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The DevOps Handbook
Second Edition
How to Create World-Class Agility, Reliability, & Security in Technology Organizations

This award-winning and bestselling business handbook for digital transformation is now fully updated and expanded with the latest research, new case studies, and more!

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.

by Gene Kim, Jez Humble, Patrick Debois, and John Willis
Featuring new foreword and updated material by Nicole Forsgren, PhD (original foreword by John Allspaw)
Trade Paperback, 528 pages, color interior.
ISBN:9781950508402
New ebook and audiobook coming soon.

“[The DevOps Handbook] remains a must-read for any organization seeking to scale up its IT capability and expand DevOps practices across multiple departments or lines of business.”

—Mike Perros, TechBeacon

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.

New in the Second Edition
Updated Research

Nicole Forsgren, PhD, Partner at Microsoft Research and coauthor of the book Accelerate, provides updated research throughout based on the State of DevOps Reports, GitHub's Octoverse report, and more. 

New and Updated Case Studies

Fifteen new case studies have been added to show the continued and expanding success of DevOps principles and practices across the industry and the business. Case studies include Adidas, American Airlines, Fannie Mae, the US Air Force, Target, and more.

Continual Learning

Updated tools and practices based on the latest learnings over the last five years are included in easy to identify call outs, including updated content around Team Topologies, supply chain security, remote work, and more.

New Design

A fully updated design and layout helps boost readability and usability of this classic handbook, making it easier than ever to apply the lessons within to your organization.

Additional Resources

Expanded additional resource sections at the end of each part provide a wealth of new research, examples, and more from the latest podcast, industry presentations, articles, etc.

100+ Pages of New Content

Overall, this fully updated and expanded edition features over 100 new pages of content, including new foreword from Nicole Forsgren, PhD, and new afterwords from the authors on the state of DevOps in the last five years, and what's next in the future of work.

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“It’s a practical roadmap to improving IT in any organization. It’s also the most valuable book on software development I’ve read in the past 10 years.” 

—Adam Hawkins, Software Developer and Host of the Podcast SmallBatches 
What This Book Has to Offer
Why Do DevOps

The effective management of technology is critical for business competitiveness. High-performing organizations are 2.5x more likely than their peers to exceed profitability, market share, and productivity goals.

Value Streams & The Three Ways

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

Where to Start

We discuss where to start, who will be involved, and how to protect, organize, and enable your teams.

Accelerate Flow

We sustain the fast flow of work from Dev into Ops without causing chaos and disruption to the production environment and customers.

Accelerate Feedback

We shorten and amplify feedback loops, radiating feedback and making information visible to everyone in the value stream.

Accelerate Learning

We continually shorten and amplify our feedback loops, relentlessly creating ever safer systems of work.

The DevOps Handbook is an amazing guide for anyone trying to improve their DevOps Kung-Fu in their companies. It literally covers everything you may need to know, and is filled with interesting case studies and real-life examples of how people have achieved success in their DevOps transformations.”

—Ross Clanton, Chief Architect, Managing Director, American Airlines
About the Authors
Gene Kim is a bestselling author, researcher, multiple award-winning CTO, and founder of IT Revolution. His books include The Phoenix Project, The Unicorn Project, and Accelerate. Since 2014, he has been the founder and organizer of DevOps Enterprise Summit, studying the technology transformations of large, complex organizations.
Jez Humble has co-authored several bestselling books on software, including Jolt Award winner Continuous Delivery and Shingo Publication Award winner Accelerate. He works at Google and teaches at the University of California, Berkeley.
Patrick Debois is an independent IT consultant who is bridging the gap between projects and operations by using Agile techniques, in development, project management, and system administration.
John Willis is an author and Senior Director of the Global Transformation Office at Red Hat. John is considered one of the founders of the DevOps movement. He lives in Acworth, GA.
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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