Cross-posted from https://eng.hudya.io/how-we-launched-electricity-services-in-eight-weeks/, original post from Sept 2017 Hudya Engineering is all about building a digital platform for multiple services for regular people’s homes and families, and to do that for Norway, Sweden, and Denmark (phase 1) in parallel. However, “a digital platform” is not something you … [Read more...] about How We Launched Electricity Services in Eight Weeks @ Hudya
As software product organisations grow, they can become the victims of their own sales success. Many high-priority customers and features put pressure on the engineering organisation to deliver, but even when using all the traditional ways to prioritise and optimise execution, you feel progress is slow and the overall "delightfulness" of your product is not what it should … [Read more...] about Are You Lost In All The High Priorities?
This is another post in my series on transitioning from waterfall to agile and devops processes. This post covers the program manager role, a rather unassuming role in some organisations, an important role in others, but nevertheless a role where the right person can potentially make a big impact. There are a few different types of program managers, so let me be clear on the … [Read more...] about The Program Manager in the Agile/DevOps Organisation
In a previous post, I wrote about the challenges and strains on roles and processes when a traditional waterfall (or even agile) organisation introduces devops. Most people focus on the tools needed and how you must establish a build pipeline and support for continuous deployment to production. However, the success of devops is in the practices of the people involved, not the … [Read more...] about The Importance of the Backlog and the Product Owner
(intro to this post on devops) It has been a busy few months. Since my last post I have transitioned to a new role as part of day to day development (see linkedin.com/in/greger for more details) in the Collaboration Infrastructure Technology Group (UC, telephony, telepresence, conferencing, etc) in Cisco. Earlier, as part of Office of the CTO, I influenced the medium to … [Read more...] about The Changing Development Organisation: The Software Architect