Accelerate 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 readers to apply in their own organizations.
Readers 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.

Book Reviews


Required reading for engineering managers5 star

This book does an amazing job of showing, with data, the importance of adopting modern software development practices. Absolutely worth it.55


A leadership must read5 star

Using the statistical data collected from thousands of organizations, this book does an excellent job of detailing the practices used by high and low performing organizations. Which do you wish to be? I’ve purchased six cases of the physical copy of this book and have distributed it to every leader in my company.55


BS generator running 100%1 star

Like Seinfeld would have said, it’s a book about nothing. Save your money, save your time and move on. This is just a book where the authors stack hyped words on top of each other until it is enough to call it a book.15


A “Must Read”5 star

If you do any kind of software development, you need to read this book. I’m usually not a fan of “process” books. Most are largely opinion, or at best, one person’s experience. Initially, this book was recommended to me by a colleague. But it was Martin Fowler’s foreword that really sold me. His reputation is such that I believe he has a low tolerance for B.S. While reading the book, mostly while commuting on public transit, people must have thought I was a crazy person. I found myself loudly exclaiming “YES” while reading key parts of the book. It’s rare that I find something I can agree so wholeheartedly with. I’m now recommending this book to virtually all my colleagues.55

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