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Publisher's Summary

Accelerate your organization to win in the marketplace. 

How can we apply technology to drive business value? For years we've been told that the performance of software delivery teams doesn't matter - that it can't provide a competitive advantage to our companies. Through four years of groundbreaking research to include data collected from the State of DevOps reports conducted with Puppet, Dr. Nicole Forsgren, Jez Humble, and Gene Kim set out to find a way to measure software delivery performance - and what drives it - using rigorous statistical methods. This book presents both the findings and the science behind that research, making the information accessible for listeners to apply in their own organizations.
Listeners will discover how to measure the performance of their teams and what capabilities they should invest in to drive higher performance. This book is ideal for management at every level.

©2018 Nicole Forsgren, Jez Humble, and Gene Kim (P)2018 Nicole Forsgren, Jez Humble, and Gene Kim

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Cant stand the unhealthy breathing

I'm not sure why I noticed this but every sentence is followed by a loud inhale of air. I will just need to get a hard copy to read. It's so pronounced.

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  • Gvido
  • Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 07-24-18

Mostly harmless

As a DevOps book its ok. It could have been much simpler, it could have been written in a less of school assignment style and it could have been read by a professional who knows how to do it. C type persons (DISC) might like it.

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Rich Book on devops

I would recommend this book to anyone who are looking for a rich book on DevOps and more.

The narration starts with a bit to long breaks between sentences but improves in quality eventually.

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  • jd_phd
  • OAK PARK, CA, US
  • 05-29-18

A businessy version of the DevOps Handbook

Perhaps all these authors wanted to do was to rehash the ideas of The DevOps Handbook with a more managerial spin. If that was their goal, then mission accomplished. This book had all of the personnel-focus that The DevOps Handbook had without any of the enlightening tech discussions.

I would recommend this book to managers looking to get an idea of how Lean could apply to their organizations without having to dive into much technical detail. I would not recommend this book for techies looking for a blend between deploying tech and how it relates to business success/failure. For the second, I would recommend The DevOps Handbook.

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The most awful Voice ever

Very good book destroyed by a terrible reader! Destroyed the whole listening experience
A big shame, I had to stop listening

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Excellent book on software delivery

This book describes practices that contribute to delivering quality software faster. The author's claims are backed up by data and research, excellently explained in this book. Highly recommend for anyone who works in or with software delivery!

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By far the best book for DevOps ever written

Accelerate is the most detail packed and clear explanation of what DevOps is, what value it provides and how to get started. It is incredibly well written and a joy to read.

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I’m halfway thru it and still waiting for something of value

I wanted to like this book since it was recommended, but it feels more like a resume of credentials for he research and still not finding something actionable or provocative.

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Almost great

The gratuitous interjecting of political bend into the book costed it one star. Also, the lecture on diversity told us nothing new and was therefore pointless. Overall though, I liked the book and will put many of its conclusions to work.

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  • J. C.
  • California
  • 08-03-18

Reads like the research paper it is.

I appreciate the rigger of this effort. It is a bit difficult to listen to at normal speed. I sped it up to 1.25x and it was a bit easier.

Overall, great research effort. I would have liked them to provide some secondary research opportunities at the end of the book so that those interested could extend the research.

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  • Joe Power
  • 09-18-18

A well presented guide to DevOps implementation

Well researched topic with many real world applications and a good roadmap for implementing DevOps within a team or organisation. The narrator, being one of the authors, brings added enthusiasm and humor to the performance.

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  • stumpy_dan
  • 09-02-18

There’s gold but you have to dig

There is gold in this book but it takes a while to grip as focussed a little too much on the process of the survey and methodology at both the beginning and the end of the book. The middle is gold especially for IT leaders. So persevere.

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  • Mr David Igoe
  • 04-18-18

Valuable insight into State of DevOps report

Valuable commentary, rationale and insights as to how the survey was put together and key trends. ING case study was a good addition.

Really enjoyed but on reflection would work better on paper than audio. I understand the need for citation and reference for credibility but constant references adds little while listening in the car.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-26-18

narrator was hard to get used to but great book

The content is great and the book flows well. I think with this book it needs an older narrator as it feels she is talking to you about the research etc and it's hard to take her serious at first as she sounds to young to know what she is talking about. she is a good narrator though and I really enjoyed listening to the book once I got used to her voice. the content is great although you can skip the chapter on research methods.