Achieving DevOps

Achieving DevOps
This is a companion podcast to the book “Achieving DevOps”. Join us as we explore some of the winning methods some enterprises have found to deliver changes faster and more reliably, and the misconceptions and pitfalls that can trip us up.

Change Is About Habits - Not Outcomes!
Jul 19 • 11 min
Sharing some lessons I learned from my local gym, and how to create lasting change by thinking small… tiny even! We pull some great stuff from “The Power of Habit” and the Crossfit craze, and talk about how this can help set you up for success -…
Interview with Abel Wang, Part 3
Jul 8 • 28 min
We wrap up our 3-part discussion with Abel Wang of Microsoft. Here’s where the rubber hits the road - Abel talks with us about the importance of testing, the power of feature flags (Abel’s a tireless advocate for LaunchDarkly, one of our faves), how…
Interview with Abel Wang, Part 2
Jul 8 • 32 min
Part 2 of 3. We continue talking with Abel about feature flags and how to handle estimates so quality is never on the chopping block.
Interview with Abel Wang, Part 1!
Jul 8 • 21 min
Our first 3-part interview! I love the energy Abel brings to the table, and his background as a serious coder makes his advice both pragmatic and spot on. He’s a fantastic speaker as well, if you’ve ever had the chance to catch him at a conference. (Check…
Blameless Postmortems with Jane Miceli
Jun 14 • 58 min
It’s simply not true that the DevOps “unicorns” out there don’t make mistakes. They simply do a better job of learning from and not repeating them, and this often starts with the art of the blameless postmortem. Join Jane Miceli and I as we bat around…
Exposing Technical Debt Is Step 1
Jun 12 • 9 min
In the book, Ben’s team makes a single list of the “nonfunctional requirements” and shortcuts they’ve had to make - technical debt - their first step. Why is this important? We’ll talk about Plimsoll lines, the BTE ratio at Microsoft, and why exposing…
Jun 12 • 0 min
A quick 30-second introduction to the show.