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This Week’s Video to Watch: Pursuing Lagom at AllDayDevOps

lagom not too little, not too much, just right

Hello! I thought that I would be a little self-indulgent in this week’s video to watch and include my own video. Last night I gave a ~30 minute talk titled “Pursing Lagom: Finding Balance between Extremes” at the virtual AllDayDevOps conference. Check out the slides. Since the conference was live streamed for free on YouTube, the video is already posted.  Watch it here…

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Comfort and Safety are not the same thing

balancing stones

Comfort. Safety. We get these two confused. Did you ever know something but it took someone saying the concept out loud for you to take notice of it and think about it? This week, Gitte Klitgaard made me realize how often we conflate comfort and safety. You can be comfortable overeating, but that’s not safe. You can be comfortable doing way too much work or using yelling as your primary means of communication, but neither are safe. They just feel safe because that’s what we are used to doing. Making “safety nets” more visible is a sustainable way to help people embrace necessary change – change that moves us towards safety.

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This Week’s Video To Watch: Splitting User Stories

Agile Development

This week’s video to watch, “Splitting User Stories,” is provided by Mark Shead and will take less than 9 minutes of your time to watch. Mark compares how developers think to how users think and building physical things like houses and cakes to building software. This video is one of the easiest to understand explanations of how to successfully splitting user stories that I’ve ever seen – by far!

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