Having known Esther Derby from conferences, her writings, and having participated in a problem solving leadership workshop she led, I knew that she was an expert in helping organizations work better. I was thus looking forward to this book. It exceeded my expectations. “7 Rules” is a concise, easy to read book full of useful information . In addition to the “Rules” you will learn about a variety of ways to model organizational dynamics so that you can identify patterns that inhibit change.
This is a very actionable book. Chapters wrap up with things you can do and with a summary of key points. This book can be as much a daily reference as a tools for learning to be a better change agent.
While 7 Rules is about organizational/corporate change, concepts in the book are also helpful in helping you to navigate tricky issues in community and family life. For example, the relationship between congruence and empathy underlies being an effective change agent, and the book can help you understand these concepts better.
The lessons in the book will help you understand how to make changes at any level, from small things like encouraging unit testing to larger things like a better dev process.
The book provides useful advice for managers, scrum masters and those leading sprint and project retrospectives. Since change can happen at all levels anyone who has found challenges at work that they want to improve should consider this book.
Thoughts about agile software development, software configuration management, and the intersection between them.
Saturday, August 17, 2019
Book Review: 7 Rules for Positive, Productive Change
Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom)
Branching and Integration Time
Discussions about branching often focus on the wrong thing. Unintegrated code sitting around slows teams down, whether the code is in a bran...
My main development language is Java, but I also some work in Python for deployment and related tools. Being a big fan of unit testing I wr...
This is a bit off of the usual “Software Development/Agile/SCM” theme that I usually follow, but it does fit into the theme of accidental si...
Being a fan of Continuous Delivery , identifiable builds, and Continuous Integration: I like to deploy web apps with a visible build number...
Post a Comment