When I first started researching DevOps and was looking for early enterprises that were successful but not “Unicorns” I was introduced to Gary Gruver. At the time Gary had led the transformation at Macy’s and he was talking about it at several DevOps events. For me it was strong proof that DevOps could work beyond the native-cloud companies and start ups. Gary had made it work at Macy’s and at HP before that. In fact Gary had co-authored a book on his experience at HP, “A Practical Approach to Large-Scale Agile Development: How HP Transformed LaserJet FutureSmart Firmware (Agile Software Development Series)”
I was lucky enough to meet Gary around then and have stayed in touch since then. He left Macy’s and was consulting helping companies transform from waterfall to agile and DevOps. I knew that he was working on another book. Well finally I am happy to report that Gary’s new book is now available:
Leading the Transformation: Applying Agile and DevOps Principles at Scale. Gary is actually co-author of this along with Tommy Mouser. The forward is by Gene Kim and the book is published by Gene’s IT Revolution. I have just started reading it, but knowing Gary and from what I have read all ready, it should be a must read on your DevOps book list.
As a special treat for readers of DevOps.com, we are very happy and proud to offer our readers a sneak peek at this exciting new book. At the bottom of this article is a link to a PDF with the first two chapters of the book free for you to read! Of course we are sure that once you read the first two chapters you will head over to IT Revolution and buy the full copy.
BTW, don’t take our word about how good Gary’s book is. Here is what Jez Humble, VP Chef, author and DevOps leader said:
“If you want to understand how to lead a Continuous Delivery or DevOps transformation in your company, there’s no better book than this. Concise, practical, and based on hard-won executive experience, this book is essential reading for every IT executive.”
So click the link and enjoy!