Truth from the Valley
Management challenges faced by IT leaders in Silicon Valley will eventually be encountered by IT leaders everywhere. Successful Silicon Valley firms operate in radically different ways when compared with their conventional Fortune 500 counterparts. Valley firms rely almost exclusively on cloud-based business applications and cloud-computing resources to conduct daily business. In addition, they are increasingly relying on artificial intelligence and machine-learning tools to extract business information from vast quantities of data. Valley firms are operating on the leading edge of the changes taking place within the IT industry. In some cases, they are literally defining the leading edge of such changes!
Truth from the Valley provides insight into ways in which people, process, and technology management challenges have been addressed by IT leaders in Silicon Valley. This book provides a comprehensive portrayal of the trends that will shape IT management practices in the next decade, and it challenges its readers to find ways of converting these challenges into opportunities that will enable their organizations to become more efficient, more impactful, and more business relevant in the future.
- Date: TBD
- Time: TBD
- Facilitators: @bryanwise @lisvinueza
- Zoom: to be added
- Meeting agenda: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1w_f6WtGJBC4BmwgWXwOvvnIdIlIbLf4K12222MtgAvU/edit?usp=sharing
- Handbook: https://about.gitlab.com/handbook/leadership/book-clubs/
If you want to participate in this book club:
- Get the book
- We will provide free copies to all BTG team members
- If for some reason we are unable to deliver the book to you, it can be expensed. Please wait for @lisvinueza or @jngrant to reach out to you and confirm the book cannot be delivered before buying it.
- If you prefer to buy an audio book or ebook, please let us know and you can expense it!
- React to this issue with
📘once you have a copy.
We'll meet monthly and discuss a particular section of the book. At each book club meeting, we'll:
- Arrive having pre-read the section for that week.
- Discuss any interesting captions or concepts that caught your attention.
- Discuss any practices from the book that we can try at GitLab.
|TBD||Part 1: People|
|TBD||Part 2: Process|
|TBD||Part 3: Technology|
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