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Sooner Safer Happier: Antipatterns and Patterns for Business Agility

Join IT Revolution and thought leaders Jonathan Smart, Zsolt Berend, Myles Ogilvie, and Simon Rohrer for an interactive reading experience in our private book club on Slack.

Sooner Safer Happier reveals patterns and antipatterns to show how business leaders from every industry can help their organizations deliver better value sooner, safer, and happier through high levels of engagement, inclusion, and empowerment. Through his decades of experience in the technology world, Smart provides business leaders with a blueprint for creating a world-class organization of the future

Book Club Dates: January 11–22, 2021

The Book Club

Each day we'll provide prompts for discussion related to the selected chapters for that day.

The author will also be available for an exclusive AMA with book club members!

Plus more giveaways and goodies to come!

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About the Authors

Jonathan Smart is a business agility practitioner, thought leader, and coach. Smart leads Deloitte’s Business Agility practice, helping organizations deliver better value sooner, safer, and happier through the application of agile, lean, and DevOps principles and practices organization wide. Previously Smart lead Ways of Working globally for Barclays Bank, helping to triple productivity, where he and his team won the Best Internal Agile Team at the Agile Awards in 2016.

Smart is also the founder of the Enterprise Agility Leaders Network, a member of the Programming Committee for the DevOps Enterprise Summit, a member of the Business Agility Institute Advisory Council, a guest speaker at London Business School, and speaks at numerous conferences a year.


Myles Ogilvie has led, supported, and coached change initiatives within large and small enterprises for over twenty-five years. An advocate of no-nonsense problem-solving, he seeks to build transparency, improve collaboration, and enable outcomes that produce Better Value Sooner Safer Happier During 2016, when leading ways of working for a major UK investment bank during a period of intense regulatory and controls scrutiny, Myles applied lean and agile principles to risk management in the product development process. He is now a passionate advocate of patterns that can help foster a safer, leaner, and more innovative controls culture. 

Zsolt Berend is a business agility practitioner, coach, and trainer. He helps global organizations on their journey to achieving Better Value Sooner Safer Happier. He began his early career as a research fellow in astronomy, and then spent twenty years across industry sectors in various roles applying agile and lean practices, mainly in telecom, healthcare, financial services, and consulting. He was the global chair of the Agile Community of Practice at Barclays with more than 2,500 members, and with the Ways of Working Center of Enablement team, won “Best Internal Agile Team” at the Agile Awards 2016. He writes on Medium and is a speaker at conferences and meetups. His passion is data, measurements, insights, and the creation of learning organizations.

Simon Rohrer has been a hands on practitioner across both software engineering and enterprise architecture for over twenty-six years, and has had a passion for agile software development since picking up the eXtreme Programming white book in 1999. He’s passionate about an eclectic and pragmatic approach to modern ways of working, incorporating lean, agile, systems thinking, DevOps and other principles and practices at the right pace and in a human context in enterprises, typically with a legacy of existing technology and a drive to do things better.

The Publisher

IT Revolution’s mission is to bridge the divide between the front lines of organizational digital transformation and the agents of change helping to deliver better value through software faster, safer, and happier.

At IT Revolution, we work together with industry thought leaders to expand the dynamic repository of knowledge available to the technology and business community.

At our DevOps Enterprise Summit, we bring the community face-to-face with innovative thinkers and practitioners in the midst of transformation.

And now, we’re thrilled to introduce a new opportunity that brings together the DevOps Enterprise community and the breadth of learning available in the books we’ve published—the IT Revolution Book Club.

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