I like his book because he showed us how to communicate with my colleagues and accompany them in terms of silo systems. I feel this can be a good guide for anyone in an organizational transformation. Very good read to understand how in reality high performing are different to average and low performing organizations in terms of IT delivery. It's short enough that he might actually read it, well researched enough to fend of the obligatory wave of refutation and it offers a glimpse into what the future will have in store for those companies that don't understand the role technology is playing in the overall competitiveness of the company going into the 2020s. However the argumentation of the book was quite limited and superficial. Accelerate book. Readers will discover how to measure the performance of their teams, and what capabilities they should invest in to drive higher performance. The Proposed Capability List; Cultural Capability: Support a Generative Culture I picked this book up because it was featured in Leading SAFe training I went through. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It is, in fact, worse than having no change approval process at all.”, “High performers understand that they don’t have to trade speed for stability or vice versa, because by building quality in they get both.”, Lean Enterprise: How High Performance Organizations Innovate at Scale, New Memoir Finds Fool's Gold in Silicon Valley's Tech Rush. And how can we apply technology to drive business value? We’d love your help. I’m glad to be able to move on to something else. The capabilities listed for high performers are clear, actionable and trackable. This may actually work better as a reference book. However, it certainly slows things down. But not wholly without value. Some useful structures but could have been more impactful. It's also nice that all the drivers are backed by real data, making the supporting case and rationale behind each stronger than mere intuition. Accelerate: Building Strategic Agility for a Faster-Moving World is the latest business book by John P Kotter. In the first part of book, authors discussed the results of their research program and outlined why technology is key value driver and differentiator for all organization today. Disappointing. The book turned out to be full of turd and baseless self-promotion. geared to those people and pastors that need to benefit from the myriads of books written, but with little time to do so. And a bit annoying. It's a good book, but it doesn't represent something new. Heavily highlight this book as there were so many tidbits to take away. This book was frankly a SORE to read. The book was divided into three parts. One of the most important books I’ve read on building high performance software teams. by Harvard Business Review Press. With this book, John P. Kotter equips us with the eight-step method that is structured in a linear process, starting off establishing a sense of urgency for change and concluding by institutionalizing it into the organizational culture. Like his previous books, it's short (200 pages), sweet and written to change the world. On the surface, it seems to be an easy-to-read book that advocates lean practices and backs them up with data. Through four years of groundbreaking research, Dr. Nicole Forsgren, Jez Humble, and Gene Kim set out to find a way to measure softw. I'm not sure it would be helpful or reasonable - but I would have liked to have seen the actual questions and answers from the various years - perhaps there is a pointer to this in a digestible fashion online.