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Leading change with the Toyota Kata

UPDATE 23/03/2017: Video recording of the meetup presentation has been posted to youtube and embedded in this page.

I will demonstrate how Mike Rother's Toyota Kata Continuous Improvement and Continuous Coaching practices can be applied to IT organizations at the DevOps Melbourne Meetup.

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Continuous Software Development Life Cycle

Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, Continuous Deployment, Continuous Feedback and Continuous Learning all have a common theme. Here's my first cut at the full continuous SDLC taking inspiration from Jez Humble and Martin Fowler. Here's the full Continuous SDLC with annotation to explain Continuous Integration, Delivery, Deployment, Feedback and Learning. Click the image to open full … Continue reading Continuous Software Development Life Cycle

DevOps BDD Automated Tests using Gherkin and PowerShell Pester

A mob programming style workshop recorded with live audience learning how to use Behavior Driven Development BDD test automation with PowerShell. Part 1 - BDD Automated API tests using PowerShell Pester Gherkin syntax. https://youtu.be/hCfcLDLTf6g   Part 2 - DevOps BDD testing infrastructure as code and operational scripts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWFkFU4Hi   The PowerShell Pester module already offers mostly … Continue reading DevOps BDD Automated Tests using Gherkin and PowerShell Pester

Microsoft Teams Connector for meetup.com

I'm loving my time with Microsoft Teams, the latest Office 365 alternative to Slack and Skype for Business. I'm also loving the local community meetup groups. I am passionate about learning and encouraging others to grow. If we don't continuously learn and change (as an individual, a team and as an organisation) we'll be quickly left … Continue reading Microsoft Teams Connector for meetup.com

Lead an autonomous DevOps team at Scale: a true story

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPH2E5xMYdM Microsoft Ignite 2016 conference Jose Rady Allende and Matthew Manela provide the next update to the Microsoft ALM story, sharing some screenshots of how they refined their use of Kanban boards as their agile experience and devops maturity grew stronger. Synopsis and Lessons Learnt Agile / Kanban / Scrum In the beginning development and … Continue reading Lead an autonomous DevOps team at Scale: a true story

Automation is not always the answer. Try kaikuri.

I recently posted a blog of my experiences of a Toyota plant tour. A poster on the importance of Kaikuri claimed that “Automation is not always the answer” with a reminder to keep Kaikuri fresh and don’t let the practice get forgotten over time. I couldn’t find reference to Kaikuri anywhere in lean manufacturing, and now … Continue reading Automation is not always the answer. Try kaikuri.