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Software Delivery in Small Batches

Adam Hawkins presents the theory and practices behind software delivery excellence. Topics include DevOps, lean, software architecture, continuous delivery, and interviews with industry leaders.

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T1 and T2 Signals
Adam presents the mental model behind T1 and T2 signals, a necessary lexicon for understanding production operations.Want more?🚀 New listener? Start with the introduction.🎁 Enter the FREE giveaway for a copy of "Flow Engineering"🧭 Get your FREE Guide to software delivery excellence☕️ Small Batches #103 - Understanding Production Operations (The MMIVM episode)☕️ Small Batches #90 - As Measured By☕️ Small Batches #88 - Golden Signals☕️ Small Batches #26 - SLOs with Alex Hidalgo (Google SRE and author of the SLO book)🥋 Software Kaizen: My One-on-One System for Engineering LeadershipChapters(00:00) - T1 & T2 Signals (00:23) - Can you answer this question? (01:27) - Flow Engineering Giveaway (02:30) - Tier 1 & Tier 1 Signals (03:49) - Example: Datadog Spending (06:13) - Example: a Web Service (08:23) - Example: Video Transcription (09:26) - PROTIP One (09:57) - PROTIP Two (10:27) - PROTIP Three (11:07) - PROTIP Four (11:43) - PROTIP Five (12:38) - PROTIP 6 (13:22) - PROTIP Seven (14:24) - Study Guide Announcement (15:07) - Announcing more Paid Perks (17:25) - Outro ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
17:37 5/20/24
Rules of Flow
Adam answers a listener's request of advice on succeeding in high-level company or project environments with seven tips.Want more?🚀 New listener? Start with the introduction.🎁 Enter the FREE giveaway for a copy of "Flow Engineering"🧭 Get your FREE Guide to software delivery excellence📘 Buy "Goldratt's Rules of Flow"📘 Buy "Playing to Win" (my favorite book on strategy)☕️ Small Batches #99: Wiring the Winning Organization☕️ Small Batches #82: Leadership is LanguageChapters(00:00) - Rules of Flow (00:23) - Listener Request (00:48) - May Giveaway: Flow Engineering (01:30) - Rules of Flow (04:15) - Goldratt's Rule of Flow (04:52) - Tip One: Control WIP (05:16) - Tip Two: Full-Kits (06:02) - Tip Three: Set a Cadence (06:51) - Tip Four: Right-Size (07:42) - Tip Five: Buffers (08:39) - Tip Six: Visual Management (10:11) - Tip Seven: Language (10:49) - Bonus Tip: Information Diet (11:12) - Outro ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
11:48 5/6/24
Skill Zero: Test Driven Development
Adam presents TDD as skill zero, the one that unlocks all the others.Want more?🚀 New listener? Start with the introduction.🎁 April 2024 Giveaway instructions🧭 Get your FREE Guide to software delivery excellence☕️ Small Batches #65: Systems Thinking☕️ Dave Farley on Small Batches📘 Tidy First? by Kent BeckChapters(00:00) - Skill Zero: Test Driven Development (00:25) - Intro (01:32) - Free April Giveaway (02:27) - Skill Zero (04:06) - Learning from Management (05:11) - TDD in Teams (06:03) - Systems Thinking (06:39) - Balancing Feedback Loops (08:00) - Reinforcing Feedback Loops (09:13) - Batch-Size Controls (13:04) - Outro ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
13:38 4/22/24
On Ops Reviews
Adam presents a catch-all episode on ops reviews, visual management, call-to-actions, and SLOs.Want more?🚀 New listener? Start with the introduction.🎁 April 2024 Giveaway instructions🧭 Get your FREE Guide to software delivery excellence☕️ Small Batches #104: Blue-Yellow-Black Visual Management☕️ Small Batches #26: Service Level Objectives with Alex Hidalgo☕️ Small Batches #103: Understanding Production Operations🥋 How to Find your Initial SLOs on Software KaizenChapters(00:00) - Intro (00:35) - This Month's Free Giveaway! (01:17) - On Ops Reviews (09:13) - Outro ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
09:49 4/9/24
DevOps Patterns for Private Equity with Dave Mangot
Dave Mangot returns to discuss his new book "DevOps Patterns for Private Equity". Don't let the title fool you, this is best introduction to DevOps and many related software delivery topics. Buy this book for anyone in leadership.Want more?🚀 New listener? Start with the introduction.🎁 Enter the FREE March 2024 book giveaway🧭 Get your FREE Guide to software delivery excellence📘 DevOps Patterns for Private Equity (Dave's Book)☕️ Small Batches #37: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team with Dave MangotChapters(00:00) - Intro (00:48) - FREE Giveaway (01:38) - Dave's Introduction (02:28) - Why this book? (05:14) - How Private Equity wins with Software Delivery (08:13) - Communicating these ideas (11:43) - A common entry point? (16:21) - Quaterly Roadmaps? (21:48) - Drift into Kanban (31:54) - On Monitoring & Operations (39:59) - Wrap Up ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
43:23 3/25/24
Blue-Yellow-Black Visual Management
Adam presents visual management using simple blue, yellow, and black color grading. This is an essential episode.Want more?🚀 New listener? Start with the introduction.🎁 March 2024 Giveaway instructions🧭 Get your FREE Guide to software delivery excellence📘 Learning to Lead, Leading to Learn (Katie's Book)☕️ Small Batches #102: Chain of Learning with Katie Anderson🥋 The Toyota Way on Software KaizenChapters(00:00) - Blue, Yellow, Black (00:22) - Background (01:20) - March Giveaway (01:55) - Origin Story (05:49) - Blue-Yellow-Black In Ops Reviews (08:11) - Blue-Yellow-Black In 1:1s (11:55) - Blue-Yellow-Black In A3s (14:40) - Wrap-up (15:45) - Farewell Alex (16:14) - Outro ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
16:50 3/11/24
Understanding Production Operations
Adam presents a series of questions to understand production operations, plus a method to practice: MMIVM. That's Model-Measure-Instrument-Visualize-Monitor.Want more?🚀 New listener? Start with the introduction.🧭 Get your FREE Guide to software delivery excellence🎁 Enter the February 2024 Book Giveaway!☕️ Small Batches #90: As Measured By☕️ Small Batches #88: Golden SignalsChapters(00:00) - Understanding Production Operations (00:23) - You Build it, You Run it (01:27) - Feburary Giveaway (01:59) - To What Aim? By What Method? (02:19) - Question One (02:45) - Question Two (03:30) - Question Three (04:13) - Question Four (05:24) - Question Five (06:14) - The Exercise (06:24) - Model (06:45) - Measure (07:11) - Instrument (07:40) - Visualize (08:28) - Monitor (09:03) - Recap (10:31) - Outro   ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
11:04 2/27/24
Chain of Learning with Katie Anderson
Adam's welcomes Katie Anderson to the show to discuss her book Learning to Lead, Leading to Learn, lean thinking, and the powerful growth mindset.Want more?🚀 New listener? Start with the introduction.🧭 Get your FREE Guide to software delivery excellence📘 Learning to Lead, Leading to Learn (Katie's Book)🎧 Chain of Learning (Katie's Podcast)☕️ Small Batches #77: Managing to LearnChapters(00:00) - Chain of Learning with Katie Anderson (00:23) - Today's Episode (01:13) - Feburary Giveaway! (01:40) - Katie's Background (03:06) - Katie's Origin Story (13:59) - The Toyota Boat? (25:47) - Katie's Japan Study Trips (29:26) - The Impact of Culture (36:31) - Growth Mindset (49:32) - Katie & Adam's self Kaizen (54:59) - Connect with Katie (56:11) - Outro   ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
57:17 2/12/24
Words of the Year
Adam's two most common words (verbal ticks even) from 2023. Is it a party foul to bring lean thinking into a New Year's Eve party?Want more?🚀 New listener? Start with the introduction.🧭 Get your FREE Guide to software delivery excellence☕️ Small Batches #77: Managing to Learn☕️ Small Batches #87: Set-Based Concurrent Engineering📘 Managing to Learn📘 Lean Product & Process DevelopmentChapters(00:00) - Intro (00:47) - News: Website Updates (01:10) - News: Free Giveaways (01:35) - Viable (05:29) - Go and See (07:55) - Outro   ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
08:47 1/29/24
Deming's Journey to Profound Knowledge with John Willis
Adam welcomes John Willis to discuss his new book, Deming's Journey to Profound Knowledge. We discuss why John wrote the book, Deming's career arc, and how we put Deming's ideas into action. The print edition is available now. Listen through to the end for announcements from Adam and John.Learn More🚀 New listener? Start here.🧭 Get your FREE guide to software delivery excellence📘 Buy Deming's Journey to Profound Knowledge🎁 Enter my FREE giveaway from a copy of Wiring the Winning Organization☕️ Small Batches #84 - DemingChapters(00:00) - 100 - John's Book (00:00) - Intro (01:47) - John's Bio (04:00) - John on Why this Boo (10:44) - Deming's Arc (18:24) - SPok & Software (24:04) - Deming in Japan & Humanism (30:15) - Problem Solving (33:49) - Learning from Failure (38:09) - John's Advice (47:13) - By what method? (56:40) - What's next for John? (59:12) - Wrap Up (01:03:05) - Outro ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
63:51 1/16/24
Wiring the Winning Organization
Adam presents the ideas in Wiring the Winning Organization with a vignette from his time on gemba. Plus, a giveaway!Here's how to win a FREE copy of Wiring the Winning Organization. First, follow me on LinkedIn. Second, post a link to Small Batches podcast episode with what you learned using the #SmallBatchesGiveaway hashtag. The giveaway runs through January 2024. The winner will be announced on February 1st. You can enter as many times as you like.Want more? ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★ 🚀 New listener? Start here.🧭 Get your FREE Guide to software delivery excellence📘 Buy Wiring the Winning OrganizationChapters(00:00) - Intro (01:21) - Giveaway! (01:52) - Vignette: Rejigging Pagerduty & Datadog (11:38) - My Thoughts (12:30) - Lexicon (12:46) - Slowification (12:59) - Simplification (13:13) - Incrementalization (13:33) - Modularization (13:50) - Coherence (14:10) - Linearization (14:51) - Amplification (15:04) - Outro
15:41 1/1/24
Tips for New Managers
Twelve tips for first-time engineering managers. Want more? ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★ 🚀 New listener? Start here.🧭 Get your FREE Guide to software delivery excellence
05:33 11/20/23
Boundaries
Adam presents thinking about boundaries, testing, and software design.Want more? ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★ 🚀 New listener? Start here.🧭 Get your FREE Guide to software delivery excellence🖥️ Alistair Cockburn's posts on Hexagonal Architecture📘 New Book! Deming's Journey to Profound Knowledge by John Willis☕️ Small Batches #22: Derek Comartin on Service Boundaries
08:50 8/7/23
Estimates
Adam presents how he thinks about estimates and delivery. Plus, a special announcement on something new!Want more? ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★ 🚀 New listener? Start here.🧭 Get your FREE Guide to software delivery excellence🥋 The Software Kaizen Substack📘 Principles of Product Development Flow📘 Making Work Visible ☕️ Small Batches #86 - Flow: A Mental ModelChapters(00:00) - 096 - Estimates (01:13) - Intro (01:33) - Estimates (03:41) - Problem One: Dynamics (04:01) - Problem Two: Priority (04:36) - Problem Three: Time (05:01) - Problem Three and a Half (06:10) - Problem Four: WIP (07:16) - Problem Five: Confused Priorities (07:48) - Problem Six: Time Horizons (08:30) - The Alternative (10:17) - Outro
10:33 7/4/23
The Mental Model
Adam presents mental model behind lean and agile. The mental model accepts we don't know the path forward, thus we must optimize for learning it.Are you just beginning your path to excellence? Then start here.Already on the path? Continue your self-study with any of these:🧠 The Small Batches Way study guide 📘 The Fifth Discipline📘 The Learn Startup☕️ Small Batches #39 - The High-Velocity Edge ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
07:16 6/19/23
Language Choice
Adam presents the rationale behind choosing a language or tech stack. Spoiler alert: it's irrelevant to software delivery performance. Learn More🚀 New listener? Start here.📘 Accelerate - The science of software delivery performance📘 The DevOps Handbook☕️ Small Batches #65- Systems Thinking🧠 The DORA report ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
08:15 6/5/23
Drift into Failure
Adam presents thoughts on Sidney Dekker's book "Drift into Failure".  🚀 New listener? Start here.📘 Drift into Failure by Sidney Dekker📘 The Field Guide to Understanding "Human Error" by Sidney Dekker☕️ Small Batches #65- Systems Thinking📹 The Pursuit of Success & Averting Drift into Failure - Sidney Dekker (DOES 2017)Editor's note: There is an error in the recording. Adam mistakenly refers to Challenger when he means Columbia. ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
05:24 5/22/23
The Agile Manifesto
Adam revisits the historic Agile Manifesto.Learn More🚀 New listener? Start here.🧠 The Agile Manifesto📘The Art of Agile Development by James Shore📘The DevOps Handbook by Gene Kim☕️ Small Batches #63 - Modern Software Engineering ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
07:08 5/9/23
Iterations & Increments
Adam shares an example of breaking work into increments and iterations.Learn More🚀 New listener? Start here.📘 Modern Software Engineering by Dave Farley☕️ Small Batches #63 - Modern Software Engineering ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
07:27 4/25/23
As Measured By
Adam shows how the phrase, "as measured by", encourages empirical and scientific thinking.Learn More🚀 New listener? Start here.📘 Measure what Matters by John Doerr ☕️ Small Batches #88 - Golden Signals☕️ Small Batches #84 - Deming & The System of Profound Knowledge☕️ Small Batches #69 - Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
04:48 4/11/23
Introduction
Adam describes the aims of this podcast and what listeners can expect. Here's the best way to start down the path:1. Envision the ideal: Small Batches #832. Study the origin: Small Batches #843. Build a mental model of the software delivery value stream: Small Batches #734. Follow me on LinkedIn for daily software delivery education5. Create a self-study plan: Small Batches #716. Supplement with my catalog of episodes7. Go to the gemba and start iterating 💪🏼Want even more? Try these 101 episodes:Small Batches #75 - DevOps 101Small Batches #73 - Software Delivery 101 ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
07:00 3/28/23
Golden Signals
Adam presents the four golden signals for steering production operations.Are you just beginning your path to excellence? Then start here.Already on the path? Continue your self-study with any of these:📘 Release It! Design & Deploy production-ready Software📘 Site Reliability Engineering: How Google Runs Production Systems☕️ Small Batches #26 - Service Level Objectives with Alex Hidalgo☕️ Small Batches #75 - DevOps 101🧠 The USE Metrics Framework🧠 Monitoring Distributed Systems ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
09:42 3/14/23
Set-Based Concurrent Engineering
Adam comments on the importance of creating a menu of viable alternatives when problem-solving.Show notes🚀 New listener? Start with the introduction.🧭 Get your FREE Guide to software delivery excellence📘 Understanding A3 Thinking📘 Toyota Kata📘 Lean Product & Process Development☕️ Small Batches #77 - Managing to Learn☕️ Small Batches #62 - Four Types of Problems ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
06:11 2/28/23
Flow: A Mental Model
Adam introduces the idea of "flow" beginning with the Theory of Constraints and ending with value stream networks.Are you just beginning your path to excellence? Then start here.Already on the path? Continue your self-study with any of these:📘 The Goal 📘 Making Work Visible📘 Principles of Product Development Flow📘 Goldratt's Rule of Flow📘 Value Stream Mapping📘 Project to Product (introducing the Flow Framework)☕️ Small Batches #42 - Kanban & Jidoka ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
08:32 2/14/23
Core Ideas
Learn MoreNEW! The Small Batches Slack AppToyota Kata Pocket GuideSmall Batches #71: Recommended ReadingSmall Batches #84: DemingThe Flow Collective ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
07:58 1/31/23
Dr. Deming
Adam connects Deming's trips to Japan in 1950 with modern software delivery. This is an essential episode.Deming on Small Batches:☕️ Small Batches #100: Deming's Journey to Profound Knowledge with John Willis☕️ Small Batches #67: The Red Beads (Deming's experiment to introduce SPok)☕️ Small Batches #49: Variation☕️ Small Batches #50: Introducing Dr. Deming with John Willis☕️ Small Batches #51: System of Profound Knowledge with John Willis☕️ Small Batches #52: Understanding Variation with John WillisDown the Deming Rabbit Hole:If Japan Can, why can't we? (Video), NBC Special Report, 1980"Deming to DevOps" presentation by John WillisDeming's Speech in Hakone to industry leaders in Japan, 1950Deming's Visualization of Japan as a System from 1950The Deming Institute📘 Deming's Journey to Profound Knowledge📘 The New Economics📘 The Essential Deming📘 Out of the Crisis🎙️The Profound Podcast ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
14:16 1/16/23
The Ideal
Adam shares an end-of-year reflection on pursuing the lean ideal. This is the last episode of 2022. Small Batches will return in 2023. ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
07:12 12/19/22
Leadership is Language
Adam presents the language used to call the plays from Leadership is Language as told in The Project Banana episode.  Learn More🚀 New listener? Start with the introduction.🧭 Get your FREE Guide to software delivery excellence☕️ Small Batches #80: Project Banana☕️ Small Batches #77: Managing to Learn☕️ Small Batches #76: The Coaching Habit📘 Leadership is Language ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
13:20 12/5/22
Redwork / Bluework
Adam presents the concept of redwork and bluework presented in the book "Leadership is Language".Learn More🚀 New listener? Start with the introduction.🧭 Get your FREE Guide to software delivery excellence☕️ Small Batches #80: Project Banana☕️ Small Batches #77: Managing to Learn☕️ Small Batches #76: The Coaching Habit📘 Leadership is Language ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
07:00 11/21/22
Project Banana
Something completely different. This episode is a short story about leadership, communication, and collaboration.Chapters(00:00) - 080 - Project Banana (00:37) - Project Banana (03:38) - Launch Day (07:10) - Preflight Checks (08:02) - Deploy the Proxy (11:27) - ANDON! (14:55) - Collaborate (26:40) - The Coach (32:46) - Complete (35:50) - Improve Learn More🚀 New listener? Start with the introduction.🧭 Get your FREE Guide to software delivery excellence☕️ Small Batches #80: Project Banana☕️ Small Batches #77: Managing to Learn☕️ Small Batches #76: The Coaching Habit📘 Leadership is Language ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
38:53 11/7/22

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