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Accelerate: Building and Scaling High-Performing Technology Organizations
Does technology actually matter? And 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, Dr. Nicole Forsgren, Jez Humble, and Gene Kim set out to find a way to measure softw ...more
Paperback, 257 pages
Published March 7th 2018 by It Revolution Press
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“We found that external approvals were negatively correlated with lead time, deployment frequency, and restore time, and had no correlation with change fail rate. In short, approval by an external body (such as a manager or CAB) simply doesn’t work to increase the stability of production systems, measured by the time to restore service and change fail rate. However, it certainly slows things down. It is, in fact, worse than having no change approval process at all.”
“High performers understand that they don’t have to trade speed for stability or vice versa, because by building quality in they get both.”More quotes…