November 2016 – Book of the Month

If you want to understand how to lead a Continuous Delivery or DevOps transformation in your company, there’s no better book than this. Concise, practical, and based on hard-won executive experience, this book is essential reading for every IT executive. (Jez Humble, VP, Chef)

This book goes beyond theory and deeply into reality-based application. (Greg Nicastro, EVP Product Development and SaaS Operations, Veracode)

It’s long past the time when executives who are looking for better performance from software development can expect an “Agile transformation” to solve their problems. Today’s wise executive will know enough about the underlying principles of software systems to ask the right questions and make sure that their organization is solving the right problems. That’s where this book comes in—it contains just enough theory to inform executives about critical issues and just enough detail to clarify what’s important and why. (Mary Poppendieck, Author of The Lean Mindset and the Lean Software Development series)

Leading the Transformation is a critical asset for any leadership in a large development environment seeking to transform the organization from the swamp of restriction to the freeway of efficient delivery. The book provides real-life data and solid advice for any leader embarking on or in the middle of an enterprise delivery transformation. (Lance Sleeper, Senior Manager of Operations, American Airlines)

Before you undertake a major change in your development process, you want to learn from people who have gone before you. Gary and Tommy draw on their experience to prepare you on how to plan and what to expect as you roll out Agile/DevOps methodology in your enterprise. Reading this book, I learnt valuable lessons on planning a scaled-out Agile transformation and what signposts to look for along the way as we embarked on the transformation journey at Cisco. (Vinod Peris, VP Engineering, Routing & Optical, Cisco)

Leading the Transformation: Applying Agile and DevOps Principles at Scale

Authors: Gary Gruver, Tommy Mouser

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