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Collaboration catalysts tools to fuel your team

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Collaboration Catalysts – Top Tools To Fuel Your Team
John Clapham

We hear a lot about the DevOps tools used to tackle crucial technical challenges such as automation, deployment and monitoring. But the efficacy of those tools often depends on their operators and how they collaborate, both with each and their organisation.
 
This talk takes a look at some of the unsung heroes – the agile tools that drive collaboration, speed learning, and accelerate adoption.

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Collaboration catalysts tools to fuel your team

  1. 1. Collaboration Catalysts – Top Tools To Fuel Your Team John Clapham, Cotelic We hear a lot about the DevOps tools used to tackle crucial technical challenges such as automation, deployment and monitoring. But the efficacy of those tools often depends on their operators and how they collaborate, both with each and their organization. This talk takes a look at some of the unsung heroes – the agile tools that drive collaboration, speed learning, and accelerate adoption.
  2. 2. John Clapham @JohnC_Bristol Cotelic www.cotelic.uk Collaboration Catalysts: Top Tools to Fuel Your Team.
  3. 3. Today we’ll talk about..
  4. 4. So, what is a catalyst?
  5. 5. The Iodine-catalyzed cis-trans isomerization
  6. 6. “Catalysts did not just reduce the energy barrier…”
  7. 7. “Catalysts did not just reduce the energy barrier… but induced completely different reaction pathways typically with multiple energy barriers”
  8. 8. Bookmarks, really?
  9. 9. 1. Curiosity prepares the brain for learning
  10. 10. 1. Curiosity prepares the brain for learning 2. Curiosity makes subsequent learning more rewarding.
  11. 11. Robots?
  12. 12. Asynchronous Chat
  13. 13. Robot Assistants
  14. 14. Asynchronous Chat + Robot Assistant + Automation
  15. 15. Asynchronous Chat + Robot Assistant + Automation #ChatOps
  16. 16. “Bringing the work you’re already doing in line with the conversations you’re already having” - James Fryman
  17. 17. “By placing tools directly in the middle of the conversation, everyone is pairing all the time” - Jessie Newland
  18. 18. hubot aman - who is on duty right now hubot oncall - who is on call overnight hubot ship it - show a motivational squirrel hubot klink [command] - list severs, get environment information hubot kafka - query information from kafka via zookeeper
  19. 19. But wait…
  20. 20. But wait… …ChatOps goes beyond efficiencies
  21. 21. Institutionalised knowledge resides in code, not fragile humans:
  22. 22. Institutionalised knowledge resides in code, not fragile humans: - Encourages inspection and collaboration
  23. 23. Institutionalised knowledge resides in code, not fragile humans: - Encourages inspection and collaboration - Reduces dependency on project heroes
  24. 24. Institutionalised knowledge resides in code, not fragile humans: - Encourages inspection and collaboration - Reduces dependency on project heroes - Enables learning through practice
  25. 25. Index cards? seriously?
  26. 26. Kanban (for thought work) principles..
  27. 27. Kanban (for thought work) principles.. - Visualise Workflow
  28. 28. Kanban (for thought work) principles.. - Visualise Workflow - Limit work in progress
  29. 29. Kanban (for thought work) principles.. - Visualise Workflow - Limit work in progress - Focus on completion
  30. 30. Got a change agenda?
  31. 31. Start with what you do now…
  32. 32. Start with what you do now… …and improve
  33. 33. Reflections…
  34. 34. Collaboration catalysts often share the same qualities: - Simple
  35. 35. Collaboration catalysts often share the same qualities: - Simple - Visual
  36. 36. Collaboration catalysts often share the same qualities: - Simple - Visual - Viewable by everyone
  37. 37. Collaboration catalysts often share the same qualities: - Simple - Visual - Viewable by everyone - Easy to enhance (to reflect learning)
  38. 38. Collaboration catalysts often share the same qualities: - Simple - Visual - Viewable by everyone - Easy to enhance (to reflect learning) - Community ownership
  39. 39. There are loads of powerful tools out there to solve tough technical problems…
  40. 40. …but they don’t always just work…
  41. 41. Their success, or failure, often depends on how their operators collaborate…
  42. 42. Their success, or failure, often depends on how their operators collaborate… …the right tools will serve as catalysts
  43. 43. What will you choose?
  44. 44. John Clapham @JohnC_Bristol Cotelic www.cotelic.uk Thanks!
  45. 45. Further reading… My blog, Erratic Mumblings: http://johnclapham.wordpress.com/ My Slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/john.clapham/presentations Bath Scrum User Group (Not just in Bath, and not just for Scrum!) http://www.meetup.com/Bath-Scrum-User-Group/
  46. 46. Further reading… ChatOps Technology and Philosophy, James Fryman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhzxnY7FIvg ChatOps at GitHub, Jessie Newland https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NST3u-GjjFw Kanban for Ops Teams (New Relic) http://blog.newrelic.com/2014/03/12/kanban-for-ops-teams/ Why curiosity enhances learning http://www.edutopia.org/blog/why-curiosity-enhances-learning-marianne-stenger Automation and monitoring with Hubot – Tomas Varaneckas https://leanpub.com/automation-and-monitoring-with-hubot
  47. 47. Images… ChatOps – Technology & Philosophy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhzxnY7FIvg Book Mark – Quinn Dombrowski https://www.flickr.com/photos/quinnanya/6945219745 The Hughinator http://www.worth1000.com/entries/510056/the-hughinator Single Scientist https://www.flickr.com/photos/argonne/7831537942 Scientist, large machine https://www.flickr.com/photos/argonne/7831536978 Many Scientists – Philip McMaster https://www.flickr.com/photos/dragonpreneur/3291457329
  48. 48. Images (cont)… Smug scientist https://www.flickr.com/photos/wistechcolleges/7221593804 Scientist, green machine https://www.flickr.com/photos/argonne/7831537250/in/photostream/ Kanban Board https://www.flickr.com/photos/kanban_tool/15817131058 Shop Kanban https://www.flickr.com/photos/kawade/442024494 Scientist, large machine https://www.flickr.com/photos/argonne/7831536978 Shop Kanban, car https://www.flickr.com/photos/kawade/440538166

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