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    A Cloud Native Transformation Scenario to Avoid: ‘Lift and Shift’

    Getting started with Cloud Native is deceptively easy. Anyone, anywhere—even with zero Cloud Native experience—can simply go online to any public cloud provider, click, and within 10 seconds have a fu...

    Why We're Adopting Pixar's 'Braintrust' Model at Container Solutions

    Engineers at Container Solutions take on complicated and creative projects and might become lost along the way. To create something great, you have to become part of it. You have to live and breathe i...

    Cloud Native and High-Performance Organisations

    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 e...

    State of DevOps 2019: Expertise Spreads, Diversity Progress Stalls

    First, some good news: the DevOps field’s expertise and performance is growing rapidly. Its best practices, like a clear change-approval process, not only improve speed and stability, but also help de...

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    The 5 Skills You Need for Strategic Leadership

    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 e...

    Microservices for Managers: Part 1, System Thinking

    For consumers, the speed of technological progress is magical, because of what’s suddenly become possible: self-driving cars, same-day delivery, movies and television shows streamed to us anywhere, an...

    Microservices for Managers: Part 2, Amplify Feedback Loops

    As I described in my previous blog post on the key principles to guide a microservices project, the efficiency of the value chain determines costs, affects profit, and ultimately decides whether a bus...

    Microservices for Managers: Part 3, a Culture of Experimentation and Learning

    In my previous two blog posts, I explored two principles that are at the heart of DevOps: systems thinking and amplifying feedback loops. In this post, we’ll discuss the third and final principle, a c...

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    Why the 10x Engineer Myth Needs to Go

    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 ...