Push-button automations: Making the case with three XKCD comics

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The Engineering Improvement Runbook highlights the benefits of push-button automations in addressing common challenges faced by teams when implementing automation. These challenges include the perceived lack of worthiness of automating smaller tasks, the complexity of building and maintaining automations across workflows or toolchains, and the difficulty in identifying best practices that fit a team's specific needs. Push-button automations offer an efficient solution by enabling quick activation of automation for tasks of all sizes, reducing time spent on discovery and experimentation, and allowing teams to reap the benefits of automating tasks more quickly. This approach encourages teams to experiment freely and achieve higher levels of engineering efficiency.


Date published
Aug. 9, 2023

Dylan Etkin

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