“DevOps Handbook: How to Create World-Class Agility, Reliability, & Security in Technology Organizations” By Gene Kim, Jez Humble, Patrick Debois, & John Willis Two conflicting goals: “Respond to the rapidly changing competitive landscape” “Provide stable, reliable, and secure service to the customer” “organizations adopting DevOps are able to linearly increase the number of deploys per […]Read more "Book: DevOps Handbook"
“The Book of Joy” by Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, Gouglas Abrams “‘joy,’ as the Archbishop said during the week, ‘is much bigger than happiness. While happiness is often seen as being dependent on external circumstances, joy is not.’” “Suffering is inevitable, they said, but how we respond to that suffering is our choice.” “The ultimate […]Read more "Book: The Book of Joy"
Here are my notes for”The Art of communicating” by Thich Nhat Hanh “When we say something that nourishes us and uplifts the people around us, we are feeding love and compassion. When we speak and act in a way that causes tension and anger, we are nourishing violence and suffering.” “The energy of mindfulness is […]Read more "Book: The Art of Communicating"
“Intrinsic Motivation at Work: What Really Drives Employee Engagement” by Kenneth W. Thomas Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric, put it this way: “I think any company . . . has got to find a way to engage the mind of every single employee. . . . If you’re not thinking all the time about making […]Read more "Book: Intrinsic Motivation at Work"
“Do You Talk Funny? 7 Comedy Habits To Become A Better (And Funnier) Public Speaker” by David Nihill “Laughter triggers a dopamine release, which aids memory and information processing. It’s like a mental post-it note that tells your brain, remember this.” “Humor is proven to increase the likelihood that your pitch or presentation will be […]Read more "Book: Do You Talk Funny?"
A manager recommended “Priming Kanban: A 10 step guide to optimizing flow in your software delivery system” by Jesper Boeg. It’s a short read with many good points. Here are my notes: What is Kanban? “Visualize Work”: “Visualize every step in your value chain from vague concept to releasable software.” “Limit Work-in-Progress (WIP)”: “Set explicit limits […]Read more "Book: Priming Kanban"
A coworker recommended “Feedback That Works: How to Build and Deliver Your Message” by Sloan R. Weitzel. It’s a short read and here are my notes: “Your feedback should enable the receiver to walk away understanding exactly what he or she did and what impact it had on you. When the result is this specific […]Read more "Book: Feedback That Works: How to Build and Deliver Your Message"