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The Sauce Journey – Emergent Leaders
Posted by Joe Alfaro in AgileBest PracticesDevOpsScrumThe Story of Sauce

In my last blog post I wrote about the way in which moving to SCRUM teams fosters communication, transparency, and trust, both internally among team members, and externally with customers. Achieving open communication like this is one of the main goals of Agile, but just as important is the development of leadership within the SCRUM teams. Ideally, every SCRUM team is self-managing in regards to [...]

The Sauce Journey - Courage, Transparency, Trust

In my last blog post, I described the first step on our journey from Engineering to DevOps, which was the formation of project-focused SCRUM teams. SCRUM brings many opportunities for improving the development process, but it's wise to keep in mind the old saying "SCRUM doesn't fix problems, it points them out." This means that the very first thing to emerge from SCRUM is transparency, because it [...]

The Sauce Journey - From Star to Scrum
Posted by Joe Alfaro in AgileBest PracticesThe Story of Sauce

When I first started at Sauce, one group within the Engineering organization was called *Dev, referred to in conversation as "StarDev." *Dev was so named because they were the wildcard development group - some of their work touched on this part of the infrastructure, or this part of the product, or this part of the Web interface, and so on. As a result of this interdisciplinary approach, much of [...]

From Engineering to DevOps - The Sauce Journey
Posted by Joe Alfaro in The Story of Sauce

From Engineering to DevOps I presented this cartoon to our development staff during a recent planning meeting because I think it’s a nice illustration of the progressive change in software engineering process over the past twenty years. While the cartoon portrays the change as evolutionary, it has also been revolutionary. Continuous development and continuous operations [...]

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