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apidays LIVE Paris - The Innovation Delusion by Andrew Russell

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The Innovation Delusion
Andrew Russell, Co-Director of TheMaintainers.org

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apidays LIVE Paris - The Innovation Delusion by Andrew Russell

  1. 1. Andrew L. Russell Dean,CollegeofArts& Sciences SUNY Polytechnic Institute andy@themaintainers.org @RussellProf https://themaintainers.org/book Thankyou Mehdi Thankyou APIDays ThankyouMaintainers
  2. 2. Outline 1. The Puzzle of Innovation-Speak 2. The InnovationDelusionSuffocatesMaintenanceand Maintainers 3. Adopting a MaintenanceMindset
  3. 3. Innovation vs. Innovation-Speak
  4. 4. Actual Innovation Innovationcantakemanyforms: +newproduct/service +newmethodofproduction +newsourceofsupply +newmarket or application +newmethodoforganization Innovation>Invention Adriverofchange;oftenforthebetter JosephA.Schumpeter
  5. 5. Innovation-Speak + A sales pitch of buzzwords and gibberish + Oftencast in thelanguageof fear
  6. 6. The Innovation Delusion: the mistaken notion that innovation cures all problems
  7. 7. The Innovation Delusion Suffocates Maintenance and Maintainers
  8. 8. Maintenance
  9. 9. Short-term thinking + Evolutionaryroots + Contemporary incentives + Three scales: Societies;Organizations;Individuals
  10. 10. We’re in a bind + Business & Culture: incentives toinnovate & disrupt + Experience& Aspiration: incentivesto maintain& care
  11. 11. A Recipe for Disaster: Lack of Recognition of Maintenance & Maintainers
  12. 12. 2016 2018
  13. 13. “Innovation Campuses”
  14. 14. Nathan Ensmenger, “When Good Software Goes Bad,” Maintainers Conference, April 2016
  15. 15. Short-Termism and Individuals
  16. 16. Morehouse= more to maintain
  17. 17. A Recipe for Disaster: Lack of Recognition of Maintenance & Maintainers
  18. 18. Adopting a Maintenance Mindset
  19. 19. The Maintenance Mindset 1. MaintenanceSustainsSuccess 2. Maintenance Depends on Culture & Management 3. MaintenanceRequires ConstantCare
  20. 20. 1. Maintenance Sustains Success + An ounce of prevention… + Return oninvestment:$5,000 maintenance contractvs. $350,000 replacement cost + HighReliabilityOrganizations
  21. 21. 2. Maintenance Depends on Culture and Management + “The softstuff is the hard stuff” + ”Sustainabilityandmaintenance:in our minds, they’re the same word"
  22. 22. 3. Maintenance Requires Constant Care
  23. 23. Fix it First
  24. 24. Hail—and Compensate —the Maintainers
  25. 25. Repair & Sustain
  26. 26. APIs Maintenance & Care
  27. 27. Building the Movement for Maintenance Thinking & Action www.themaintainers.org andy@themaintainers.org
  28. 28. Thank you Mehdi Thank you APIDays Thank you Maintainers

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