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The Cloud Adoption Playbook

By : Moe Abdula, Ingo Averdunk, Roland Barcia, Kyle Brown, Ndu Emuchay
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The Cloud Adoption Playbook

By: Moe Abdula, Ingo Averdunk, Roland Barcia, Kyle Brown, Ndu Emuchay

Overview of this book

As cloud technologies continue to challenge the fundamental understanding of how businesses work, smart companies are moving quickly to adapt to a changing set of rules. Adopting the cloud requires a clear roadmap backed by use cases, grounded in practical real-world experience, to show the routes to successful adoption. The Cloud Adoption Playbook helps business and technology leaders in enterprise organizations sort through the options and make the best choices for accelerating cloud adoption and digital transformation. Written by a team of IBM technical executives with a wealth of real-world client experience, this book cuts through the hype, answers your questions, and helps you tailor your cloud adoption and digital transformation journey to the needs of your organization.
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Lean Startup and Lean Development

In 2003, Mary and Tom Poppendieck published the first of their books on Lean software development: Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit. It wasn’t until 2011, however, that the Lean software development movement really caught on with the publication of Eric Reis’s The Lean Startup. Many people were introduced to these ideas through Gene Kim’s eminently readable 2013 book The Phoenix Project, which engagingly conveyed the ideas in the form of a novel about software development.

Lean software development brings the principles of Lean manufacturing (developed by Toyota and other Japanese automobile manufacturers) to software development. The first of these principles that these books convey is the idea that activities in software development produce real value or produce waste. Waste is defined as anything that is not of value to the customer. That definition implies a principle that is behind all the Lean methods and is incredibly...