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.

Hiring —58 min episode
Tiny DevOps episode #48 Oshri Cohen — What kind of CTO do you need?

Oshri Cohen is a fractional CTO with a diverse background, currently working with four companies. He joins me on the show to cut through some of the confusion surrounding the Chief Technical Officer role.

Continuous Improvement —49 min episode
Tiny DevOps episode #47 Paul Cothenet — Observations on observability

Paul Cothenet of Patch.io joins me this time to discuss war stories implementing observabillity at two small startups.

Tech Tools —56 min episode
Tiny DevOps episode #46 James McShane — Is Kubernetes right for your small company?

James McShane is the Engineering Director at SuperOrbital and has been working with Kubernetes for about 6 years, in a large number of environments. He joins the show today to help unpack whether Kubernetes is a good choice for your small company.

Software Delivery —52 min episode
Tiny DevOps episode #45 Dave Mangot — Should you deploy on Fridays?

Dave Mangot is a speaker, author, teacher, and Silicon Valley veteran. His focus is helping private equity portofolio companies use their technology organization to maximize growth, and he joins me today to discuss the contentious topic of Friday deployments and why you definitely should do them and why you definitely should not do them. Confused?

Tech Tools —45 min episode
Tiny DevOps episode #44 Tod Hansmann — Observability as an engineering enabler

Problem solver Tod Hansmann of Catalyst joins me to discuss "observability": What it is, why it means different things to different people, and how to get started if it's new for you.

Software Delivery —45 min episode
Tiny DevOps episode #43 Jason Adam — A conversation about trunk-based development

Jason Adam is a software developer with a non-traditional background in biology, business development, and data analytics. Now he's active as a developer, and on the lookout for proven practices he can introduce to his team. On this episode we talk about Trunk-Based Development, and the related topics of continuous integration and deployment, infrastruture as code, and much more.

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.