DevOps Handbook

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

Gene Kim, Jez Humble, Patrick Debois, John Willis

Publisher: IT Revolution Press, 2016, 437 pages

ISBN: 978-1-942788-00-3

Keywords: DevOps

Last modified: Feb. 7, 2021, 4:22 p.m.

Increase profitability, elevate work culture, and exceed productivity goals through DevOps practices.

More than ever, the effective management of technology is critical for business competitiveness. For decades, technology leaders have struggled to balance agility, reliability, and security. The consequences of failure have never been greater — whether it's the debacle, cardholder data breaches, or missing the boat with Big Data in the cloud.

And yet, high performers using DevOps principles, such as Google, Amazon, Facebook, Etsy, and Netflix, are routinely and reliably deploy code into production hundreds, or even thousands, of times per day.

Following in the footsteps of The Phoenix Project, The DevOps Handbook shows leaders, how to replicate these incredible outcomes, by showing how to integrate Product Management, Development, QA, IT Operations, and Information Security to elevate your company and win in the marketplace.

    • Imagine a World Where Dev & Ops Become DevOps
  • Part I — The Three Ways
    • Introduction
    1. Agile, Continuous Delivery, and the Three Ways
    2. The First Way — The Principles of Flow
    3. The Second Way — The Principles of Feedback
    4. The Third Way — The Principles of Continual Learning & Experimentation
  • Part II — Where To Start
    • Introduction
    1. Selecting Which Value Stream to Start With
    2. Understanding the Work in our Value stream
    3. How to Design Our Organization & Architecture with Conway’s Law in mind
    4. How to Get Great Outcomes by Integrating Operations into the Daily Work of Development
  • Part III — The First Way: The Technical Practices of Flow
    • Introduction
    1. Create the Foundations of Our Development Pipeline
    2. Enable Fast and Reliable Automated Testing
    3. Enable and Practice Continuous Integration
    4. Automate and Enable Low-Risk Releases
    5. Architect for Low-Risk Releases
  • Part IV — The Second Way: The Technical Practices of Feedback
    • Introduction
    1. Create Telemetry to Enable Seeing and Solving Problems
    2. Analyze Telemetry to Better Anticipate Problems and Achieve Goals
    3. Enable Feedback So Development and Operations Can Safely Deploy Code
    4. Integrate Hypothesis Driven Development and A/B Testing into Our Daily Work
    5. Create Review and Coordination Processes to Increase Quality of Our Current Work
  • Part V — The Third Way: The Technical Practices of Continual Learning
    • Introduction
    1. Enable and Inject Learning into Daily Work
    2. Convert Local Discoveries into Global Improvements
    3. Reserve Time to Create Organizational Learning and Improvement
  • Part VI — The Technical Practices of Integrating Information Security, Change Management, and Compliance Controls
    • Introduction
    1. Information Security as Everyone's Job, Every Day
    2. Protecting the Deployment Pipeline
    • Conclusion to the DevOps Handbook: A Call to Action