Improving Organizations with OKRs Objective and Key Results (OKRs) were a hot topic at DOES 2021. Since then, I’ve spent more time reading and watching resources about OKRs. I’ve become more impressed with how OKRs have helped companies keep goals in mind and have measurable results. I’m attempting to put my thoughts together from the resources I’ve found and mention in this post. I’ll explore my thoughts on how to apply them to my life and in the companies I’m apart of.
Recent blog posts from the community:
So you don’t want to use Docker for Mac anymore, huh? First, let’s install docker and virtualbox. brew install docker docker-machine brew install --cask virtualbox Now let’s create a “docker machine” using docker-machine. This wraps around virtualbox to spin up a vm (and probably does other stuff). docker-machine create --driver virtualbox \ --virtualbox-cpu-count "4" \ --virtualbox-memory "8192" \ default Now we’ll set up a credential store for docker. curl -O https://github.
Centering My Blog My picture on my blog has been off center for a long time. I have Bootstrap loaded, but didn’t find the easy Bootstrap solution. I tried a few things, even Flexbox, but still didn’t get it (I admit I struggle with CSS and need to go back to learn basics, but haven’t used it a whole lot for a few years). After about 15 minutes of trying, I asked Jack at Omnitech.
Value Stream Mapping and Management (VSM) At the DevOps Enterprise Summit (DOES 2021) and in Project To Product there is a lot of talk about large impacts measuring the full flow can have, compared to optimizing only development. Value Stream Mapping was referenced a lot and seems to be an important tool/process to go through to help improve organizations The Phoenix Project had an example of mapping the Value Stream and finding the waste.
A few years ago I started slowly transforming my house into a “Smart House”. It started with some friends of ours showing us their smart bulbs and how they could tell Alexa to turn them on and off. I’ll admit, I was skeptical of how smart bulbs could be life changing, and it took a few years until I would get there. But this isn’t that story, this is about how I converted my plain ol' dumb fan into a Wi-Fi enabled smart fan for my OpenHab system.
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