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Rescooped by Deb Nystrom, REVELN from I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.

TestOps Tech: Beginning a New Trend in Performance Management with Cloud Data

TestOps Tech: Beginning a New Trend in Performance Management with Cloud Data | Talent and Performance Development | Scoop.it

DevOps and TestOps?  If you are curious or if the jargon rings a bell, here's one of the newest trends in data and measurement, relating to Performance Management on the tech side of the topic.


DevOps has attracted a lot of attention, and boasts plenty of successes already. TestOps is even newer and less well-understood--but is on course to bring its own advantages.

 in my own career, I’ve battled against silos that also isolate such other domains as Training and Support. Sometimes there are good reasons....certainly there are few organizations which put them on the same level during planning.

A tiny but growing number, though, are exploring “TestOps”, which, at its most aggressive, claims that “[t]esters are uniquely qualified to lead the way to a more nimble enterprise.

TestOps remains so small that there is no Wikipedia entry [yet.]  [And yet]...it’s a common term of art within Microsoft and a few other large industry players.

...If you’re in any field with objective success criteria, though, and especially if the cloud is the basis for at least part of your infrastructure, it’s time for you to explore how to make the most of TestOps principles.

Photo source:  What is DevOps?

Via Riaz Khan
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

This post is the tech systems/macro side of performance management - similar to two perspectives on what change management really is, by definition.  Measurement criteria (objective success criteria, success factors, etc.) is the Achilles Heel of performance management success, both choice of measures and process.  Get it right, and talent and performance management can be a mighty force.  ~  D

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Fractured Technology: Undermining Trust & Ownership?

Fractured Technology: Undermining Trust & Ownership? | Talent and Performance Development | Scoop.it

"Despite a substantial ...research showing that giving employees more autonomy and control leads to productivity growth, the UK in the last decade has been moving in the opposite direction."


Oxford professor Duncan Gallie and his colleagues found strong evidence of declining ‘task discretion’ and a significant reduction in autonomy in UK jobs.


Similarly, researchers Michael White and Stephen Hill suggest that while employees may have more freedom to decide how they deliver their targets, employers operate more rigorous regimes of accountability through sophisticated performance management systems and extensive surveillance.


Both studies show some workers have less control in their jobs than a decade ago, and that the use of IT in the workplace is one of the key areas for the erosion of autonomy. 

Via Fabrice De Zanet, donhornsby
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Is this big data gone bad?  Don't be that organization.  

In the book, "The Charge," successful entrepreneur Brendon Burchard comments, "the team and project-based work dynamic causes many of us to act in ways that actually impair our ability to learn."  

This stream will be about searching out ways to instill positive, systemic practice that support talent development to the fullest.  ~  Deb

donhornsby's curator insight, May 10, 2013 7:17 AM

(From the article): So technology pulls in two directions – sometimes reducing autonomy, sometimes stimulating creativity. Perhaps in workplaces where there is already a climate of distrust or cynicism, technology will be met with distrust, if the apparent liberty of ‘always-on technology’ leads to the tyranny of ‘always-on work’.

Laurence Dubuc's curator insight, May 10, 2013 8:49 AM

IT in the workplace: the autonomy of the worker seems to be challenged by heavier surveillance mecanisms, such as Big Data, 

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, May 10, 2013 6:43 PM

We have choices, including deciding where you choose to focus your job search or entrepreneurial - intraprenuerial work, such as to include or NOT include a company that uses Big Data this way.  ~  Deb