The Selfish Meme
Language
English
Level
Non technical / For everyone
Length
34 minutes
Type
online conference
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DevOps • March 2021
The Selfish Meme
We usually think of a meme as a picture or a video that circulates on the Internet and provides some kind of amusement. Actually, meme was coined by Richard Dawkins in his seminal book, the Selfish Gene in 1976. He says it is a piece of information that passes from person to person because it confers some value. How often have you found processes that are done “because we’ve always done it that way”? Nobody owns them but they carry on being done, whether they make sense or not. By thinking in terms of memes we can start to understand organisational behaviour and change it for the better.
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James Birnie
Principal ConsultantCodurance
James has worked in software since the 1990s, when TDD was something you studied but never did and Agile and Lean were words you used to describe athletes. After working in a startup for 9 years, where he learnt the hard way about Agile, Lean Experiments, Microservices and Pipelines, he started a new life as a consultant in 2015. James is now a principal at Codurance where he tries to encourage positive business transformation through software excellence and a focus on outcome driven cross functional teams.
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Language
English
Level
Non technical / For everyone
Length
34 minutes
Type
online conference
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