Continuous Discussions (#c9d9) Podcast, Episode 86: Human Factors

This morning on our Continuous Discussions (#c9d9) podcast, our panel talked about Human Factors in IT, and how these factors impact the way Dev and Ops create and operate software – including aspects like maintainability, quality, testing, security, release process and usability.

During the discussion, we touched on the “lens” or perspective individuals have, the work they perform and organization-based factors that set the context for human operations and influence our performance and system reliability.

  • What is human factors as it relates to Human/IT safety?
  • What are the key performance influencing factors affecting DevOps?
  • What patterns can help us identify and mitigate negative factors?

Key Links

Once you’ve watched the replay, please visit the links that our speakers shared during the program if you’d like to continue the learning!


Featured Panelists:

Dominica DeGrandis
Dominica DeGrandis
Author: Making Work Visible. Director, Digital Transformation @Tasktop. Teacher of lean/kanban/flow to DevOps enthusiasts.
John Allspaw
John Allspaw
Former CTO, Etsy. Dad. Author. Guitarist. Student of sociotechnical systems, human factors, and cognitive systems engineering.
J. Paul Reed
J. Paul Reed
Build & release engineering / DevOps / human factors; Managing Partner at Release Engineering Approaches: Simply ship. Every time. @ShipShowPodcast alum.
Jessica DeVita
Jessica DeVita
Microsoft Sr. PM Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS), deeply interested in human factors, cognitive engineering, and user experience.

Watch the replay of the episode:

Continuous Discussions (#c9d9) podcasts air monthly (and sometimes more!)

See all episodes here.

Sam Fell

Sam Fell

Sam Fell is responsible for Product Marketing at Electric Cloud. He is a Dad, a DevOps enthusiast, a technology enthusiast, a “doing things right” enthusiast and an enthusiasm enthusiast.
Sam Fell

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