Tale of Two Books

The two books are DevOps Handbook: How to Create World-Class Agility, Reliability, and Security in Technology Organizations and The Phoenix-Project: A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win. 

Is Normalized Systems the Next Big Agile?

They have Good—not Bad—Agile!


Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

Recently a vice president of engineering asked for a recommendation for an agile tool.

Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast!

Culture also eats tools for lunch and processes for dinner.


A Simple Definition of Complexity

A simple definition of complexity

Probing the Enigma of Project Sponsor-Saboteur Dualism

Our colleague raised the notion that a project sponsor might also be a project saboteur.


The Original Valentine Love Story

In 266 AD, Ben Messala was selected from the Imperial Roman Army to join the elite Praetorian Guard.

Big, Bang, Boom Revisited: Excerpt

This new paper looks at the current status of that NPAC., Big, Bang, Boom Revisited: Why Large Projects Fail, A case study research of NPAC report.



Open Blog Post to Barbara L’Italien

Let’s keep the Internet really free. 

“Influence” of a Good Project Sponsor

Early in my career I was appointed IT Project Manager…

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