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.
April 25th, 2016 | 47 mins 49 secs
Launching the cloud native strategy at Express Scripts International.
January 31st, 2016 | 52 mins 24 secs
Lessons learned from almost a year of helping transform IT at Allstate.
December 1st, 2015 | 47 mins 46 secs
Ernest Mueller has worked helped introduce DevOps in several organizations and has been talking about those stories at two companies he’s worked for, National Instruments and BazaarVoice. Matt and Coté hear these stories (mostly at National Instruments) and we discuss how Ernest and others helped transform these companies to the new way.
December 1st, 2015 | 35 mins 4 secs
cases, lordofcomputing, microservices
Introducing microservices into large organizations.
September 30th, 2015 | 47 mins 2 secs
18f, cases, government, lordofcomputing
Matt and Coté talk with Diego Lapiduz who works in the GSA’s 18F organization helping government agencies develop their software in new, more agile and cloud-driven ways.
September 16th, 2015 | 1 hr 5 mins
The problems with transforming how a large company uses IT.
June 14th, 2015 | 1 hr 2 mins
After catching up about movies and OpenStack, John Willis and I discuss how difficult it is to properly integrate acquired companies into the larger company. We also discuss what VCs are looking for to say yes now: a good team, it seems.
April 27th, 2015 | 1 hr 18 mins
We discuss how you (slowly) introduce new technologies into the market by looking at past tech cycles John has gone through. We also catch-up on the Craft conference and John’s travels in Europe.
Libsyn downloads as of 20160912: 337.
April 19th, 2015 | 13 mins 36 secs
It can take a long time to get “the mainstream” to use new technologies. One would assume that this would be true in supporting the government, as Robert Brook does in his day job.
April 14th, 2015 | 59 mins 47 secs
While he’s in Paris for the local DevOpsDays, John and I discuss the next big step for DevOps: getting “The Business” involved to tie-break the process deadlock. Plus: the Dutch are delightful!