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    What SRE Teams Can Learn from Business Continuity and Vice Versa

    Keeping our software up and running isn’t so different from keeping our organisations functional. We can learn from each other and use the same techniques.

    Enabling and Maintaining a Resilient Culture

    Perhaps unsurprisingly, the topic of resilience is something that’s been explored and discussed a lot lately. Early in the pandemic, Container Solutions’ co-founder Pini Reznik published a free eBook ...

    Pursuing Organisational Resilience in Times of Radical Uncertainty

    We think and write a lot about systems reliability at Container Solutions. We even hosted a free, live, virtual event on it on April 28th called WTF is SRE?, for the second year running. Like all thin...

    Podcast: Susanne Kaiser on Joining the Dots Between Wardley Mapping, Domain Driven Design and Team Topologies

    Charles Humble talks to Susanne Kaiser, an independent tech consultant from Hamburg, Germany, supporting organisations with building socio-technical systems. They explore her thinking on combining War...

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    The Edge of Space

    Recently, I was persuaded to take part in a Simon Wardley (of Wardley mapping fame) research group on the future of telecoms. I’m not a telecoms expert, but that wasn’t why I was asked. As well as an ...

    Reliable Innovation

    Creativity is thinking up new ideas. Innovation is doing new things. — Theodore Levitt Working with financial, retail, and telecommunications over the past couple years as a consultant, I’ve seen a bi...

    WTF is Value Stream Mapping?

    On the first episode of our “Hacking the Org” podcast, VP Engineering and Chief Architect at eBay Randy Shoup talked about how he used Value Stream Mapping to understand the bottlenecks in eBay’s deve...

    Podcast: VP Engineering and Chief Architect at eBay Randy Shoup on Improving their Developer Velocity

    In our first “Hacking the Org” podcast, Charles Humble talks to Randy Shoup, VP Engineering and Chief Architect at eBay. They discuss how eBay’s architecture has evolved, discovering problems in engin...

    The Rockefeller Habits Applied: Managing Remote Teams in Scaling Organisations

    In March of 2020, which now seems like a lifetime ago, I gave a talk at QCon London called “Remote Working Approaches that Worked (And Some that Didn’t)”. By then I’d be working 100% remotely for ten ...