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The Career Toolkit

 
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Mark,
This looks like a very interesting book. Is there anything in it that is specifically for programmers or software architects, or addresses a problem we tend to have?

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Burk
 
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Funny you should ask.

Twenty years ago I wrote a book on software engineering that I ultimately didn't publish (I may still publisher later). There were some topics that felt more general and in fact found their way into The Career Toolkit, This was is industry agnostic. There's not one line of code. That said in addition to general skills like leadership and negotiations, the topics of communication and ethics are very critical specifically to our daily work in software. You might also notice a few agile like concepts in the management chapter.
 
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Awesome Mark.

Just few general questions.
Do you suggest IOT as a major career technology?
How are  the careers going to be for a company in digital transformations especially with competetors also getting into cloud?
 
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When thinking through a career plan, looking at major trends is important. IoT is likely to continue to be a growing field over the next few decades, so it's likely a good area to get into (assuming you find it interesting).

Digital transformation isn't just about the cloud. That said there while we see a lot of digital transformation today, that initial transformation, or a shift into the cloud, is a one time event. So the demand for digital transformation service we see today will decline in the US and Europe, but may continue in Asia, Africa, and elsewhere. Of course the digital transformation companies themselves will evolve and grow to offer more services. Likewise if you like digital transformation, doing that can set you up for other opportunities going forward.

 
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