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The Human DevOps - Sunday 12th May - Giving and Getting

Published 13 days ago • 1 min read

Sometimes you need to give a little to get a little. Sometimes you need to ask a lot more from your employer than you might think is fair. But what's the alternative? Staying in a job just because you are scared of what's next? Staying in a job that is making you miserable?

While we might fear our jobs will be taken over by AI, or we'll be left behind, or we'll never get enough experience to be taken seriously, just remember, everyone else is doubting as much as you are. Keep balanced, keep flexible, stay open to new ideas and be respectful and you'll go far.

Have a great Sunday.

-- Richard

Respect: How to Give It and How to Accrue It

Published on May 8, 2024

Many corporations have a set of values that they espouse as part of their corporate vision for how employees are treated and should treat each other. A core value we often hear is showing respect to others in how we talk, behave, and support them. Respect itself comes in various forms. While it certainly has… Read More »Respect: How to Give It and How to Accrue It


Human DevOps

by Richard Bown

DevOps at is the heart of modern software systems. In my regular newsletter, I dive into the human factors that make successful engineering organizations where teams and platforms thrive at the heart of your socio-technical systems. From leadership to team setup, maximizing performance, tools and techniques.

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