Book Review

The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups

The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups by Daniel Coyle is a mixture of stories about successful organizations backed up with cutting-edge science and complemented with practical ideas for action. It identifies the key factors behind team cohesion and determines strategies that encourage collaboration and build trust. Skills Daniel Coyle spent four years visiting and researching successful groups ranging from a basketball team to a special-ops military unit to a gang of jewel thieves.

Accelerate: The Science of Lean Software and DevOps

Accelerate: The Science of Lean Software and DevOps by Nicole Forsgren, Jez Humble and Gene Kim discusses the factors that impact software delivery performance and describes the capabilities and practices that result in higher levels of throughput, stability and quality. The books findings are based on four years of research on the State of the DevOps Report. The research collected over 23,000 survey responses from around the world. Over 2,000 organizations were involved, from small startups of under five employees to large enterprises with over 10,000 employees.