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Announcing ‘Project to Product’ book and the Flow Framework™

Published By Mik Kersten
Announcing ‘Project to Product’ book and the Flow Framework™

I’m delighted to announce that my book Project to Product will be released at the DevOps Enterprise Summit 2018 (Las Vegas), on Oct 22, 2018.

As startups disrupt every market and tech giants pull further ahead of entrenched businesses, the majority of enterprise IT organizations are facing an existential crisis. Either they quickly become much better at software delivery, or they risk becoming a digital relic.

Mastering large-scale software delivery will define the economic landscape of the 21st century, just as the mastery of mass production defined the landscape in the 20th. Unfortunately, business and technology leaders are woefully ill-equipped for the Age of Software because they are using management paradigms from past technological revolutions. While technologists adopting DevOps and Agile have already made the transition, the gap between modern technical practices and the business has only widened in the process. We need a new approach in order for the majority of the world’s organizations to thrive in this new age.

‘Project to Product’ will be released at the DevOps Enterprise Summit 2018 (Las Vegas), on Oct 22, 2018. You can pre-order now by clicking on the front cover.

Project to Product provides leaders with the missing framework needed to create a Value Stream Network — the technology equivalent of an advanced manufacturing line that comprises thousands of IT professionals.

Leading up to the publication of the book in October, every two weeks I will be blogging some of the core concepts that lead to the creation of The Flow Framework™, as well as highlighting conference presentations, book signings and other events I will be involved in.

If you are interested in following this journey, please sign up to my newsletter and stay in touch.

Visit my Project to Product site to learn more about my boor or visit the IT Revolution website where you will also find a host of other compelling books about best practice for IT organizations.

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Written by Mik Kersten

Dr. Mik Kersten started his career as a Research Scientist at Xerox PARC where he created the first aspect-oriented development environment. He then pioneered the integration of development tools with Agile and DevOps as part of his Computer Science PhD at the University of British Columbia. Founding Tasktop out of that research, Mik has written over one million lines of open source code that are still in use today, and he has brought seven successful open-source and commercial products to market. Mik’s experiences working with some of the largest digital transformations in the world has led him to identify the critical disconnect between business leaders and technologists. Since then, Mik has been working on creating new tools and a new framework - the Flow Framework™ - for connecting software value stream networks and enabling the shift from project to product. Mik lives with his family in Vancouver, Canada, and travels globally, sharing his vision for transforming how software is built, and is the author of Project To Product, a book that helps IT organizations survive and thrive in the Age of Software.