‘I Don’t Miss It’
It’s been a while since I worked in an ‘enterprise’ but this book brought back some awful memories.
All the terms that used to send shivers down my back (like ‘driving business value’) are here.
It’s not that the book is bad - it’s fine, it deals with measuring what works - it’s that I cringe when I read the terms that I’ve heard some folks so badly apply in the past. There’s nothing wrong with driving business value, there’s nothing wrong with trying to drive business value or saying you’re driving business value. There’s definitely something wrong when folks are using that as a catchphrase to do whatever the hell you want.
But that’s not a problem of the book, that’s a problem for those enterprises. Maybe I should send them a copy?