Best of Gene Kim Collection
In celebration of this year's DevOps Enterprise Summit going virtual, let's look back at Gene Kim's best and most popular articles on DZone.
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This week is the DevOps Enterprise Summit, Gene Kim's popular conference. Despite being in an unpredictable and uncommon year, they've planned a packed and exciting virtual conference. We felt inspired by all the work Gene Kim + team have done on the conference, so we wanted to put together our favorite articles from Gene Kim. Let's take a look.
How teams support value streams, what work is required in a value stream map, and how to create a dedicated transformation team.
Explaining Conway's Law, how to evaluate organizational archetypes, and how to develop the necessary habits to facilitate these structures.
The way we organize our teams has a huge impact on the software we are able to create, as well as the resulting architectural and production outcomes. Conway's Law gives some insight into how to better design your teams.
Blake Ethridge, our Community Manager at DZone, interviewed Gene Kim on his book "The Unicorn Project" and his thoughts on embarking on the first-ever virtual DOES.
"I share everything I've learned about what makes my favorite conference experiences so great and meaningful, and try to understand which elements are universal, applying to both physical and virtual events, and which ones can be changed."
Gene Kim goes into his favorite conferences, the lessons he learned along the way, and what it has taken to run DOES since 2014.
How we organize our teams affects how we perform our work. We explore the implications of this tenet through the lens of Conway's Law.
Back in 2017, British Airways had an IT failure that cost the company over £80m and left over 75,000 passengers stranded. What would Gene Kim had done differently if he was in charge?
Feedback loops that leverage telemetry and shared responsibility for operations makes for less deployment fear and a smoother transition into production.
Pushing the deploy button can be really intimidating. No one wants to be *that* person who brings production down. Feedback loops and reducing batch sizes can help minimize that fear.
Take a look behind the scenes of the famous DevOps handbook, "The Phoenix Project" with its author and thought leader.
This entire series goes into the thought processes and inspiration behind The Phoenix Project, and you'll be fascinated by all the work that went into the creation of the industry classic.
Watch the video and read key takeaways from Mieke Deenen's DOES 2017 presentation on implementing DevOps in a government agency.
Though not written by Gene Kim, this is a great example of the kinds of talks you can expect to see at DOES. Insightful, fascinating, and a real-world example of DevOps implementation.
For an example of a digital transformation and DevOps adoption, look no further than Nike in this presentation from the 2017 DevOps Enterprise Summit.
Another peek into DOES presentations, highlighting exactly how Nike decided what they wanted their 'DNA' to be like as they moved into a newer era of software development.
"If I can learn Clojure, anyone can!"
At almost 7K words, Gene Kim goes into extensive detail into learning Clojure which he calls one of the hardest things he has learned professionally. See how Clojure brought back the Joy of Programming through this series.
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