Since its advent, DevOps has been pitted against IT service management (ITSM) and its ITIL framework. Some say “ITIL is under siege,” some ask you to choose sides, while others frame them as complementary. What is true is that both DevOps and ITSM have fans and detractors, and each method can influence software delivery and… Continue reading How to solve the DevOps vs. ITSM culture clash | Opensource.com
It’s common for enterprises to leave the technical writer’s role out of the DevOps discussion. Even the marketing department joins the discussion in some DevOps-first organizations—so why not the writers? Source: Hiring a technical writer in the age of DevOps | Opensource.com
There’s a law of diminishing returns you have to watch out for when you’re developing thought leadership and other content. “Perfect is the enemy of good,” according to Voltaire. It’s possible to work on content for too long. For example, creating a PowerPoint deck that takes for months. Or, the fact sheets and white papers… Continue reading The law of diminishing returns and content development
I work in an industry that’s hungry to have their VPs, directors, and senior technical staff to become thought leaders. Informed opinion leaders and the go-to people in their field of expertise. They are trusted sources who move and inspire people with innovative ideas; turn ideas into reality and know and show how to replicate… Continue reading Is there a thought leadership double standard for writers?
In a continuous deployment (CD) software release strategy, any code commit that passes the automated testing phase is released automatically into the production environment. Automation replaces many manual steps and prompts dramatic changes in software delivery and operations. While dev and ops get the most attention when talking about the impact of CD, its effects… Continue reading How continuous deployment impacts the entire organization | Opensource.com
Employers will look for candidates who are creative and emotionally intelligent, but who also have the ability to understand the context of applying technology to business problems, said technical writer and content strategist Will Kelly (@willkelly). However, Kelly goes on to say, technical skills will remain critical. “Cloud and enterprise mobility skills will equip them… Continue reading Intuitive, Cognitive Technologies Are Changing the Business and Its Workforce – Cognitive Service Management
Behind the tools, however, are the people using and deploying them—IT leaders and workers—observes Will Kelly, senior technical writer and content strategist. “Improving processes in areas like document management means getting direct input and feedback from the people doing the actual work,” he says. “It can be too easy for some IT leaders to sit… Continue reading How Can IT Leaders Improve Processes in Areas Like Document Management to Boost Productivity?