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Comment on E-Shaped Staff by Juan Ramon

Because organizations rely on an ever increasing number of technologies, we often wind up with an increased number of specialists on staff.  When departments over-specialize, they develop silos and increase the number of organizational dependencies.  Everything begins to require multiple handoff and things slow down.  To counter silos and increase the flow of value moving through the system […]

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Cross Functional Doesn’t Mean Everyone Can Do Everything

Perhaps the most prevalent and persistent myth in agile is that a cross-functional team is one on which each person possesses every skill necessary to complete the work. This is simply not true. A cross-functional team has members with a variety of skills, but that does not mean each member has all of the skills. […]

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Agile and Dev Ops Links

Over time I have found a number of useful articles and videos on Agile Practices that I have included in this blog post.  I have also included some articles I have written that are posted on the Scrum Alliance site.  I hope you find them useful. From the Web Product Ownership in a Nutshell – […]

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Geek Reading July 17, 2016 #1150

This is a special Sunday edition of Geek Reading for one simple reason. I am taking a break from posting Geek Reading for a while. Life and work are always very busy and I am hoping to get back to writing again. Maybe in the near future I will post an original article or opinion, […]

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Geek Reading July 15, 2016 #1149

Yesterday was buy a company day! First, Atlassian announced their acquisition of StatusPage. This is yet another step in the DevOps and monitoring direction for Atlassian. Amazon acquired Cloud9, which gives them a development environment in the cloud. Basically, Amazon does not want to give you a reason to not use their services. In the […]

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Geek Reading July 14, 2016 #1148

GitHub Engineering starts our day with their post about mitigating a SYN flood. Overall, it is an interesting post and a cool look at how some companies deal with this type of attack. The Amazon AWS blog talks about scaling vulnerability testing with Amazon Inspector. Inspector is a new tool, so any details on how […]

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Geek Reading July 13, 2016 #1147

Kubernetes starts our day with a post about Minikube, their way to run Kubernetes locally. It is not entirely standalone since it requires VirtualBox, but at least it is a step in the right direction. At the morning paper we get an excellent introduction into Goods, Google’s tool for organizing datasets. This is one of […]

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