Achieving DevOps

A Novel About Delivering the Best of Agile, DevOps, and Microservices

  • Dave Harrison
  • Knox Lively

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiii
  2. Dave Harrison, Knox Lively
    Pages 1-35
  3. Dave Harrison, Knox Lively
    Pages 37-89
  4. Dave Harrison, Knox Lively
    Pages 91-151
  5. Dave Harrison, Knox Lively
    Pages 153-201
  6. Dave Harrison, Knox Lively
    Pages 203-257
  7. Dave Harrison, Knox Lively
    Pages 259-309
  8. Dave Harrison, Knox Lively
    Pages 311-367
  9. Dave Harrison, Knox Lively
    Pages 369-377
  10. Dave Harrison, Knox Lively
    Pages 379-483
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 485-496

About this book


Ben is stuck. A development lead with a strong vision for how the intersection of development and operations at his office can be improved, he can’t help but feel overwhelmed and discouraged by common problems such as slow turnaround time, rushed and ineffective handover documentation, mounting technical debt, and a lagging QA process. What steps should Ben take to build the momentum needed to create positive changes within his company? 

In this unique business novel by Dave Harrison and Knox Lively, two DevOps professionals with years of diverse experience in the industry, you follow Ben as he solves work frustrations in order to adopt Agile, DevOps, and microservices architectures for his organization. Achieving DevOps addresses the “Now what?” moment many DevOps professionals face on their journey. The story provides you with the knowledge you need to navigate the internal political waters, build management support, show measurable results, and bring DevOps successfully into your organization.

Come away with practical lessons and timeless business concepts. You’ll know how to effect change in a company from the bottom up, gain support, and instill a pattern of progressively building on success. Experience Ben’s progress vicariously in Achieving DevOps and bridge the gap between inspiration and the implementation of your own DevOps practices.


DevOps Agile Development SDLC System Development Life Cycle Source Control Continuous Delivery Continuous Integration Release Management Change Management Dashboarding and Metrics Strangler Fig Pattern

Authors and affiliations

  • Dave Harrison
    • 1
  • Knox Lively
    • 2
  1. 1.MadrasUSA
  2. 2.MontclairUSA

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