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
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