Jamie Dobson

Jamie Dobson

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Cloud Native and High-Performance Organisations

Sep 12, 2019 by Jamie Dobson

You may be wondering, what is the relationship between high-performance organisations and Cloud Native? It’s quite simple, really. Cloud Native is a sociotechnology, meaning it encompasses technical elements, like containers and Kubernetes, social elements, like strategic leadership, and sociotechnology elements, such as microservices.

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The 5 Skills You Need for Strategic Leadership

Aug 1, 2019 by Jamie Dobson

At Container Solutions, we differentiate between leadership and strategic leadership. Both involve inspiring a group with a vision of the future. Both involve connecting a starting point, A, with an endpoint, B. Both have a transformational effect on the leader and group members. The difference lies in the results, which have to be judged objectively. Whereas the leader makes changes, the strategic leader makes adaptive changes, successfully.

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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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