Accelerate: The Science of Lean Software and DevOps: Building and Scaling High Performing Technology Organizations

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Accelerate your organization to win in the marketplace.
How can we apply technology to drive business value? For years, we've been told that the performance of software delivery teams doesn't matter―that it can't provide a competitive advantage to our companies. Through four years of groundbreaking research to include data collected from the State of DevOps reports conducted with Puppet, Dr. Nicole Forsgren, Jez Humble, and Gene Kim set out to find a way to measure software delivery performance―and what drives it―using rigorous statistical methods. This book presents both the findings and the science behind that research, making the information accessible for readers to apply in their own organizations.
Readers will discover how to measure the performance of their teams, and what capabilities they should invest in to drive higher performance. This book is ideal for management at every level.
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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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IT Revolution
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Published on
Mar 27, 2018
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Pages
288
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ISBN
9781942788355
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Language
English
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Genres
Business & Economics / Industries / Computers & Information Technology
Business & Economics / Information Management
Computers / Information Technology
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