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Continuous Discussions (#c9d9) Podcast: Episode 44 – Continuous Improvement

Continuous Improvement

This morning, I had the privilege tocontinuously-deliver our Continuous Discussions podcast from the airport, while waiting to board my flight to London for the first DevOps Enterprise Summit in Europe! (turns out, the airport wifi rocks- so thank you SFO!)


This time, we discussed Continuous Improvement.

DevOps and Continuous Delivery are essentially a Journey – on a path of on-going optimization. How do you continually optimize your software delivery process to improve your IT and organizational performance?

At the end of the day, while technology and automation do play a part — it starts with the people. Culture is the most crucial ingredient of DevOps. It may also be shared in your company’s “values” or “vision” deck, but – more importantly – culture is first and foremost manifested in the everyday workings of your organization.

We asked our panelists for concrete tactics used by organizations to foster the right culture and organizational atmosphere to foster continuous improvement. How do you encourage collaboration, creativity, can-do attitude and commitment – in order to facilitate change?

Slide8Slide12We discussed the key prerequisites for continuous improvements and lessons learned from the field and tips aroundOrganizational DesignCommunication,AutomationMeasurement and Experimentation, and Blameless Culturefor facilitating and empowering change.

Watch the replay of the episode below to learn more.

As a side note, Anders Wallgren was not able to join us for this episode – as he was continuously working on his tan and Mai Tai delivery while vacationing in Hawaii. So while we did not get the benefit of his expertise, (he’ll be back on the c9d9 anchor chair in 2 weeks, live from Chefcon) — lucky for us, he did address some aspects of continuous improvement as part of his recent interview with SD Times on driving digital transformation – so check it out. Also, read the blog post that Chris Nicola mentions on the show about the the Null Process here.

Watch the replay of the episode :

 


This episode features:

 

Chris Nicola
Chris Nicola
Co-founder and CTO of @wealthbar and found of Vancouver @polyglotconf. Building for the web with Rails and Angular. VIm user.
@chrismnicolalucisferre.net/
Daniel Rolnick
Daniel Rolnick
Daniel is the CTO of Yodle, a SaaS platform for small businesses, where continuous delivery is a way of life.
@YodleTechwww.yodletechblog.com
Pete Grant
Pete Grant
Pete is an architect specialising in automated testing, push button deployments and team organisation for business intelligence.
@petejgrantcloudbilimited.com/blog/

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On the next episode of Continuous Discussions:

devops and securityEpisode 45: DevOps and Security

Join us on July 12, to discuss best practices for baking-insecurity and compliance checks into your DevOps processes and CD pipelines.

This episode will feature:

andreas-wittig c9d9 devops podcast
Andreas Wittig
Cloud Specialist. Author of Amazon Web Services in Action. Software Engineer, Speaker, Teacher and Consultant.
@andreaswittigcloudonaut.io
Dave Bechberger c9d9 devops podcast
Dave Bechberger
Senior Architect and Developer with a passion for delivering solutions to challenging problems in difficult domains from concept to delivery.
@bechbdexperoinc.com/author/dave.bechberger/
Himanshu Chhetri
Himanshu Chhetri
CTO @ Addteq, specializing in DevOps & Atlassian Tools implementation.
@0xhimanshunebula.addteq.com/blog
J. Paul Reed c9d9 devops podcast
J. Paul Reed
J. Paul Reed has over 15 years experience in the trenches as a build/release engineer, working with such companies as VMware, Mozilla, Symantec, and Salesforce. He speaks internationally on release engineering, DevOps, operational complexity, and human factors.
@jpaulreedjpaulreed.com
Martin Cron c9d9 devops podcast
Martin Cron
Technologist, Writer, Photographer, Teacher, Evangelist, Diplomat, Heretic
@martincronmartin.cron.com/

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Continuous Discussions (#c9d9) is a bi-weekly series. See all episodes here.

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Anders Wallgren is Chief Technology Officer of Electric Cloud. Anders brings with him over 25 years of in-depth experience designing and building commercial software. Prior to joining Electric Cloud, Anders held executive positions at Aceva, Archistra, and Impresse. Anders also held management positions at Macromedia (MACR), Common Ground Software and Verity (VRTY), where he played critical technical leadership roles in delivering award winning technologies such as Macromedia’s Director 7 and various Shockwave products.