Ongoing: Links and Notes About DevOps Transformation Using the Accelerate Data and Strategies


Accelerate Book

At the heart of this acceleration is software — Forsgren PhD, Nicole; Humble, Jez; Kim, Gene. Accelerate (p. 36). IT Revolution Press. Kindle Edition.

Software Performance Measured

Yearly Report Accelerate State of DevOps

Begin by focusing on the capabilities outlined in our research; they provide predictive guidelines to improve your technology delivery and deliver value. Start with foundations: Basic automation (such as version control and automated testing), monitoring, clear change approval processes, and a healthy culture.

The Four Key Metrics (seen in the above report)


Traditionally, IT has been viewed as a cost center and, as such, was expected to justify its costs and return on investment (ROI) upfront. However, IT done right is a value driver and innovation engine. Companies that fail to leverage the transformative, value-generating power of IT risk being disrupted by those who do. What has been missing is an analytical, data-driven framework to forecast the value and justify investment in DevOps transformations. This white paper helps to fill that gap. While the methodology is not exhaustive, it does outline important considerations.


DevOps Handbook

“Nordstrom started optimizing for speed instead of merely optimizing for cost.” — The DevOps Handbook:: How to Create World-Class Agility, Reliability, and Security in Technology Organizations by Gene Kim, Jez Humble, et al.

“10 Deploys per Day” by John Allspaw and Paul Hammond, Kim, Gene; Humble, Jez; Debois, Patrick; Willis, John. The DevOps Handbook: (p. 11). IT Revolution Press. Kindle Edition.

Furthermore, high performers were twice as likely to exceed profitability, market share, and productivity goals. And, for those organizations that provided a stock ticker symbol, we found that high performers had 50% higher market capitalization growth over three years. Kim, Gene; Humble, Jez; Debois, Patrick; Willis, John. The DevOps Handbook: (p. 37). IT Revolution Press. Kindle Edition.

Continuous Delivery Book

Continuous Delivery Sounds Great, but Will It Work Here?: It’s not magic, it just requires continuous, daily improvement at all levels.



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