What You Should Be Reading Right Now

The Phoenix Project: A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win 

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This one is in heavy demand in the Info Tech managers group, and it’s excellent. I’d liken The Phoenix Project to the near-equivalent of spending 3 years in an IT operations role, and that’s pretty good for a book you can read in a few days. Get your team and decision makers aligned around the concepts in this book, and you’ll be able to make significant headway in the often misunderstood world of IT Operations and software development.

Also excellent: Who: The Method for Hiring. A fast read (thanks William Russell!). Even if you consider yourself an excellent judge of character and ability, this book will have you rethinking your methods for screening and interviewing potential candidates. Immediately useful, this is one you’ll be keeping at your fingertips for years to come.