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November 7th - 18th, 2022

Investments Unlimited

A Novel about DevOps, Security, Audit Compliance, and Thriving in the Digital Age

By Helen Beal, Bill Bensing, Jason Cox, Michael Edenzon, Dr. Tapabrata "Topo" Pal, Caleb Queern, John Rzeszotarski, Andres Vega, and John Willis

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Join us for our next online book club where we'll be reading Investments Unlimited! Join fellow readers as we discuss learnings and takeaways from the book. Plus, ask you questions directly to the authors in a series of online events just for book club members!

How Book Club Works

The IT Revolution Book Club is an interactive, virtual club run on our private Slack workspace. We highly encourage participants to read the book before book club begins, as this is the way to get the most out of the club. For that reason, we do require that you share proof of purchase with us before you can enter the club.

Each day on Slack we focus on a different section of the book and post discussion questions, topics, and exercises. Participants are encouraged to post their responses throughout the day/club, and to post their own questions or discussion topics. Participate at the time of day that works for you.

We'll also be conducting virtual workshops with the authors

After the book club is over, we leave the Slack space open so you can continue to interact and discuss with the community

How to Participate

1. Sign Up

It's easy! Fill out the form below, and we'll email you the details about how to submit your proof of purchase to join the club.

2. Purchase

Email Receipt

Send us ([email protected]) your receipt or proof of purchase by following the instructions in  the  email we send you.

3. Read

Finish Book

We recommend reading the book before the book club begins.  Participation from readers is what makes this so rewarding. All formats are currently available from all major retailers.

4. Converse
Join Slack

Our interactive book club takes place on Slack and via Zoom. We'll email a link to join the Slack workspace before we begin. Zoom links will be shared in Slack and via email.

Sign Up

Fill out the form below to register for the IT Revolution Book Club.

About the Authors
Helen Beal is an award-winning DevOps speaker, writer, and strategic advisor. Bill Bensing is a software architect helping to standardize DevSecOps. Jason Cox is a champion of DevOps practices and leads SRE teams. Michael Edenzon is a senior IT leader and engineer modernizing the technical landscape for highly-regulated organizations. Tapabrata (Topo) Pal is a DevSecOps thought leader who leads DevOps transformations at large financial institutions. Caleb Queern helps CIOs and CISOs reduce risk as they quickly build software so they can grow and compete. John Rzeszotarski provides thought leadership to large enterprises on reliability, scalability, regulatory issues, and more. Andres Vega works in security, compliance, and privacy engineering. John Willis is a bestselling author and considered one of the founders of the DevOps movement.
About the Book
Investments Unlimited, Inc. has accomplished what many other firms in their industry have failed to do: they have successfully navigated the transition from legacy ways of working to the digital frontier. With the help of DevOps practices, Investments Unlimited delivers value to its customers with speed and agility. But now, all that work is about to fall apart. Sure, DevOps helped the company adapt, but it also failed them.

While features moved through the organization swiftly, their governance process became inundated with friction, frustration, and failure. And now, their inability to deliver what they promise has led regulators to slap them with an MRIA (matter requiring immediate attention), the final warning before cease-and-desist letters and fire sales.

With the future of Investments Unlimited on the line, a cross-functional team of executives and engineers has just months to develop a modern governance process that satisfies regulators but doesn’t slow down the company’s ability to compete in the market. It is up to this ragtag team to navigate trials, tribulations, site failures, and supply chain attacks, all on their path to save the company from disaster.

In the vein of the bestselling The Phoenix Project and The Unicorn Project, Investments Unlimited radically rethinks how organizations can handle the audit, compliance, and security of their software systems—even in highly regulated industries. By introducing concepts, tools, and ideas to reimagine governance, Investments Unlimited catalyzes a more humane way to enable high-velocity software delivery that is inherently more secure.
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