Category: Book of the Month

sooner safer happier book cover

Book of the month – June 2024

Sooner, Safer, Happier Review: Focusing on Outcomes for Success Have you ever noticed that so many projects seem to drag on and on, with no end in sight? Or that teams can get stuck spinning their wheels without making real progress? In his book Sooner, Safer, Happier, Jonathan Smart lays out a practical roadmap for…
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Book of the month – August/September 2023

Architecture Modernization: Socio-technical Alignment of Software, Strategy, and Structure by Nick Tune and Jean-Georges Perrin In the realm of architectural modernization, where the future of businesses is continually shaped, this book serves as a comprehensive guide and a strategic roadmap to understand and navigate the challenges behind this transformative journey.  Firstly, the book delves into…
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community of practice Etienne Wenger

Book of the month – June/July 2023

Communities of Practice Within and Across Organizations: A Guidebook by Etienne Wenger-Trayner, Beverly Wenger-Trayner, Phil Reid and Claude Bruderlein This guidebook is an indispensable resource for anyone with an interest in understanding and harnessing the power of communities of practice. Written by renowned experts in the field, it offers a comprehensive and insightful exploration of…
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Elephant in the Room: Engaging with the Unsaid in Groups and Organizations by Lotte Svalgaard

Book of the month – May 2023

Elephant in the Room: Engaging with the Unsaid in Groups and Organizations by Lotte Svalgaard Lotte Svalgaard’s book, “Elephant in the Room: Engaging with the Unsaid in Groups and Organizations,” offers a compelling exploration of the challenges surrounding difficult conversations in group settings. By delving into sensitive topics like power structures, and controversial decisions, Svalgaard…
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Security architecture, tom madsen

Book of the month 2023 – April

Security Architecture – How & Why? by Tom Madsen The author begins by stating that security has an important property that most people know about. However, only few pay any attention to it. The usual approach to cybersecurity, which consists of a checklist of technical and procedural controls typically fails. It happens because many people…
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Mintzberg understanding organizations ...finally

Book of the month – February 2023

Understanding Organizations …Finally! by Henry Mintzberg The book is a comprehensive and insightful exploration of the different ways in which organizations operate. The author draws on his extensive research and experience in the field of management. The readers will gain a deeper understanding of how organizations function, and how they can be managed more effectively.…
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merger and acquisitions

Book of the Month – January 2023

Holistic Enterprise Architecture for Mergers and Acquisitions by Scott Bernard The EA6 Cube is a well-known and widely used model in enterprise architecture. One of its key benefits is a comprehensive breakdown of the enterprise into architectural domains and threads. It allows to capture the fundamental aspects of any organization at the appropriate level of…
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cloud strategy

Book of the Month – Cloud Strategy: a Decision-Based Approach to Successful Cloud Migration by Gregor Hohpe

The way enterprises hop on their journey to cloud can vary, but one thing is clear – to successfully venture out the handbook is an absolute necessity. What’s so special about this book in particular is that the author, apart from being an expert in cloud architecture, is an avid storyteller, so the books is…
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Chris Mowles, Complexity: A Key Idea for Business and Society

Book of the Month – Complexity: A Key Idea for Business and Society by Chris Mowles

The Book of the Month is Professor Chris Mowles’ book Complexity: A Key Idea for Business and Society. Chris runs the Doctor of Management (DMan) programme at the University of Hertfordshire in England and was the supervisor of Mikkel Brahm when he did his DMan a while ago. Mikkel is a guest speaker on our…
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abby covert how to make sense of any mess

Book of the Month – October 2022

How to Make Sense of Any Mess by Abby Covert The world is messier now that it has ever been before. What’s even scarier to think of is that tomorrow the messes that exist today would be even more messy. The main idea of the book is very well described by its title – it…
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