Posts by
Gareth Bragg

15 December 2020

15 December 2020

The path beyond skills maps

We’ve already shared our reflections on seven years with skills maps, and our realization that we needed something more. We wanted something that could: Help people to develop within their current role Show different directions they could take their careers Set consistent expectations across people within roles Be relevant and detailed without needing regular... Read more

14 December 2020

14 December 2020

Reflecting on seven years of skills maps

Back in 2013, Redgate shared our internal skills maps with the world. It remains one of the most visited posts on our blog. But where did we go from there? Navigating skills maps When Redgate introduced skills maps, they were a huge success. They were rapidly adopted by almost every role in the company... Read more

Learning from the Accelerate “Four Key Metrics”

There’s been a lot of excitement about the book Accelerate, which summarizes research from the past several years of the State of DevOps Report from DORA (which Redgate sponsors). Perhaps the most popular topic is the “four measures of software delivery performance”, sometimes called “Accelerate metrics” or simply the “four key metrics”. We’ve started... Read more

12 July 2017

12 July 2017

Are your automated tests slowing you down?

Slow, unreliable tests prevent teams doing great work, and make continuous delivery impossible. This was true for our SQL Source Control team when I started working with them. From pushing a commit to getting a complete set of tests took almost 12 hours. Then you had to rerun the raft of tests that sometimes... Read more

Who’d want to be a coach?

About a year ago, Redgate introduced a new role to support our development teams: Coaches. The idea’s simple. Our development teams are made up of software engineers and UX designers, who make great products. They can do that on their own, but many people are used to agile experts (like scrum masters or project... Read more