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Review, analysis, and recommendations. Topics range from software development, business, leadership, and technical practices.

A Novel about Developers, Digital Disruption, and Thriving in the Age of Data

Published: Nov 2019
Updated: Mar 2021
This highly anticipated follow-up to the bestselling title The Phoenix Project takes another look at Parts Unlimited from the perspective of Maxine, a senior lead developer and architect, as she is exiled to the Phoenix Project. This is a story about rebel developers and business leaders working together and racing against time to innovate, survive, and thrive in a time of unprecedented uncertainty…and opportunity.

Organizing Business and Technology Teams for Fast Flow

Published: Sep 2019
Updated: Mar 2021
IT consultants Matthew Skelton and Manuel Pais share secrets of the four successful team patterns and three interactions modes to ensure success for IT organizations.

How to Survive and Thrive in the Age of Digital Disruption with the Flow Framework

Published: Nov 2018
Updated: Mar 2021
In Project to Product, Value Stream Network pioneer and technology business leader Dr. Mik Kersten introduces the Flow Framework―a new way of seeing, measuring, and managing software delivery.

The Science of Lean Software and DevOps: Building and Scaling High Performing Technology Organizations

Published: Apr 2018
Updated: Mar 2021
Accelerate measures software delivery performance—and what drives it—using four years of groundbreaking research and rigorous statistical methods.

How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRs

Published: Apr 2018
Updated: Mar 2021
Building on a career-long legacy of sharing the power of OKRs with established and emerging leaders alike, Measure What Matters includes a broad range of first-person accounts that demonstrate the focus, ambition, and explosive growth that OKRs have spurred at so many great organizations.

A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win

Published: Feb 2018
Updated: Mar 2021
In this newly updated and expanded edition of the bestselling The Phoenix Project, co-author Gene Kim includes a new afterword and a deeper delve into the Three Ways as described in The DevOps Handbook.

Design and Deploy Production-Ready Software

Published: Jan 2018
Updated: Mar 2021
A single dramatic software failure can cost a company millions of dollars — but can be avoided with simple changes to design and architecture. This new edition of the best-selling industry standard shows you how to create systems that run longer, with fewer failures, and recover better when bad things happen. New coverage includes DevOps, microservices, and cloud-native architecture. Stability antipatterns have grown to include systemic problems in large-scale systems. This is a must-have pragmatic guide to engineering for production systems.

Support Constant Change

Published: Sep 2017
Updated: Mar 2021
The software development ecosystem is constantly changing, providing a constant stream of new tools, frameworks, techniques, and paradigms. Over the past few years, incremental developments in core engineering practices for software development have created the foundations for rethinking how architecture changes over time, along with ways to protect important architectural characteristics as it evolves. This practical guide ties those parts together with a new way to think about architecture and time.

How to Create World-Class Agility, Reliability, & Security in Technology Organizations

Published: Oct 2016
Updated: Mar 2021
Increase profitability, elevate work culture, and exceed productivity goals through DevOps practices with this non-fiction follow-up to the bestselling The Phoenix Project.

How Market Leaders Leverage Operational Excellence to Beat the Competition

Published: May 2010
Updated: Mar 2021
In The High-Velocity Edge, the reissued edition of five-time Shingo Prize winner Steven J. Spear’s critically acclaimed book Chasing the Rabbit, Spear describes what sets market-dominating companies apart and provides a detailed framework organizations can leverage to produce off-the-charts performance.