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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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By Joseph F Brown on 02-06-18


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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By Lasse Jaloluoma on 11-22-17

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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By Amazon Customer on 02-02-18

A insightful and reassuring listen

Really interesting book with some thought provoking content. Would recommend to anyone looking to move into a senior IT leadership role

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By Dan Swain on 12-05-17

Up there with Lean Enterprise

This is a really good interpretation of what Agile and Lean mean for business and in particular CIO's.

You might find it contraversial or I hope thought provoking, a lot of our current systems are about trying to control and constrain IT as if it were a 3rd party and miss the benefits of fully embracing it and using it to the benefit of the customer and business.

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