Using Transparency for Building Strong Organizations

I have broken down below a simple six part outline of what a technology platform organization is and how to run it. The platform organization is the bottom of the technology stack. The top of the stack will differ from the platform, in that, it will have external customers and more focus on product design and the user interface. However, […]

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Public Product Management Transforms Private at Walmart

For those of you that know me, know that I am more a of engineer than a product guy. Even so, I was hired on to transform the Walmart Platform Products using my engineering and open source experience as the Walmart Platform Product Director. It’s been very interesting so far. Not without some bumps and […]

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Open Source First

This is a manifesto that any private organization can use to frame their collaboration transformation. Take a read. Let me know what you think. I presented a talk at the Linux TODO group ( TODO Open Source Presentation 17 January 2017) using this post as my material. For those of you that are not familiar with […]

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What does it take to run a business cloud?

There are consistent truths that cannot be ignored. Speed of light is one. There are others below. Cloud means distributed systems connected by networks. A vast majority of cloud implementations are really rebranded platform services with their infrastructure in a fluffy icon. So I’m going to replace cloud with platform for the rest of this […]

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Why do we fall

OpenStack continues to have a lot of potential, because of the great work of the many technical and governance teams do release after release. However, there continues to be the appearance of releases not meeting operators needs. The lack of technical strategy is partly to blame here. Defcore, Product, Stable Release, Cross-project, and the Technical Committee fill […]

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