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Accelerate: Building and Scaling High Performing Technology Organizations

Narrated by: Nicole Forsgren
Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
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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 listeners to apply in their own organizations.
Listeners 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.

©2018 Nicole Forsgren, Jez Humble, and Gene Kim (P)2018 Nicole Forsgren, Jez Humble, and Gene Kim

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  • Gvido
  • 2018-07-24

Only if you have nothing else to do

Initially i sat down with an expectation of acquiring knowledge mentioned in the title of the book. I realized that this knowledge, at least partially, is in the book... hidden among unnecessary many and long explanatory phrases written in a schoolwork style, and performed/read in a monotone way.

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  • Javier Gonel
  • 2018-12-05

Amazing book, not audiobook

This book is not for an audiobook. Also the narration is quite distracting jumping into foot notes and diagrams.

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  • jd_phd
  • 2018-05-29

A businessy version of the DevOps Handbook

Perhaps all these authors wanted to do was to rehash the ideas of The DevOps Handbook with a more managerial spin. If that was their goal, then mission accomplished. This book had all of the personnel-focus that The DevOps Handbook had without any of the enlightening tech discussions.

I would recommend this book to managers looking to get an idea of how Lean could apply to their organizations without having to dive into much technical detail. I would not recommend this book for techies looking for a blend between deploying tech and how it relates to business success/failure. For the second, I would recommend The DevOps Handbook.

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  • GhoStalker
  • 2018-05-10

Cant stand the unhealthy breathing

I'm not sure why I noticed this but every sentence is followed by a loud inhale of air. I will just need to get a hard copy to read. It's so pronounced.

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  • David Michael
  • 2019-03-08

Uses terminology Without Defining. BAD Narration

This book contains useful data for software development professional. Unfortunately, the author repeatedly uses terminology and acronyms that even veteran software developers and development managers won't know -- and doesn't define the unknown terms making the book hard to understand and often confusing. The narration is monotonous, robotic, humorless, hard-to-understand, overly-fast and boring -- only slightly better than my Kindle Fire's computer-generated narration. This book should definitely be renarrated by a more skilled voice actor.

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  • Lars Christoffersen
  • 2018-04-30

The most awful Voice ever

Very good book destroyed by a terrible reader! Destroyed the whole listening experience
A big shame, I had to stop listening

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  • Samuel Y.
  • 2018-04-24

Rich Book on devops

I would recommend this book to anyone who are looking for a rich book on DevOps and more.

The narration starts with a bit to long breaks between sentences but improves in quality eventually.

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  • Robert Atkinson
  • 2019-08-23

Too Academic for an Audio Book

I would agree with all the other comments made that this book is not suitable for audio. Too many references to see graph xyx or chart abc for an audiobook. If you already familiar with the principles and concepts of CI/CD and are looking for research to prove the case then this is the book for you. There really isn't anything new here with regards to the how to.

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  • Ross M.
  • 2019-07-16

Informative

This is a popular book among leadership at the company I work for. It's a reasonable read and fairly interesting.

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  • Thor I.
  • 2019-07-10

Good insight and points

Should of read the paper book with diagrams. Though listening was good enough to get the main pointers