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The DevOps Handbook: How to Create World-Class Agility, Reliability, and Security in Technology Organizations by [Gene Kim, Jez Humble, Patrick Debois, John Willis, John Allspaw]

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The Three Ways Revisited | The DevOps Handbook

Wondering if The DevOps Handbook is for you? This book was created for anyone who wants to make serious changes through the DevOps methodology to increase productivity, profitability, and win in the marketplace. It is an all-inclusive guide for planning and executing DevOps transformations while providing background on the history of DevOps and dozens of case studies to support DevOps principles. It also provides best practices to help organizations unite disparate teams, achieve common goals, and obtain support from the highest levels of leadership.

The DevOps Handbook digs into the three foundational principles underpinning DevOps known as The Three Ways: Flow, Feedback, and Continual Learning and Experimentation. As the book works through the Three Ways, readers will be able to identify how high-performing companies leveraged these principles to win in the marketplace so your organization can replicate their success and execute your own successful DevOps transformations.

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About the Author

Gene Kim is a multiple award-winning entrepreneur, the founder and former CTO of Tripwire and a researcher. He is passionate about IT operations, security and compliance, and how IT organizations successfully transform from "good to great." He lives in Portland, Oregon.

Jez Humble is an award-winning author and researcher on software who has spent his career tinkering with code, infrastructure, and product development in organizations of varying sizes across three continents. He works at 18F, teaches at UC Berkeley, and is co-founder of DevOps Research and Assessment LLC.

Patrick Debois is an independent IT-consultant who is bridging the gap between projects and operations by using Agile techniques both in development, project management and system administration.

John Willis has worked in the IT management industry for more than 30 years. He has authored six IBM Redbooks for IBM on enterprise systems management and was the founder and chief architect at Chain Bridge Systems. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

John Allspaw has worked in systems operations for over fourteen years in biotech, government and online media. He started out tuning parallel clusters running vehicle crash simulations for the U.S. government, and then moved on to the Internet in 1997. He built the backing infrastructures at Salon.com, InfoWorld.com, Friendster, and Flickr. He is now VP of Tech Operations at Etsy, and is the author of "The Art of Capacity Planning" and "Web Operations" published by O'Reilly. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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The DevOps Handbook has been a critical resource when working with clients to transform their software delivery culture and processes. The book provides easy to understand, practical patterns for improving workflow, communication, and product delivery. -- Sam McLeod, DevOps Consultant

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

This has become the defacto, "must read" reference book for organizations pursuing a DevOps strategy. The book's knowledge provides insightful and practical advice aimed at increasing DevOps success for every staffer, manager, executive, and team. -- Stephen Elliot, Program Vice President, I&O, DevOps, and Cloud Operations at IDC

…it's tone is as inviting as the case it makes is compelling. Business leaders looking for guidance about DevOps practices, or to get started on an implementation plan, will find much to work with here. ―
Publishers Weekly

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 at ServiceNow

There are a lot of DevOps books, but very few that offer concrete, practical, and implementable advice and a roadmap for not just adopting DevOps practices and principles, but for also measuring their success. The DevOps Handbook is the definitive long-form guide for achieving success with DevOps methodologies. -- Nigel Kersten, Field CTO, Puppet

DevOps can be somewhat mysterious. What does it really mean to 'break down silos?' 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
--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B01M9ASFQ3
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ IT Revolution Press; Illustrated edition (Oct. 6 2016)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 10259 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 674 pages
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Jonathan
2.0 out of 5 stars Not a handbook
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 15, 2019
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Gavin Deadman
5.0 out of 5 stars This is the most comprehensive and practical DevOps guide out
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is the most comprehensive and practical DevOps guide out
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 7, 2021
This is the best book I’ve read on DevOps and it follows on nicely from Gene Kim’s other book The Phoenix Project.

It’s quite easy to think that DevOps practices are just something that dev teams deal with and the value is simply just an increase in throughput, but the book provides clarity on the colossal value that adopting a DevOps culture and the principles can have on teams, the business, and customers.

Throughout the book, Gene echoes the importance of having the whole product team (product manager, designer and several engineers)) involved in the transformation, as well as focusing on outcomes, and to achieve outcomes you need to collect data and learn through experimentation which is covered in the book too.

Gene gives good advice that it’s important to avoid funding projects and instead you should fund services and products: “A way to enable high-performing outcomes is to create stable service teams with ongoing funding to execute their own strategy and road map of initiatives”.

This is the most comprehensive and practical DevOps guide out there and the layout makes the content easy to digest. The book covers:

– History leading up to DevOps, and Lean thinking
– Agile, and continuous delivery
– Value streams
– How to design your organisation and architecture
– Integrating security, change management, and compliance

The principles and tech practices of:
1. Flow
2. Feedback
3. Continual Learning and Experimentation

“Our goal is to enable market-oriented outcomes where many small teams can quickly and independently deliver value to the customer”
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Deepak
5.0 out of 5 stars If you're looking for an up to date review this is your book.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 3, 2018
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4.0 out of 5 stars Useful reference and perfect companion to the Phoenix Project
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 12, 2017
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JurorNumber8, UK
5.0 out of 5 stars The best, most digestible and useful work-related book I ever read.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 19, 2020
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