- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: IT Revolution Press; 1 edition (March 27, 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1942788339
- ISBN-13: 978-1942788331
- Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.8 x 9.1 inches
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- Average Customer Review: 28 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,826 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Accelerate: The Science of Lean Software and DevOps: Building and Scaling High Performing Technology Organizations Paperback – March 27, 2018
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"We strongly recommend this book to anyone involved in a digital transformation for solid guidance about what works, what doesn't work, and what doesn't matter." (Tom & Mary Poppendieck, Authors of the Lean Software Development Series)
"A must read! In a sea of books about technology approaches, Accelerate stands out in its clarity and practicality." (Karen Martin, Author, Clarity First and The Outstanding Organization)
"Excellent! As well as conclusively showing that DevOps outcomes are faster, cheaper AND safer, this book is an excellent case study for robust survey design and analysis." (Adrian Cockroft)
"This is the kind of foresight that CEOs, CFOs, and CIOs desperately need if their company is going to survive in this new software-centric world.Anyone that doesn't read this book will be replaced by someone that has." (Thomas A. Limoncelli, Co-Author of The Practice of Cloud System Administration)
“'Here, do this!' The evidence presented in Accelerate is a triumph of research, tenacity and insight, proving not just correlation but a causal link between good technical and management behaviours and business performance. It also exposes the myth of “maturity models” and offers a realistic, actionable alternative. As an independent consultant working at the intersection of people, technology, process, and organisation design this is manna from heaven!As chapter 3 concludes: 'You can act your way to a better culture through implementing these practices in technology organizations'. There is no mystical culture magic, just 24 concrete, specific capabilities that will lead not only to better business results, but more importantly to happier, healthier, more motivated people and an organisation people want to work at. I will be giving copies of this book to all my clients." (Dan North, Independent Technology and Organization consultant)
"The 'art' of constructing a building is a well understood engineering practice nowadays. However, in the software world, we have been been looking for patterns and practices that can deliver the same predictable and reliable results whilst minimizing waste and producing the increasingly high performance our businesses demand.Accelerate provides research backed, quantifiable and real world principles to create world class, high performing IT teams enabling amazing business outcomes.Backed by the two leading thought leaders (Kim and Humble) in the DevOps community and world class research from PHD Forsgren, this book is a highly recommended asset!" (Jonathan Fletcher, Group CTO, Hiscox)
"In their book Accelerate, Nicole Forsgren, Jez Humble and Gene Kim don't break any new conceptual ground regarding agile, lean and DevOps. Instead, they provide something that might be even more valuable which is a look inside the methodological rigor of their data collection and analysis approach which lead them to their earlier conclusions on the key capabilities that make IT organizations better contributors to the business. This is a book that I will gladly be placing on my bookshelf next to the other great works by the authors." (Cameron Haight, VP & CTO, Americas, VMware)
"Accelerate does a fantastic job of explaining not only what changes organizations should make to improve their software delivery performance, but also the why, enabling people at all levels to truly understand how to level up their organizations." (Ryn Daniels, Infrastructure Operations Engineer at Travis CI and author of Effective DevOps)
"With this work, the authors have made a significant contribution to the understanding and application of DevOps. They show that when properly understood, DevOps is more than just a fad or a new name for an old concept. Their work illustrates how DevOps can improve the state of the art in organizational design, software development culture, and systems architecture. And beyond merely showing, they advance the DevOps community's qualitative findings with research-based insights that I have heard from no other source." (Baron Schwartz, Founder & CEO of VividCortex and Co-Author of High Performance MySQL)
About the Author
Dr. Nicole Forsgren is CEO and Chief Scientist at DevOps Research and Assessment LLC. She is best known as the lead investigator on the largest DevOps study to date. She has been a professor and performance engineer, and her work has been published in several peer-reviewed journals.
Jez Humble is co-author of The DevOps Handbook, Lean Enterprise, and the Jolt Award-winning Continuous Delivery. He is currently researching how to build high performing teams at his startup, DevOps Research and Assessment, LLC, and teaching at UC Berkeley.
Gene Kim is a multiple award-winning CTO, researcher, and co-author of The Phoenix Project, The DevOps Handbook, and The Visible Ops Handbook. He is founder of IT Revolution and hosts the DevOps Enterprise Summit conferences.
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“The most innovative companies and highest-performing organizations are always striving to be better. High performing companies have 46 times more frequent code deployments, 440 times faster lead time from commit to deploy, 170 times faster mean time to recover from downtime, and 5 times lower change failure rate (1/5 as likely for a change to fail).”
The reasons for embarking on this DevOps journey of acceleration and transformation are many. Leaders who want to realize this level of performance will get more loyalty and work out of their current people and attract awesome new ones. They will build better, more secure software--and a mature software delivery capability provides a competitive advantage to any business. This book provides evidence and research to back these assertions.
Accelerate offers clear and compelling guidance to begin this shift no matter a company’s current level of maturity, covering the spectrum of roles from leaders to doers, from coders to architects to managers. If you are pressed for time, chapters are focused and easy to consider in turn, and provide excellent implementations recommendations.
Leaders will be especially inspired by Part 3, a case study about a real Transformation. It all started by the willingness to change.
DevOps is a cultural movement that feeds value delivery and growth within an organization. If you are responsible for any aspect of building secure, resilient rapidly evolving distributed systems, buy this book! Read it on your next plane ride and begin your journey of differentiation and transformation with the inspirational and executable guidance it offers.
Covers the 24 capabilities, the four true measures that align to tempo and stability, and introduces the Westrum model and Continuum.
Combines Lean Software Development, Phoenix Project, DevOps Handbook and several concepts from different books around Lean Management and Practices.. marrying culture, DevOps and lean in one.
Includes research methods and a data section.. and examples of how to measure stressing this is a journey that can’t be outsourced, and needs to grow within continuously to be competitive and thrive.
This IS the problem solving thinking that Einstein was talking about when he said, "The thinking that got us here will not be adequate to solve the problems we find here." The synthesis of OCM, ITSM, Governance, Lean, TOC, etc. is breathtaking.
You may have seen and heard some bits and pieces of this in presentations, YouTube videos, etc. Here, it is pulled together to prepare your mind to go beyond The Phoenix Project to Vision Impossible.
The book connects the dots between the concepts that they talked about in the last 2 books with the research that they have done as part of the state of the devops reports.
There is some great insights on measuring software delivery performance, lean management, cultural and leadership transformation and a holistic capability model. All backed by stats, data and their research.
I am through it once but I am going to go back and read again.
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First half is very strong; it's filled with hard stats on what high-performing engineering organizations do
Second half becomes muddled and less...Read more