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  • SubGenre:Information Technology
  • Language:English
  • Pages:184
  • eBook ISBN:9781543975482
  • Paperback ISBN:9781543975260

Engineering the Digital Transformation

by Gary Gruver

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Engineering the Digital Transformation Provides Systematic Approaches to Improving How Software is Developed, including: 

  • A Brief History of Manufacturing, including Process Improvements in Manufacturing and Product Development and Design

  • A Brief History of Software Development, such as Agile, Lean Software Development, and DevOps

  • Unique Characteristics and Capabilities of Software, such as Type of Work, Digital versus Physical, Software Maturity, Virtualization and Automation, and Planning 

  • Product Design and Development, Building Quality Software, and Understanding and Optimizing Workflow for Continuous Improvement 

I see it all the time: Businesses implement the latest Agile and DevOps practices from the software industry, hoping that simply doing so will provide the required improvements. But months and even years later, they're still struggling. Similarly, I watch the software industry trying to learn and implement wholesale what the manufacturing industry did years ago. As it turns out, we can't just copy what others have done. Businesses need to understand the unique challenges of their company. And digital assets like software are very different from physical assets that are manufactured. Every business is different, and software development is different from manufacturing. Engineering the Digital Transfor mation provides systematic approaches to improving how software is developed for a broad range of applications. This book focuses on high - level principles for engineering improvements, leveraging as much as possible from manufacturing, and modifies them to address the unique characteristics and capabilities of software.
About the author
Gary Gruver is an experienced executive with a proven track record of transforming software development and delivery processes in large organizations. As the R&D director over the HP LaserJet FW team (~800), he led productivity improvements of 2 - 3X. Then, as VP of QA, Release, and Operations at Macy's.com, he managed the journey toward continuous delivery. His current passion is helping as many people as possible achieve similar results through consulting, webinars, presentations, and books. Gary's co nsulting approach is unique in that he stays engaged with organizations during their journeys to provide guidance when they hit specific challenges and to learn about what is and isn't working during as many different transformations as possible. This expe rience enables him to help clients avoid common mistakes and share approaches that have been proven to deliver business results for a variety of companies. He is the author of Starting and Scaling DevOps in the Enterprise and co - author of Leading the Trans formation : Applying Agile and DevOps Principles at Scale and A Practical Approach to Large - Scale Agile Development: How HP Transformed LaserJet FutureSmart Firmware