Book Review: Seeing Around Corners – Rita McGrath

Seeing Around Corners is a fantastic and easy read for those looking at Digital/Agile transformations, about reorganising the way your teams think and act. Using data to make decisions and acting vs holding off, different types of indicators to signal reflection...

Creating/extending a Certbot Python plugin using Docker

Recently I needed the ability to dynamically create certificates for domains hosted on cPanel. Unfortunately the hosting provider didn’t support Lets Encrypt certificates using cPanels AutoSSL. Due to this I headed down the path of custom Certbot plugins....

Misaligned Incentives Fuel Organisational Dysfunctions

“When there is an incentives mismatch, a lot of energy can be expended.” Nick makes a lot of very valid points, moving to cross functional teams, adopting DevOps doesn’t mean cutting corners. What it means is enabling groups of people to be more...

We need a product manifesto!

Some of the highest performing teams we have worked with are focused with a Product Engineering mindset. The teams focus on the problems that need solving, validate their assumptions and work directly with customers.Agile is fantastic but it may only get you so far,...

The Five Dysfunctions of an Engineering Team

A great translation of Patrick Lencioni’s The Five Dysfunctions of a Team into the technology world. One I see often is “ideas aren’t openly discussed, there is very little buy-in from team members, and so they aren’t fully committed to any...