Product Manager @ Outsystems
Paulo decided at the age of 5 that he would become an Astronomer, and 20 years later, he graduated from the University of Oporto with a degree in Astronomy. He then went on a decade long journey through the IT world that ultimately led him to OutSystems where, as a Product Manager, he now devotes his sense of wonder to the virtues of well-oiled automated infrastructures and spends his days designing how to deliver them as Products.Every now and then, he still looks up at the sky and smiles.
Productize your Infrastructures
Think about the least sexy thing on your IT department. It should come to mind, without hesitation, that unit that runs your servers. And it's either on-premises or the cloud. You can have old school System Administrators or new age DevOps Engineers, the result is the same: they run the thing on a 'Keep The Lights On' basis, firefighting all the time and without any delivery plan.
Makes it impossible to run that unit like you'd run a product team in an Agile environment, right?
It turns out, there might be a way to do it, and it doesn't involve putting people in coaching sessions filled with buzzwords and little substance. Neither does it include throwing even more workload at the team.
There’s no magic formula, but there are ways to help you build a Product out of your Infrastructures team. And not only a Product, a rather sexy one.
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