Tiny DevOps

Solving big problems with small teams

Host Jonathan Hall invites guests to talk about the pains, joys, and how-tos of DevOps on small teams.

Interested in guesting on Tiny DevOps? I'd love to hear from you! See my guest topic guidelines, then send me an email!

You don't need 1,000 engineers to deliver great software.

Agile Principles —49 min episode
Tiny DevOps episode #42 Jac Hughes — All about Scrum, when you should (and shouldn't) use it, and how to get started

Agile coach and consultant Jac Hughes joins me to talk about his experience with Scrum, when it does and does not make sense, and how to get started with it, if you've made that decision.

Hiring —43 min episode
Tiny DevOps episode #41 Morgan Craft — Is a fractional CTO right for your company?

Morgan Craft is a New York-based former software engineer and CTO, and currently a founder and Fractional CTO. He joins me to discuss the concept of a fractional CTO, why they're growing in popularity, and how to decide whether one is right for you.

Software Delivery —45 min episode
Tiny DevOps episode #40 Stacy Cashmore — The painful crawl through the morass of past shortcuts

Stacy Cashmore has the interesting title of Tech Explorer DevOps at Omniplan, which means she has free reign to do what she thinks she needs to do! In this episode, we talk about a big rewrite decision she made, and the results of this decision, good and bad, and in particular the effect of shortcuts taken.

Teams & Culture —24 min episode
Tiny DevOps episode #39 Bryan Finster — The One Agile Scaling Framework to Rule Them All

Bryan Finster returns to Tiny DevOps, this time to explain the amazing benefits of his new Scaled Agile DevOps Maturity Framework (SAD MF), the silver bullet that you, and literally everyone else, should be using.

Teams & Culture —57 min episode
Tiny DevOps episode #38 Matt K Parker — Radical Collaboration, how Radical Enterprises do it, and how you can, too

More and more organizations are adopting a "Radically Collaborative" approach to business. Matt K. Parker, author of the new book "A Radical Enterprise" joins me to discuss what this means, why it's desirable, and how to begin adopting these practices in our own organizations.

Career Advice —15 min episode
Tiny DevOps episode #37 How can I best prepare for a job interview? And other DevOps career Q&A

In this episode, I tackle some questions from listeners, and provide my own answers to your DevOps Careers questions.

Software Delivery —32 min episode
Tiny DevOps episode #36 Joy Ebertz — All About Feature Flags

Joy Ebertz is a Principal Software Engineer at Split. She focuses on the technical vision for the backend team, and she joins me today to talk about some of the obvious, as well as not so obvoius ways in which feature flags can be used on projects of any size.

Software Delivery —25 min episode
Tiny DevOps episode #35 Jonathan Hall — The Butterfly Effect: How a Single Bit Changed My Career

This week I share the story of a single bit gone wrong back in 2006, which launched my career on a new trajectory of root-cause analysis, continuous improvement, and DevOps.

Agile Principles —40 min episode
Tiny DevOps episode #34 Lynn Thames — What do software development and manufacturing have in common? Agility.

Lynn Thames' business Excel Software Services, helps manufacturing and distribution companies with software automation. She joins me to help answer the question: What does software development have in common with manufacturing? Her answer: Agility.

Business of DevOps —41 min episode
Tiny DevOps episode #33 Emily Omier — How to "sell" open-source

Does your company produce open-source software? Are you considering doing so? Emily Omier helps open-source startups with product positioning, and today she joins me to discuss how you can position your open-source project, if you have one, and help you decide if you should have one.

Continuous Improvement —48 min episode
Tiny DevOps episode #32 Adrian Stanek — Think In Baby Steps

Adrian Stanek, of Bits in Motion, joins me to relate his success story of transforming his organization's software development process via baby steps.