The Phoenix Project is a novel about IT. That was enough for me to get all of my attention. Describing today’s challenges and DevOps practices it’s a brilliant and original idea! I’m even more convinced after reading this book, I’ve also discovered that the authors have been inspired by “The Goal” by Eliyahu M. Goldratt.
Few months ago I’ve read so many positive reviews on this book that I’ve immediately purchased it.
I’ve always found quite difficult to describe my job and role to other colleagues or friends and sometimes unsure that really understand it properly.
It’s such a broad set of roles and responsibilities that can be implicitly assigned or summarised into one depending by the company, by the size of the team and experience that I prefer to generalise as much as I can and being funny/ironic about it.
I really like to read books that have a subject that covers a lot of ground and where the implications or conclusions are not defined or obvious. Continue reading “The Art Of System Thinking”
I truly believe that often I read books at the right time, some of them resonate with me in many ways, helping me looking things with a different perspective or simply realise that I share so many experiences with the author that makes me feel really involved.
Time Management for System Administrators is exactly this type of book, peculiar for the focus on applying time management to a specific role in IT with the right amount of fun and analytic approach. It was written few years ago, but 99% of the content is still applicable and relevant today.