Jez Humble on Making Continuous Delivery Work and Responding to Discrimination in Tech

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In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Jez Humble about his Agile 2017 Keynote talk in which he refuted many of the common excuses why “continuous delivery won’t work here”. He also gave a scathing response to the “Manifestbro” controversy which recently unfolded at Google. Why listen to this podcast: Key takeaways about DevOps: - There are many reasons cited for not adopting DevOps – the real reasons are cultural and architectural issues - It takes commitment and effort at every level to rearchitect not just the products but the organisation to support the new ways of working - Even if you are not deploying every day, the practices of DevOps deliver huge dividends around reducing development costs, improving quality and maintainability and driving shorter lead - It’s not about repeating what someone else has done, it’s the ability to make mistakes and learn from them which makes teams and organisations successful Key takeaways on the gender diversity challenge: - In 2017 we should have come beyond the need to address these issues but the state of the industry means we must - There is extensive research that shows the differences are tiny between the genders, and this cannot explain the vast disparity in representation in the industry by women and people of colour - The harm done by perpetuating the myths around gender differences - We all have a duty to create an inclusive environment - Examine your organisation’s systems, policies and practices for the visible elements of discrimination and fix them – check salaries and career advancement by role and if there is a gender or race difference in the rates of pay or advancement then fix them - Introducing Inclusive Collaboration and calling for participation and having the conversations about the many aspects of diversity in the workplace today More on this: Quick scan our curated show notes on InfoQ You can also subscribe to the InfoQ newsletter to receive weekly updates on the hottest topics from professional software development. Subscribe: Like InfoQ on Facebook: Follow on Twitter: Follow on LinkedIn: Want to see extented shownotes? Check the landing page on InfoQ:

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