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What books have been kept busy over the last few weeks?

What are your indications for project management literature?
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Hi Graziella, you can try: Prince2 for Beginners: Prince2 Self Study for Certification & Project Management; Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice... Jeff Sutherland; The Manager's Path: A Guide for Tech Leaders Navigating Growth and Change; Deep Work...

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I'm wrapping up 'It's Not Luck', by Eliyahu Goldratt.

You may have heard of 'The Goal' which introduces the theory of constraints, and 'Critical Chain' which applies TOC to project management. "It's Not Luck' builds on these and introduces thinking processes - tools for analyzing your current situation and planning your future reality.

I'm not sure if I'm going to stick with Goldratt and move on to 'Isn't it Obvious' or change authors and read 'The Phoenix Project'. Like Goldratt's books I've mentioned, it's written like a novel. It addresses using practices of DevOps to solve problems, instead of TOC.

I just finished reading the book "Extreme Ownership" (how US Navy Seals lead and win) by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin. You can check out some of the intense descriptions of the book on YouTube.
It is a book about some combat situations, but then applies the lessons learned to business case studies. The book applies nicely to all forms of leadership from front line to executive suite. I found it an interesting read, and had some interesting ideas not often found in management books, much of which is applicable.

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"In Italy for thirty years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, bloodshed - but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love, 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock."

- Orson Welles, The Third Man