The Rise Of Architecture: Top Lessons Learned While
Researching And Writing The DevOps Handbook

Let’s face it — for decades, we thought of enterprise architects who came out of their ivory tower once per year to draw a Visio diagrams, and then return to their ivory tower. However, as large, complex organizations adopt DevOps principles and practices, enterprise architects are emerging as one of the driving forces for transformation, with a focus on maximizing flow from end-to-end, from ideation to happy customers.

This is one of my top learnings while co-authoring this book with Jez Humble, Patrick Debois, and John Willis. I will share this and my other top learnings, including specific DevOps transformation case studies around code deployment lead times, Conway’s Law and architecture, how DevOps is likely a subset of dynamic, learning organizations, and my favorite case studies of how large, complex organizations are achieving DevOps outcomes.