The Art of Scalability is a book on scaling organisations to adapt to web scale growth of their products and services. As well as having technical and architectural implications, scale needs to be dealt with on the organizational level. The goal is to show the reader how to organize technology, people and processes to result in a virtuous circle, a path of continuous improvement to scalability.
Sriram Narayan’s book – Agile IT Organization Design, provides a basis for reviewing and reshaping the IT organization to equip it better for the digital age. The book covers how structural, political, operational, and cultural facets of the organization design influence overall IT agility.
In the book reinventing organizations Frederic Laloux researched 12 organizations who use fundamentally new ways to manage work and their employees. InfoQ interviewed Frederic about how evolutionary-teal organizations manage themselves, practices for start-ups, self-organizing organizations, renewing approaches for managing performance of employees and results from evolutionary-teal organizations.
Agile has many answers to the challenges of contemporary software development. It also challenges us with a fundamental paradox: learning is essential to success but failure is essential to learning. 2