Facilitator: Holly Bazemore (@hfanelli)
Scribe: Marc Esher (@marcesher)
CAPTURE DISCUSSION NOTES, IDEAS, AND ACTION ITEMS HERE.
all meetings are optional; all meetings must have an agenda. you have the right to deny a meeting if it doesn't have an agenda
"Death by Meeting" -- book; helps people understand why they may or may not need to be in meetings; help understand different roles, why conflict is beneficial
meeting behavior: passive aggressive vs aggressive aggressive; people need to learn how to be confrontational in a constructive manner
Document the results of meetings; this is where you're starting from the next time
engineers in meetings: sometimes tough because they have trouble articulating themselves; engineers might need help with that, especially when they get steamrolled by people who are better communicators
it's also a people manager's job to realize when someone is getting steamrolled because of that, and they should pull back and help facilitate: "engineer, I heard you say XYZ...."
You need to manage the individual; everyone's different. You need to know their different styles
"Strength Finder", book. Might be called "Find your strengths" -- by Gallup; stop focusing on weaknesses and double down on strengths
Executives (everyone?) starting to put their "Top 10 list" publicly... "here's how I like to be communicated with..."
Jessica: at their company, they're putting their personal develpment plan on the wiki; PDP also focus of 1:1s
At comcast, they're encouraging people to move around the org; better to move around and learn new things than have them leave
Shifting topic: leadership in devops, and also: is a devops team a bad thing?
"My title is devops manager; we have a devops group"
guy runs the boston devops group, has seen two patterns:
"guild": way to keep devopsy-types loosely aligned and learning together, but those people are embedded in different teams
Chuck tells the story of bringing engineering and operations into one team
"We want devops, but you can't fail". Execs who want results but none of the pain