Book Notes: Accelerate

Accelerate: Building and Scaling High-Performing Technology Organizations by Nicole Forsgren , Jez Humble and Gene Kim
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

  • Version control for all production artifacts
  • Automate deployment process
  • Continuous integration
  • Trunk-based development
  • Test automation
  • Test data management
  • Shift left on security
  • Continuous delivery
  • A loosely coupled architecture
  • Empowered teams for tool choice
  • Gather and implement customer feedback
  • Visualise of the flow of work value stream
  • Working in small batches
  • Foster and enable team experimentation
  • A lightweight change approval process
  • Monitoring across application and infrastructure to inform bussiness decisions
  • Check system health proactively
  • Improve process and management with work-in-progress (WIP) limits
  • Visualise work to monitor quality and communicate through the team
  • Support a generative culture
  • Encourage and support learning
  • Support and facilitate collaboration among teams
  • Provide resources and tools that make work meaningful
  • Support or embody transformative leadership
Pathological
(Power-Oriented)
Bureaucratic
(Rule-Oriented)
Generative
(Performance-Oriented)
Low cooperationModest cooperationHigh cooperation
Messenger “shot”Messenger neglectedMessenger trained
Responsibilities shirkedNarrow responsabilitiesRisks are shared
Bridging discouragedBridging toleratedBridging encouraged
Failure leads to scapegoatingFailure leads to justiceFailure leads to inquiry
Novelty crushedNovelty leads to problemsNovelty implemented

Servant leaders focus on their followers’ development and performance, whereas transformational leaders focus on getting followers to identify with the organisation and engage in support of organisational objectives.

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