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Publisher's Summary

If someone stole your wallet, you'd notice it. So why don't people notice when they are robbed of something much more valuable than their wallet - time?

Today's workers are drowning: nonstop requests for time, days filled to the brim with meetings, and endless nights spent heroically fixing the latest problems. This churn and burn is creating a workforce constantly on the edge of burnout. 

In this timely book, IT time management expert Dominica DeGrandis reveals the real crime of the century - time theft, one of the most costly factors impacting enterprises in their day-to-day operations.

Through simple solutions that make work visible, DeGrandis helps people round up the five thieves of time and take back their lives with time-saving solutions. Chock-full of exercises, takeaways, real-world examples, and an easy-going writing style, readers will quickly learn effective practices to create high-performing workflows within an organization.

The technology world - and indeed the whole business world - is moving at a pace faster than ever before, and it shows no signs of slowing down. Instead of consigning ourselves to the pressure cooker of the modern world, it's time to elevate how we work. It's time to level up our game. It's time to make work visible.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Dominica DeGrandis (P)2017 Dominica DeGrandis

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Loved this book, my only criticism is I wish it didn’t have as much of a tech or development focus, since I’m in a Different industry. But overall superb.

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Fantastic read!! This book is really eye opening!

I've already started implementing these practices with great success! Despite some belly-aching, my team is reaping the benefits. Wonderful read!!

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Great book - read it!

It's a great book, and I found reading it much more rewarding than listening. Narration wasn't great (to my taste), and the book is highly structured and has great illustrations by Dominica. You will just get much more from reading it.

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Real practices to solve common business problems

This book provides clarity on how to identify and solve some of the most common problems in getting teams to be more productive and deliver more business value.

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Helpful but..

this book is helpful if you are new to this approach. if you have read or listened to another book on this topic you have read this book.

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Bringing the benefits of Agile to Operations

I'm a strong believer of the Agile method in software development. But when faced with managing a devops operational group I noticed the struggle of forcing agile into the operational model of continuous small changes to the system and operations. This book helped me transform the agile Sprint methodology into a high-performing Kanban team. It has already helped a lot, and I plan to really listen to it again to incrementally improve what I've already started.Oone of the most useful books I've listened to this year.

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For more than just beginners.

Great for those converting to agile techniques and for those wanting to hone their katas.

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what a great way of putting everything together. especially the DevOp and the time theft.

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basically good... but many conflicting concepts.

There are some solid nuggets, but often there are conflicting concepts. i.e. sometimes project management is good, other times it is the core problem of getting a project completed... projects should not be undertaken, only work through product managers.

Some reconciliation of what are good concepts and bad needs to occur.

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great look at optimizing work practices

Even though we have been using agile processes for many years, it was a great look back to everything by stepping through basics and principles, allowing a thorough review of our current practices.
good voice intonation, good examples - definitely recommend.

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  • 05-07-18

Not valuable to an experienced agile practitioner

This is the first book I’ve ever “read” on Audible that I’m giving up on partway through.

The advice and guides in here are extremely basis. “Unplanned work is bad”, “hidden dependencies cause delays”.

It’s very rudimentary and if you’ve ever worked using agile and /or Kansan in any meaningful way then there won’t be much for you in here.

If you’ve never worked with Kanban then this could be useful.

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  • Dave TG
  • 04-19-18

Doesn't work as an audiobook

Didn't finish. Doesn't really work as an audiobook as it feels like an endless description of project management processes which isn't very engaging to listen to but may be OK as a refermence book.

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  • G. Sadler
  • 05-01-18

depressing but right about WIP

depressing but on the money about WIP, some parts are repeated, but over all useful.