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Description - Thinking in Promises by Mark Burgess

Imagine a set of simple principles that could help you to understand how parts combine to become a whole, and how each part sees the whole from its own perspective. If such principles were any good, it shouldn't matter whether we're talking about humans on a team, birds in a flock, computers in a datacenter, or cogs in a Swiss watch. A theory of cooperation ought to be pretty universal, so we could apply it both to technology and to the workplace. Such principles are the subject of Promise Theory, and the focus of this insightful book. The goal of Promise Theory is to reveal the behavior of a whole from the sum of its parts, taking the point of the parts rather than the whole. In other words, it is a bottom-up constructionist view of the world. Start Thinking in Promises and find out why this discipline works for documenting system behaviors from the bottom-up.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781491917879
ISBN-10: 1491917873
Format: Paperback
(227mm x 165mm x 11mm)
Pages: 194
Imprint: O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
Publish Date: 3-Jul-2015
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Mark Burgess

Mark Burgess is the founder, CTO and principal author of Cfengine. For the past 20 years, he has led the way in the theory and practice of automation and policy based management

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