The Art of Business Value (audiobook)

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Do you really understand what business value is? Information technology can and should deliver business value. But the Agile literature has paid scant attention to what business value means—and how to know whether or not you are delivering it. This problem becomes ever more critical as you push value delivery toward autonomous teams and away from requirements “tossed over the wall” by business stakeholders. An empowered team needs to understand its goal!

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  • More than ever, the effective management of technology is critical for business competitiveness. For decades, technology leaders have struggled to balance agility, reliability, and security. The consequences of failure have never been greater―whether it’s the healthcare.gov debacle, cardholder data breaches, or missing the boat with Big Data in the cloud.

    And yet, high performers using DevOps principles, such as Google, Amazon, Facebook, Etsy, and Netflix, are routinely and reliably deploying code into production hundreds, or even thousands, of times per day.

    Following in the footsteps of The Phoenix Project, The DevOps Handbook shows leaders how to replicate these incredible outcomes, by showing how to integrate Product Management, Development, QA, IT Operations, and Information Security to elevate your company and win in the marketplace.

    Take the DORA DevOps X-ray Assessment and see where you stand! Visit devops-survey.com with your access code to take the DevOps X-ray Assessment.

    CONTENTS

    Part I—The Three Ways

    Part II—Where To Start

    Part III—The First Way: The Technical Practices of Flow

    Part IV—The Second Way: The Technical Practices of Feedback

    Part V—The Third Way: The Technical Practices of Continual Learning and Experimentation

    Part VI—The Technological Practices of Integrating Information Security, Change Management, and Compliance

  • Length: 4 hours, 6 minutes

    Type: Audio Download

    ISBN: 9781942788485

    Narrator: Eric Martin

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