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This post is from the XebiaLabs blog and has not been updated since the original publish date.

Last Updated Nov 08, 2018 — DevOps Expert

The 5 Biggest Surprises in Writing “The IT Manager’s Guide to DevOps”


Earlier this year, Grand View Research projected that the DevOps market will reach almost 13 billion by 2025. That’s an astounding amount of money that organizations are rolling into DevOps. For those involved in these implementations, committing that level of cash should be a huge motivator for learning everything they can about how to do DevOps right.

By “right” I mean ensuring that your DevOps initiative is not just focused on the technical details, but on maximizing the business value of your software. According to Tim Buntel, XebiaLabs DevOps Advocate:
“DevOps is not just a technical thing where, if you use the right tools, you’ll magically get great results. But much of the information about DevOps gets into the technical weeds. It doesn’t clearly lay out how DevOps can optimize software delivery to empower the business.”
In his recent book, The IT Manager’s Guide to DevOps (co-authored with the late Robert E. Stroud), Tim fills that gap in DevOps information by offering essential insights about how to use DevOps and Continuous Delivery to connect software delivery with business delivery to increase value. During the course of his research, Tim spoke with dozens of leading companies around the world about their digital transformations. What were their challenges and victories? Which tools, technologies, and practices worked and which did not? What dead ends did they face and how did they bounce back? Along the way, he heard the expected—DevOps can make a huge difference!--but also, the unexpected… On Tuesday, November 13, tune into the webinar below to hear Tim discuss the 5 biggest surprises he learned about DevOps while writing his book, and how knowing about them can help you.

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The IT Manager’s Guide to DevOps: How to Drive the Business Value of Software Delivery

Whether you’re brand new to DevOps or looking to scale, this book helps you create a high-performing organization that drives business value up and time to market down. Read more.

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