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AWS re:Invent 2021 – Hot Takes from The Serverless Edge

Reading Time: 5 minutes AWS re:Invent 2021 is almost upon us. Every year the event disrupts the market, automatically makes your system more efficient (if you build things correctly) and puts fear into non-Amazon technical people as they realize how quickly public cloud really moves. It’s also in Las Vegas, which is the perfectContinue readingAWS re:Invent 2021 – Hot Takes from The Serverless Edge

Watch the ‘Adaptation’ talk at MapCamp 2021

Reading Time: 2 minutes On 13 October, I spoke at MapCamp about Adaptation looking at technological adaptation. The track was on how resilient and successful companies adapt by creating a Value Flywheel. Simon Wardley started MapCamp several years ago by announcing: “I’m going to the pub to talk about Mapping, anyone like to joinContinue readingWatch the ‘Adaptation’ talk at MapCamp 2021

Cloud native applications need Serverless

Reading Time: 2 minutes Cloud native architecture is much cheaper than traditional approaches, but it needs to be right. Serverless Engineering is by far the best approach for cloud native. The fact that the term has been made somewhat ambiguous is a challenge, but as I outlined in the Tech Republic last year –Continue readingCloud native applications need Serverless

Digital transformation finance, what you need to understand

Reading Time: 4 minutes Many people associate digital transformation and more specifically serverless with low cost. However, those who have experienced the benefits of a serverless mindset and approach know its value. Digital transformation finance involves the Total Cost of ownership (TCO). Digital transformation via a serverless approach will save you money for aContinue readingDigital transformation finance, what you need to understand

How to be a Technological Maestro and not the “dope at the top”.

Reading Time: 3 minutes Do yourself a favour and check out this podcast. I think there is a lot of great content in this podcast and the piece about the technological maestro really stood out for me. I explore it and organisational culture in this post, but first up let’s credit Gene Kim andContinue readingHow to be a Technological Maestro and not the “dope at the top”.

Enterprise architecture strategy – reduce costs and time to market

Reading Time: 2 minutes AWS have published a case-study on Liberty Mutual’s serverless architecture strategy. Read it here to find out how Dave and his well architected teams did it! This is a real life digital transformation story about a one hundred year old organisation that you don’t want to miss. Liberty Mutual choseContinue readingEnterprise architecture strategy – reduce costs and time to market

How to start your Digital Strategy

Reading Time: 4 minutes The race to implement a digital strategy is relentless and moving faster than ever. Reading MIT Sloan – “Your business is too complex to be Digital” really struck me. Time and again organisations and digital strategy are struggling with weak branding, poor vision or resource debt from previous business decisions.Continue readingHow to start your Digital Strategy

Adrian Cockcroft (AWS) on the Project to Product Podcast

Reading Time: 3 minutes In 2018, (in pre pandemic days) I was at the DevOps Enterprise Summit and saw a talk by Mik Kersten on Project to Product (great book). Afterwards, I spoke to Mik Kersten, and was very impressed with his thinking, which echoed mine. We have both been on the same thoughtContinue readingAdrian Cockcroft (AWS) on the Project to Product Podcast

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