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Monolithic Transformation - first edition - Coté

I’ve spent most of my career studying how organizations improve their software and trying to share it with others. Nowadays, I also try to hustle up interest in Pivotal, of course.

Here’s what I’ve found so far, in different forms:

  • Monolithic Transformation (O’Reilly) collects together the stories and successful tactics large organizations are using to get better at software. (Also in Safari.)
  • A presentation – putting everything into one talk is impossible, but I speak on this topic frequently anyhow. There’s several versions, by length:
  • Rethinking Enterprise Architecture – the role of enterprise architects is ill-defined in all of this, but vital for success. Here’s my rough notes on the part EAs play and how they need to change: recording and slides.
  • What even is “culture”? – a large part of transformation is changing your culture, we’re told. What exactly is that and, more importantly, what are some tactics for doing it? Recording and slides.

Digital WTF

For something on the same topic, but different, check out my collection of DevOps columns and other computer-land things: Digital WTF.

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