A note to self, looking back on my last post to see what actually was achieved since.
Step 1 – “Get some tooling” – CHECK. Applied to ageing personal web stuff.
Step 2 – “Read up Jeff Patton’s User Story Mapping” – CHECK. The key catchphrases stand up no matter what: “Build the right product”, “Shared understanding” and adding my own twist “develop the greatest effect soonest”. Definitely worth a second read and reference.
Step 3 – “Play with Docker” – PARTIAL CHECK. Our lead developer has built an excellent Docker based infrastructure at work, bringing greater reliability and efficiency. My home kit isn’t compatible yet, so Vagrant will suffice until I update.
Steps 4 and 5 – We did set about using JIRA, Confluence and Bitbucket and bringing legacy projects to them
Moving on from my last employer, my next steps are to ensure I dedicate more time to:
- Exploring new tech – AR and VR of particular interest as it gains momentum as Oculus Go continues the process of bringing it mainstream
- Gaining more product management experience
- Photography – In camera, editing and restoration – creacog on Flickr
- Tidy up this blog – so much has changed in the last 6 years
Then possibly freelance until finding the next permanent role.