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 ...

    Evolving Your Tech Org with Dynamic Reteaming

    Dynamic Reteaming is about the structural changing of teams as well as team dynamics and the feel and perception of those changes. Whilst proponents of Scrum tend to advocate for stable teams, the rea...

    Why It’s Great To Be a Consultant

    I spent 20 years slaving away at companies doing development, maintenance, troubleshooting, architecture, management, and whatever else needed doing. For all those years I was a permanent hire, workin...

    Almost 20 Years In, SREs Are Still Finding Their Place

    The field of site reliability engineering originated at Google with Ben Treynor Sloss, who founded a site reliability team after joining the company in 2003, but the practice has spread across most or...

    WTF is Cloud Native Data Security?

    If you’ve got something valuable, you can pretty much guarantee that someone will be looking to carry out unauthorised activities around it, and cloud workloads are exposed to just as many security ri...

    DevSecOps: Not the Tools, the Other Bits

    If you Google “DevSecOps”, and in particular if you read the typical security vendor blogs, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the term is all about automation and tooling. However, in much the same ...

    WTF…Can You Do about Software Supply Chain Attacks without Killing Open Source?

    When the White House says something is a threat, many people’s first reaction is to work out precisely what it is that the president and his aides are really trying to distract us from.

    SLO Strategy: Balancing Strategic Vulnerability with Uptime and Engagement

    We can get overly obsessed with uptime. We can actually set service level objectives (SLOs) too high. If we zero in on five-nines across the board, we risk compromising our teammates’ ability to innov...