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David Roberts00:10:57

@dcherryhomes what skill sets do your app Dev teams have in regard to infrastructure? And what does the overlap between the app Dev and @heather.mickman infrastructure teams look like? So that the development can continue at it's own pace.

Cindy Vineberg00:10:20

@david how did you break up the monolith? How long did it take?

Elaine Simone01:10:04

Can I try to ask a cross presentation? Standards vs guardrails - to what degree, or what aspects, do you put more control over?

Elaine Simone01:10:15

@fernando.cornago when reviewing maturity metrics monthly - which level of folks? Developer teams? Leadership? Both? between?

Elaine Simone01:10:15

@fernando.cornago when reviewing maturity metrics monthly - which level of folks? Developer teams? Leadership? Both? between?

Elaine Simone02:10:11

@scott.prugh in the modernization presentation, what tool did you use to analyze system dependancies? Looked like it genreated a visual on one of the slides

Elaine Simone02:10:11

@scott.prugh in the modernization presentation, what tool did you use to analyze system dependancies? Looked like it genreated a visual on one of the slides

Jerreck04:10:12

This was a question I was wanting to ask Dr. Andre Martin but he doesn't appear to be in this slack group. If someone can forward I would really appreciate it. You mentioned John and Julie Gottman and I believe W. Edwards Deming (I might be mistaken - bit of a blur of presentations today) at one point as some of the folks you have studied during your career. I was wondering what might some of the works of other folks be that you would recommend reading/listening to/etc. not only in the culture domain but also the domain of management? The best source I've found for management advice has been the manager tools podcast, but I'm always looking for new sources of info and would love to hear any suggestions you (or others) might have. Here's a link to manager tools if anyone hasn't heard of them: https://www.manager-tools.com/manager-tools-basics

Jerreck04:10:12

This was a question I was wanting to ask Dr. Andre Martin but he doesn't appear to be in this slack group. If someone can forward I would really appreciate it. You mentioned John and Julie Gottman and I believe W. Edwards Deming (I might be mistaken - bit of a blur of presentations today) at one point as some of the folks you have studied during your career. I was wondering what might some of the works of other folks be that you would recommend reading/listening to/etc. not only in the culture domain but also the domain of management? The best source I've found for management advice has been the manager tools podcast, but I'm always looking for new sources of info and would love to hear any suggestions you (or others) might have. Here's a link to manager tools if anyone hasn't heard of them: https://www.manager-tools.com/manager-tools-basics

Elaine Simone11:10:56

I had a question for Dr. Andre Martin as well, but perhaps others can weigh in? What is the unit of team for leading culture? If you're managing folks that themselves are running teams, is it those direct folks, or all the way down to each individual?

Elaine Simone11:10:56

I had a question for Dr. Andre Martin as well, but perhaps others can weigh in? What is the unit of team for leading culture? If you're managing folks that themselves are running teams, is it those direct folks, or all the way down to each individual?

Elaine Simone11:10:26

How much can/should you drive culture from the side? Is the only option to petition your boss?

Elaine Simone11:10:26

How much can/should you drive culture from the side? Is the only option to petition your boss?

Margueritte Kim (CEO, IT Revolution, she/her)14:10:57

I’ll ask him to join! Stay tuned.

Garth K15:10:41

@fernando.cornago you mentioned a few points in your session yesterday about your platforms, like teams having to pay what they use and about continually measuring platform performance. My questions are around, how long did it take you to get mature platforms in place? And how difficult this was to do given that having mature platforms don't necessarily correlate to 'business value' so makes them more difficult for the business to invest in?

Garth K15:10:41

@fernando.cornago you mentioned a few points in your session yesterday about your platforms, like teams having to pay what they use and about continually measuring platform performance. My questions are around, how long did it take you to get mature platforms in place? And how difficult this was to do given that having mature platforms don't necessarily correlate to 'business value' so makes them more difficult for the business to invest in?

Casey Lee15:10:47

@phillip.knezevich enjoyed your talk on monorepos, thanks for sharing! I'd love to hear more about your experiences with this approach. Question for you about your pipeline...does every commit build and deploy ALL apps or just the app that had changes in the commit?

Sagar Karmarkar16:10:28

@fernando.cornago Love the way adidas is making DevOps “competitive”, because it really is a race to be the best. Was there immediate buy-in from the business or was there the push back around “why do we need to do this?”. How would one get buy-in for this kind of competitive format?

Mark Farnsworth16:10:21

@scott.havens Thanks for a great talk!

Mark Farnsworth16:10:21

@scott.havens Thanks for a great talk!

Scott Havens18:10:55

I had to drop some detail about possible next steps in the interest of time, but I'd love to talk more about this with anyone. I'll be at the speakers' corner today and I'm of course available outside of that as well.

Klaudia Breslavets - Vanguard17:10:25

@jeff.gallimore can Kira Barclay & Elizabeth Conzo be added to this thread?

Jess Meyer - IT Revolution (she/her)17:10:56

@kxbres unfortunately they can't be on slack

Klaudia Breslavets - Vanguard17:10:33

@jessicam oh ok thanks for quick reply!

Klaudia Breslavets - Vanguard17:10:17

@jessicam Do you know whether they will be participating in speaker's corner?

Rashad17:10:56

@drandremartin will your slides be posted to Dropbox from yesterday?

Jess Meyer - IT Revolution (she/her)17:10:03

@kxbres unfortunately they have to leave to catch a flight. Feel free to email me questions and I'll be glad to forward to them.

Gordi17:10:30

@drandremartin very impressed and inspired by your presentation. My question to you is around your career path and how you got to where you are. What you do doesn’t seem like a common role that many companies hire for. Any tips on How does one go about growing such a role within their existing organization, or convince leadership that such efforts add value to an organization? Thanks

Gordi17:10:30

@drandremartin very impressed and inspired by your presentation. My question to you is around your career path and how you got to where you are. What you do doesn’t seem like a common role that many companies hire for. Any tips on How does one go about growing such a role within their existing organization, or convince leadership that such efforts add value to an organization? Thanks

Klaudia Breslavets - Vanguard19:10:57

@drandremartin enjoyed your perspective. What practical advice can you offer leaders to develop-to-then-apply the mindsets and perspectives you described? Leadership is personal and might require developing awareness, unwinding and rebuilding. Would love to hear any succinct advice that can be brought back.

Tor Flatebo21:10:30

@drandremartin and @nicolefv from the engagement panel I have a question: What is some advice or tools to help curate engagement through a major change initiative? Waiting for the next survey really isn't an option. Ultimately it would be great to be able to adjust an approach to change as we move through it, and engagement is to me a key thing to pay attention to through change.

Tor Flatebo21:10:30

@drandremartin and @nicolefv from the engagement panel I have a question: What is some advice or tools to help curate engagement through a major change initiative? Waiting for the next survey really isn't an option. Ultimately it would be great to be able to adjust an approach to change as we move through it, and engagement is to me a key thing to pay attention to through change.

Teri Patrick21:10:18

@drandremartin @nicolefv Getting real for a moment: What is the appropriate role of management in addressing issues of mental health and addiction? I’ve reported to managers with mental health (and addiction) issues. I’m also concerned about rising levels of depression and reliance on “performance-hacking” drugs on campuses like Stanford- who are coveted future employees - and I’ve spoken with Military officers who’ve told me that “life counseling” is a critical part of their jobs - because their soldiers arrive with significant issues that manifest under stress. All this impacts workplace engagement - because employees are deeply impacted by how managers respond to struggling coworkers - yet managers are rarely equipped for these too-common issues. What is your take on the impact of and proper response to such issues?

Teri Patrick21:10:18

@drandremartin @nicolefv Getting real for a moment: What is the appropriate role of management in addressing issues of mental health and addiction? I’ve reported to managers with mental health (and addiction) issues. I’m also concerned about rising levels of depression and reliance on “performance-hacking” drugs on campuses like Stanford- who are coveted future employees - and I’ve spoken with Military officers who’ve told me that “life counseling” is a critical part of their jobs - because their soldiers arrive with significant issues that manifest under stress. All this impacts workplace engagement - because employees are deeply impacted by how managers respond to struggling coworkers - yet managers are rarely equipped for these too-common issues. What is your take on the impact of and proper response to such issues?

Cesar Salazar21:10:27

@nicolefv what's the name of the book you just recommended?

Cesar Salazar21:10:27

@nicolefv what's the name of the book you just recommended?

Di Wu21:10:50

“Design your life”? That’s the note I took down

Di Wu21:10:50

“Design your life”? That’s the note I took down

Om Mandal22:10:17

@drandremartin immensely enjoyed your talk and panel discussion. Thank you! My belief is employee engagement starts on day 1. And the primary owner of that is the direct manager. In one of the talks I gave at VMware, I proposed that either the direct manager or the mentor should budget 1+ hours every day at least for the first seven days. That’s their window of opportunity to communicate and rapidly build personal, cultural and technical baseline. To my surprise I actually faced some pushback with the theme “nobody has that much time!”. What’s your thought on that, and how would you answer to that sentiment?

Om Mandal22:10:17

@drandremartin immensely enjoyed your talk and panel discussion. Thank you! My belief is employee engagement starts on day 1. And the primary owner of that is the direct manager. In one of the talks I gave at VMware, I proposed that either the direct manager or the mentor should budget 1+ hours every day at least for the first seven days. That’s their window of opportunity to communicate and rapidly build personal, cultural and technical baseline. To my surprise I actually faced some pushback with the theme “nobody has that much time!”. What’s your thought on that, and how would you answer to that sentiment?

Om Mandal23:10:19

@UPMPZ9020 I find myself practically doing your pattern rather that one even hour. And I am happy with the result. My challenge is how to spread the culture of high touch mentoring in the first three weeks. Doing that with one engineering team is good. Much better if we can spread that practice. What are your thoughts?

Ryan Dobson - Motorola Solutions - RadioCentral22:10:15

@matthew great talk and I appreciate the insights your book offers. After reading it I am left with two open questions: how does this align with scrum and the goal to make teams autonomous (now if a stream aligned team needs something from a platform team they need to plan/coordinate) and now you need to balance the loading of teams (what happens when there is too much or not enough work for a given team). Back to some of the same challenges that drove to scrum and full e2e ownership models.

Ryan Dobson - Motorola Solutions - RadioCentral22:10:15

@matthew great talk and I appreciate the insights your book offers. After reading it I am left with two open questions: how does this align with scrum and the goal to make teams autonomous (now if a stream aligned team needs something from a platform team they need to plan/coordinate) and now you need to balance the loading of teams (what happens when there is too much or not enough work for a given team). Back to some of the same challenges that drove to scrum and full e2e ownership models.

Matthew Skelton (co-author of Team Topologies)00:10:39

Hi @UPN2SGJ81 - good questions! These need some unpacking - I may do a blog post on this. Some quick thoughts: The idea of "fully autonomous" teams is a bit naïve - there are always dependencies. The key is to minimise blocking dependencies in the delivery flow. This does need some good discipline in anticipating new features from a platform, but no more than needed when using a 3rd party platform or SaaS tool. The goal should not be to keep teams "fully loaded" but to evolve customer-relevant services/apps at a sustainable pace. Note that teams can own more than one service, which provides an opportunity to balance the work demands somewhat. Does that help?