Leading the Transformation

Leading The Transformation

Applying Agile and DevOps Principles at Scale

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 make.

Additional Book Info

  • Pages: 112

    28 black-and-white images, throughout

    Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches

    ISBN: paperback 978-1942788010, epub 978-1942788027, Kindle 978-1942788034

    Publication: August 1, 2015

    Additional material: Appendices, Additional Resources, Endnotes, Index

  • description

    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 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.

    contents

    Foreword by Gene Kim
    Chapter 1 Understanding the Transformation
    Chapter 2 Challenges with Scaling Agile Teams
    Chapter 3 Business Objectives and Crucial First Steps
    Chapter 4 Enterprise-Level Continuous Improvement
    Chapter 5 Agile Enterprise Planning
    Chapter 6 Business Objectives Specific to Scaling DevOps
    Chapter 7 Creating a Culture of Trunk Development
    Chapter 8 Ensuring a Solid Foundation
    Chapter 9 Continuous Delivery
    Chapter 10 Designing the Deployment Pipeline
    Chapter 11 Improving Stability Over Time
    Chapter 12 Getting Started
    Further Reading

  • “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.” —Mary Poppendieck, author of The Lean Mindset and the Lean Software Development series

    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.” —Lance Sleeper, Senior Manager of Operations, American Airlines

    “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 for 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.” —Vinod Peris, VP Engineering, Routing & Optical, Cisco

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