Developing Devopsers: Strategies for Effective Mentoring

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September 23, 2019

Developing Devopsers: Strategies for Effective Mentoring

Slides from my talk Developing Devopsers: Strategies for Effective Mentoring. Resources:

How to Ask Good Questions - https://jvns.ca/blog/good-questions/
Giving and Getting Technical Help - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hY14Er6JX2s
Power of Habit - https://www.amazon.com/Power-Habit-What-Life-Business/
Crucial Conversations - https://www.amazon.com/Crucial-Conversations-Talking-Stakes-Business/
Software Lead Weekly - http://softwareleadweekly.com/
Technical onboarding with Kristen Gallaghar https://softwareengineeringdaily.com/2019/08/22/technical-onboarding-with-kristen-gallagher/
The First 90 Days - https://www.amazon.com/First-90-Days-Strategies-Expanded/

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September 23, 2019
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  1. 8.

    @maltzj @maltzj Operationalization - the process of strictly defining variables

    into measurable factors. The process defines fuzzy concepts and allows them to be measured, empirically and quantitatively.
  2. 18.

    @maltzj • Newhires are a blank slate • They're going

    to learn something • Teaching them clear lessons will prevent problems Why?
  3. 26.

    @maltzj • Month 1: Focus on excellence + comfort in

    one area • Month 2: Broaden focus to include tangential areas to what they learned in month 1. The basic plan
  4. 27.

    @maltzj • Month 1: Focus on excellence + comfort in

    one area • Month 2: Broaden focus to include tangential areas to what they learned in month 1. • Month 3: Round out set of skills for them to be productive The basic plan
  5. 30.

    @maltzj • Any non-technical training/housekeeping • Small tasks which start

    teaching them skills ◦ Should be completable within the day, 2 days at most. • Exercises to get them familiar with tools Script for the first 2 weeks
  6. 38.

    @maltzj • Daily check-ins for the first 2-3 weeks •

    45-minute 1:1s every week for 13 weeks Check-in Strategy
  7. 39.

    @maltzj • Daily check-ins for the first 2-3 weeks •

    45-minute 1:1s every week for 13 weeks • 1-2 hours after a new type of task Check-in Strategy
  8. 56.

    @maltzj • Have an opinionated process • Build good habits

    early on • Make sure to take time to answer your mentee's questions 3 Things
  9. 57.

    @maltzj • How to Ask Good Questions - https://jvns.ca/blog/good-questions/ •

    Giving and Getting Technical Help - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hY14Er6JX2s • Power of Habit - https://www.amazon.com/Power-Habit-What-Life-Business/ • Crucial Conversations - https://www.amazon.com/Crucial-Conversations-Talking-Stakes-Business/ • Software Lead Weekly - http://softwareleadweekly.com/ • Technical onboarding with Kristen Gallaghar https://softwareengineeringdaily.com/2019/08/22/technical-onboarding-with-kristen-g allagher/ • The First 90 Days - https://www.amazon.com/First-90-Days-Strategies-Expanded/ Resources