Additional resources

As the book is somewhat limited in page count I was not able to cover as much as I would have liked. That said, there is a wealth of information available if you know where to look. 

This page has been included to contain links to external reference materials (websites, blogs, reading materials, etc) which complement the book and should give the reader other avenues to  find the information they are looking for.

What follows is a list of people who are actively involved in the agile, continuous delivery, and DevOps communities:

  • Patrick Debois is seen by many in the DevOps community as the daddy of DevOps and the founder of the DevOpsDays movement ( This relatively small get together of like-minded individuals in 2009 has grown into a global gathering. For more information on Patrick Debois, visit
  • John "Botchagalupe" Willis is a regular and well-renowned contributor to the DevOps community and has inspired many with his honest way of sharing his wisdom. For more information on him, visit
  • Jez Humble is the co-author of the Continuous Delivery book that is used by many as the definitive reference material when investigating or implementing continuous delivery. He also actively contributes to the continuous-delivery blog ( For more information on him, visit
  • John Allspaw is the SVP of Operations at and seems to understand the value of DevOps—even though he's one of the senior management types. For more information on him, visit
  • Gareth Rushgrove is a self-confessed Web geek, who seems to somehow find time to produce the DevOps weekly e-mail newsletter (, which is full of useful and insightful information. For more information on him, visit 
  • Gene Kim, co-author of The Phoenix Project, is the founder and former CTO of Tripwire. He is passionate about IT operations, security, and compliance, and how IT organizations successfully transform from good to great. For more information on him, visit
  • Mitchell Hashimoto is a self-confessed DevOps tools mad scientist and the creator of Vagrant, Packer, Serf, Consul, and Terraform. For more information on him, visit
  • Steve Thair is the cofounder of DevOpsGuys and a regular speaker on Web performance. For more information on him, visit
  • Rachel Davies is an internationally-recognized expert in coaching teams on the effective use of agile approaches and has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to retrospective techniques and games. For more information on her, visit
  • Ken Schwaber is the godfather of scrum and agile. For more information on him, visit 
  • John Clapham is an all-round nice guy and agile/DevOps evangelist. For more information on him, visit
  • Karl Scotland is a renowned agile coach who specializes in lean and agile techniques. For more information on him, visit


This is by no means an exhaustive list and will grown over time. It's a good place to start.




Agile Coaching

A nice introduction into how to become a good agile coach

Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great

An excellent book covering most of what you need to know to run effective retrospectives

Continuous Delivery: Reliable Software Releases through Build, Test, and Deployment Automation

The CD bible.

The phoenix project

A unique take on DevOps adoption in fiction form. Well worth a read

Agile Product Management with Scrum

View scrum and agile from the product managers point of view

The Enterprise and Scrum

This book provides some addition insight into challenges of adopting an agile approach and ways of working

The Lean Startup

Real life experiences and insights into how to transform your business, culture and ways of working

Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives

Gives a good introduction into retrospectives and provides a good long list of games / exercises