Help me finish this agile PDF, hear @bwhichard complain about Agile - Coté Memo #19
It's the day before elections in the US. If you haven't already, go out and vote. Kim and Cormac are up in Ohio block walking to get out the vote, which is amazing. In retrospect, I should have gone with them. I'll have to remedy that for the next elections, about two year's time I suppose.
Help me finish this PDF
I've been posting some excerpt here and there from this PDF I'm working on: pulling together all the "so, how do we do better software here?" conversations, advice, and marginalia I've collected over the past year.
I'm not done yet, but I'm done enough to share a draft with y'all. Check it out, and tell me what you think in comments, suggestions, or just email me. It's, of course, Pivotal oriented, but should be general enough to not just be a really thick slick.
Up in Chicago and Omaha
I'll be in Chicago this Thursday, Nov 10th. If you're looking to chit-chat, I have some open slots.
Steaks and compound interest! Next week, I'll be in Omaha on Wednesday, Nov 16th. Come see us at the Cloud Native Roadshow. It's free, with food and Pivotal stickers, running the gamut from whatever it is I do to actual coding.
Software Defined Talk #77: If you’re implementing pagination, you’re not doing agile. — www.softwaredefinedtalk.com Is agile software development bullshit? This is what we discuss, along with a short tale of the best uber driver ever and Coté's favorite part of Matt Ray.
A functional rant on how the UK government managed IT. As I noted in this week's Software Defined Talk episode, the thing about government IT rants is they're pretty closely aligned to the rant-inducing problems any large organization has, so they're good general study. One of the pieces linked in this rant - another rant! - has a good framing of how the way you budget for projects can negatively effect the "shape" and nature of that project.
Some selections for a recent Cloud Foundry Foundation survey on developer training and skills gaps.
"IBM has hired more than 100,000 new IBMers since January 2015, cloud advisors, digital representatives, data scientists, etc. This includes about 700 executives (not including acquisitions)." Let's hope it works out for them!