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DevOps for the Modern Enterprise

By Mirco Hering

Winning Practices to Transform Legacy IT Organizations

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Mirco Hering, a thought leader in managing IT within legacy organizations, lays out a roadmap to success for IT managers, showing them how to create the right ecosystem, how to empower people to bring their best to work every day, and how to put the right technology in the driver’s seat to propel their organization to success.

  • Publication Date April 3, 2018
  • Pages 288
  • Paperback Dimensions 6 x 1 x 9 inches
  • ISBN Paperback 978-1942788195, EPub 978-1942788201, Kindle 978-1942788225


  • DevOps Basics

    Learn the basics of DevOps and how to apply it at scale in a large, legacy organization.

  • Guide for Digital Transformation

    Follow along as thought leader Micro Hering explores the road map for creating a DevOps ecosystem.

  • Practical DevOps Exercises

    Author Mirco Hering provides clear DevOps exercises to help you apply his teaching in your real life.

  • Leaders At All Levels

    Whether you're just getting started or are a veteran of DevOps, this book has relevant learning for all levels.

About the Book

In this award-winning title, thought leader Mirco Hering lays out a roadmap to success for IT managers of legacy organizations, showing them how to create the right ecosystem, how to empower people to bring their best to work every day, and how to put the right technology in the driver’s seat to propel their organization to success.

Many organizations are facing the uphill battle of modernizing their legacy IT infrastructure. Most have evolved over the years by taking lessons from traditional or legacy manufacturing: creating a production process that puts the emphasis on the process instead of the people performing the tasks, allowing the organization to treat people like resources to try to achieve high-quality outcomes.

But those practices and ideas are failing modern IT, where collaboration and creativeness are required to achieve high-performing, high-quality success.

But just having the right methods and tools will not magically transform an organization; the cultural change that is the hardest is also the most impactful.

Using principles from Agile, Lean, and DevOps as well as first-hand examples from the enterprise world, Hering addresses the different challenges that legacy organizations face as they transform into modern IT departments.

Mirco Hering
Mirco Hering

Mirco Hering

For over ten years Mirco Hering has worked on accelerating software delivery through innovative approaches (what is now called DevOps) and six years ago started experimenting with Agile methods. He supports major public and private sector companies in Australia and overseas in their search for efficient IT delivery. Mirco also blogs about IT delivery at and speaks globally at conferences about Agile, DevOps and organizational psychology. Follow Mirco at Twitter @MircoHering.

To Author Archive

"A pragmatic view on IT and DevOps that doesn’t just focus on the ‘what’ but the ‘how’ based on first-hand experience."

Ajay Nair

DevOps Architect

"This is a truly practical companion book to the other leading publications in the DevOps space. Mirco shares real-world lessons from many years of collective experience and provides tried and tested exercises for you to use to help drive insights and improvements in your organization."

Emily Arnautovic

Software Architect

"Mirco knows his stuff. He has a way of stating simple choices and framing options that encourage action. His unique perspective on how to transform your IT organization, especially when you have heavily invested in outsourcing, are both thoughtful and practical. After you read his book, make sure to subscribe to his blog. You want to make sure to have Mirco by your side as you go through this transformation."

Mustafa Kapadia

Digital Transformation Lead, IBM

"This is a much needed book on building teamwork to drive technology infrastructure efforts. Mirco introduces a simple set of processes and well reasoned principles to align the organization, transform technology infrastructure, and deliver value for customers."

Eric Passmore

Partner Director of Commerce, Microsoft

"DevOps is a hot topic. Pretty much every major organization wants it, and pretty much every major organization is struggling to come to grips with what ‘it’ is and exactly how to get it. Mirco is a rare entity in the space. He’s an architect who has grown up in large, complex organizations working with even larger, more complex systems integrators and delivery partners heavily reliant on ERP, CRM and other COTS applications that seem to challenge much of what DevOps is about. Both pragmatic and practical, he not only gives great tips on how to find your way down the DevOps path in these environments but will help you avoid many a mistake as he shares his own."

Mark Richards

SAFe Fellow at Coactivation