Career Talk, we talk about ways to build a great tech team. First, you want to make sure you have a good culture fit. It is important to hold out for the right person to add to your team or organization. To keep things going we need to Seed, Feed, and Weed. Seed, find new team members. Feed, develop those you have. Weed, coach out those who don't fit.
In this episode, we review the 7 Hallmarks of Great Developers.
Based on this post: https://myitcareercoach.com/7-hallmarks-of-great-developers/
In this episode, we discuss Eric Ries book The Lean Startup. There are many principles in this book that apply to technology professionals and that we should know. From MVP(Minimum Viable Product) to Validated Learning these are ideas we should have an understanding of.
In this episode, we discuss Neal Ford’s idea of building a Technology Radar. This idea will help you decide what technologies you want to hold on, assess, try out, and adopt. This is a link to Neal's blog: http://nealford.com/memeagora/2013/05/28/build_your_own_technology_radar.html
In this episode of Tech Career Talk, we discuss the insights Jim Collins shares in his book Great By Choice. He profiles two teams that set to reach the South Pole in 1911. The two teams had different approaches and yielded different results.
In this episode, we discuss how we can create a Technical Workers Development Plan. We start with an assessment of where we are, then establish goals that are technical and soft skill focused too. We look for our options for training and then take action. The final part is to build in a re-assessment periodically to make sure you are on track.