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Making Work Visible: Exposing Time Theft to Optimize Workflow Paperback – 1 January 2018

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I love this book! Dominica DeGrandis talks about the chronic problems we all have in knowledge work and technology work in a way that is breezy, familiar, and often irreverent, but also shows off decades of learnings and concrete techniques we can quickly adopt, both at work and at home. Also wonderfully rewarding is when DeGrandis describes the theory of why these practices work, in a way that is accessible and enlightening--Gene Kim

It is about time someone addresses time theft (aka the perfect crime) head on. Not only does Dominica provide a lot of the why behind the forces that cause us to make bad decisions about our time, she also provides ideas of what to do about them. I wish I had this book when I took my first management job!--Julia Wester, Lean Consultant and Blogger at

Many of us wear our busyness as a badge of honor. In Making Work Visible, Dominica DeGrandis shows us how we can make hidden work-in-process visible, to clearly see the effect it has on our ability to get things done. Once we can see it, she dives deep into the hidden aspects of our WIP that steal our time, energy, and productivity, along with strategies for combating each of them. Making Work Visible helps us to take a step back from all that busyness and really see.--Chris Hafley, Chief Revenue Officer, Retrium

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Dominica DeGrandis is one of the top experts of kanban flow in the IT industry today. Along with being a sought-after speaker at industry conferences, Dominica writes articles for industry publications such as Cutter IT and TechBeacon. As Director of Digital Transformation at Tasktop Technologies, Dominica combines experience, theory, and practice to help organizations level up their capability to improve workflow to optimize delivery of business value. She lives in Washington state with her husband and two of their four children. She blogs at and tweets at @dominicad.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ IT Revolution Press; 1st edition (1 January 2018)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 376 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1942788150
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1942788157
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 15.04 x 1.37 x 22.96 cm
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Dominica DeGrandis is Director of Digital Transformation at Tasktop, where she helps customers improve the flow of work across value streams. Responsible for introducing customers to flow-based aspects of digital transformation, she coaches IT &amp; Business teams on the Flow Framework to improve outcomes. Author of “Making Work Visible: Exposing Time Theft to Optimize Work &amp; Flow”, Dominica is a huge fan of using visual cues to inspire change and spur alignment across organizations.

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Daniel Breston
5.0 out of 5 stars If you or they cannot see it - then how can you guide your teams or influence your stakeholders?
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 January 2018
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Wilson Govindji
4.0 out of 5 stars Insightful little book
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L J Ingram
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent. Clear and concise. A must read for anyone interested in improving the way they work.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Might inspire you, but not earth shattering
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 September 2018
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