Here you can find some quotes or note that I have liked…

DevOps Handbook, Gene Kim, Jez Humble, Patrick Debois, John Wilkins

By removing blame, you remove fear; by removing fear, you enable honesty; and honesty enables prevention. Page 40

Little fish learn to be big fish in little ponds. Page 60

American football metaphor: Ops are the offensive linemen and Dev are the ‘skill’ positions (like quarterback and wide receivers) whose job is to move the ball down the field - the job of Ops is to help make sure Dev has enough time to properly execute the plays. Page 85

handback mechanism when a production service become sufficiently fragile, Operations has the ability to return production support responsibility back to Development. Page 237

When we work within a complex system, it is impossible for us to predict all the outcomes for the actions we take. Page 271

Instead of “naming, blaming, and shaming”, our goal should always be to maximize opportunities for organization learning. Page 273

Clean Architecture, Robert C. Martin

Eisenhower’s Matrix

I have two kinds of problems, the urgent and the important. The urgent are not important, and the important are never urgent. Page 16

Important Urgent Important Not Urgent
Unimportant Urgent Unimportant Not Urgent

Clean Code, Robert C. Martin

Clean tests follow five rules that form the acronym F.I.R.S.T. - Page 132

  • Fast. Tests should be fast.
  • Independent. Tests should not depend each other.
  • Repeatable. Tests should be repeatable in any environment.
  • Self-Validating. The tests should have a boolean output.

Making work visible, Dominica DeGrandis

The five thieves of time. Pages 5-37

  • Too much work-in-progress.
  • Unknown dependencies.
  • Unplanned work.
  • Conflicting priorities.
  • Neglected work.

Thanks for reading! TM