I now have my very own consultation moment on Wednesday mornings.
Changes needed to be made and I decided ‘easy fixes’ could either wait until they get solved by themselves (like certain issues tend to do) or they could wait. I now have my very own consultation moment on Wednesday mornings. The remaining days are for Deep Work: Minimal distraction in order to spend time on cognitively demanding tasks.
This way of working enables me to schedule my week in a way that I am using my time the most productive. To ensure all categories get the attention it requires, my DevOps week is divided into ‘buckets’:
The DevOps playing field can be roughly divided into 2 categories, CI/CD and Infrastructure(-as-code). To achieve the goals, DevOps must continuously research needed technologies, implement them and maintain them:
While working on cross team projects it’s mandatory to have focus. Now I am able to dive into long periods of Deep Work.
This enables me to:
Deliver high quality output in less time
Improve my ability to focus
Achieve goals faster
Create the feeling of fulfillment
Experience a happier work life
Being able to practice Deep Work is a valuable skill these days. It can be very tough to hold on to your focus in the century of technology: There are distractions everywhere! You need to practice prioritizing issues in order of importance.
Because the Bricks know to wait for Wednesday mornings to come to me with their issues, they either:
Solve their own problems (hello Google!)
Schedule a coffee date with me, and turn up well prepared (with coffee)
If you treat every beep from your phone or e-mail with the same amount of focus, it could be you are in need of a new work routine.
Are you up for some Deep Work yourself? Take a look at Clay’s career page!