Jamie Dobson

Jamie Dobson

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Why the 10x Engineer Myth Needs to Go

Jul 15, 2019 by Jamie Dobson

 

There was a whole kerfuffle on Twitter this weekend because someone posted about 10X engineers. I didn’t give it much thought. However, over the weekend, the noise just didn’t seem to stop, which got me thinking about the olden days and where this idea of a 10X engineer came from.

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The Power of Value Hierarchies in Enterprise Cloud Native (and everywhere else, too)

Mar 20, 2019 by Jamie Dobson

Dynamic companies (or programmes of work) need a way of rapidly making day to day decisions without seeking consent or approval. One way to do this is with a value hierarchy. A value hierarchy explains the relationship between your values: e.g. at Disney amusement parks they value both fun and safety but safety comes first. (It wouldn’t be much fun if people were getting decapitated on the roller coaster). In fact, it was Roy Disney who said,.

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Why Do Cloud Migrations Fail?

Feb 27, 2019 by Jamie Dobson

This is part four in series of blogs about strategy. The third part is here. The starting point is here.

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Structure is Not Enough; Or, Why People Matter

Feb 13, 2019 by Jamie Dobson

 

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Continuous Strategic Formulation - Balancing Learning and Focus to Succeed with Cloud Native

Nov 27, 2018 by Jamie Dobson

This is part two in series of blogs about strategy. The first part is here.

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