Foreword by Gene Kim, lead author of "The Phoenix Project" and "The DevOps Handbook"
MediaOps, the place to tell your story in the most powerful way, recognized “Standing On Shoulders: A Leader’s Guide to Digital Transformation” by Jack Maher and Carmen DeArdo as the 2020 DevOps Dozen² Awards recipient for the Best DevOps Book / eBook of the Year category. The DevOps Dozen Awards highlight the most agile and distinguished individuals and companies who have demonstrated exceptional performance and commitment to the DevOps community.
“Standing On Shoulders: A Leader’s Guide to Digital Transformation” by Jack Maher and Carmen DeArdo (foreword by Gene Kim) is a must-read, providing leaders with practical, actionable information about the breadth of Agile, Lean and DevOps topics that are generally dealt with individually. The book explains how each of these are necessary but alone are not sufficient to avoid market disruption of your business. The authors focus on how to build an employee and customer-obsessed culture with an organizational structure that drives speed and efficiency, while leveraging technology to enable speed to value that is faster, safer, better and cheaper.
“It is quite an accomplishment to be a DevOps Dozen honoree,” said Alan Shimel, CEO of MediaOps. “The standard of excellence required to receive this award is reserved for only the most distinguished members of the community—the top leaders, innovators and pioneers that are driving positive change in the world of DevOps. Congratulations and thank you for making our community better through your leadership and service.”
The DevOps Dozen honorees have displayed resilience, determination, commitment and willingness to embrace change in a year of unprecedented challenges to drive their business—and the industry—forward. They represent the best of the best in the maturing DevOps space.
The honorees have been chosen from among the finalists with general public voting being weighted for 40% of the final total and our judges selections for 60% of the weighted total.
Winners will receive both digital and physical trophies and badges celebrating their achievements.
For more information and to check out the full list of honorees, please visit the 2020 DevOps Dozen² Awards website.
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Standing On Shoulders: A Leader's Guide to Digital Transformation provides leaders with practical, actionable information about the breadth of Agile, Lean, and DevOps topics that are generally dealt with individually; and explains how each of these are necessary but alone are not sufficient to avoid market disruption of your business. The focus of the guide is on how to build an employee AND customer obsessed culture with an organizational structure that drives speed and efficiency while leveraging technology to enable speed to value that is faster, safer, better and cheaper.
Standing on Shoulders: The Leader's Guide to Digital Transformation puts it all together and addresses the “why” that is needed to build business cases to get buy in and resources.
We start with Why, then go into What, and finally look at How for small, medium, and large organizations including an overview of the tools and technologies at an architectural level, with examples and direct references to resources, tools, and more information.
Also included are overview appendices on Value Stream Mapping, and Focused Improvement - a design thinking approach to practical innovation that is lightweight enough for team retrospectives, and powerful enough for product and service development.
The authors are internationally known speakers and transformation experts. They have actually delivered digital transformation and consult with organizations on their journey to where they want to be.
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