Working Smarter On Smart Work

Stop Chasing Buzzwords, Start Working Better

Learn by Building

Ergonautic brings together technology experience, from fast growing startups to complex enterprise environments, with theoretical understanding and ongoing research. We understand you have unique context and tradeoffs. Get off the buzzword-of-the-day treadmill and work to be a better organization. Praxis makes possible.

Beyond Dev and Ops

In the last decade, Developers and Operations focused on improving software delivery. Organizations have made progress solving their DevOps puzzles, but improvement stalls without a holistic approach. Business drivers, product strategy, enterprise architecture, quality assurance, data science, security and compliance all impact the work to be done. Engage across your value streams to create unified purpose and understanding.

Modern Governance

Most DevOps implementations optimize for increased developer productivity and operational efficiency. The accelerated pace and the ephemeral nature of cloud resources often leaves security and compliance behind. Modern Governance solves the false choice between exposing the organization to risk or going faster. Go faster and safer with continuously audited and verified policy. No compromises.

Platforming

Infrastructure, Platform, Software... as a Service? Cloud is defined by self service access to resources, but many organizations struggle to develop platforms fit for their purpose. Internal platforms are NOT a product to deliver but shared resources that needs to evolve with the mission. If you build it, they might run. Bring all the interests together and build with the collective for the collective.

How we work with clients

Our Services

Training

Learn via interactive in-person or remote workshops that enhance your organizational capabilities by helping your teams navigate the DevOps, SRE, and Platform landscape

Advisory

Work with Ergonautic leads to identify organizationally unique challenges and opportunities and co-develop your path to improvement

  • Ongoing Leadership Advisory
  • Workflow Assessment
  • Product-Market Compass
  • The Ergonautic Way

Implementation

Work with experienced builders and trainers to define and deliver organizational change, adopt better practices, and implement technical change in SRE and Platform space

  • Practical SRE
  • Internal Platform Modernization
  • The Ergonautic Way

HOW WE WORK

Our Work Process

Every engagement with our customers is unique, we use a simple process to guide exploring the possible.

1.

Introductions

Let's get to know eachother, and understand what kinds of problems you'd like to solve.

2.

Assessment

If there is a good fit between your journey and our experiences, we can engage in an extensive assessment. Our assessments create alignment, and understanding around a set of objectives spanning tactics, strategies and systemic goals.

3.

Strategy Deployment

We can work with your teams to deploy tactics and strategies to unleash the potential of your system. We find many organizations have stores of locked up ROI just waiting to be potentialized by proper interteam dialogue and value stream based aligment.

4.

Product and Platforms

Our industry is moving towards from Project to Product, and from Service Catalogue to Platforming. We can work with your teams to understand how to engage in these new ways of working together.

Ergonauts

Our unique experience building technology organizations and communities helped define the last decade of IT. We help organizations navigate the complex technology landscape to become better versions of themselves. Agile, DevOps, SRE, Cloud, Containers, Serverless, leverage our expertise to get beyond the buzzwords and focus on the work. Let's define the next decade together.

team people

Andrew Clay Shafer

Principal

Andrew Clay Shafer evangelized DevOps tools and practices before DevOps was a word. Andrew focuses on evolving practices to make the most of technology investments. Having experience in almost every role in software delivery across two decades, he cuts through rituals to get to outcomes.

team people

Sasha Czarkowski (Rosenbaum)

VP Technology

With a degree in Computer Science, an MBA, and two decades of experience across development, operations, product management, and technical sales, Sasha Czarkowski (Rosenbaum) brings a unique perspective to optimizing the organizational flow of work, bridging gaps with empathy and insight.

team people

Jabe Bloom

Principal

For 20 years Jabe Bloom has focused on connecting design with software engineering and operational excellence. Jabe is finishing a PhD in Design Studies at Carnegie Mellon. His research focuses on understanding how technology and organizations coevolve together to design more effective transitions.

Our Thoughts

Writing is the beginning of thought.

Soylent Platforms

The Soylent Platform is a cautionary tale about the dangers of relying on people to build and maintain critical services and infrastructure. In the end, it’s not a sustainable model.

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Social Engineering Service Level Objectives

Everyone wants reliability but making SLOs actionable can become an organizational struggle when perceived as a unilateral SRE centered initiative. Getting alignment on actionable SLOs can be a significant behavioral shift for many organizations, warranting consideration and investment to be successful.

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New Beginnings 2023

January is the month of New Years resolutions and soon-to be unused gym memberships. As a company, do you feel ready for 2023? Can you do an organizational pull up?

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