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A Story of DevOps >> Episode 12. Resurrection

I started at BAE Systems on Monday 13th July 1998. Fresh-faced, ambitious and ready to take on the world. On Friday 13th July 2008, exactly 20 years later, I left BAE Systems to join DevOpsGroup as a Principal DevOps Consultant…

A Story of DevOps >> Episode 6. Kryptonian (Value, Flow and Quality in a Complex World)

The dimensions that optimise Knowledge Work differ to those that optimise Manual Work:

Complex Work over Complicated Work.
Value, Flow, Quality over Cost, Time and Scope.
Culture over Processes.

Using the same terminology as the Agile Manifesto, although we value the statements on the right, we value the statements on the left more…

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A Story of DevOps >> Episode 5. Shield (Tools of the Trade)

All great artists have their tools – Thor has a hammer; Captain America, a shield; Lara Croft, a bow; David Hasselhoff, Kit; Iron Man, a multi-functional suit; Michelangelo, a chisel; Yehudi Menuhin, a violin; Picasso, a paint brush; Ronaldo, a football; etc. These tools generally amplify the character of the user. They become an extension of the individual and as a result, the wielder can do significantly more than without them, a good quality tool is worth it’s weight in gold.

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