In the Age of Software, will your business dominate and maintain relevance - or will it become a digital relic?

As tech giants and startups disrupt every market, those who master large-scale software delivery will define the economic landscape of the 21st century, just as the masters of mass production defined the landscape in the 20th. Unfortunately, business and technology leaders are woefully ill-equipped to solve the problems posed by digital transformation. At the current rate of disruption, half of S&P 500 companies will be replaced in the next ten years. A new approach is needed.

In Project to Product, Value Stream Network pioneer and technology business leader Dr. Mik Kersten introduces the Flow Framework™--a new way of seeing, measuring, and managing software delivery. The Flow Framework™ will enable your company's evolution from project-oriented dinosaur to product-centric innovator that thrives in the Age of Software. If you're driving your organization's transformation at any level, this book is for you.

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Watch Mik's DOES18 Las Vegas Talk - How Value Stream Networks Will Transform IT & Business

Based on his work with Fortune 100 enterprises, Dr. Mik Kersten presents a new concept, the Flow Framework™, which unravels the enigma of enterprise software delivery, providing an approach that helps organizations better understand the human and system dynamic that underpins their IT infrastructure.

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Every now and then, a body of work comes along with such timely precision that you think hallelujah! Mik's book Project to Product is the perfect antidote for those businesses struggling with digital transformation, broken Agile implementations, and the onslaught of enterprise disruption.

—Fin Goulding, International CIO at Aviva and co-author of Flow and 12 Steps to Flow

My newest favorite book. I think I can see a bit more of the future from here. Great work Mik!

—Dean Leffingwell, Creator of the Scaled Agile Framework, and co-founder of Scaled Agile, Inc.

Organizing software development as a group of loosely connected projects will never lead to good products. Kersten explains how to tie work products to value streams corresponding to features, defects, security, and (technical) debt....A major contribution to the theory of management in the age of software.

—Carliss Y. Baldwin, William L. White Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School, Emerita, and co-author of Design Rules, Volume 1: The Power of Modularity




Mik Kersten

Dr. Mik Kersten is the founder and CEO of Tasktop. He has been named a JavaOne Rock Star speaker and one of the IBM developerWorks Java top 10 writers of the decade. He was selected as one of the 2012 Business in Vancouver 40 under 40 and has been a World Technology Awards finalist in the IT Software category. Kersten is the editor of the new IEEE Software Department on DevOps.

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