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The DevOps Handbook, Second Edition

By Gene Kim, Jez Humble, Patrick DeBois, John Willis, Nicole Forsgren

How to Create World-Class Agility, Reliability, & Security in Technology Organizations

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Featuring new foreword and updated material by Dr. Nicole Forsgren.
Original foreword by John Allspaw.

This award-winning and bestselling business handbook for digital transformation is now fully updated and expanded with the latest research and new case studies! Technology is now at the core of every company, no matter the business model or product. The theories and practices laid out in The DevOps Handbook are tools to be used by anyone from across the organization to create joy and succeed in the marketplace.
  • Original Publication Date October 6, 2016
  • Second Edition Publication Date November 30, 2021
  • Pages 480
  • Paperback Dimensions 5.8 x 9 inches, full color interior
  • Paperback ISBN 9781950508402
  • ebook ISBN 9781950508433
  • Audiobook ISBN 9781942788478

Features

  • Why DevOps?

    Discover why the effective management of technology is critical for business competitiveness and learn how high-performing organizations are 2.5x more likely than their peers to exceed profitability, market share, and productivity goals.

  • The Three Ways

    Learn the underpinning theory with this Lean Manufacturing and Agile primer, as well as the broader principles of the Three Ways—the principles from which all of the observed DevOps behaviors can be derived.

  • New Content

    Explore the new and updated content in the 2nd Edition, a must for previous and new readers to keep at the forefront of their industry.

  • Expert Authors

    Learn from THE DevOps thought leaders: Gene Kim, Jez Humble, Patrick Debois, and John Willis, with new contributions from the esteemed Dr. Nicole Forsgren.

About the Book

This award-winning and bestselling business handbook for digital transformation is now fully updated and expanded with the latest research and new case studies!
Over the last five years, The DevOps Handbook has been the definitive guide for taking the successes laid out in the bestselling The Phoenix Project and applying them in any organization. Now, with this fully updated and expanded edition, it’s time to take DevOps out of the IT department and apply it across the full business.
Technology is now at the core of every company, no matter the business model or product. The theories and practices laid out in The DevOps Handbook are tools to be used by anyone from across the organization to create joy and succeed in the marketplace.
The second edition features fifteen new case studies, including stories from adidas, American Airlines, Fannie Mae, Target, and the US Air Force. In addition, renowned researcher and coauthor of Accelerate, Nicole Forsgren, PhD, provides her insights through new and updated material and research. With over 100 pages of new content throughout the book, this expanded edition is a must read for anyone who works with technology.

Gene Kim
Jez Humble
Patrick DeBois
John Willis
Nicole Forsgren
Gene Kim

Gene Kim

Award winning CTO, researcher, and author.

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Jez Humble

Jez Humble

Jez Humble is the coauthor of Accelerate and The DevOps Handbook

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Patrick DeBois

Patrick DeBois

In 2009 he coined the word devops by organizing the first devopsdays event. He organized conferences all over the world to collect and spread new ideas. As a pioneer he is always on the look out for new ideas to implement and explore. Currently in the media sector where he is guiding broadcasters with the transition to enter into a dialogue with it's audience as a closed feedback loop.

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John Willis

John Willis

John Willis has worked in the IT management industry for more than 35 years. Currently he is an Evangelist at Docker Inc. Prior to Docker Willis was the VP of Solutions for Socketplane (sold to Docker) and Enstratius (sold to Dell). Prior to to Socketplane and Enstratius Willis was the VP of Training & Services at Opscode where he formalized the training, evangelism, and professional services functions at the firm. Willis also founded Gulf Breeze Software, an award winning IBM business partner, which specializes in deploying Tivoli technology for the enterprise. Willis has authored six IBM Redbooks for IBM on enterprise systems management and was the founder and chief architect at Chain Bridge Systems.

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Nicole Forsgren

Nicole Forsgren

Nicole Forsgren, PhD, is Partner at Microsoft Research. She is author of the Shingo Publication Award-winning book Accelerate, and is best known as lead investigator on the largest DevOps studies to date. She has been a successful entrepreneur (with an exit to Google), professor, performance engineer, and sysadmin. Her work has been published in several peer-reviewed journals.

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"Five years on, The DevOps Handbook is still an anchor in a sea of ever-changing technical currents and topical winds. As relevant now as it was in the beginning."

Shane Carlson

Principal Executive Architect, ServiceNow

"Any DevOps journey should kick off with a book club around The DevOps Handbook to foster cultural and organizational alignment across all stakeholders engaged in the transformation."

Shaaron A. Alvares

Senior Manager, Sales & Revenue Clouds Agile Delivery, Salesforce

"No matter what industry you are in or what product or service your organization provides, this way of thinking is paramount and necessary for survival for every business and technology leader."

John Allspaw

Founder and Principal, Adaptive Capacity Labs

"The DevOps Handbook is just what's needed: a practical guide that shows you how to get started making real progress."

Jeff Sussna

CEO, Sussna Associates

"The definitive long-form guide for achieving success with DevOps methodologies."

Nigel Kersten

Field CTO, Puppet

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