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Newsletter

AUGUST 2022

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Welcome to the BreakFree Newsletter! 

 

We created this newsletter series to inspire fellow technologists by providing valuable content that's easy to consume. If you've gone searching for resources to aid in your skills development, you know that not all tech-related content is valuable — especially when you have limited time. 

That's why we've done the work for you, curated by our own team of experts as well as trusted sources that provide information to aid in your digital initiatives. 

Do you have thoughts on topics you'd like to see included in our next newsletter? Shoot us a message at info@breakfreesolutions.com. Thanks and happy reading!

From,

Mitchell Northcutt,

BreakFree Solutions CEO

A Letter
From Us
To You.

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Announcements

DevOps Leadership Bootcamp

BreakFree is hosting a bootcamp! This bootcamp is specially tailored to IT leaders, with a high-level, plain-English approach in mind to equip you for success as you pursue your digital initiatives, rather than providing technical tips on the specifics of instituting DevOps.

What to Expect

 Here’s what to expect:

  • A 90-minute bootcamp hosted by BreakFree Solutions CTO Bradley Clerkin.

  • A top-down view for enabling DevOps across your enterprise

  • Strategic information on the force multiplier of DevOps when combined with Cloud and Agile

  • Observed DevOps adoption approaches and their pitfalls

  • What you need to do today in order to capitalize on the benefits of DevOps

What You'll Gain

Attendees will leave with specific knowledge around how to best institute DevOps in their enterprise. They’ll also gain:

  • A tactical DevOps roadmap that provides a guide for proven DevOps operationalization.

  • What you need to do today in order to capitalize on the benefits of DevOps.

  • How to create your very own DevOps Playbooks.

What to Know

Here’s all you need to know before going into this event.

  • This is a virtual event

  • Hosted via Microsoft Teams (Note: You do not need a Microsoft Teams account in order to attend)

  • The bootcamp will take place Thursday, September 15th at 3pm to 5pm CST.

  • This is an exclusive invitation and is non-transferable except to a direct peer-level colleague or direct report

If you're a leader in your organization and are interested in attending the DevOps Leadership Bootcamp, RSVP to reserve your spot. If you have any questions about the DevOps Leadership Bootcamp, please message us via our contact page and we'll get back to you.

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Must Reads

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Cross-functional vs Multi-functional, what's the difference?

Many use the terms cross-functional and multi-functional interchangeably, but there are essential distinctions between the two. When looking to speed up production times, cross-functional teams are the superior structure.

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Best Scrum Tools for Agile Project Management in 2022

 Scrum is an important Agile project management methodology that helps teams navigate obstacles, streamline their processes, and generate value. From CIO Insight, here are the best tools to get the most out of Scrum.

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Scrum vs. DevOps: Are they intertwined or redundant?

Scrum or DevOps? Trick question! Tech Target discusses why thriving organizations don't choose one or the other. 

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We need to do more to help employees adapt to digital transformation

Businesses have had to adapt to survive, and technology is progressively transforming the way we operate. fe news discusses why leaders must help their employees adapt to digital transformation.

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From Traditional Automation To Hyperautomation

Automation technology (such as robotic process automation) enables data-driven decision making and improves productivity. From Forbes, this article discusses the move into hyperautomation. 

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Empowering managers with data automation and integration

Financial institutions are increasingly turning to data automation in order to improve efficiency and provide better service to clients. From UC News, here's how to use data automation to your benefit. 

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Why Good Leaders Make You Feel Safe

"What makes a great leader? Management theorist Simon Sinek suggests, it's someone who makes their employees feel secure, who draws staffers into a circle of trust. But creating trust and safety — especially in an uneven economy — means taking on big responsibility."

Bots & Thoughts: The Hyperautomation Podcast

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RPA and Workflow with Director of Product Management - Automation at IBM, Matt Warta

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"Automation is a way to retain talent. It's how I make your job more rewarding. Automation was about just automating things but really, what we're seeing is the secondary benefit is, how does it give you a better work-life experience between freeing up and allowing you to work on more things, giving you time to up your skills by doing training because you're not spending 8-14 hours/day fire fighting and trying to get the things done in front of you, but really, having that more rewarding work and flexibility and allowing you to have advancements in an organization…." - Matthew Warta on BAW, employee retention, and the great resignation.

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