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Agile, Lean, and DevOps approaches are radical game changers, providing a fundamentally different way to think about how IT fits into the enterprise, how IT leaders lead, and how IT can harness technology to accomplish the objectives of the enterprise. But honest and open conversations are not taking place between management and Agile delivery teams.

In A Seat at the Table, CIO Mark Schwartz explores the role of IT leadership as it is now and opens the door to reveal IT leadership as it should be - an integral part of the value creation engine. With wit and easy style, Schwartz reveals that the only way to become an Agile IT leader is to be courageous - to throw off the attitude and assumptions that have kept CIOs from taking their rightful seat at the table. CIOs, step on up, your seat at the table is waiting for you.

©2017 Mark Schwartz (P)2017 Mark Schwartz

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A must read for the modern IT leaders

Finally, something worth read/listening to in the field of IT management that dares to contradict the stagnant norms

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  • Adrian W. Rich
  • 2018-04-02

Sage, practical, visionary & courageous

If DevOps & Agile transform how developers and engineers think, then what do IT "leaders" bring to this revolution? This book was an articulate treatise on the IT Leader as "Business Leader" in marshaling the true impact and value of DevOps & agile to the business world.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 2019-05-16

Good book but ...

A good reference work with a lot of great content but there is a lot of references to philosophy.

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  • Thomas Doxtater
  • 2019-04-25

Tantalizing in its vision, but no guidebook

Excellent conceptually, but does not assert enough detail to be actionable at the scale described.

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  • Ignacio Carrasquedo Garcia
  • 2019-02-21

Excelente Libro

Excelente opción, da una explicación muy profunda del paradigma del significado de "Ágile and lean IT" vs los modelos de administración de IT mas comunes.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 2019-01-17

Great book for a managers

I think that this book should be read by an any manager, which thinks that he understand how to be agile.

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  • PTH
  • 2018-11-13

The story of my life

Excellent overview of the evolution of IT over the years. Great presentation style. It put in perspective my experience as a software engineer in the complex relationship with the buisness.

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  • Joseph F Brown
  • 2018-02-06

Insightful

The principals Mark Schwartz writes about are incredibly insightful. The aspects of Agile and DevOps addressed in this book aren't covered any where else I've seen and are critical to understanding why these disciplines came to be.

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  • Lasse Jaloluoma
  • 2017-11-22

Great overview to agile with sharp focus on concrete leadership role

Clearly reasoned recommendations for how to orgaanise IT and what type of thinking best works to achieve value and react to changes. This would also work as intro to agile thinking

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  • Jamie Day
  • 2017-12-28

chapters were not technically right

It is worth trying again, because content was interesting as my app seemingly was not right.

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  • Nathan
  • 2017-11-14

Essential reading for IT leaders

Wow! This book was something else! It gave me new perspectives to reflect on that I’ve never thought about. My biggest personal question is, if while focusing on service have a created a dependent IT nanny state in my org? This and other insights await...

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