Deep discussions about technology, enterprise IT, and the like
May 24th, 2017 | 59 mins 28 secs
Just under a year later, Brian Gregory is back to tell us how changing over Express Script's approach to software is doing. As ever, it's mostly about meat-ware and Brian gives good, casual overview of management tactics to get everyone to the seemingly simple state of doing the right thing.
May 19th, 2017 | 51 mins 9 secs
Coté doesn't like asking people to do things for him...or people in general.
May 16th, 2017 | 57 mins 49 secs
allstate, cases, change, digital transformation, government, management
Matt Curry is back! In this episode recorded at OSCON 2017, we discuss the problems with getting people to change, from staff to management, private sector and government.
May 11th, 2017 | 13 mins 9 secs
burgers, devops, dodaustin, john willis
Barton George and I talk with John Willis at DevOpsDays Austin 2017.
April 27th, 2017 | 50 mins 3 secs
avocado, emacs, oil
We hear about the days when Charles was drilling for oil. Also, waffles: "I suffered years of floppy-waffles."
Episode 23: “I don’t have a horse or gun.” Or: We were born in Austin. Or: “you may all go to hell. I am going to Texas.”
April 11th, 2017 | 38 mins 18 secs
migas, tacos, texas
When you travel, people have a lot of thoughts about Texas.
March 24th, 2017 | 48 mins 32 secs
Charles & Coté reboot their old podcast about regular things. Also, a rant on photo management in Apple-land and how terrible enterprise IT news it. Plus, upcoming topics.
February 11th, 2017 | 51 mins 14 secs
austin, boy scouts, chef, cloud
Having worked in cloud since before cloud, JJ and I talk about what companies are using various cloud things for. We also discuss the conceptual history of cloud, and what exactly he does as a "business development" person at Chef.
February 7th, 2017 | 6 mins 56 secs
What's up with all those cash numbers in quarterly reports, and what's the deal with "analyst expectations"? In this brief episode I talk with RedMonk's Rachel Stephens to get some quick tips on what to do with all that stuff.
January 27th, 2017 | 31 mins 12 secs
bridget kromhout, culture, devops, meatware, process
We discuss all the human and process changes needed to do good things with computers.
January 27th, 2017 | 25 mins 34 secs
josh long, pivotal, programming, reactive, spring, spring boot
Josh Long and I discuss “reactive programming."
December 13th, 2016 | 11 mins 22 secs
bad code, legacy, project management, technical debt
Some reasons people would keep bad code, how management should think through it, and then some options for coping as needed.
November 3rd, 2016 | 7 mins 8 secs
cases, hcsc, kansas city, pair programming, pairing
Somewhere around just 20% of people do pair programming. It seems to be an incredibly effective technique, according to people who follow it. I go over some of those reasons and micro case studies of organizations having success with pair programming. It seems like the right thing to do.
November 2nd, 2016 | 6 mins 23 secs
change management, fail fast, leadership, small batches
The idea of “failing fast” is popular in DevOps and agile think. That sounds like the exact opposite of what managers at large organizations would like to do. How do you get them to feel all warm and fuzzy about it? Here’s the top three tactics I’ve seen work.
August 2nd, 2016 | 49 mins 20 secs
allstate, cases, lordofcomputing, s1p, s1p2016
Managing multiple CI/CD pipelines, and random digital transformation at Allstate.
July 31st, 2016 | 16 mins 59 secs
dell, lordsofcomputing, open source, s1p, s1p2016
The victory of open source in the infrastructure software space. Plus, crazy Hawaiian food.