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Month: May 2018

DevOps Days SLC Keynote & Workshop

Heck in a handbasket

My theme at DevOps Days Salt Lake City seemed to be diving into the exploration of unintended consequences, especially negative ones. From my workshop on day one on “How can it go to heck in a handbasket? Exploring the Unhappy Path” to my day two keynote “The Lagom Paradox: Sometimes Less is More?!?”, I try to encourage people to see the value of looking beyond the intended consequences to trying to uncover the problems we cause that we are usually blind to and discuss how we can turn it around.

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This Week’s Video to Watch: Systems Thinking

Today’s video is just over 1 minute long and gets to the heart of what systems thinking really is in very simple terms. Peter Senge, the speaker in this video, is an expert on the science of systems and is a senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management, co-faculty at the New England Complex Systems Institute, and the founder of the Society for Organizational Learning. He is well-known as the author of the book The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization (1990, rev. 2006).

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