Technical writer and content development manager Will Kelly (@willkelly) says, “In my mind, container and cognitive technologies are keys to successful digital transformation. Containers can free legacy applications from infrastructure lock-in, helping set the stage for cloud migration. Containers are also foundational for agile development and DevSecOps helping organizations accelerate their time to market without sacrificing security and compliance. Cognitive technology is part of a successful digital transformation because it enables organizations to gain actionable business intelligence from the data their DevSecOps pipeline tools and cloud applications churn out, and turn that information into competitive business advantages.”
Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash My work as a technical writer sometimes means that I have to coach solutions architects and other technical people in the fine arts of writing. It’s a part of my work that I’ve come to find a new appreciation for over the past few years. Here are some lessons I’ve… Continue reading 5 lessons I’ve learned from coaching writing
Photo by NeONBRAND on Unsplash Long ago I came to see people as the greater challenge to my work as a technical writer more so than the technology I was writing about. It’s not that I don’t like people. I just came to see people in technology organizations Here are the five types of people you… Continue reading 5 types of people you interview as a technical writer
Photo by Daria Nepriakhina on Unsplash I’ve become sort of a student of remote working because of my freelancing and consulting work. A special area of interest is the changes (both good and bad) in dynamics and project management that sometimes occur when a remote technical writer joins the team. While this post speaks more about… Continue reading 3 remote technical writer lessons
Curiosity made me purchase my first Amazon Echo. I went all in with Alexa after ordering my first one. It’s funny now, how I nearly forgot about the order when it arrived. My Echo Show arrived on June 28th. While I won’t award Amazon any product design awards for the hardware, the inclusion of the… Continue reading Does the Amazon Echo Show chart a new future for virtual assistants?
Image by Tirza van Dijk Any move to Agile development brings with it the need to develop agile skill sets across your project teams. Developing Agile skill sets is something you’ll have to work on a continuous basis. Here are three tips for developing Agile skill sets: 1. Focus on team culture and cohesion Developing Agile skill… Continue reading 3 quick tips for developing Agile skill sets in project teams
A question that crops up every so often in the forums and from readers is when can we expect a vendor certification focusing on bring your own device (BYOD) policies. Considering the multi-layered complexities around BYOD implementation, security, and management, vendor technology certification seems to be a natural step. While significant challenges remain, there have… Continue reading The challenges facing BYOD certification