Leading the Transformation: Applying Agile and DevOps Principles at Scale

Leading the Transformation Applying Agile and DevOps Principles at Scale Software is becoming and important across a broad range of industries yet most technology executives struggle to deliver software improvements their businesses require Leading edge companies like and

  • Title: Leading the Transformation: Applying Agile and DevOps Principles at Scale
  • Author: Gary Gruver Tommy Mouser Gene Kim
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 367
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Software is becoming and important across a broad range of industries, yet most technology executives struggle to deliver software improvements their businesses require Leading edge companies like and Google are applying DevOps and Agile principles to deliver large software projects faster than anyone thought possible But most executives don t understandSoftware is becoming and important across a broad range of industries, yet most technology executives struggle to deliver software improvements their businesses require Leading edge companies like 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 an 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.

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    1. Very practical advice for leading the DevOps transformation including setting busibess objectives, practices to adopt, progress measures, and culture change. The audience is senior managers who must improve the stability and throughput of software delivered by their organization.

    2. A practical guide for executives on how to apply Agile and DevOps principles to large organizations. This book is based on real-world experience at HP and it doesn't try to sugar coat how difficult such a transformation really is. They tell you up front that it took them 3 years, which is the right time scale for thinking about these issues. That's because it's not just about tossing in a few new technologies or techniques; it's about changing how people think, the goals of the organization, and [...]

    3. A quick introduction to the core ideas around extending continuous improvement to software operations. By focusing on large enterprises it shows how concepts are applied outside the domain you might expect. The ideas are developed in terms of concrete business objectives. The explanations are very clear. They discuss the concepts that need to be evangelized to drive the shift to continuous development, rigorous testing, and rapid development cycles in a large organization and are clear about the [...]

    4. This book is a quick read, maybe a little too quick/efficient/terse. The main idea presented - that executives need to maintain a clear, ongoing set of business priorities that can guide enterprise-level DevOps and continuous delivery transformations - is well-taken, but they could have provided a more robust analysis/conversation that addressed some of the other factors that may have helped or hurt their own experience at HP. However, what I got out was well worth the time I put in.

    5. I recommend this, one of my favourite transformation books. Choir-preaching to be sure. Compared to Lean Enterprise: How High Performance Organizations Innovate at Scale, which I'd suggest reading first, Leading the Transformation covered slightly different ground and greater depth in the areas of DevOps. A big take-away is the need to get executive commitment in order to effect meaningful change, which must be orchestrated through change management. Although The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrep [...]

    6. A quick and enjoyable read grasping the broad scope of how one applying agile and devops in larger organizations. Note that this book mostly covers the principles and not the details on how to apply it. I also liked that they had reference cases throughout the book to back their points.

    7. Solid overview And techniques to succeedI liked the fact that the book focused on how to mature the environment to get to DevOps. Pragmatism and focus on continuous improvement rather than trying to force by the Agile book. If you are thinking about DevOps or you think you already it, important you check this book out. It is clear that the authors' experience is centered around product, similar experience applies to IT application development. Similar is not same. Would be better to articulate t [...]

    8. A nice summary of what it takes to turn around large-scale enterprise software development processes. If, like me, you are not a CTO of a large enterprise, you'll spend a lot of the book nodding in agreement and feeling like there's not a ton you can do about any of it without executive buy in. As far as the writing style, this was an excellent bed time read, so good, in fact, that it took me over a month to finish 100 pages. This book could have benefited from a proofreader as well.

    9. This is a very good book for executives leading organizations and businesses whose primary function is software development. Hats off to the authors for discussing pragmatic ways that large traditional organizations can employ when making the turn to agile operating principles.

    10. Great Starter on DevOps!This book was exactly what I was looking for and I highly recommend if you're an executive or manager planning or pondering this change!

    11. Really interesting book for senior leader wish to bring improvement in their development cycle. The transformation approach is really interesting.

    12. A good summary on moving from Waterfall to Devops company-wide . Based on the author experience at HP's Printer Division.

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