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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, providing a clear framework for improving development and delivery. Instead of the traditional Agile and DevOps approaches that focus on improving the effectiveness of teams, this book targets the coordination of work across teams in large organizations—an improvement that executives are uniquely positioned to lead.


Foreword by Gene Kim
Chapter 1 Understanding the Transformation
Chapter 2 Challenges with Scaling Agile Teams
Chapter 3 Business Objectives and Crucial First Steps
Chapter 4 Enterprise-Level Continuous Improvement
Chapter 5 Agile Enterprise Planning
Chapter 6 Business Objectives Specific to Scaling DevOps
Chapter 7 Creating a Culture of Trunk Development
Chapter 8 Ensuring a Solid Foundation
Chapter 9 Continuous Delivery
Chapter 10 Designing the Deployment Pipeline
Chapter 11 Improving Stability Over Time
Chapter 12 Getting Started
Further Reading

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