The ideas and tools within the DevOps community are increasing and evolving each day. The pace is fast and only seems to be getting faster. How can we as individuals keep up without getting distracted or overwhelmed by every new thing? How can we intentionally move ourselves forward in a sustainable way? Continuous improvement provides a mindset for approaching this ongoing challenge. At its core, continuous improvement is a way to focus on getting a little better each day. In this talk we will dive into practical techniques like removing mental overhead through fixing what bugs you. We will look at developing deep focus as a critical skill for problem solving. We will also explore some learning techniques that will allow us to approach new tools and ideas with confidence and effectiveness.
I gave this as an Ignite talk at DevOps Days Nashville 2016. Here are some of the things I mentioned:
* Tool Sharpening: https://devchat.tv/ruby-rogues/129-rr-sharpening-tools-with-ben-orenstein
* Deep Work: http://calnewport.com/books/deep-work/
* The Art of Learning: http://www.joshwaitzkin.com/the-art-of-learning/
Video recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYJ468vEExQ
DevOpsDays BNA 2016: https://www.devopsdays.org/events/2016-nashville/program/lee-jones/