Author: Marshall Guillory - Blogagility.com

Information Technology professional, transformation leader, agile evangelist & coach, change agent, scrum master, servant leader and more...

6 hot IT leadership trends — and 6 going cold | CIO

As the CIO role becomes increasingly strategic, risk aversion and a results-oriented mindset take a backseat to increasingly influence and driving organizational change.

Source: 6 hot IT leadership trends — and 6 going cold | CIO

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Why a “closed” open source project may be just what a community needs – TechRepublic

Open source projects like Go get flak for being closed to outside contributors, but this may have less to do with Google and more to do with best practices.

Source: Why a “closed” open source project may be just what a community needs – TechRepublic

DevOps, Automation, Batch Size, Swarming – Formula1 videos

There are a few Formula1 videos around the web that we use to teach about the economics of batch sizes, particularly in the SAFe, where the teachings of Don Reinertsen are embedded in the body of knowledge. I found this new video on LinkedIn today and thought I would share them with the community.

Remember, we are trying to reduce the transaction cost of a batch. In these videos the older pit stop people, process and tooling resulted in a much higher transaction cost compared to the modern pit stop with automated tools and swarming. This can be done through automation, architecture, tools, kaizen of process, and through new ways of thinking and working, and even new ways of feeling. We must pay particular attention to the relationship between tools, people, and process as optimizing one without tuning the others may not improve anything (systems thinking).

Don Reinertsen, Principles of Product Development Flow
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Creating SMART PI Objectives in SAFe®

There is a bunch of Apple hype recently coming out of the most recent WWDC event, or perhaps all of them?. Like the new $6,000 cheese grater (super, sigh). I’m a bit of an Apple ecosystem fan so I noticed something in an article that we can use as an example for that common question SPC’s get from teams and Product Managers. How do I write a SMART PI Objective?

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As developer toolchains consolidate, Microsoft takes pole position – TechRepublic

Developers may be tiring of siloed, best-of-breed solutions and are increasingly looking to vendors to pull disparate tools together, giving Microsoft an edge.

Source: As developer toolchains consolidate, Microsoft takes pole position – TechRepublic

Apple’s Pro products are becoming less and less attainable for the professionals they’re made for | Macworld

This.

I’ll take a cheese grater supreme with sautéed onions, bacon, and more bacon. Oh, wait, scratch that, I can’t afford a cheese grater supreme. Even without the extras.

Nevermind the $4999 fries and $999 stand to hold my fries.

I have a house and bag full of Apple gear, but they have clearly gone bat shit crazy with their pricing.

 

#applefail #overpriced

Apple has redefined what a pro is, so the Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR may not be for you.

Source: Apple’s Pro products are becoming less and less attainable for the professionals they’re made for | Macworld