Book Review: Beyond Blame

Had the opportunity to read this one on a flight recently. It was a quick read and not a bad one, though it took a fair amount of narrative to get to the core points.

Following in Eliyahu Goldratt‘s footsteps of writing bad fiction to demonstrate business realities, Zweiback takes us through the story of a corporate IT department coming to terms with the fact that they were more often than not looking for a scapegoat rather than attempting to determine the real weaknesses in the way they were managing their tech. The early story is familiar to anybody in the tech world: something goes wrong, and the last person to touch it — even though he had done everything he should have done — gets fired because “somebody has to be held accountable.” Continue reading “Book Review: Beyond Blame”