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A Seat at the Table

IT Leadership in the Age of Agility
Written by: Mark Schwartz
Narrated by: Eric Martin
Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
Categories: Business & Money, Careers
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Publisher's Summary

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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  • IG
  • 2019-08-12

Insightful but a bit repetitive

I can recommend it to Tech leaders since it does highlight a number of misconceptions with regard to leading in the new world of Technology. Agility, not necessarily Agile, being the key takeaway.

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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
  • Monterrey, Nuevo Leon Mexico
  • 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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  • Anonymous User
  • 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
  • Pittsburgh, PA United States
  • 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
  • Dallas, GA, US
  • 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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  • Anonymous User
  • 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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  • 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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