Velocity – Its a metric, but not a metric to take serious. This is my opinion!
- Is it beneficial to skip story points or think of each story as 1 point?
- Would it be okay to capture velocity, but tie zero goals or KPI’s to it?
- Do we need to hide velocity from managers and PM’s?
- Would it be okay to focus on building cool solutions and not worry about all these metrics?
- Do we do what works in regards to sprints and capacity for the team?
- How about we NOT measure team productivity by velocity, but rather deliverable’s!!
So what makes a good tech lead. In my opinion its something that warrants a type of framework or guide. Its to easy to forget about the little things that make up a good tech lead.
After some researching and brainstorming, I came up with the following matrix\chart to better clarify expectations and help guide others to success.
It will be a good reminder for those leads out there to periodically look at this diagram and take action as needed.
I just got my Blink(1) in the mail today. Its a cool indicator light that hooks into your USB port.
There is a ton of potential with this device. You can utilize the Blink1Control2 application to setup event polling triggers or just play around with the colors. (e.g. Show red color when a specific email is received)
Or you can enable your device to listen on a specific port, which would allow you to update the device remotely via a curl command. (e.g. Jenkin job failure) You can find the URL summary here.
Another option to using the light is to integrate it into a program, which would allow for more customizations. Pretty easy to do with Python. The Blink Python lib can be found here.
I was looking to do some quick calculations from the Linux console today and discovered ‘bc‘.
I can see how this command could be useful in a shell script!!
Passed the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate (Released February 2018) exam today!
These exams are both fun and a little stressful, but you do learn a lot while studying!!!
Will post the overall score results when I get them!
I’m getting ready to take the AWS Solutions Architect Associate 2018 test. Below are some final items I need to review before the exam.
- Spot vs Spot Block
- Application ELB vs Classic ELB
- Convertible vs. Standard Reserved Instances
- EBS Cost vs Performance
- EC2 reverse proxy (link) (link)
- Glacier Retrieval Options
- Beanstalk vs. NGINX
- Cross-region snapshots for databases
Great news! It looks like XAML builds are supported in TFS 2018 Update 2!!!
Check out this blog post for specifics! (Blog Link)
For more details on VSTS\TFS agents, check out this link. (Link)