2016/11/09: DevOps Enterprise Summit Day 3e

by Gene Kim on

#does16

- @adrianco: "root of many compensation problems; incentive around short term objecgtives; Netflix good

  • RT @mikebarton: Should you start a #distinguishedengineer program? What happens if you oversell and not ready? They leave, says @adrianco at #does16
  • RT @DOESsummit: Get rid of title inflation - advice per @adrianco taken from culture at @netflix #does16 https://t.co/wQUs86OBeL
  • @adrianco: "Mean time between Vice Presidents must be longer than projects

    • @adrianco: "distinguished engineer or principal engineer, often director-level; technical fellow (w/business acumen) is at VP level, w/relative comp
  • @adrianco: "once u get enough of these people, u have a group of technologies that works as a club

  • @adrianco: "Q1: how many DEs do you know, and why they're a DE. And how many know you? Q2: how many people are waiting in line to get your advice

  • @adrianco: "RT @maverickways: #DOES16 - https://t.co/jhaDuZyLHX https://t.co/7sFIdHkgTd

  • @adrianco: "RT @mikebarton: @adrianco at #does16 talking #distinguishedengineers ... taking the test for DE-ness https://t.co/tPldoNokNv

  • @adrianco: "

  • @adrianco: "nominating people can be dangerous; if they didn't get the role, they could leave"

  • RT @DOESsummit: When you put someone up for nomination you have to be really careful about how you go about doing in @adriancohttps://t.co/rIhi4jdbF1

    • RT @Josh_Atwell: "Seagull managers. Fly in. Crap all over everything. Then fly away" @adrianco #does16

- @adrianco: "At netflix, no distinguished engr; they marked to market salaries, so it wasn't a problem

  • - @adrianco: "when all your engrs are presenting at conferences, then all recruiters go after them. So what do we need to do to keep them?
  • @adrianco observing that @ladyhock moved from Nordstrom to Starbucks, @rossclanton from Target to Verizon
  • RT @agileminder: RT @DOESsummit: The best code you can get now is open source packages @adrianco @BatteryVentures #DOES16 https://t.co/NloOPs7erA
  • @adrianco: "Netflix would annually markup employee wages: you are now worth this b/c all grt stuff u did, regardless of what u were paid last yr
  • @adrianco: "We need higher level titles to counteract behavior of only looking at titles
  • - RT @AdamKrieger: "This is what we'd have to pay to hire you today." -Adrian Cockcroft #does16
  • @adrianco: "Over my career, I've been Brent at times"
  • @adrianco: "Think about what happens when that person goes on vacation, gets sick, or leaves"
  • @adrianco: "These are the ppl that you want to promote, give them courage to say no, give them management authority to push back
  • @adrianco: "let them be the authority and guru; take them out of firefighting; they have the insights that have value; it's a big loss to lose them

Up: @adrianco, VP Cloud Architecture, Amazon Web Services, famous for many many things...

  • RT @DOESsummit: Haha: You might notice I don't have slides and that's what happens when the next up is Disney! -@adrianco #DOES16 https://t.co/i90EDrTjEp
  • @adrianco: "Went from company with 60 people to one with more than 250K people. learning people's name is main challenge for me right now
  • @adrianco: "I'm interested in how AWS should be interacting with open source community; congrats to Disney who announced something big wks ago
  • @adrianco: "1st change: dev & ops working more closely; 2nd chg: architecture that enables autonomy; 3rd chg: vendor to open source
  • @adrianco: "4th chg: cloud, no longer needing lots of money to buy lots of compute infrastructure w/long lead times
  • @adrianco: "if that's where we're going, what implications does that have to how we find/grow talent?
  • RT @shawinnes: It used to be that the best code in the world came from big companies and you paid for it... that's not the case now - "open source" #does16
  • @adrianco: "We built a technology brand, so good people could come work for us; we paid good wages

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  • - @mtnygard: "Commanders intent goes all the way down: general > colonel > major > captain, etc... always includes why
  • @mtnygard: "Initiative, tempo yields acceleration away from opponents;

    • - RT @DOESsummit: There are common skills people need to know - like knowing how to use a certain team's version control @mtnygardhttps://t.co/ddhYLrCYI2
  • @mtnygard: "horizontal and vertical integrity;

    • RT @DOESsummit: "Tempo is the result of your ability to maneuver" @mtnygard @cognitect #DOES16
  • @mtnygard: "Going up org chart, it's like geologic strata; the technology and skills are not uniform" (Whoa...)

    • RT @EricMinick: DevOps is where IT's culture hippies and hardcore business geeks come together to kick ass. #does16
  • @mtnygard: "isomorphic"

  • @mtnygard: "Functional orgs: By the time you get help, it's far too late."

  • RT @jhickoxmeyer: Standing room only for @jezhumble & @nicolefv #does16 https://t.co/FQDIn0jqxY

  • @mtnygard: "Intent: command and control concepts overhauled in WWii: commander's intent always includes why

  • RT @DOESsummit: RT @eriksowa: Fingerspitzengefühl! @mtnygard applying John Boyd’s work to complex adaptive systems at #DOES16

    • RT @DOESsummit: RT @SeanDMackNYC: "IT Performance is predictive of organizational performance" - amazing data insights from @jezhumble and @nicolefv
  • RT @theitskeptic: "opamps that aren't damped" There's a phrase I never expected to hear again in a digital age #DOES16

    • RT @DOESsummit: Drag is wasted energy - unless you want to lose speed, then it helps @mtnygard @cognitect #does16 #devops
  • @mtnygard: what was that quote? was almost poetic: maneuverability is especially needed in self organized criticality. Agh, that's not right

  • RT @DOESsummit: Correlations between Maneuver Warfare and complex systems adopting #DevOps #does16 @mtnygard @cognitect https://t.co/fc450PU616

  • @mtnygard: "Typical corporate IT: put more people on failing projects, draining successful projects; should be other way: pile onto successful projs

  • @mtnygard: "Apply disposability; code is inventory, not an asset; infrastructure is disposable

  • @mtnygard: "Even teams are disposable: we don't lay them off, we deploy them and put them somewhere else to help win the war

  • @mtnygard: "Experienced combat unit: 200 trucks encampment: takes 1 hour to teardown and get moving; new groups: 6 hrs; takes 10K decisions & knowledge

  • @mtnygard: "Important things: where are the latrine, mess hall, where not to walk because high power microwave beam;

  • @mtnygard: "teams need to know diff between jenkins & spinnaker; team VC practices

    • Up: @mtnygard: PS: his story about the Best Buy ecommerce launch would make you laugh and cry.
  • @mtnygard: "Imagine an ecommerce website: and $10MM needed to shore up capacity."

  • @mtnygard: "

  • RT @DOESsummit: The kind of story we have is like a medical mystery, the patient in this example is the website @mtnygard #DOES16https://t.co/auNCfO73Yc

  • @mtnygard: "tons and tons of TCP connections. lots of setups and tear downs, but only 1 packet"

  • RT @markimbriaco: It is always a treat to catch a @mtnygard talk. This time watching him suck the audience in … with a wireshark screenshot. #does16

  • RT @DOESsummit: "We changed the word true to false and saves the company 10 million dollars that year" @mtnygard @cognitect #does16 https://t.co/EXdoDNN2X1

    • RT @DOESsummit: We had fast feedback, a value we all share here @mtnygard #DOES16
  • What movie is that from? "A vector is obviously a speed and

  • @mtnygard: "

  • RT @DOESsummit: "Maneuverability doesn't just mean being quick on your toes" @mtnygard @cognitect #does16 https://t.co/JyI6w5Wfl1

  • RT @DOESsummit: I learned a lot about maneuverability from the military , per @mtnygard #DOES16 https://t.co/aZ2bzugl46