Top positive review
As an agile transformation book with practical guidelines and insights, an A++ read.
February 8, 2017
Excellent overview of a case study in Continuous Improvement/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) and test automation, and how even without team-level agile you can get huge productivity improvements through business-level agile with the core CI/automation processes.
This book gives both a great overview of that, along with a lot of practical "how-to" possibilities which helps tremendously to understand how a 400-person, global and multi-site embedded software organization can transform to scaled agile practices and principles. I highly recommend it to any leaders in any organization that is considering CI/CD, automation, and agile.
One big advantage of this book is that they come at the whole question of agile transformation in a very out-of-the-box way. As they state in the book, they didn't go out and get agile consultants involved at the start, so their path is atypical and therefore provides and alternate perspective to what you might run across when looking at other scaled agile literature, such as with the SAFe, LeSS, or DaD frameworks, with some good practical insights on how to manage overall technical architecture, business level prioritization and scheduling, CI/CD test automation, and many similar topics.
Well structured, an easy read that you won't want to put down (if you are crazy like me and like this kind of stuff!) and heartily recommended.