More learning opportunities

This post is a minor update on the last Learning Opportunities entry.  I have learned SO MUCH over the last two years, it's been an amazing experience.

Some of my new reading is:

  • Operations Management textbook (very surprised as to how enlightening it is to see perceived "IT" problems being highlighted in a completely different context/industry)
  • Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers
  • The Startup Owner's Manual: The Step-By-Step Guide for Building a Great Company
  • The Innovator's Dilemma (super interesting read so far)
=Everyone should check these out=
  • DevOps Kaizen (be good at getting better):
  • (this concept is huge) From Design Thinking to DevOps and Back Again: Unifying Design & Operations:
  • The Case for Continuous Delivery:
  • Stop Hiring DevOps Experts and Start Growing Them by Jez Humble:
  • DevOps Demystified with Ben Rockwood:
  • Personal Kanban:
  • Modern Cloud-based platform:

=Below are new entries to all categories=

  • LISA Conversations: Ben Rockwood:
  • The Cynefin Framework:
  • Jez Humble Keynote:
  • Siren of Shame:
  • DevOps Whiteboard Client Interview Demo:
  • Agile Product Ownership in a Nutshell:
  • Applying value streams in a DevOps enviro: a lean IT case study:
  • LKNA14: Dave Snowden - Think Anew, Act Anew:
  • A Practical Overview of Desired State Configuration:


  • (haven't listened to yet, but looks promising)
  • (haven't listened to yet, but looks promising)

=Recommended reading=

  • Lean IT (Bell, Orzen)
  • More Agile Testing (Gregory, Crispin)
  • Continuous Delivery (Humble, Farley)
  • The Practice of Cloud System Administration (Limoncelli, Chalup, Hogan)
  • Test-Driven Development (Beck)
  • Continuous Integration (Duvall)
  • Web Operations (Allspaw, Robbins)


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