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Leading the Transformation: Applying Agile and DevOps Principles at Scale
     

Leading the Transformation: Applying Agile and DevOps Principles at Scale

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by Gary Gruver, Tommy Mouser, Gene Kim (Foreword by)
 

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Software is becoming more and more important across a broad range of industries, yet most technology executives struggle to deliver software improvements their businesses require.

Leading-edge companies like Amazon and Google are applying DevOps and Agile principles to deliver large software projects faster than anyone thought possible. But most executives

Overview

Software is becoming more and more important across a broad range of industries, yet most technology executives struggle to deliver software improvements their businesses require.

Leading-edge companies like Amazon and Google are applying DevOps and Agile principles to deliver large software projects faster than anyone thought possible. But most executives don’t understand how to transform their current legacy systems and processes to scale these principles across their organizations.

Leading the Transformation is executive guide, providing a clear framework for improving development and delivery. Instead of the traditional Agile and DevOps approaches that focus on improving the effectiveness of teams, this book targets the coordination of work across teams in large organizations—an improvement that executives are uniquely positioned to lead.

Editorial Reviews

Jez Humble
If you want to understand how to lead a Continuous Delivery or DevOps transformation in your company, there’s no better book than this. Concise, practical, and based on hard-won executive experience, this book is essential reading for every IT executive.
Greg Nicastro
This book goes beyond theory and deeply into reality-based application.
Mary Poppendieck
It’s long past the time when executives who are looking for better performance from software development can expect an “Agile transformation” to solve their problems. Today’s wise executive will know enough about the underlying principles of software systems to ask the right questions and make sure that their organization is solving the right problems. That’s where this book comes in—it contains just enough theory to inform executives about critical issues and just enough detail to clarify what’s important and why.
Lance Sleeper
Leading the Transformation is a critical asset for any leadership in a large development environment seeking to transform the organization from the swamp of restriction to the freeway of efficient delivery. The book provides real-life data and solid advice for any leader embarking on or in the middle of an enterprise delivery transformation.
Vinod Peris
Before you undertake a major change in your development process, you want to learn from people who have gone before you. Gary and Tommy draw on their experience to prepare you on how to plan and what to expect as you roll out Agile/DevOps methodology in your enterprise. Reading this book, I learnt valuable lessons on planning a scaled-out Agile transformation and what signposts to look for along the way as we embarked on the transformation journey at Cisco.
VP, Chef - Jez Humble
"If you want to understand how to lead a Continuous Delivery or DevOps transformation in your company, there's no better book than this. Concise, practical, and based on hard-won executive experience, this book is essential reading for every IT executive."
VP Engineering, Routing & Optical, Cisco - Vinod Peris
"Before you undertake a major change in your development process, you want to learn from people who have gone before you. Gary and Tommy draw on their experience to prepare you on how to plan and what to expect as you roll out Agile/DevOps methodology in your enterprise. Reading this book, I learnt valuable lessons on planning a scaled-out Agile transformation and what signposts to look for along the way as we embarked on the transformation journey at Cisco."
EVP Product Development and SaaS Operations, Veracode - Greg Nicastro
"This book goes beyond theory and deeply into reality-based application."
Senior Manager of Operations, American Airlines - Lance Sleeper
"Leading the Transformation is a critical asset for any leadership in a large development environment seeking to transform the organization from the swamp of restriction to the freeway of efficient delivery. The book provides real-life data and solid advice for any leader embarking on or in the middle of an enterprise delivery transformation."
author of The Lean Mindset and the Lean Software Development series - Mary Poppendieck
"Today's wise executive will know enough about the underlying principles of software systems to ask the right questions and make sure that their organization is solving the right problems. That's where this book comes in--it contains just enough theory to inform executives about critical issues and just enough detail to clarify what's important and why."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781942788010
Publisher:
IT Revolution Press
Publication date:
08/01/2015
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
243,210
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author

Gary Gruver is an experienced executive with a proven track record of transforming software development processes and working with executives in large organizations. As coauthor of A Practical Approach to Large-Scale Agile Development, he documents how HP revolutionized software development while he was the director of the LaserJet Firmware development lab at HP. As VP of QE, Release, and Operations at Macys.com he led their transition to continuous delivery. Gary currently lives in Idaho with his wife and enjoys skiing, hiking, and mountain biking.

Tommy Mouser has been directly involved in the design, development, qualification, and delivery of software systems for over 30 years. For the past eight years, while working at HP and Macys.com, his primary focus has been on working with his teams and partners on a journey toward Agile methodologies. Tommy currently resides in Boise, Idaho, with his wife, Debbie. He enjoys a wide range of outdoor activities and has recently gotten into fly-fishing with some of his longtime friends and coworkers.

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Leading the Transformation: Applying Agile and DevOps Principles at Scale 1.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book, probably. Impossible to read because font is too small and unadjustable. Do not buy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Font size is too small and cannot be adjusted.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Book is good but font is way to small. For book is 4 stars, for font size - 1 star