Leading the Transformation: Applying Agile and DevOps Principles at Scale


Software is becoming more and more important across a broad range of industries, yet most technology executives struggle to deliver software improvements their businesses require. Leading-edge companies like Amazon and Google are applying DevOps and Agile principles to deliver large software projects faster than anyone thought possible. But most executives don’t understand how to transform their current legacy systems and processes to scale these principles across their organizations.

"Leading the Transformation" is an executive guide to transforming software development processes in large organizations. The book and presentation focus on showing executives how to lead the transformation of Enterprise scale software development processes. Instead of the traditional Agile and DevOps approaches that focus on improving the effectiveness of teams, this book targets the biggest inefficiencies in most large organizations that executives are uniquely positioned to address, which is coordinating the work across teams.

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Oct 29, 2015

InfoQ interviewed Gruver and Mouser about problems that large organizations experience with agile, how enterprise wide continuous improvement helps to increase agility, managing continuous improvement, experiences from ...

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Nov 29, 20154 of 5 stars

I liked the fact that the book focused on how to mature the environment to get to DevOps. Pragmatism and focus on continuous improvement rather than trying to force by the Agile book. If you are thinking about DevOps ...

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August 12, 20155 of 5 stars

Gary does a masterful job of outlining the requirements for executives to lead the transformation effort and helps to identify how planning and process are just as critical as ...

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September 6, 2015 5 of 5 stars

Gary and Tommy provide practical and proven advice on applying some of the most impactful Agile and DevOps benefits to large scale organizations (100 or more engineers). The focus of this book is on applying the "basic principles" ...

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September 3, 2015 5 of 5 stars

This is very relevant book for executives who are looking to transform their organizations and looking to know where to start and how, this book is coming from leaders who have been leading large scale transformations for years ...

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September 11, 2015 5 of 5 stars

“Leading the Transformation” is a short and powerful read for executives who are scaling Agile and DevOps in their organizations. Two attributes make this book stand out among the thousands of Agile and DevOps sources. ...

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September 17, 2015 5 of 5 stars

I read Gary's prior work A Practical Approach to Large-Scale Agile Development: How HP Transformed LaserJet FutureSmart Firmware (Agile Software Development Series) a few years ago, and was struck by how important ...

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November 1, 2015 5 of 5 stars

I read Gary's and Tommy's book to see whether they can add anything new to the canon of DevOps and Transformation books and I have to say: Absolutely. This book takes a refreshingly honest look at the way you need to lead in a ...

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