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Bibliography for the 2018 "small IT" talk
  • Google Presentation Link [goo.gl]
  • PDF Presentation Link [s3.cleverelephant.ca]
  • "Ottawa turns to U.S. tech giants too often: internal memo" [cbc.ca]
  • "Government as a Platform: the next phase of digital transformation" [gds.blog.gov.uk]
  • DevOps Real Talk [www.theregister.co.uk] "incremental change, tight feedback loops, shared knowledge, and mutual respect" "If you're a developer releasing large changesets, you're part of the problem."
  • The Government IT Self-Harm Playbook [medium.com]
  • Better For Less (UK IT) [drive.google.com]
  • Government reviews IT contract strategy as ‘opaque’ outsourcing deals are set to expire [computerweekly.com]
  • Managing custom software development in government when you're not a software engineer [18f.gsa.gov]
  • Things I have Learned at a Multinational [minnenratta.wordpress.com]
  • How To Survive a Ground-Up Rewrite Without Losing Your Sanity [onstartups.com]
  • Products over Projects [martinfowler.com] "For instance, many companies that sell software as a product or a service do not fund or organize their core product/platform development in the form of projects. Instead, they run product development and support using near-permanent teams for as long as the product is sold in the market. "
  • Healthcare.gov and the Gulf Between Planning and Reality [www.shirky.com] "The vision of “technology” as something you can buy according to a plan, then have delivered as if it were coming off a truck, flatters and relieves managers who have no idea and no interest in how this stuff works, but it’s also a breeding ground for disaster. "
  • "Amazon is hundreds of small, decentralized, atomized teams sitting on top of standardised common internal systems." [www.ben-evans.com]
  • The next big thing in IT procurement [fcw.com]
  • Iain Patterson steps down [www.theregister.co.uk] "He was widely credited with drafting the Ocean Liner report, a review of the government's strategy for IT contracts, which found that some deals provide little incentive for suppliers to improve efficiency."
  • Don't believe the hype: UK's £455m Government Digital Service lacks a clear role – fresh audit [www.theregister.co.uk]
  • Citizens' Services Minister Sims Mandate Letter [www2.gov.bc.ca]
  • Obama's Trauma Team [content.time.com]
  • US Digital Service, 18F [www.usds.gov] [18f.gsa.gov]
  • More delays, cost overruns hit Vancouver electronic health project [vancouversun.com]
  • Adrian Dix tells "On the Island" about big IT [cbc.ca]
  • Joel Spolky's 12 steps to better code [www.joelonsoftware.com]
  • Why you should almost never rewrite [vibratingmelon.com]
  • Things you should never do - Part I [www.joelonsoftware.com]
  • What Really Happened with Windows Vista [hackernoon.com]
  • Take Smaller Bites [blog.cleverelephant.ca]
  • Going "All In" on IT Projects [blog.cleverelephant.ca]
  • Is building enterprise systems a capital expense? [blog.cleverelephant.ca]
  • COTS Uber Alles [blog.cleverelephant.ca]
  • BCeSIS: A Modest Proposal [blog.cleverelephant.ca]
  • Intellectual Capital vs Intellectual Property [blog.cleverelephant.ca]
  • "Innovative" government IT [blog.cleverelephant.ca]
  • Open source by/for government [blog.cleverelephant.ca]
  • BC government IT outsourcing, 2016/17 [blog.cleverelephant.ca]
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