Many organizations are facing the uphill battle of modernizing their legacy IT infrastructure. Most have evolved over the years by taking lessons from traditional or legacy manufacturing: creating a production process that puts the emphasis on the process instead of the people performing the tasks, allowing the organization to treat people like resources to try to achieve high-quality outcomes. But those practices and ideas are failing modern IT, where collaboration and creativeness are required to achieve high-performing, high-quality success.
Mirco Hering, a thought leader in managing IT within legacy organizations, lays out a roadmap to success for IT managers, showing them how to create the right ecosystem, how to empower people to bring their best to work every day, and how to put the right technology in the driver’s seat to propel their organization to success.
But just having the right methods and tools will not magically transform an organization; the cultural change that is the hardest is also the most impactful. Using principles from Agile, Lean, and DevOps as well as first-hand examples from the enterprise world, Hering addresses the different challenges that legacy organizations face as they transform into modern IT departments.
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“Mirco is a leading light in the world of DevOps and Agile. I have had the good fortune to work with him for some time now and his ability to translate the theories into pragmatic delivery is what sets him apart from many of the other practitioners in this space. What Mirco espouses is less about technology and more about good business sense in the age where most companies are predominantly technology firms. The race to get products to a dynamic market is at an all time high and will only escalate in the future. Mirco describes how to keep up with that pace with potent advice, efficacious methods, and navigation around real pitfalls.” – Baden Roberts, CIO Sensis
“Mirco knows his stuff. He has a way of stating simple choices and framing options that encourage action. His unique perspective on how to transform your IT organization, especially when you have heavily invested in outsourcing, are both thoughtful and practical. After you read his book, make sure to subscribe to his blog. You want to make sure to have Mirco by your side as you go through this transformation.“ – Mustafa Kapadia, Digital Transformation Leader, IBM
“Devops is a hot topic. Pretty much every major organisation wants it, and pretty much every major organisation is struggling to come to grips with what “it” is and exactly how to get it. Mirco is a rare entity in the space. He’s an architect who has grown up in large, complex organisations working with even larger, more complex systems integrators and delivery partners heavily reliant on ERP, CRM and other COTS applications that seem to challenge much of what DevOps is about. Both pragmatic and practical, he not only gives great tips on how to find your way down the Devops path in these environments but will help you avoid many a mistake as he shares his own.“ – Mark Richards, SAFe Fellow at Coactivation
“This is a much needed book on building teamwork to drive technology infrastructure efforts. Mirco introduces a simple set of processes and well reasoned principles to align the organization, transform technology infrastructure, and deliver value for customers.” – Eric Passmore, Partner Director of Commerce at Microsoft
“Just finished this advanced copy I received at the 2017 DevOps Enterprise Summit. Great book with realistic and practical methods for applying DevOps in the non-unicorn organizations of the world!” – Tim LeBlanc, Cloud Technology Manager Long View Systems
Mirco is a Managing Director at Accenture and leads the Agile & DevOps practice in Asia Pacific with focus on Agile transformations, DevOps and Test Automation. He has for over a dozen years worked on accelerating software delivery through innovative approaches (what would now be called DevOps) and 10 years ago started experimenting with Agile methods. He started using Agile as a last resort when one of his projects was faced with ever changing requirements resulting in frequent updates to the project plan. Adopting an Agile methodology turned the project around and he has been promoting Agile principles ever since. He supports major public and private sector companies in Australia and overseas in their search for efficient IT delivery. He shares his experiences on http://notafactoryanymore.com and while speaking at international conferences. He is the author of “DevOps for the Modern Enterprise”, a book helping companies adopt Agile & DevOps and push through the transformation barriers caused by legacy technology and legacy thinking.
Twitter URL: http://twitter.com/mircohering
LinkedIn URL: http://linkedin.com/in/mircohering
Blog URL: http://notafactoryanymore.com