Book: Team Guide to Software Operability

Book: Team Guide to Software Operability

By Matthew Skelton, Alex Moore, and Rob Thatcher

September 2016

ISBN 978-1-912058-00-6

Learn how a focus on software operability helps to increase system reliability, reduce problems in Production, and reduce total cost of ownership (TCO).

This guide provides a set of hands-on practices based on real-world, tried-and-tested experience across multiple organizations for teams to adopt (and adapt) in order to promote and enhance software operability.

Book: Internal Tech Conferences

Book: Internal Tech Conferences

Internal Tech Conferences: Accelerate Multi-team Learning

By Victoria Morgan-Smith and Matthew Skelton

April 2019

ISBN 978-1-912058-96-9

Internal tech conferences can make a significant impact on an organisation's level of sharing, learning, and communication by accelerating multi-team learning across technology departments. An increasing number of enlightened organisations are using this powerful approach to spread and embed new ideas and practices.

In this book we share practical advice on how to prepare, run, and follow-up on an internal tech conference, together with some case studies from several organisations showing the approaches in common and the adaptations for each situation.

Author: Chris O'Dell

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Chris has been developing software with Microsoft technologies for nearly fourteen years. She currently works at Monzo helping to build the future of banking. She has led teams delivering highly available Web APIs, distributed systems and cloud based services. She has also led teams developing internal build and deployment tooling using the unconventional mix of .Net codebases onto AWS infrastructure. Chris promotes practices we know as Continuous Delivery, including TDD, version control, and Continuous Integration.

Twitter: @ChrisAnnODell

LinkedIn: christineodell

Author: Chris Young

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Chris has been a computerist since age 12 when he was introduced to the magic of the Commodore PET. He works with engineering and management teams with the aim of getting the best results possible for all involved. The role and value of metrics in this came from discovering the Lean/Kanban community around 2010 which got him measuring things in earnest. He is an active member of the Lean/Agile/DevOps community speaking at Meet Ups and conferences across Europe including GOTO Berlin, Agile Cambridge, CukeUp and QCon.

Twitter: @worldofchris

LinkedIn: worldofchris

Author: Victoria Morgan-Smith

Victoria Morgan-Smith

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Victoria Morgan-Smith is Director of Delivery, Internal Products at the Financial Times, where she has been helping teams succeed since 2009. Before this she was a developer for 9 years, a background which fuels her interest in finding fun ways to coach, energise and motivate teams into self-organising units. She is passionate about collaboration beyond the team, adopting agile principles to get under the skin of what will deliver measurable business value around the organisation.

Twitter: @VictoriaJMS

LinkedIn: victoriamorgansmith

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Author: Matthew Skelton

Matthew Skelton

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Matthew Skelton is Head of Consulting at Conflux, where he specialises in Continuous Delivery, operability and organisation dynamics for software in manufacturing, ecommerce, and online services, including cloud, IoT, and embedded software.

Recognised by TechBeacon in 2018 as one of the top 100 people to follow in DevOps, Matthew curates the well-known DevOps team topologies patterns at devopstopologies.com and is co-author of the books Continuous Delivery with Windows and .NET (O’Reilly, 2016), Team Guide to Software Operability (Skelton Thatcher Publications, 2016), and Team Topologies (IT Revolution Press, 2019).

Twitter: @matthewpskelton

LinkedIn: matthewskelton

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