Kate Heddleston explains why it's necessary to make Ops tooling easy to use, how Usable Ops and better documentation can improve the culture in teams, and much more.
Richard Kasperowski talks about culture and technical skills, two things that matter for building great teams. He explores how technical skills and practices support agile, and shows how the core protocols can be used to establish a culture within teams that deliver great results.
Matt Wynne and Steve Tooke have been doing remote mob programming for the past few months, while building Cucumber Pro. They explain how they do it, the ups and downs, and why they think it's worth it. They talk about the tools that help them work remotely, the traits people must show on a day-to-day basis and provide specific advice on how to keep remote working sustainable in the long run.
Portia Tung talks about how executive coaching helps managers to deal with challenges and find ways to help their teams, and explores the habits of highly effective agile coaches. She provides examples from her experience of coaching agile teams and executives, and describes the benefits that agile coaches can bring.
Glen Ford discusses why imitating a culture without understanding it to become agile can be dangerous, what can happen when you copy a culture, and what organizations can do if they want to change their culture. He gives several examples on culture change and dives into what can make a culture chance successful.
Chris Young and Kate Gray talk about applying methods used in political campaigns and the workplace to achieve goals, influence and engage people, and win their hearts and minds. They discuss how to create a vision that people can easily understand and will want to support, and how to get interaction and relevant feedback that helps deliver value.
Cornelia Davis talks to Rags Srinivas about the importance of software transformation and the importance of feedback, Continuous Integration and Delivery and how culture and technology play a role in the transformation process.
Aviran Mordo discusses the skills required for technical leadership, his thoughts on DevOps, and the journey WIX has taken when implementing a microservice-based architecture. Mordo suggests that although architects may not be able to code full-time, they must remain 'hands-on', and although many new techniques, tools and frameworks are currently emerging, care must be taken with evaluation.
Jeffrey Fredrick discusses how human psychology can work against successful agile adoption. He explains harsh realities like accepting being wrong where people don't like to be wrong and spotting mistakes from others while not seeing your own mistakes, and explores how you can squeeze out the learning in different situations and really learn from mistakes.
John Willis (@botchagalupe) on IT burnout, mismatch between persons and organizations, and the cost for both of them. Also how Docker ecosystem works and the past, present and future of Docker.
Manuel Edwards on building DevOps momentum across the company with an initial success story and top-down support. Also how to empower self-supporting teams by providing them the tools to do their job.
David Hussman shares his thoughts around the Uncertainty Movement and moving from progress to product, as well as NonBan, Dude's Law, Cardboard and the horizon of electronic card boards.