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About the Book
The phrase “digital transformation” is stupid, but like all stupid tech trend phrases it actually means something precise and useful: creating better software. DevOps and agile are equally maligned yet useful. Coté has covered this topic for many years and has tried to describe each using common practices, pit-falls, and anecdotes, such as: the role of developers and managers in DevOps, small batch release cycles, dealing with finance, and burnout. The book also includes coverage of vendor sports, a select history of the software industry, and tactics for surviving the head-banging-on-a-brick wall life of working at a large organization. Since these topics are really boring, Coté writes in a darkly humorous, irreverent style that at least leaves you entertained by the end of each piece – so people tell him.
Forwarded, graciously, by John Willis.
This book has much of the content and just needs much more copy editing and overall editing.
- A Note on This Text
- Chapter 02 - Digital Transformation: WTF?
- Digital transformation?! Your boss’s PowerPoint New Year resolution, deconstructed
- You may not be a software company, but that isn’t an excuse to lame-out at computering
- Chapter 02 - All the New Meatware
- From dancing bears to blameless post-mortems - My History of DevOps
- You, yes you: DevOps’ people problem
- The Slow Ascension of Agile
- Software devs’ new mantra: Zen dogs dream of small-sized bones
- So you’re ‘agile’, huh? I do not think it means what you think it means
- Pair programming: Oooo, oooo, that smell…
- Why largile’s for management crybabies
- “Do the DevOps?” No thanks! Not until a ‘blameless post-mortem’ really is one
- DevOps isn’t just about the new: It’s about cleaning up the old, too
- Change review boards are probably a no-op, at best
- The developers vs enterprise architects showdown
- How many “modes” does this thing need?
- Victory! The smell of skunkworks in your office in the morning
- ROI Smoke Bombs and Diversions
- Go DevOps before your bosses force you to. It’ll be easier that way
- You can’t find tech staff – wah, wah, wah.
- Removing grumps from the DevOps punchbowl
- How to avoid getting hoodwinked by a DevOps hustler
- Barriers to DevOps in government
- Addressing the DevOps compliance problem
- Great, we’re going to get DevOps-ed. So, 15 years of planning processes – for the bin?
- The many-faced god of operational excellence, DevOps and now ‘site reliability engineering’
- A print button? Mmkay. Let’s explore WHY you need me to add that
- The best outsourcers fire themselves
- Chapter 3 - Vendors-Sports
- Will the blighters pay this time? Betting big on developers
- Uncork a bottle of vintage open-source FUD
- Pizza, roaches, and Java
- O HAIOps! Can AI deliver BSM dreams, or just more BS?
- So you want to become a software company? 7 tips to not screw it up.
- Eventually, to do a developer strategy your execs have to take a leap of faith
- Chapter 04 - Surviving BigCo’s
- Rule 1: Don’t go to meetings. Rule 2: See rule 1.
- A presentation is just a document that’s been printed in landscape mode
- Dead Horse Points
- Avoid fence painting by assigning homework
- Asking questions often leads to more work, for you
- “Nope, that’s not a problem.”
- About the Author
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