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The five dirty words of continuous improvement in cloud computing

Part of the Architecting the Cloud podcast series

Continuous improvement initiatives can get bogged down by clichés and a focus on problems rather than solutions.

Don’t say these five "dirty words" if you want to really improve

Tune in to host Mike Kavis as he discusses the “Five Dirty Words” of continuous improvement with guest J Paul Reed. Learn more about how these five words–Root Cause Analysis, The Five Whys, Human Error, Counterfactuals, and Best Practice–can be counterproductive to CI/CD and ways enterprises can think about these things differently on their continuous journey of learning and improvement.

When you try to constrain a team coming up with answers, you're losing a lot of perspective and data that would be super valuable to have.

J. Paul Reed started his career in technology over fifteen years ago in the trenches as a build/release and tools engineer, working with organizations such as VMware, Mozilla, Postbox, and Symantec. In 2012, he founded Release Engineering Approaches, a consultancy incorporating a host of tools and techniques to help organizations. His approaches work because they take into account technology and organizational dynamics.

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