Principles of Collaborative Automation

Principles of Collaborative Automation How can we make our tools work with our team? Like a good team member, great tools keep us informed, implement our decisions, and help us understand errors.Drawing from aviation, medicine, and software, here are strategies for choosing and building tools that enhance us and do not frustrate us. abstract Great …

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Principles of Collaborative Automation

(this is a transcription of the talk by the same name. Here is a video.) Collaboration is crucial in software teams – and not only among people. We need our software, our tools, and our automations to collaborate as well. But what does that mean? I have four prerequisites for you here, and then four precautions …

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REdeploy (for the first time)

The inaugural REdeployConf wrapped up yesterday (as I write this). I’m already feeling withdrawal from intense learning and conversations. I’ll attempt to summarize them in this post. The RE in REdeploy doesn’t mean “again” (lo, it is the first of its kind). RE stands for Resilience Engineering. It is a newish field, focused on sociotechnical …

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