The Knowledge Academy

Here is the kind of predatory vendor who screws the IT training market. Unfortunately the course publishers still do business with them.

Ten agile principles that screw up conventional project management

I've been blogging about how we need to shed traditional project management ways of working.

Here are ten Agile principles that sit badly with conventional project management methodology:
1. no known defects, prioritise defects over new
2. product not project
3. bring the work to the teams, stop disbanding and reforming teams

The IT Skeptic's 12th birthday

It is the 12th anniversary of the beginning of the IT Skeptic persona and blog. Each anniversary I pause to reflect on the blog and on my own life.

The latest IT fad: SRE

SRE is the latest IT fad. It's useful but not transformational.

What does going fast mean?

What does it mean to go fast?

Tim Ottinger has a great discussion on this Twitter thread: beware of fast meaning hasty.

    People say that "agile" isn't about speed. @JoshuaKerievsky calls out that "moving with easy grace" isn't slow. Maybe ppl can say "agile isn't about doing hurried work" instead?

The Two Fingers protocol

Here's a gift from Teal Unicorn, my consulting business: The Two Fingers Protocol.

Does DevOps eliminate any ITSM processes?

The question was asked in Facebook Back2ITSm group:
"there’s a gaggle of ITSM processes involved in delivering a solution, from biz requirements to live operation... does DevOps actually eliminate the need for any of these processes?"

No.

Activities don't go away. We do them differently.
Having said that, there are some huge transformations.

More AI hype from CIO.com

Chokey the Chimp found more AI hype, this time from CIO.com.

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New Ways of Working: Agile, Devops; do you get it?

Nothing is new and everything is new.
There is a change sweeping through our industry the like of which we have never seen before. Do you get it?

If you're treating your colleagues and clients as empowered adults who know more than you do about how to do the work...

Apocalyptic bullshit

Humans love miserable apocalyptic predictions, even when they are bullshit.

Lately a report published in Nature did the rounds on social media with headlines like

    Pacific plastic dump
    garbage dump
    more than twice the size of France
    Dumped Plastic Defiles Nature
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