Talk - Migrating your IT policies to the Cloud

Today, I presented at Cloud Asia Singapore 2018 on the topic “Migrating your IT policies to the Cloud”.

Moving to the Cloud is more than just getting an account at a public cloud. Even a lift and shift approach needs quite some thought to the design.

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Some standup anti-patterns

See my slide deck that I usually use when giving a talk on this topic.

Among the many practices that people start to follow when they decide to “go agile”, is the daily standup.

Jason Yip’s article on standups is often considered the reference article (that’s me in the red t-shirt in that pic).

Over the years, various organisations and teams have adopted the practice of a standup along with many other practices in the hopes of being Agile. As an outside observer, I often get to spot various anti-patterns in standup practices.

Here are some standup anti-patterns to identify and address:

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Talk - On Standups

Here is the slide deck to a popular talk that I give on standups. I recommend that you also read the accompanying article.

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segregation of duties and continuous delivery

Today, I presented on “Segregation of Duties and Continuous Delivery” at the DevSecCon Singapore 2017.

The talk was well received.

As per the wikipedia article on [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Separation_of_duties], “ In business the separation by sharing of more than one individual in one single task is an internal control intended to prevent fraud and error.”

In the I.T. space, the approaches for implementing Segregation of Duties are very defensive in nature. While the objectives of SoD are arguably achieved, the present enforcement approaches slow down the overall time from code commit to production deployment. This prevent effective Continuous Delivery.

In my talk, I present the intent, the current approaches, and my recommended alternative approaches.

This talk with be one of the chapters of my upcoming book on Security and Continuous Delivery.

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migrating to a static website

I’ve decided to try static website hosting using Hugo.

My earlier blog can be accessed here

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