Continuous Improvement: DevOps and Mental Illness

A presentation at DevOpsDays Charlotte 2020 in February 2020 in Charlotte, NC, USA by Aaron Aldrich

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CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT DevOps & Mental Health 1 — @CrayZeigh | #DevOpsDays | @elastic

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DISCLAIMER I am not a medical professional and cannot diagnose or recommend treatment for any disease. These experiences are mine and represent my personal experience. This talk will mention depression, anxiety and ADHD. While it’s not intended to go very deep, please be responsible for your health. I am not offended if you need to leave at any time. 3 — @CrayZeigh | #DevOpsDays | @elastic

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MENTAL ILLNESS CAN BE FATAL 4 — @CrayZeigh | #DevOpsDays | @elastic

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HELPLINES ! : 800-273-8255 ! : CONNECT TO 741741 5 — @CrayZeigh | #DevOpsDays | @elastic

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ADHD 6 — @CrayZeigh | #DevOpsDays | @elastic

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DOPAMINE DEFICIENCY POOR WORKING MEMORY 7 — @CrayZeigh | #DevOpsDays | @elastic

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EXECUTIVE FUNCTION ▸ Wandering Attention ▸ Impulse Control ▸ Emotional Regulation ▸ Sense of Time ▸ “Hyperfocus” & Task Switching 8 — @CrayZeigh | #DevOpsDays | @elastic

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Wall of Awful ▸ Stare at it ▸ Go Around it ▸ Hulk Smash 12 — @CrayZeigh | #DevOpsDays | @elastic

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Wall of Awful ▸ Stare at it ▸ Go Around it ▸ Hulk Smash 13 — @CrayZeigh | #DevOpsDays | @elastic ⚠

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Wall of Awful ▸ FREEZE ▸ FLIGHT ▸ FIGHT 14 — @CrayZeigh | #DevOpsDays | @elastic

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Wall of Awful ▸ build a door ▸ climb the wall ▸ build handholds 15 — @CrayZeigh | #DevOpsDays | @elastic

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FAILURE 19 — @CrayZeigh | #DevOpsDays | @elastic

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DEPRESSION ANXIETY 20 — @CrayZeigh | #DevOpsDays | @elastic

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PREVALENCE OF MENTAL ILLNESS 22 — @CrayZeigh | #DevOpsDays | @elastic

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OBSERVABILITY 25 — @CrayZeigh | #DevOpsDays | @elastic

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METRICS 26 — @CrayZeigh | #DevOpsDays | @elastic

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“SASHET” CHECK-INS 27 — @CrayZeigh | #DevOpsDays | @elastic

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ERROR BUDGETS 28 — @CrayZeigh | #DevOpsDays | @elastic

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blame-aware retro 29 — @CrayZeigh | #DevOpsDays | @elastic

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YOUR PERFORMANCE IS NOT YOUR VALUE 30 — @CrayZeigh | #DevOpsDays | @elastic

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MANAGE WIP 31 — @CrayZeigh | #DevOpsDays | @elastic

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RECAP ▸ We Are Complex Systems ▸ Get you some observability ▸ Error Budgets ▸ Give Grace ▸ Manage WIP 32 — @CrayZeigh | #DevOpsDays | @elastic

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CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT 33 — @CrayZeigh | #DevOpsDays | @elastic

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Aaron Aldrich COMMUNITY @ ELASTIC ! # ” : aaron.aldrich@elastic.co : @CrayZeigh : noti.st/crayzeigh 34 — @CrayZeigh | #DevOpsDays | @elastic

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RESOURCES ▸ OSMI: osmihelp.org ▸ Mental Health First Aid: mhfa.org ▸ Emotional API (John Sawers): emotionalapi.com ▸ How To ADHD: youtube.com/howtoadhd ▸ Let’s Keep Talking: Make it OK to share, here in an open space, elsewhere 35 — @CrayZeigh | #DevOpsDays | @elastic