There is so many things IT people need to know these days. Gone are specializations in many organizations. Yep, IT pros must know 20 to 30 different types of technologies to remain relevant and competitive. In fact, as I interview younger candidates, there is evidence the new generation of IT people already have these skills and more.
And that’s just infrastructure. All organizations expect IT people to know core business applications. Specifically, how they relate to the organization and customer, technical work flows, monitoring, and on and on. How does an organization tackle it all while keeping IT pros at least tuned into the periphery?
How I’ve done this historically is this idea of knowledge culture and DevOps’ “Sharing” idea, where team members present material via a TED talk. Below is my deck on peer learning. I hope you find it applicable.