Deming's Journey to Profound Knowledge: How Deming Helped Win a War, Altered the Face of Industry, and Holds the Key to Our Future

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It Revolution Press
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6.1 X 8.7 X 0.8 inches | 0.65 pounds
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About the Author

John Willis is an author and technologist. John is considered one of the founders of the DevOps movement. He is the coauthor of The DevOps Handbook, Beyond The Phoenix Project, and Investments Unlimited. He lives in Acworth, GA.

"A thoroughly entertaining and educational look at Deming, a man whose insights are fundamental to modern software development. This book includes delightful stories of those around Deming who influenced his work and helped create the foundation for agile and DevOps."--Jim Whitehurst, Senior Advisor at IBM
"John Willis has crafted a delightful and insightful book that brings to life the personal story of W. Edwards Deming and how he created a tremendous impact in the world through his theory of profound knowledge. In this book, you'll go beyond the theory and principles to discover the human experience that has led to some of the greatest organizational successes in the past century. Deming's Journey to Profound Knowledge is a must-read for any student of Lean, Agile, quality, the Toyota Production System, and continuous improvement--or any leader who seeks to create a culture of excellence in their organization."--Katie Anderson, author of "Learning to Lead, Leading to Learn"
"John has read everything available about Deming and has woven the many threads of Dr. Deming's life into a work of love. The result is a very pleasant fable that will prompt the novice reader to want to know more. While experts will have differing views on Deming's work and contribution to management science, there is no doubt that the IT community can only benefit from learning about Deming's work. John's book is a step in this direction."--Domenico Lepore, author of Deming and Goldratt: The Theory of Constraints and the System of Profound Knowledge
"John beautifully weaves together business and biography to tell a story as intriguing as it is insightful."--William Willis, Techstrong Group
"Willis manages to achieve a rare feat: provide fresh and unique insights on a famous subject. Whether you care about improving businesses or are simply fascinated by the human condition, this book is worthy of your time."--Damon Edwards, Entrepreneur and Technology Executive
"John Willis has looked deep into Dr. Deming's history and teachings and profoundly explains his profound knowledge. Read this book and you will understand like never before the wisdom and sound advice of Dr. Deming."--Jeffrey K. Liker, author of The Toyota Way