DeGrandis talks about the chronic problems we all have in knowledge work and technology work in a way that is breezy, familiar, and often irreverent, but also shows off decades of learnings and concrete techniques we can quickly adopt, both at work and at home.
—Gene Kim, co-author The Phoenix Project and The DevOps Handbook
We’d like to offer you an early look at Making Work Visible: Exposing Time Theft to Optimize Work & Flow by Dominica DeGrandis.
In the book’s foreword, Tonianne DeMaria, coauthor of the Shingo Research and Publication Award-winning book Personal Kanban: Mapping Work / Navigating Life, writes, “The visualization and WIP-limiting strategies Dominica offers demystify our cognitive load; normalize expectations among team members; promote focus; situate work in its context, surfacing problems (and allowing for solutions to be made) in real time; and provide a clear path to completion with quality. Elegantly explained and deeply-insightful, the utility of the suggestions contained within cannot be overstated.”
Making Work Visible is that rare book that both inspires and gives everyday, useful tips and instructions. In it, the real crime of the century is revealed—time theft, one of the most costly factors impacting enterprises in their day-to-day operations.
Dominica’s deep experience coaching companies is fully on display as she walks the reader through a series of exercises to find waste and eliminate it—or, in her terms, to catch those sneaky “time thieves” in the act.
—Mark Schwartz, author of The Art of Business Value and A Seat at the Table
About the Author
Dominica DeGrandis is one of the top experts of kanban flow in the IT industry today. Along with being a sought-after speaker at conferences, DeGrandis writes articles for industry publications. As Director of Digital Transformation at Tasktop Technologies, DeGrandis combines experience, theory, and practice to help organizations level up their capability to improve workflow to optimize delivery of business value.
DeGrandis has been a regular presenter at DevOps Enterprise Summit, and has served on the programming committee for several years. Watch the following videos to get a sense for what to expect in the pages of Making Work Visible
With accessible full-color illustrations and real-life exercises, this book is really a joy to read and offers useful and inspiring advice that will change how you look at your work and home life through the lens of time theft.
We hope you enjoy this excerpt!
Making Work Visible will be on sale at all major book retailers next month. In the meantime, enjoy your sneak peek today.