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The North Star framework and how to find your orgs purpose

Reading Time: 6 minutes In this week’s episode the team look behind ‘the weasel words’ and ‘wordsmithing’ using tools like the North Star framework to get to the orgs clarity of purpose. Clarity of Purpose Dave Anderson   Break the 40 minute barrier first! Alright, so I figured this week there has been various differentContinue readingThe North Star framework and how to find your orgs purpose

AWS re:Invent 2021 – read about the best bits

Reading Time: 10 minutes Mark McCann and Mike O’Reilly chat to Dave Anderson about AWS re:Invent 2021. Find out their take on Matt Coulter’s speech as part of Werner Vogels keynote, how Serverless and CDK is becoming part of the mainstream as well as the announcement on CDK Patterns Version 2. Sustainability has beenContinue readingAWS re:Invent 2021 – read about the best bits

AWS re:Invent 2021 – Hot Takes from The Serverless Edge

Reading Time: 5 minutes AWS re:Invent 2021 is almost upon us. Every year the event disrupts the market, automatically makes your system more efficient (if you build things correctly) and puts fear into non-Amazon technical people as they realize how quickly public cloud really moves. It’s also in Las Vegas, which is the perfectContinue readingAWS re:Invent 2021 – Hot Takes from The Serverless Edge

Driving technical strategy on the transformation journey

Reading Time: < 1 minute Dave was delighted to speak on the AI Ireland podcast about his experience of driving technical strategy. Having worked in many organizations from startups to global enterprises Dave has honed his experience of moving technical and business teams through the digital transformation journey. He has encountered the cultural and leadershipContinue readingDriving technical strategy on the transformation journey

Is Sociotechnical new or old?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Sociotechnical systems suddenly sprung to mind on 2 September 2021, when Nicolas Chaillan wrote an inspired and honest piece on LinkedIn titled “It is time to say Goodbye“. To most, it will look like another love letter to The Great Resignation. No thanks corporate slog, I’m off to farm mountainContinue readingIs Sociotechnical new or old?

Digital transformation finance, what you need to understand

Reading Time: 4 minutes You can be forgiven for associating digital transformation and serverless with low cost. In actual fact, those who have experienced the benefits of a serverless mindset and approach know its value. Digital transformation finance involves the Total Cost of ownership (TCO). And completed via a serverless approach will save youContinue readingDigital transformation finance, what you need to understand

How to be a Technological Maestro and not the “dope at the top”.

Reading Time: 3 minutes Do yourself a favour and check out this podcast on Westrum organizational culture. The piece on ‘Technological Maestro’ really stood out for me. I explore it and Westrum organizational culture in this blog post. Let’s credit Gene Kim and Dr. Ron Westrum for this fantastic content. What is Westrum organizationalContinue readingHow to be a Technological Maestro and not the “dope at the top”.

Adrian Cockcroft (AWS) on the Project to Product Podcast

Reading Time: 4 minutes In 2018, (in pre pandemic days) I was at the DevOps Enterprise Summit and saw a talk by Mik Kersten on Project to Product (great book). Afterwards, I spoke to Mik Kersten, and was very impressed with his thinking, which echoed mine. We have both been on the same thoughtContinue readingAdrian Cockcroft (AWS) on the Project to Product Podcast

Has office life changed forever?

Reading Time: 5 minutes 2020 has been a very challenging year, but it has also served as a catalyst for office life by driving remote working into the mainstream. Many of us in technology have been fans of remote working for many years but pre-2020 it was relatively rare to be totally remote. ChrisContinue readingHas office life changed forever?

Business and Technology -how’s your relationship?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Technology in business – the first encounter Many moons ago, I remember sitting in the prefab building that housed the Computer Lab in University College Dublin (UCD). We were required to go there to complete practicals for our 2nd year subject: ‘Computer Applications’. As Business and Legal future high flyingContinue readingBusiness and Technology -how’s your relationship?

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