Books I’ve written:
- Escaping the Legacy Trap - we started this book with the premise that many executives didn’t know about or understand what to do about legacy software. The book gives them a plan for what to do and goes over the Swift process. Here’s a direct download if you don’t want to pay with your email address.
- Changing Mindsets (O’Reilly) – this book goes over what it means to think in terms of products instead of projects, how to motivate people to change the way they work, and how managers can shift their mindset regarding their daily tasks, goals, and staff. You can also check out an executive summary of the book here.
- The Business Bottleneck (O’Reilly) – once IT becomes agile and all DevOps-y, the bottleneck moves outside of IT to The Business. This book goes over some things the business side should do to break that bottleneck and get on to creating software-driven business models.
- Monolithic Transformation (O’Reilly) collects together the stories and successful tactics large organizations are using to get better at software.
- Digital WTF – a collection of my columns on DevOps, agile, and digital transformation from The Register. Also, some other tech industry pieces of mine.
- JaaS in Action – a very old (2005) book I wrote about the Java Authentication and Authorization Service.
Also, here’s my author’s page on Goodreads.
Here’s some reports and other long pieces:
- Developer Toil Audits - this is a great method you can use to find legacy process and code: you ask the developers what they dislike and what they’re struggling with. Check out this free overview and tool to get started.